August 25, 2013 The Boston Globe Magazine

8 great (and free!) free online courses

A catalog of some of the most interesting online classes born in and around America’s college town, from building a website to cooking with culinary legends. By Jon Marcus

New CEO of Friendly’s Ice Cream, John Maguire.

John Maguire has a plan to save Friendly’s

The ice cream chain’s new CEO is focused on fix-it — tastier Fribbles, faster service, cleaner restaurants — as he works to resuscitate a Massachusetts institution. By Zac Bissonnette


Becoming friends with my brother

The first time he called home from college was the moment we stopped being mandatory roommates and started being real friends. By Laura Shea Souza


Out of bounds

Violence against referees and umpires has reached a fever pitch, but there are solutions. By Shira Springer

The examiner

Inside the box: Move-in day, by the numbers

As the September 1st move-in weekend approaches, a look at what it takes to move in Boston. By Marian Daniells

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in the Boston area

The Greenway gets a new carousel, a fleet of schooners sails into Gloucester, and more.

A Restaurant’s Take

Summer on the plate

At Zebra’s in Medfield, scallops with succotash. By Devra First

On the Block

Green acres

These Holliston homes are rural retreats not far from I-495.

Dinner With Cupid

SARAH LIPES Ups and downs

They share a love for skiing. But will that break the ice?


Daniel Nava. Letters to the editor

Readers’ views on Daniel Nava’s unlikely road to the Red Sox, an American’s Ramadan experience in Afghanistan, and lessons learned from an autistic daughter

Tales From the City

Just how old are you?

A grandson gets a history lesson.