May 4, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

The Boston Authors Club: Defending books in the age of distraction

Is there a place in the modern city for a historic group harking back to the Athens of America? By Julie Dobrow

How parents are ruining youth sports

Adults should remember what athletics are really about. By Jay Atkinson

Top Spots to Live 2014

Greater Boston’s Top Spots to Live

13 communities where the real estate market is sizzling. Plus honorable mentions and the places where condos are hottest. By Elizabeth Gehrman

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Steven Deteso and Nicole Gazin. Blind date: Fine dining

Two daters both work in restaurants. Does that mean their meal will go smoothly? By Compiled Eryn Carlson


10-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts

The plaintiffs in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health look back to May 17, 2004. Portraits by Joel Benjamin

Top Spots to Live 2014

When the Green Line and  another T project are completed, 85 percent of  Somerville will be within a half-mile of a transit center, up from the  current 15 percent. Will the Green Line Extension make Somerville real estate go crazy?

The subway’s first expansion in nearly 30 years will test a theory. Are homes near transit stops as valuable as beachfront retreats? By Shira Springer


Mexican almond sauce (salsa almendrada) served over grilled chicken. Recipes for sweet, sophisticated Mexican cooking

Dishes that use raisins and prunes to add depth By Adam Ried

Miss Conduct

Is it OK to ask a party guest to stop texting?

An etiquette-based inquiry into values. By Robin Abrahams


Forgiving my father

In one conversation after he got sick, our relationship changed completely. By M. William Lensch

Style Watch

“The room has a pajama party feeling to it, it’s a place the kids can curl up with a book or play on the floor,” says Tiffany LeBlanc. “It’s also comfortable for adults when they’re spending time with the kids.” At grandma’s house, a bedroom for kids

A 1920s Cape home in Weston gets a space just for visiting grandchildren. By Jaci Conry

On the Block

For sale: Homes for $800,000 in Plymouth, Watertown

Options include a Cape with beach rights and fully rehabbed Colonial. By Stacey Myers

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Roberto Campbell and Meghan Partridge. Blind date: The dating game

Will this playful pair win each other’s hearts?

A Restaurant’s Take

Stuffed poblano at Somerville’s Tu y Yo

In Powder House Square, a traditional dish with almonds and raisins.

Tales From the City

City kid, through and through

A stroll through the neighborhood with Grandma.


Readers respond to article on shackling pregnant prisoners

Letters to the editor weigh in on inmate treatment, Rosie’s Place, and more.