August 12, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

New England Patriots quarterbacks past and present

With the season fast-approaching, we look at our favorites who have led the charge. By Shira Springer

William and Beverly Corbett at 9 Columbus Square shortly before moving.

The man who nourished Boston’s literary scene

For decades poet William Corbett and his wife, Beverly, hosted a bustling salon in their South End home. Although they left town this summer, the writers and artists they inspired can only hope the spirit of the place is here to stay. By Sebastian Smee

The Makeover Issue: Your Life

23 expert tips that can change your life

Improve your smile, love life, savings, and more. By Elizabeth Gehrman


Blessings from Julia Child

A mother’s notes on a supermarket encounter. By Stephanie Tyburski


Instead of marriage therapy, wash the dishes

This simple, calming kitchen chore keeps one husband humble and contemplative about pointless disputes. By Howard Scott

Dinner With Cupid

Dinner With Cupid: Searching for romance

They both got lost on the way to their date. Will true love be just as hard to find?

Style Watch

8 dorm room essentials

These eight items ensure college kids stay plugged in when they’re away from home. By Marni Elyse Katz


Serve meze with lavash or pita, romaine leaves and cucumber spears for dipping, and olives, tomato wedges, and feta drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs. Meze for supper

A spread of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes makes a great summer meal. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Meze at Area Four

In Kendall Square, a spread of “spreads.”

On the Block

For sale: beach houses on Cape Ann

These properties in Rockport and Gloucester offer a perfect escape.

Your Week Ahead

Downtown Newburyport will be transformed to a bygone era.  5 things to do in and around Boston this week

Bollywood at the Hatch Shell, ’50s cars in Newburyport, a closer look at Mars, and more

Out and About

From left, Andrew Ching of Back Bay, Lindsay Evans of Providence, and Calvin Richardson of Somerville at the Hubway's 1st Birthday Bash. Events around town

Hubway, Fenway, and Boston’s monster-about-town

Tales From the City

This isn’t what it sounds like

The perils of others overhearing your phone conversations.


Comedian Wanda Sykes on real Olympic fitness

A swimmer is the target of her joke on Twitter.


Letters to the editor

‘Globe Magazine’ readers respond to stories about teaching children about risk, Southie’s upcoming moment in the reality TV spotlight, and whether it’s appropriate to read ‘50 Shades of Grey’ in public.