The Boston Globe Magazine | December 3, 2017

Wellesley native Ari Graynor (left) has a role in James Franco’s upcoming movie.  She plays Cassie in Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (top right), and had a role in “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (bottom right).

portrait by david yellen

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It takes talent to play a no-talent actress in James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’

Wellesley native Ari Graynor has been at the brink of stardom before. Now she’s focusing on picking projects that matter to her. By Alyssa Giacobbe

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The roots of Boston’s Christmas tree go back 100 years to a disaster in Halifax

During World War I, Boston’s response to a devastating explosion in Nova Scotia created an ongoing bond between the cities, marked by the annual gift of a holiday tree. By James Sullivan

Why self-driving cars will kill the T

They might seem like science fiction, but they’ll be here before the Green Line Extension, and they’ll be way more efficient for commuters. By Tom Keane

2017 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/TPTWcover1119-3396.jpg Winning workplaces

More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

The Muck affair

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/110517cover.jpg Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

North End guide

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/northend0129web_lede.jpg Where to eat and what to order in Boston’s North End

15 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, from elegant hideaways to buzzy trattorias to (lots of) incredible pizza.

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/miss%20conduct-3309.jpg Advice: Do I have to share the holiday treats I receive at work?

The office chowhounds usually get all the goodies, anyway.

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/miss%20conduct-3319.jpg Advice: How to ask for volunteers and actually get them to show up

Is there some magic method that gets people to say yes and mean it?

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/web1203cooking.jpg Recipes: One-pan sausage dinners

A couple of vegetables and several of your favorite sausages make for a simple, late-autumn feast.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Ward1203alt.jpg Fashion spotting at the Steppin’ Out gala

The Dimock Center’s annual fund-raising event drew movers, shakers, and fashion-forward ensembles.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/randolph-LR.JPG For sale: What you get for $330,000

A Randolph Colonial and a Brockton bungalow suit your third-of-a-million budget.

Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York. * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Laurence Miller Gallery

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 4-10

The Christmas Revels visit Venice, high-profile photography at the MFA, Sherlock Holmes in Arlington, and more.

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers weigh in on gender representation, pay equity, and sardines.

College & Money

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/opener0522collegedebt.jpg The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

Boston Rocks

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/xref0611cover.jpg When Boston rocked

Take a tour of your youth with this ode to the gritty clubs, home-grown talent, and visiting acts that made Boston’s music scene so mesmerizing in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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