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boston globe magazine
April 17, 2011

The Education Issue

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Photograph by Nicolaus Czarnecki)

30 perks of living in a college town

Psst. You don't need a student ID for these college freebies, from gym passes to legal advice to physical therapy. Your neighborhood university or college wants to share them with you, along with other services your didn't know they provide.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

The same old us

Terminal illness changes everything – and nothing at all.
dinner with cupid

Small world

Will a shared alma mater unite this fun-loving pair?
Miss Conduct

Odd bridesmaid out

How does a 42-year-old escape a younger wedding party? Plus, a couple who can't take a hint.
Pierced

Revolutionary road

In praise of Minutemen – and their reenactors.
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Green's generation gap
Perspective

Green's generation gap

Why tweets won't save the planet.
Peter Gawne
First Person

Aqua man

Rockport's Peter Gawne, 32, wrangles rays and sharks in the New England Aquarium's new 25,000-gallon touch tank.
Haroset
Cooking

A Seder staple

Haroset variations, traditional and new.
Tales From the City
Running into town
Comparing catching an appointment to running the marathon, and kindness with a snow shovel.
On the Block
Fleet street
Three houses not far from the Boston Marathon route.
Style Watch
Taking sides
Farmhouse meets villa in this Vermont vacation home.
Letters to the Globe Magazine editor
Readers sound off on “Boston’s Best Sandwiches” and a Coupling column about napping.

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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.