Aug. 2, 2015 | The Boston Globe Magazine

Siv Tang, a lead zookeeper at Franklin Park Zoo, gently uses a target stick to train a two-toed sloth.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Why doesn’t Boston have a better zoo?

How learning from past mistakes and other cities could make Boston a zootopia! By Michael Fitzgerald

Russell House Tavern in Cambridge.

Boston’s best restaurant patios

Whether you’re in the mood for an old favorite or someplace new this summer, these outdoor spots won’t disappoint. By Kara Baskin, Ellen Bhang and Catherine Smart

Ray Mariano’s get-a-job-or-get-out plan for public housing

A Better Life provides support to public housing residents, but requires at least one adult from each household to either work 1,200 hours a year or attend school full time. By Elizabeth Gehrman

Game Changers

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

Stylish Bostonians

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

Examiner

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From the region’s tallest peak to the nation’s first primary, what to expect on your New Hampshire vacation, by the numbers.

Style Watch

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A beachy suite in Andover works for a college-age daughter today and visiting family and friends in the future.

On the Block

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Whether it’s the suburbs or beachside, decks offer a pleasant spot to relax.

First Person

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/turner072115MAG080215first42.jpg Tapfest founder Julia Boynton on the dance’s rebirth

Tap performer, teacher, and presenter Julia Boynton assembles an all-star faculty for “Beantown Tapfest 2015.”

Illustration by Gracia Lam

CONNECTIONS

Cooking with my daughter, I see her limitations become strengths.

“Together Amy and I do things that are sometimes new to me. Cooking is one.”

Comments

Letters to the editor of Globe Magazine

Readers respond to stories about compassionate use of experimental drugs, Angell Animal Medical Center’s anniversary, and a widow rescued by her dog.

TALES FROM THE CITY

A 7-year-old learns that not all famous judges are on TV

“Hey, is it so crowded because that’s where Judge Judy works on her television show?”

Saving Leo

part 1 of 2

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

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

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

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