January 25, 2015 | The Boston Globe Magazine

A cash lifeline for Boston’s working poor

A new book reveals how some struggling families here and around the country manage to make ends meet. By Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Kathryn Edin

How Polaroid created a world of need-it-now shutterbugs

Long before megapixels, iPhones, and Instagram, Edwin Land’s camera ushered in a revolution. By Ronald K. Fierstein


4/3/1966.. Hasty Pudding - Songstress Ethel Merman, center, voted A short history of the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year awards

A look back at the leading ladies brave enough to endure Cambridge weather and onstage roasts. By Dan Turkel

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston Jan. 26-Feb. 1

“Defiant Requiem,” a chili cook-off, the Burrito Bowl, and a hike before the Big Game.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What to do when grown-ups bully your kids

Plus, should a reader scold parents they don’t know about their movie choices? By Robin Abrahams


Connections My Cousin the Cop My cousin the cop

We disagree about the need for police reform, but then again, he does work I could never do. By Steve Neumann

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: Made to order

Looking for a redheaded vegan? Yeah, we got that.

Tales From the City

Not a lick of evidence

Sealed with a twist.


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