May 13, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

What’s a Mel Gibson fan to do when the star acts badly?

What do you do when the star reportedly makes obnoxious comments about Jews? By Linda K. Wertheimer

The waterfront stretches from the southernmost tip of Dorchester through South Boston, to downtown, the North End, Charlestown, and finally to East Boston. Eighty-five percent of the shore is pedestrian-friendly, part of the groundbreaking public way known as the HarborWalk.

The Boston waterfront has arrived

It feels like the newest, coolest, and most vibrant part of the city, pulsating with activity, suddenly crammed with tourists — and even longtime Boston residents. By Tom Keane

Whitecrest Beach. Best beaches guide for New England

Want to collect seashells, feast on fried clams, or ride a carousel? For these and dozens of other hot-weather pursuits, seek out these prime stretches of sand. By Patricia Harris and David Lyon


Sunday Brunch recipes by Betty Rosbottom

10-minute blini, baked eggs with crab, and apricot-pistacho compote with yogurt By Betty Rosbottom

A Restaurant’s Take

Stuffed french toast from Sugar Baking Company and Restaurant in Roslindale. Stuffed French toast at Sugar Baking Co.

In Roslindale, a revelation. Really.


An autistic son leaves the nest

It’s a joy to see him out on his own, but for a mom whose mission has been to get him what he needs, a little sad too. By Susan Senator

Style Watch

At a tiny Provincetown house, a sweet terrace

By converting two former parking spaces into an enclosed, European-style courtyard, the owner gained more room to entertain. By Jaci Conry

On the Block

For sale: Already-furnished homes

Just bring yourself. These properties in Yarmouth, Newburyport, and Amesbury offer furniture that is included in the price or negotiable.

Out and About

Events around town

Tom and Gisele put their heads together--and more.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date between debate-lovers

Will these two opinionated people see eye to eye? By Compiled Erica Thompson

Your Week Ahead

Things to do in and around Boston this week

What to do this week? See scrimshaw, commune with animal moms, sip fine wine on Nantucket, and more.


Denis Leary sniffs at Yankees cologne

The comedian shows his allegiance to Red Sox Nation on Twitter.

Tales from the City

Which came first?

Bumper-sticker edition.


Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on the Death with Dignity ballot question, low interest rates, and more.