The Boston Globe Magazine | December 17, 2017

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2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

Dinner With Cupid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/1217cupid-comp.jpg Blind date: ‘A former “girlfriend” said I had to do it. The idea seemed nuts and thus totally appropriate’

Will this seventysomething pair show the millennial set how dating is done?

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/eggnog1217main.jpg Recipes: Eggnog, an iconic yet polarizing holiday drink, finds new fans . . . in baked goods

Try it in scones, muffins, and eggnog cremes.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/week1217mag.jpg Five things to do, Dec. 18-31

First Night First Day, Disney on Ice, free period-instrument music, and more.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/style1217mag.jpg Within a Concord great room, a comfy retreat

Zippy hues help set off the cozy TV lounge in an oversized living space.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/008-Kitchen-5090219-large.jpg For sale: Homes with splashy backsplashes

Eye-catching tiles brighten up the kitchens in Walpole and Marblehead.

Connections | Magazine

A Muslim and a Jew decorate the tree, Little House on the Prairie-style

An Iraqi refugee teaches her new American friend about an openhearted Baghdad tradition.

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers weigh in on our writer’s safari trip through Botswana.

2017 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/TPTWcover1119-3396.jpg Winning workplaces

More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

The Muck affair

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/110517cover.jpg Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

North End guide

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/northend0129web_lede.jpg Where to eat and what to order in Boston’s North End

15 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, from elegant hideaways to buzzy trattorias to (lots of) incredible pizza.

College & Money

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/opener0522collegedebt.jpg The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

Boston Rocks

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/xref0611cover.jpg When Boston rocked

Take a tour of your youth with this ode to the gritty clubs, home-grown talent, and visiting acts that made Boston’s music scene so mesmerizing in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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