April 14, 2013 The Boston Globe Magazine

Why some small colleges are in big trouble

Money is tight. Competition is brutal. Are some Massachusetts schools on the road to ruin? By Jon Marcus

Boston By Air by David L. Ryan

Globe photographer David L. Ryan has for four decades captured greater Boston from a helicopter and plane. Here is a section from his new e-book of aerial shots.


Right on, sisters

No longer remote, unapproachable figures of authority, the nuns I know are now women of advanced degrees and warm wisdom. By Thomas Farragher

Style Watch

Stoneware bunny box, $250, by The Alison Palmer Studio, $250, Kent, Connecticut, alisonpalmerstudio.com Making it

New England artisans are among hundreds of exhibitors at Craftboston Spring, April 19-21. By Marni Elyse Katz

First Person

Chris Carberry, co-founder of the Beverly-based nonprofit Explore Mars. Man on a mission

Chris Carberry, cofounder of the Beverly-based nonprofit Explore Mars, which will host a Washington summit in May, hopes humans will visit the “Red Planet” by 2033.

Your Week Ahead

Lexington. 5 things to do in and around Boston

Cheer on this year’s Boston marathoners, remember the country’s early patriots, file your federal taxes April 15, and more fun (and not so fun) things to do this week.


For tempura you fry at home, simply trim green beans and asparagus, cut squid bodies into rings, halve large mushrooms, and cut small onions and sweet potatoes into 3/8-inch slices. Batter up

Bubbly water is the secret to these crunchy coatings and light doughs. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Tempura at Tampopo. Fish and vegetable tempura at Cambridge’s Tampopo

In the Porter Exchange building, a real find.

Out and About

NETWORKED: Vivian Li, president of the Boston Harbor Association, with Governor Deval Patrick at a Get Konnected party at the Revere Hotel in Boston on March 26 As seen around town

Governor Deval Patrick, Boston University students, and a bunch of firefighters hanging around.

Dinner With Cupid

Coin toss

Will a shy guy and a girly girl flip over each other?

On the Block

837 Massachusetts Avenue, Unit B, Lexington. For sale: Homes near Minuteman Bikeway

These options in Lexington, Bedford, and Cambridge are ideal for bicyclists and walkers.

Tales From the City


Racing to the train—or not.


Comic Paula Poundstone on marathon records

The funnywoman, performing at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Friday, makes a joke on Twitter.

Billy Messina of Holbrook listened to Jimmy Piersall. Letters to the editor

Readers respond to a story on Red Sox players of old and Miss Conduct’s advice.