boston globe magazine
May 1, 2011

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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

A husband's hideaway

Can this marriage survive shedlessness?
dinner with cupid

Courting romance

Will these volleyball players rally or take a pass?
Miss Conduct

The home wrecker

Dealing with a thoughtless houseguest (and her underwear), plus letting your freak flag fly.
Pierced

Time out

Go ahead, NFL, cancel next season.
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A range of prices in the close-to-Boston town.
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Tales From the City
Title match
Word play at the Boston Public Library.
Perspective
On being judged
Why the label "activist judge" doesn't apply to Jude Nancy Gertner.
Letters to the Globe Magazine editor
Readers weigh in on college adjunct professors, Massachusetts stereotypes, and generation gaps.

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A star is born

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