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boston globe magazine
January 10, 2010
15 million minutes of fame (Photograph by Christopher Churchill)

15 million minutes of fame

Thirty years after the US hockey team’s miracle at Lake Placid, people still can’t get enough of Mike Eruzione. Inside the world of a full-time American legend.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Love’s first bloom

How my 11-year-old son got the girl.
dinner with cupid

Good sports

Can a shared passion for athletics fan the flames for this fit duo?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

The money-grubbers

When friends value your wallet more than you, plus misreading small talk.
pierced column

The longest shot

Call it a Senate race if you want, but it’s not.
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When clutter turns to crisis

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Sleep tight

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A stand-up guy
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A stand-up guy

Emerson grad Eddie Brill, 51, has been warming up audiences for The Late Show with David Letterman since 1997, but Friday will be the comic’s first on-air appearance since 2003.

More in this issue

Cooking
Pep squad
Three recipes use plenty of black pepper to warm up supper.
Tales from the city
A fairy tale
A run-in with the tooth fairy, and a Hanukkah mix-up.
Fashion Snapshot
Shredded treats
Women’s fashion is showing its (frayed) edge.
Designing
Low-down luxe
Ten tips for living it up -- in style -- in the basement.
On the block
Renovated ranches
These three homes have modern touches.
Parenting Traps
Handling tantrums
Why they start and how to cope.
Letters
Readers sound off on Barbara Lynch's restaurant gamble and Charlie Pierce's take on St. Nick.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.