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boston globe magazine
February 27, 2011
Jessica Gelman (Photograph by Josh Campbell)

Game changers

It used to be that playing, coaching, and scouting experiences were the prerequisites for a high-powered career in pro sports. But today, the game is increasingly about working with the data, and a growing group of Hub-based number crunchers is making inroads -- and waves -- in the business.
A sports stat is born

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Her family, my values

Is it OK to nudge my girlfriend's kid brother toward a life more like mine?
dinner with cupid

Heartbreak Hill?

Will this marathon man lace up his sneakers or linger for love?
Miss Conduct

Blond frustration

Fair-haired and fed up with the jokes, plus stumbling across important news on Facebook.
Pierced

That's absurd

What do you mean Godot's not showing?
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BU religion professor Jennifer Wright Knust, 44, on the Bible's ambiguous stance on holy matrimony.
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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.
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Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
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