December 2, 2012 Your Home: Find Your Style

A couple’s guide to nesting

When both partners have strong opinions about the way a house should look, as they increasingly do, how do you keep the peace and get results you both can live with? By Jaci Conry

Retired attorney John Axelrod with his collection of so-called “Loisaida” art; above and flanking the fireplace, three paintings by Martin Wong. The sculptures represent a mix of 20th century American styles.

Extreme (art) makeover

Noted collector John Axelrod’s recent gifts to the MFA left him with blank walls. There was only one thing to do: keep searching for new works. By Geoff Edgers


The drug lab scandal: Who’s cleaning it up?

Veteran Boston lawyer David Meier was handed the unenviable task of fixing the drug lab debacle, one of the state’s biggest law enforcement scandals ever. Is he up to the job? By Scott Helman


Savin Hill Cove’s menacing reach

The flooding of Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester creates an unsettling scene. By Scott Helman


17: One hour of leaf blowing creates the pollution of this many cars running for an hour, according to one California task force. A leaf-cleanup confession

Global warming be darned. I just bought a leaf blower. By Todd Burger


The friend who hung on

A wiser woman than I taught me the value of staying in touch, despite life’s twists. By Ellen Goss Goldsberry

Dinner With Cupid

Dinner With Cupid: Teacher’s pet

Can this schoolteacher and thrill-seeker find a connection?


Recipes for New England-style fish stews

Baked chowder, oyster stew, and South Coast fish stew. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Catalyst’s chowder

In the Technology Square restaurant, roasted blue cod with chowder.

Style Watch

9 great owl items

The 1970s icon is back, inspiring everything from tableware to jewelry. By Marni Elyse Katz

Your Week Ahead

Peter Lovis, proprietor of the Concord Cheese Shop, and Francesco Gallo, pushed a 400-pound wheel of Crucolo cheese over the curb down a red carpet in the street to the shop in Concord, Massachusetts. Things to do in and around Boston this week

Holiday Pops, a cheese parade in Conord, local craft fairs, a Hanukkah celebration, and more.

On the Block

For sale: Homes in Framingham

The houses in this university town are a hop to the Pike.

Out and About

UMASS hosted Harvard University in a college basketball game at the Mullins Center on the UMASS campus. As seen around town

Sports fans, a human chain, and friends of families.


Dear Margo author offers a theater don’t

Margo Howard, the Cambridge-based advice columnist, makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales from the City

Surprise on the Red Line

Commuters can be nice!


Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to pieces on persistent memories, holiday outfits, and “sparks” on a date.