March 31, 2013 | Marathon special issue

Boston, by the numbers

Where was the original starting line? How many people watch it? Who, exactly, was Clarence DeMarathon? These and all your other marathon questions answered. By Jon Marcus

Members of the American team for the 1896 Olympics in Athens, the first modern games.

A victory from defeat

How Boston Athletic Association athletes’ poor showing in one event in the 1896 Olympics inspired them to create America’s most beloved footrace. By John Hanc

Your Week Ahead

Elizabeth Warren and Ray Magliozzi during last year’s Banned in Boston comedy and music revue.
5 things to do in and around Boston

Seafaring trivia, a festival for families, celebs getting silly, and more things to do and see

Out and About

ALKING TURKEY: TV host Regis Philbin onstage at the New England Food Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on March 11. Regis Philbin, a Tufts Medical fund-raiser, and more images from the Globe


Holy spirit

Singing, chanting can be heard as St. James Armenian Apostolic Church prepares for Easter. By Scott Helman


To the editor

Readers respond to stories on Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger and the hard work of marriage.

First Person

Jane Pickering, executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. Rocks of the ages

Jane Pickering, new head of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, unveils a gallery of minerals and much more.


Center fielder Jimmy Piersall, a rare star of the era, offers a fan pointers in 1958. Hooray for the lovable losers

As another season gets underway, the Sox have jettisoned some of their overpriced stars and rebuilt their roster with a number of lesser luminaries. And perhaps that is the best news of all. By Norine P. Bacigalupo


Love lessons from a latrine

How falling into an outhouse pit in Brazil changed my view of marriage. By Deborah L. Blicher


Spiced and lightly dressed jicama, mango, cucumber, pineapple, and watermelon spears make a fresh Mexican-style snack. Crunch!

Count on jicama to liven up your salads. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Sliced jicama and oranges are dressed and tossed with salt, lime, chipotle powder, and cilantro. Orange-jicama salad at Temazcal

In the Seaport neighborhood, a lively plate.

On the Block

For sale: Homes on the Charles

These properties in Norfolk, Needham, and Dedham offer terrific water access. Prices start at $339,900.


Henry Winkler on seeing clearly

The actor, children’s book author, and Emerson College alum makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

Easter Bunny amazement

Surprise during a trip to the mall to meet the Easter Bunny.