January 20, 2013 The Boston Globe Magazine

Teaching veterans to be mental health workers

A program at Newton’s Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology looks to train military men and women to become therapists who can help other vets. By Chelsea Conaboy

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in Concord in December 1959, shortly before moving to England.

The last days of Sylvia Plath

Fifty years after her suicide, a new biography of the Boston-born poet--the first to draw on the recently opened Ted Hughes archives--reveals a period of absolute depression and stunning artistry. By Carl Rollyson

Grab a cozy fireside seat at James’s Gate in Jamaica Plain 9 things to do in Boston to beat winter’s chill

Who says a trip to Tahiti is the only way to fight the season’s blues? Here are fun ways to swap your shivers for some sweat right here at home. By Amy Levin-Epstein

Style Watch

From left: Andre Howell, Asia Kepka, and Anna Darling Luterman Pretty palettes warm up winter

Fashion-conscious locals warm up to offbeat winter colors. By Tina Sutton

Out and About

PACKED HOUSE: Fans at the Mighty Mighty Bosstones concert at Boston’s House of Blues on December 29. As seen around town

Sledding, slow dancing, star-spotting, and other winter sports.


Walden Pond’s winter wonder

In Concord is one of the best places to observe the dance between ice and water. By Scott Helman


Pasta tossed with chicken, olives, and almond red pepper sauce. Pasta with nuts three ways

Almonds, cashews, and more make for hearty winter recipes By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Pistachio pesto over spinach fettucini. Pistachio pesto over spinach fettucini at In a Pig’s Eye

A pub with good grub in Salem

On the Block

For sale: Homes in Southborough under $400,000

Options abound in this Metro Boston town.

Dinner With Cupid

Nicole Kulig, left, and Mike Haendlern. Opposites, in fact

Can an MBA candidate make a connection with a programming grad student, or will the line break up? 

Your Week Ahead

A musical revue penned by Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt, opens Thursday at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville 5 things to do in and around Boston this week

A host of MLK Jr. tributes, visits from Roz Chast and Maya Lin, an Irish musical revue, and more


Bruin Andrew Ference’s NHL wish list

The hockey defenseman makes a joke on Twitter

Tales From the City

Do cats do chores in Dedham?

A toddler asks about a favorite pet.


Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to an article on school lunches and to Dave Barry’s take on 2012