July 26, 2015 | The Boston Globe Magazine



“One of the things that I love about a place like MIT is engineering has really been a pathway to upward mobility. We always thought, and I still do, that MIT was more of the blue-collar place, compared to, let’s say, some other places up the river,” says Ernest Moniz, shown  at MIT. // photograph by Aram Boghosian


From left: Ernest Moniz, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second from right) and his delegation in Vienna in June.  // CARLOS BARRIA/Getty Images 


Moniz plays mostly defense in a local “over-the-hill’’ soccer league. // Neil Swidey/Globe Staff


Moniz graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River in 1962. // photo from B.M.C. Durfee High School


Moniz threw out the first pitch at Fenway for a Red Sox-Yankees game. // photo by Jared Wickerham

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The Green Issue

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: A Cabinet star is born

How an MIT professor from Fall River got to the center of everything from climate change to nuclear Iran. By Neil Swidey

Fireseed Arts cofounder Patino Vazquez, an artist and musician, gives Moby Disc a bath. The 6,000 “scales” on the 30-foot-long sculpture, which makes its home at the Wayland town dump, are discarded compact discs.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The Green Issue

Growing a green business: Three small companies make a go of it

Three for-profit companies — one run by artists, another by entrepreneurs, and a third by environmentalists — hope to make green efforts pay. By Cara Feinberg

Will green improvements boost your home’s value?

Experts weigh in on the buying and selling of real estate with energy-efficient upgrades. By Shira Springer

Game Changers

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/08/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/coverTechInnovatorsFinal1f-1830.jpg 2015 Game Changers

These 51 innovative people and organizations did extraordinary things last year, reshaping the way we live and work.

Stylish Bostonians

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/07/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Graciela_Riveras_05-U802156260026cwB--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg 2015 Most Stylish Bostonians

From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

Activist Bill McKibben speaks about persuading universities to divest from fossil fuels.

Photograph by Steve Liptay

Activist Bill McKibben speaks about persuading universities to divest from fossil fuels.

What religion can teach climate scientists

Bill McKibben on the New England roots of religious environmentalism. By Bill McKibben

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/09/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/revised%20hair%20conduct.jpg Do I have to share my new puppy with the neighborhood?

Plus, a letter writer having a hard time getting along with her boyfriend’s sister.

Cooking

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/mag0726_cookingA1.jpg Hobo pack recipes for cooking seafood on the grill

Easy and unmessy camp-style cooking in your own backyard.

FIRST PERSON

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p8_Amestoy.jpg Jeffrey Amestoy’s new book profiles a 19th-century abolitionist

“Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.” tells an unexpected story about the author and lawyer — and about 19th-century Boston.

STYLE WATCH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Mag0726_StyleDSC7869--90x90.JPG Easy-going fashions at an MFA party

Fashions were footloose and fancy-free at the MFA’s “Cheers to Malcolm” farewell party.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/mag0726%20Block%20A3.jpg For sale: Homes in Amesbury and Merrimac

In these New Hampshire border towns, check out a historic home near the Merrimack River or a funky condo in an old mill.

Set model by Scott Pask

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston July 27 to Aug. 2

Boston Comic Con, “Waitress” the musical, a seaside festival, and more.

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers respond to small college troubles and the Your Home: Summer Living issue.

Tales from the City

What are you reading?

A mix-up over “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Saving Leo

part 1 of 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Needham05-1745-U804218298011zEF--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg A severely burned boy finds hope in Boston

A severely burned boy. His devoted caregiver. Their extraordinary journey.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/dining_out_90.jpg Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

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