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The Boston Globe Magazine -- December 2, 2007
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SPECIAL ISSUES

your home issue

The Grand Outdoors

Four garden makeovers, plus the perfect window box and tips from Ellen C. Wells.
the real estate issue
The Cape Is Calling

The Cape Is Calling

Vacation homes on the Cape, plus the best ZIP codes and rules for surviving a soft market.
the summer camps issue

Finding the Right Camp

A guide for the anxious parent, plus camps off the beaten trail, parenting tips and more.
Best of the New
More than 105 picks in four categories: Food, People & Ideas, Diversions, and Shopping.
Bostonian of the Year
Guarding the House

Guarding the House

When the mortgage crisis blew up, Bruce Marks stood up for the Average Joes.
the restaurant issue
The Best in Service

The Best in Service

29 places that treat you like royalty, plus the dish on waiters and diners.

your home: ready, set, renovate!

HOME OF THE YEAR

Improving the View

Improving the View (Photo by Eric Roth)
With a few well-thought-out changes, an architect and a designer enhance their 19th-century Cape inside and out.
photo gallery Home of the Year
Details, Details
best kitchen

Details, Details

In this Cambridge renovation, getting all the little things right means the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
photo gallery Best Kitchen
One, Two, Three
BEST BATHROOM

One, Two, Three

To create a light-filled, up-to-date master bath in a narrow row house, Jill Becker and Drew Phelps had to think creatively.
photo gallery Best Bathroom
BEST BUDGET PROJECT

The Beauty of Sweat Equity

An ambitious do-it-yourselfer turns out a sleek modern kitchen without breaking the bank.
your home

The Judges

We feel supremely confident that the judges who selected this year's winners in our Home of the Year contest know style when they see it.
Real Estate

Score!

Lower home prices sure don’t make sellers happy. But buyers are another story.
ask the designer

Where to Find...

Where to find an architect as well as sheets for an Olympic-sized queen bed.
miss conduct

Are Insults All the Rage?

A view on "radical honesty," plus excluding a foster child and sharing Grandma.
Full Circle
COUPLING

Full Circle

When you're done with your engagement ring, pass it on.
We're All Journalists Now
PERSPECTIVE

We're All Journalists Now

Yes, the media aren't winning public favor these days. But when we limit their freedom, we undermine everyone's.
A Black-and-White World
FIRST PERSON

A Black-and-White World

Kim McLarin, the new host of WGBH-TV's Basic Black, now in its 40th season, puts Boston's race relations in perspective.
COOKING

Easy Candy

Sweet, simple recipes for making candies to give away or to enjoy at home.
PIERCED

Pass the Chips

Teaching law students about poker could eventually pay off.
TALES FROM THE CITY

High Marks

Homework help on the T, and a rainy day friend.
ON THE BLOCK

Looking for the Best?

Money Magazine gave five Bay State towns its "best places" designation this year. Here, average-priced selections in three of these above-average towns.
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Young and Gay

Today's gay teenagers and Fenway's future.
THE FIND

Glow for It

Set a cozy mood with a squat pillar of soft, warm light.
fashion plates

Role Model

This actress loves dressing the part - in film and real life.
photo gallery Lindsay Zir
SHOP AROUND

American Chopper

David Butt, the owner of Turkey Hill Farm in Haverhill, is about to sell out of Christmas trees.