January 5, 2014 | The wedding issue

The Dave Barry Year in Review

Looking back at 2013: Twerking, Obamacare, Mayor Ford, and more. By Dave Barry

Radically normal

A view from the front lines (a.k.a. the couch) of a same-sex marriage. By Michael Andor Brodeur

First Person

Vijay Iyer. All the right keys

Jazz pianist and 2013 MacArthur “genius” grant winner Vijay Iyer joins Harvard in January to teach music. The New Yorker’s arrival is good news for local audiences, too. 

Your Week Ahead

The ice is twice as nice when it’s at Fenway. 5 things to do in and around Boston

Fenway on ice, future Sox stars, skating champs, and more things to do and see.


The American accountability crisis

Our leaders need to know their old pattern — epic screw-up, then teeny apology — isn’t enough. By Jim Braude


Marty Walsh celebrated on election night at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. Welcome, Hizzoner

On Monday, Marty Walsh is scheduled to be sworn in as Boston’s next mayor. A look at inaugurations past and present. By Elizabeth Gehrman

Style Watch

Looking back

New takes on decades past. By Tina Sutton

On the Block

Room and board

From these homes, slipping out to the slopes is a short trip.

Miss Conduct

Her brother’s keeper

Can a sister raise a red flag about her sibling’s impending marriage without losing him? By Robin Abrahams


Kale apple ginger smoothie. Drink your vegetables

Start your year with delicious green smoothies. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

On tap at Blue Shirt Cafe

Juice and smoothies in Somerville’s Davis Square.

Dinner With Cupid

Alex Rawji (left) and Carolyn McRae. Gentleman’s code

Will good manners land him a second date?


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to an essay on Elizabeth Warren and our weekly events calendar.

Tales From the City

A dose of reality at the CVS MinuteClinic

A boy learns to be careful what you ask for at the pharmacy.