February 23, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

The heroin mystique

Forget its reputation as the drug of artistic genius. There’s nothing romantic about this killer. By Alyssa Giacobbe

The 19-year-old star midfielder for the New England Revolution, in his family’s Leominster home

The phenomenal life of Diego Fagundez

Like other teenagers, he enjoys playing Xbox, eats a ton of junk food, and still lives with his parents. He also might be the best young player in Major League Soccer history. By Kevin Koczwara


England Boat Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Boat show drops anchor

The New England Boat Show has sailed into town. By Elizabeth Gehrman


A perfect neighbor

She’s several years older, but infinitely wiser, and I’m realizing how much I’ll miss having her right next door. By Sharon Tully

Style Watch

Shake a leg

Getting adventurous, from hose to toes. By Tina Sutton

A Restaurant’s Take

At Pho Le in Dorchester, the soup’s the thing

In Dorchester, steam wafts straight up from a gigantic bowl of noodle soup . . .

Miss Conduct

Keep quiet and carry on

That’s what to do when you agree with criticisms of a friend. Plus, frustrated by a mooching relative. By Robin Abrahams

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Mark Landsberg and Anita Ballesteros. Costume drama

Will two steampunk fans spark a hot romance?


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to stories on millennials, happiness, and more.

Tales From the City

What kids hear

A serious conversation with a 9-year-old.