The Boston Globe Magazine | March 25, 2018

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The Dating Issue | Magazine

How Meredith Goldstein became an advice columnist when her own love life was falling apart

An exclusive excerpt from the Love Letters columnist’s new memoir, “Can’t Help Myself.” By Meredith Goldstein

Is Boston biotech in a bubble?

Companies are going public without revenues and the stock market is jittery. While it feels like we’ve been here before, but there are some important differences. By Jason Pontin

Spring/summer arts

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/06/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cover0311arts.jpg 42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England

Globe critics looked all around the region to pick events you should mark on your calendar.

Bostonians of the Year

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/boty1217xef_art.jpg 2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

Best of the New

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/BOTNFood0114mag.jpg Boston’s 46 best new restaurants

Check out our dozens of picks for any budget, including pitch-perfect Italian-American cuisine, Chinese eateries, seafood and lunch spots, and more.

The Muck affair

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/110517cover.jpg Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

North End guide

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/northend0129web_lede.jpg Where to eat and what to order in Boston’s North End

15 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, from elegant hideaways to buzzy trattorias to (lots of) incredible pizza.

The Dating Issue | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/consent.jpg After #MeToo, college students wonder: What does consent mean, exactly?

An informal poll of Boston students showed some are questioning how to handle intimate situations.

The Dating Issue | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/fake%20app.jpg Quiz: Can you spot the fake dating app?

Whether you’re bonding over the things you hate or a mutual canine obsession, nowadays there’s an app for every type of singleton.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_NewLogo-3606.jpg Even after five years as part of a couple, I think of an old crush every day

Why can’t I get an old flirtation out of my mind?

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/miss%20conduct-3568.jpg Advice: Our niece is in a cult, and we’re afraid to give her money

Plus, I’m too busy for some old friends. Should I tell them or just ghost?

Dinner with Cupid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cupid0325comp.jpg Blind date: ‘I was not spending enough time with age-appropriate women’

A match between fiftysomething single parents, who once went to rival boarding schools.

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cooking0325crop.jpg Recipes: An Italian-style (gluten-free!) cake for Easter

A thick, flavorful dessert that is both gluten-free and simple to make.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/ElizBennet-MichaelLee-SW-girlsbr.jpg Peach walls and pink accents brighten up a girl’s bedroom

Warm, bright colors and fun patterns make a sweet retreat in Wellesley.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/lorraine-ext2.jpg For sale: Homes in Franklin

Colonial-style homes for less than $600,000 in a town with easy access to Interstate 495.

Illustration by Anna Godeassi for The Boston Globe

Connections | Magazine

I played matchmaker for my old college crush

It’s decades later now, he’s divorced and perfect for my dear friend.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/sil11282008_28jvrayallen-7027371.jpg Five things to do the week of March 26-30

Ray Allen discusses his new memoir, Pajama Concert: Shipwreck!, the Gardeners’ Gathering, and more.

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers share their thoughts on an essay about being raised by a single parent, wedding etiquette for stepmoms, and the Citgo sign.

Boston Rocks

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/xref0611cover.jpg When Boston rocked

Take a tour of your youth with this ode to the gritty clubs, home-grown talent, and visiting acts that made Boston’s music scene so mesmerizing in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

2017 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/TPTWcover1119-3396.jpg Winning workplaces

More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

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