September 9, 2013 The Boston Globe Magazine

The return of measles

Tallying the true costs of avoiding an essential vaccine. By Seth Mnookin

Personal Photos

Step right up

The Topsfield Fair, marking its 195th anniversary, opens Friday with carnival games, farm animals, tractor pulls, and a fried Oreo or two. By Photographs Porter Gifford


Really listening to her

Doctor-ordered silence after my throat surgery had an unexpected side effect: I started really hearing my wife. By James H. Burnett III


Ask not what your bookseller can do for you

The 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, on November 22, is producing a wave of new books about the Brookline-born president and his family. Are you the only person who hasn’t joined in?

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Corn mazes, 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns, $1 books, and more fall amusements

Miss Conduct

Making party guests pay

Can you ask invitees to chip in? Plus, honoring an unused gift and getting serious about elderly parents. By Robin Abrahams

On the Block

Air apparent

These custom-built Acorn homes feature soaring ceilings and lots of windows. By Eileen McEleney Woods

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Kayla Quinn and Dirk Kummerle. Paging Dr. Love?

Will these medical professionals have perfect chemistry?

A Restaurant’s Take

Gourmet grilled cheese at Cutty’s

In Brookline, a delicious combination from the panini press.


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to articles on baby boomers, day-care costs.

Tales From the City

The rascal Stooge?

An important question on a Jamaicaway drive.