Selected Journalism

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Town & Country
Travel & Leisure
Vanity Fair
Best Life
Boston Magazine
Forbes Life
Wild Life
New England Monthly
Reader's Digest
Science Digest
New York Times

Writing on the Walls of Ivy  |  September
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A Case of Wife Murder  |  June 1990
Charles Stuart's hunger for a new life meant doing something wicked to the one he had [download PDF]

The Ivy League
Of buttons, boxers and blue blazers [download PDF]

The Love Machine  |  February 2001
As you read this, the newest generation of artificial heart is about to be implanted into the chest of a grateful recipient. This version can be recharged by plugging it into a wall socket or a car cigarette lighter. All of which raises vital questions for surgeous and poet alike - not to mention investors, who will keenly watch two companies bie for what could be a $7 billion market [download PDF]

The Domination Factor  |  August 2000
Testosterone - your mojo - is the distilled essence of manhood. Long blamed in certain circles as the stuff of male violence, the hormone in fact plays a more subtle role, the one that impels men toward work, winning and status. [download PDF]

The Case of the Missing, Cross-Dressing Brahmin Heiress  |  November 1996
How could it be that the daughter of a prominent Boston family could dissapear and almost no one cared? [download PDF]

The Enigma of William Weld  |  July 1993
As republicans cast about for a new hero, some are looking to the puckish governor of Massachusets. What he seeks, in turn, is a game worthy of his wit and maddening sense of irony. [download PDF]

The Last Boola-Boola  |  April 1994
Once the bulldog of the Ivy League, Yale University now finds itself riddle with dept, doubt and denial. [download PDF]

Indecision '92: Is George Bush a Traitor to His Class?  |  October 1992
Let's review that noblesse-oblige thing [download PDF]

Elements of Style: A Walk in the Dark  |  September 2001
Author John Sedgwick gives advice on looking like a man of letters. [download PDF]

Elements of Style: The Big Game  |  July 2001
A graffiti-ridden sideboard is a Harvard son's link to the year the Rose Bowl was crimson. [download PDF]

The Adonis Complex  |  May 2001
In order to look like Kim Miller, pictured at right, American men are increasingly thinking and acting like teenage girls. [download PDF]

The Foreskin Saga  |  February 2000
John Sedgwick takes an up-close look at the increasingly potent movement against male circumcision [download PDF]

No Ribbon For Your Prostate  |  July 1999
Prostate cancer has a greater rate of incidence than breast cancer, and both diseases kill in comparable numbers. Yet the male malady trails badly in research funding. Here's why[download PDF]

Roots  |  May 1999
When clumps of her hair started falling out, geneticist Angela Christiano behan a scientific search for the causes of baldness. She found the first gene linked to baldness and is close to finding a scalp treatment that will prevent and cure hairlessness. So who haven't the drug companies beaten a path to her lab door? [download PDF]

Airborne Again  |  May 1998
Bigger and zanier than ever, the Transcendental Meditation movement has some loft plans, but always at a price [download PDF]

Guess who's coming to VMI?  |  July 1997
Between old-fashioned hazing and 1990s- style sexual harassment, there is only a thin gray line. And that is the matter that weighs heavily in the humid air at the Virginia Military Institute, which, after 150 years of male bonding, reluctantly awaits the arrival next month of twenty-three woman warriors [download PDF]

The Californication of Montana  |  December 1995
First came the writers. Then the actors. now an onslaught of rootless West Coasters has brought a clash of cultures to Big Sky country. Try some sushi, cowpoke? [download PDF]

Elements of Style: A Boston Brew-Inn  |  December 1994
F.J. Doyle's taproom is home to thirsty pols of all persuasions [download PDF]

The Mentality Bunker  |  November 1994
For decades the secretive Pioneer Fund has promoted the most dangerously explosive notion in American life. Who are these guys? [download PDF]

Beirut on the Charles  |  February 1993
At faction-ridden Harvard Law School, the only natural impulse that remains above suspicion is ambition itself. [download PDF]

Blood Brothers  |  May 1992
Billy Bulger speaks Latin and Greek and dominates Massachusetts government. Whitney Bulger speaks the language of the streets and dominates the Irish Mob. Two proud sons of South Boston, they rule their respective realms with the same chilling technique: absolute fear [download PDF]

Elements of Style: Let It Pour  |  March 1992
Getting a handle on the best umbrella [download PDF]

Elements of Style: The Suds Emporium  |  March 1992
Boston's Commonwealth Brewing Co. is a Mecca for lovers of the amber stuff [download PDF]

Elements of Style: London Broil  |  February 1992
Simpson's-in-the-Strand is a carnivore's delight [download PDF]

First person: Hell's Bells  |  November 1991
A new service offers a politically correct guide for the telephone-impaired [download PDF]

Elements of Style: A Whiff of Class  |  August 1991
Leavitt & Pierce, tobacconist, is a haven for discerning smokers, a fragment monument to days gone by [download PDF]

Elements of Style: The Robe  |  April 1991
The author acquires a heavenly garment and tells the reason why [download PDF]

Games: Divorce Court  |  February 1991
Playing basketball with women has taught me many things. For openers, not to be guarded by anyone I love [download PDF]

Elements of Style: Potions for Palate and Soul  |  September 1990
The Savoy Cocktail Book, playfully evoking glorious days long past, really belongs on the poetry shelf [download PDF]

Great Bars of the World: Bar La Opera, Mexico City  |  June 1990
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We're All Ears  |  May 1990
A few discreet words about the utter necessity of sharing secrets [download PDF]

Gardner's Eden  |  April 1990
Boston Brahmin Isabella Stewart Gardner built an architectural delight to house some artistic surprises. [download PDF]

The Degradation and Miraculous Redemption of the Hoodlum Heir  |  April 1990
Seth Morgan was serving five years to life in Vacaville. This walk on the wild side may help make him the Nelson Algren of his generation. [download PDF]

Glory Days  |  January 1990
With tragedy behind him, Mathew Broderick has emerged, in the words of Sidney Lumet, as "one of the two best young actors in the U.S." [download PDF]

Elements of Style: That Museum That Eccentricity Built  |  November 1989
Boston's Gardner Museum displays a collection of art as whimsical as the nineteenth-century woman who created it all. [download PDF]

Elements of Style: The Hub's Hub  |  September 1989
What's black and white and highly Crimson [download PDF]

Elements of Style: Kin Ship  |  August 1989
Some cars don't just take you places. They become part of the family [download PDF]

East to Eden  |  March 1989
Martha's Vineyard softly seduces and embraces, just like a woman [download PDF]

Brotherhood of the Pig  |  November 1988
Winds of change are howling at the well-guarded portals of Harvard's most elit and secret club, the Porcellian. [download PDF]

Elements of Style: The Steinway Mystique  |  June 1988
Some pianos are like members of the family [download PDF]

The Woman Behind That Unwavering Smile  |  August 19, 1996
In Elizabeth Dole's world, Washington is consuming - and politics is family. [download PDF]

Call the Script Doctor  |  March 18, 1996
Have Americans forgotten how to write by hand? [download PDF]

I Hear America Grinding  |  December 4, 1995
Dentists diagnose an epidemic of teeth-grinding and pations spring for $1 billion in mouth guards [download PDF]

Race and Murder in Boston  |  October 9, 1995
A prosecutor's gang-style slaying puts the city on edge [download PDF]

He's Back  |  August 21, 1995
Sports: After three years in prison, where he read voraciously and converted to Islam, Mike Tyson is returning to the ring. He says he's ready. Are you? [download PDF]

The GOP's Three Amigos  |  January 9, 1995
Idea Men: They have Ph.D.s, Newt's gratitude and a big stake in the party's future [download PDF]

Goodbye to the Goober  |  1995
Peanut allergies have schools blaming the butter [download PDF]

Science for Sale
Scientists tell us to take vitamin E. Then they say, Not so fast. They say that the thinning ozone will cause skin cancer. But, no, the ozone is okay after all. Why are they doing this to us? For the money. [download PDF]

the estrogen clock
It governs much of your life, in monthly and yearly cycles. And it has a profound effect on your health. Here's what to expect from the quintessential female hormone. [download PDF]

Welcome to the world of managed care
Confused about all the health care options being thrown at you? Let us help. Herewith, everything you need know to choose the right plan for you. [download PDF]

Angell Power  |  December 1998
Just what is the powerful appeal of this popular bestselling psychic? Our author, threading his way among believers and skeptics, comes to his own conclusions, sort of. [download PDF]

Who Feels Your Pain?  |  November 1997
You, and you alone. Pain is highly personal and often incurable. So it must be managed. And you are the manager. [download PDF]

Love and Sex in the Year 2047  |  September 1997
Talia surrendered to him without so much as a glance at the tattoos that revealed his infection/fertility status. She was to caught up to care. [download PDF]

Going Natural: "A Very Peculiar Species"  |  May 1996
A world-famous naturalist find humans are biologically designed for sex, formed by war, primed for planning and susceptible to religion. [download PDF]

Self-definition: Porch  |  May 1996
"A covered entrance to a building...large enough to serve as an outdoor seating space." [download PDF]

The New Healthier Meat  |  November 1995
Is it possible that there's such a think as low-fat steak? Yes. Any low-fat pork chops, too. [download PDF]

Beware of STDS  |  July 1995
Shame and ignorance have produced an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. Here's how to protect yourself. [download PDF]

do-it-yourself medicine  |  April 1993
The booming self-care market makes health care cheaper and more accessible. But is all of this good for us? [download PDF]

Good scents  |  October 1992
Smell gives our food taste. It stimulates us sexually, soothes our nerves and keeps us healthy. [download PDF]

The Condoming of America  |  December 1991
Or, how we learned to love prophylactics [download PDF]

Breast Cancer Report: The Cure  |  October 1991
Many of us believe that we're now on the edge of totally curing breast cancer. [download PDF]

The Allergy Test  |  September 1991
Unless your reaction came from eating peanuts, fish, shellfish, wheat or tree nutes, you don't have a food allergy. [download PDF]

Wanting to believe Rosemary Altea  |  March 1998
Just what is the powerful appeal of this popular bestselling psychic? Our author, threading his way among believers and skeptics, comes to his own conclusions, sort of. [download PDF]

When the Minister Is a Young Woman  |  October 1997
It's tough enough to lead a church, harder still when you're female and choose to divorce. [download PDF]

Junk Medicine  |  August 1997
Modern science is better at curing our ills than anything that preceded it. So why are so many people turning to bogus therapies? [download PDF]

What difference does a Single-Sex School make to a girl later in life?  |  March 1997
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The new AIDS risk for American women  |  October 1996
HIV-1A, C, D, E... Researchers have identified new subtypes of the deadly virus in Asia and Africa. Now we must assess the new AIDS risk for American women [download PDF]

The Nurses' Health Study  |  January 1996
We don't know who they are, exactly. But for the past 20 years, 121,701 nurses have helped us understand how lifestyle affects our health. This is their story. [download PDF]

the good health guys  |  July 1995
They work at the Harvard School of Public health and they are determined to eradicate disease from the planet. It may sound crazy, but they think they've got a shot at it. [download PDF]

AMERICA IS FAT!  |  January 1995
Yes, we're talking about you out there. More Americans are obese than ever before, and it's wreaking havoc with our collective health. If you want to know what to do about it, read on. [download PDF]

What's love got to do with it  |  July 1994
Love is the Holy Grail of modern relationships. We're always looking for it. We get married for it, and we get diverced for it. But we're still never sure we've really found it. [download PDF]

Genes "R" us - maybe  |  June 1994
You are paying $3 billion to support a project that promises to eradicate disease by redesigning our bsic genetic structure. Self's analysis reaises questions about how much this project will improve the nation's health. [download PDF]

The Estrogen Report  |  March 1994
Never before have women come into puberty so early and lived so long. And never before have they been exposed to so much estrogen. Is it possible, scientists wonder, to get too much of a good thing? [download PDF]

the broken brain  |  January 1994
There are 2 million Americans who are schizophrenic. Some live among the homeless. Some live almost normal lives. All are struggling to keep their personalities from flying apart. This is Daniel's story. He is one of the successful ones. [download PDF]

what, me worry?  |  November 1993
Americans worry too much about the dangers of cellular telephones, silicone breast implants and nuclear waste dumps while doing little to reduce the truly life-threatening risks of auto accidents, handguns and AIDS. [download PDF]

Solving the breast cancer mystery  |  October 1993
Scientists are closing in on the gene for breast cancer. It's not a cure, but it's as close as we've ever come. [download PDF]

the times they are a ch-changing  |  June 1993
And things are happening so fast your head is spinning. Every day you face a new world: new countries, new diseases, new rules of behaviour and millions of new products. CAN YOU FIND HAPPINESS IN SUCH AN AVALANCHE OF CHANGE? YOU BET YOUR VCR YOU CAN. [download PDF]

the secret to a long life  |  January 1993
Scientists now believe that the human life span can be doubled or even tripled. But does anyone want to live 200 years? [download PDF]

The Health Care Crisis  |  December 1992
Don't let anyone tell you it can't be fixed, because it can [download PDF]

The Face of Crime in America  |  May 1992
When violence touches a woman, it is most likely at the hands of someone she loves [download PDF]

PAIN  |  July 1991
After 4,000 years scientists are finally solving the mysteris of pain [download PDF]

The Complexity Problem  |  March 1993
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Cut Out That Racket  |  November 1991
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Strong but Sensitive  |  April 1991
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My First Massage
I'd never had one before, but when life got the better of me, I was instinctively drawn to the healing power of touch. [download PDF]

Sound Mind
Treat your brain like a muscle, and put it to work. [download PDF]

Social Graces: Insincerely Yours  |  October 2001
Tired of behind thanked "for your patience" and told to "have a nice day"? Perhaps it's time for a refresher on speaking from the heart. [download PDF]

An "A" in Art  |  November 1992
No prep school has turned out more major artists than Andover. Here's why it gets an "A" in art [download PDF]

Splendor on the Grass  |  August 1991
At the Longwood Cricket Club outside Boston, Club President Christine A Creelman rallies with pro Bud Shultz. The Chateau-like clubhouse seems entirely appropriate to America's greatest bastion of lawn tennis. [download PDF]

Speaking of.... Parrots  |  February 1990
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Camp Make-a-Buck  |  July 1989
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...Some Zoos Don't  |  March 1989
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Boston's Uncommon Garden  |  May 1998
It's lilac time at the Arnold Arboretum [download PDF]

Cheers!  |  December 1987
A toast to four great Boston bars [download PDF]

The Unequaled Equinox  |  August 1986
This superbly restored hotel in Manchester, Vermont, is once again receiving guests [download PDF]

The Breezy Life of the Balsams  |  May 1986
New Hampshire's grand old hotel [download PDF]

Cambridge, Mass: The Stunning New Sackler Museum  |  February 1986
Just opened - a dramatic building with eye-popping art collections [download PDF]

The Best of Boston's Hotels  |  December 1985
New, renewed and expanded [download PDF]

Boston's Glorious Gardner Museum  |  December 1984
A splendid art collection in a later day Venetian palazzo [download PDF]

New Hampshire: The Mount Washington Hotel  |  July 1984
A grand summer resort from the gilded age [download PDF]

Winter In New Hampshire  |  January 1984
A season of country comforts in New London [download PDF]

The Regal Boston Public Library  |  October 1983
A striking combination of architectural styles [download PDF]

Stockbridge: A beauty of a village in the Berkshires  |  June 1983
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Harvard's Club Brawl  |  September 2017
Breaking with centuries-old tradition, Harvard is moving to eliminate its male final clubs, charging the at the Porcellian, A.D., Fox, Fly and other high end frats are bastions of patriarchal privilege, fomentors of sexual assault and antithetical to its values. Is any of that true? An alumnus who was "punched" by the Porcellian in 1972 (but didn't join), John Sedgwick considers the legal, moral and logical flaws in the college's crusade - and the role played by a pornographic ice sculpture. [download PDF]

Inside the Legal Intrigue at Columbia‚Äôs Elite, Secret Campus Society  |  October 2015
Walter Perry was convicted of stealing $650,000 from Saint Anthony Hall, the secretive Ivy League club. Is he guilty, or was something else more mysterious at play? [download PDF]

My Dates and Night on  |  October 2008
I hadn't been on a date in almost 30 years. Then came divorce, sudden singlehood, and the realization that the whole world of romance had changed. Here's how I mastered the new dating universe. [download PDF]

My Family's Legacy  |  February 2007
A quest to understand my depression led me on a journey through past generations...and to rediscovery of the man who was my father. [download PDF]

Collision Course  |  August 2007
Liko Kenney came from a fiercely free-spirited New Hampshire clan that produced skier Bode Miller and ran the popular Tamarack Tennis Camp on its backwoods compound. Bruce McKay was a hard-nosed cop who felt people needed to be taught to follow the rules. In the end, their final confrontation was as shocking as it was inevitable. [download PDF]

First Person: The Harvard Nazi  |  March 2005
A friendship with Hitler infects a noble Brahmin line. [download PDF]

Mavericks: The Shaggy God  |  May 2008
Richard Stallman is the tech genius behind a software revolution that continues to transform the wired world. But instead of cashing in on his big idea - well let's just say he's taken a different path. [download PDF]

The Lion in Winter  |  December 2005
The cranky, irrepressible, pugnacious John Silber still has a few things to get off his chest. [download PDF]

Supercharged  |  June 2007
Watertown's A123 Systems make batteries. Very special, high-tech batteries. Batteries that could boost the state economy, rescue the American auto industry, change the way we drive, and save the environment in the bargain. [download PDF]

Elegy for an It Girl  |  January 2007
She was Warhol's muse, the great beauty of her generation. But before she was an icon, Edie Sedgwick - inspiration for the new biopic Factory Girl - was a Brahmin daughter, and her fall marked a singularly dark chapter in one New England family's history. [download PDF]

Muffy the Democrat Slayer  |  July 2006
Critics dismiss Kerry Healey as a preppy lightweight. But behind the scenes the lieutenant governor is anything but. To hang onto the governor's office for the GOP, she now faces one big hurdle: convincing voters there's a real person behind the polished wonkery and plastic public image. [download PDF]

Players: Chad Gifford, Without Apologies  |  January 2006
The CEO who sold the city's last bank has been under fire and largely out of sight ever since. Now he reemerges to give his critics a piece of his mind. [download PDF]

Ivory Tower: Well-Versed  |  June 2002
One of Boston's great minds believes Bob Dylan is on a par with T. S. Eliot. Just watch out if you disagree. [download PDF]

Ivory Tower: Profs and Losses  |  April 2002
The debate over tenure has been passed by in the rush to build ritzy dorms and fancy field houses. And it's the students who lose out. [download PDF]

Ivory Tower: Word Problems  |  January 2002
MIT students are supposed to be studying scalable databases and satellite navigation systems. So what are they doing writing short stories? [download PDF]

Ivory Tower: Lord of the Flies  |  September 2001
Jeffrey Hall can deliver a lecture about the courtship behaviour of fruit flies as easily as he can cover the battle of Gettysburg. Odd combination. But Hall is no ordinary university professor. [download PDF]

The E-Male  |  July 2001
A gentelman's guide to electronic flirting [download PDF]

Ivory Tower: Now You See It  |  June2001
While many urban animals are oblivious to their surroundings, one man still notices the subtleties of the concrete jungle. [download PDF]

A Tree Grown in Boston  |  October 1997
Party girl Marietta Tree thought she could do better than to remain a Peabody. Alas, she did worse. [download PDF]

the last conservative  |  December 1994
At Harvard, Professor Harvey Mansfield isn't just another conservative. He is the only conservative. [download PDF]

Nobody Messes With Larry Tribe  |  November 1994
Friends see the country's most brilliant legal scholar, enemies see a shrewd political animal. But everyone agrees... [download PDF]

Social Relations: Don't Call Me...  |  January 1994
The telephone may be just a tool, but it has pried open our lives for all the world to see. [download PDF]

Social Relations: What a Tease  |  October 1993
Reflections on the hazards of making a good joke at a bad time. [download PDF]

Social relations: Dream Date  |  July 1993
When a boy's fantasy becomes a man's job, the man discovers that it's just a job. [download PDF]

Social Relations: The Fixer  |  May 1993
Some men have the skills to tackle any repair. Other have the sense not to try. [download PDF]

Social Relations: De-Generations  |  February 1993
Once the embodiment of rectittude, the American father is now indistinguishable from his children. [download PDF]

Social Relations: The Personal Campaign  |  December 1992
We all disdain the shameless pandering of politicians, but we all do it, too. [download PDF]

Perfect Places: Why I Live in Newton  |  September 1992
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Social Relations: Talking  |  September 1992
Good converstaion is like good sex. You can't get more out of it than you put into it. [download PDF]

Social Relations: Gratefully Dead  |  June 1992
Everyone does it once, so why not make the most of life's most likely event? [download PDF]

Social Relations: Hypocricy  |  March 1992
What's so bad about doing one thing in private and saying another in public? [download PDF]

The Wrenching of America  |  December 1991
With the end of the American centrury nearing, David Riesman, one of our great social scholars, sees a nation torn by the strife of feminism and multiculturalism, and sees a country that is becoming unmanageable and unglued. [download PDF]

Social Relations: Missing Manners  |  November 1991
All too often, living in Boston means never having to say you're sorry. [download PDF]

Puppy Love  |  September 1991
What do you get when you add one dog to a family of three? [download PDF]

Separate Vacations  |  June 1991
A marriage should last until death do us part. But why not take time off for bad behaviour? [download PDF]

Brief Retreats
A secular traveler discovers that New England monastaries are good places to rest, to contemplate, and even to restore one's soul [download PDF]

Medicine: The Joy of Sex Education
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At Random: Invasion of the Greenheads
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Day of the Greenheads An update on the North Shores most unwelcome visitor
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Disasters: The Next Quake
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Jean Mayer: He fought the Nazis. He fought Nixon. But will he win the fight to make Tufts work?
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King of the Hustlers
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The Man Who Wants to Steal Massachusetts
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The Urban Missionary
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The Way We Were: Keeping Bostonians Proper
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The Way We Were: Notes on the Big House
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The Way We Were: Princess of Wails
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The Way We Were: Some Enchanged Village
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The Way We Were: Sunset at the Somerset Club
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The Way We Were: Boston 1919: Wild in the Streets
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The Way We Were: The Goriest Crime of the Century
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The Way We Were: The Loew Life
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Boston  |  Fall 1981
A Historic City with a Modern Tempo [download PDF]

Special Places: The Museum Of The Massachusetts Landscape  |  August 1981
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Glacier Trek  |  February 1980
Exploring The Ice Fields of Glacier Peak In The North Cascades [download PDF]

Boston's Brahmins  |  July 1980
An Entirely Subjective Perspective On A City Celebrating Its 350th Birthday [download PDF]

Recumbent rides know the pleasures of low-slung high-speed cycliing. [download PDF]

Sub Prime
When it comes to private submarines, Deep Flight Super Falcon is in leagues of its own. [download PDF]

The woman who loved baby animals
Eileen Mahan works at the zoo - and opens her heart and home to baby kangaroos, binturongs and potbellied pigs. [download PDF]

The Porcellain at 200  |  March 1991
Gathering in what history may record at the final days of the final clubs, Brothers raise the perennial call: "Song! Story! Recitation! or Strip!" [download PDF]

The Legacy of Minos  |  March-April 1977
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From Atoms to Autos  |  April 1992
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Fred Grassle dives to a strange new world  |  November-December 1980
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Is he a lover or a leaver?  |  June 1984
What to do when a guy keeps his close encounters casual [download PDF]

Kiss and tell  |  June 1984
What your mouth says about you [download PDF]

World Without End  |  September 1998
The cubicles are gone, the girls are everywhere, they call the masters "teachers." But in most ways Groton - the archetypal New England boarding school - is still Groton. [download PDF]

Animal Magnetism  |  April 1998
Here come the caribou, fighting among themselves, falling in love, raising families - while the people of Maine peek through the keyhole. [download PDF]

Hey, Kids!  |  May 1986
Let's publish a college paper! Make friends! Drink beer! Influence foreign policy! Sounds great, huh? [download PDF]

Faded Glories  |  July 1985
The Very Best People are perfectly happy inside the gates of The Country Club, where nothing ever hapens. That, of course, is the way they like it. [download PDF]

Body Codes  |  October 1982
ID cards can be forged and secret codes cracked, but the pattern of blood vessels in your eye, the creases in your palm, and the squeaks in your voice are strictly your own. [download PDF]

Mark Ptashne: The Quest for Biology's Slurrying coal with soda's pop  |  November 1981
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New Things  |  May 1981
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Learning  |  May 1981
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Working  |  May 1981
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Getting around  |  May 1981
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New Things: Patents  |  March 1981
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A Mom and Pop Think Tank  |  January 1981
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Nigel Chattey Has Power Surges, Then He Macro Thinks  |  January 1981
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Your Move: Uncle Sam Goes Co-op  |  November 1980
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Society: Bringing down the Roof  |  November 1980
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Education: Grouches, monsters - and learning  |  May 1980
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Hook, Line and Sinker
Miss August leaves us reeling [download PDF]

The Men From Darpa  |  August 1991
In a nondescript office near the Pentagon, the scientists who broke Iraq's back are already fighting the next war [download PDF]

Lightning  |  August 1987
Nature's Swift Terrible Sword [download PDF]

Super Sub of the Future  |  September 1984
A breakthrough design opens new vistas for scientists and even sightseers in the world beneath the sea [download PDF]

King of Computer Design  |  August 1984
Gene Amdalh Builds the Most Powerful Number Cruncher Ever [download PDF]

A Tennis Prodigy at 12 Is Beaten by the Villain
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The Games Gang  |  December 1990
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The Doberman Case  |  June 1990
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Who the Devil Is Fred Rogers?  |  November 1989
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Donor Class Rules  |  December 2001
New Economy philanthopists Steve and Michele Kirsh strive to get statistically guaranteed returns on charitable investments and save the world at the same time. [download PDF]

Calling In The Troops  |  November 2001
The Salvation Army has been called the most effective organization in the country. New York City now knows why. [download PDF]

The Beardstown Ladies  |  October 2001
And you can keep your cynicism to yourself [download PDF]

How Legacies get Lost  |  April 2001
Poets have poems, statesemen have history books, and lesser mortals have progeny. So how do the very rich keep their memories alive for future generations? The wealthy have something of their own to deploy against the eraser of time: money. [download PDF]

The Unlikely Philanthropic Odyssey of Sir John Templeton  |  July 2000
His increasingly influential $250 million foundation, devoted to the intersection of science and spirirtuality, has funded reserach on everything from spiritual healing to character development [download PDF]

Giving, Giving, Gone  |  June 2000
How did Santa Clara united way, smack in the middle of billionaire country, go through $12 million and come inches from bankruptcy? Lethal leadership and a board that hould have known better. [download PDF]

Benefactor: Volatile Elements  |  February 2000
The high emotions that inspired the U.S. Holocaust memorial museum have almost torn its council apart. [download PDF]

Benefactor: A Curious Tale  |  July 1999
This one isn't warm and fuzzy. It's about the risks of counting on charities to act charitably toward one another. [download PDF]

Benefactor: Running the Show  |  March 1999
The title may impress, but the trustee of a non profit organization has far more in common with Bill the grocer than Bill Gates. [download PDF]

Private Banking Goes Public  |  December 1983
To capture more private banking customers, banks have significantly lowered their minimums. But you may want to lower your expectations. [download PDF]

Players: Rich Man, Poor Man  |  August 1992
Ted Pollard things it's time trust departments woke up [download PDF]

Players: Oracle of Delphi  |  April 1992
Scott Black still believes he's a man for all the seasons [download PDF]

Players: Noble Pursuit  |  February 1992
Bred for polo, James Moseley opts to revive a tired track [download PDF]

02138 Magazine

Harvard Public Affairs  |  November 2007
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The Red Badge of Dishonor  |  April 2007
Being a legacy admission is the dark secret of many an undergraduate. But is the reputation of being undeserving itself undeserved? [download PDF]

Unstrung Heroes  |  January 2007
Over the past 20 years, physicists have built up an imposing scientific orthodoxy around a compelling - and unproven - set of postulates they call the "Theory of Everything." Now, from the bottom floor, one mathematician is trying to shake the foundations. [download PDF]

Good Fellas  |  2006
For this block in Quincy House, the success fix is in [download PDF]

Adventure Road

A Fall Tour of the Berkshires  |  September 1986
When I think of the Berkshires in autumn, I think of Tyringham Cobble, a rocky hill just up from the little town of Tyringham, Massacusetts. To walk up, you pass through a creaky wooden gate; only blue sky is ahead as you climb. Behind you, a broad valley is slung between hills - all farmland, as it has been since the first settles arrived two centuries ago. [download PDF]

Business Month

The Life and Times of a Fast-Growth CEO  |  May 1990
For James Morgan, it's simply a matter of vision. [download PDF]

Customers First  |  June 1989
After a year as CEO, Jim Batten is campaigning to get every Knight-Ridder newspaper employee thinking like a marketer. Corny? Maybe. But it just might pay off. [download PDF]

Treading On Air  |  January 1989
Dumb luck and marketing dazzle made Reebok the hot company of the '80s. Now Paul Fireman is straining to keep up the magic [download PDF]

Country Journal

Lightning  |  August 1980
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The Ouster in Gloucester
Why the FCC was right to life the FM underdog's license [download PDF]


A National Affair  |  December 1991
As Andrew Mellon's venerable National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., wraps up its fiftieth-anniversary year, longtime museum director J. Carter Brown is also the focus of some of the capital's juiciest gossip. [download PDF]

A High-tech Humanist  |  April 1984
Ray Kurzweil's computers explore the world of senses [download PDF]


L.L.Bean  |  January 1982
The Venerable Catalogue That's Home To Both Preppies And Backswoodmen [download PDF]

Blue Notes: A Peek Inside Those Plain Brown Wrappers  |  November 1981
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Fair Lanes

Winter Racquet Sports: Why All the Racket?  |  January 1982
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Routes: Take A Walk Hiking The Appalachian Trail  |  May 1981
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New Money

Up in Smoke
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African Odyssey
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$5000 Weekend / AH, the Suite Life!
Sometimes it seems that money is wasted on the wealthy. Then again, if the rich life means sitting in the lap of luxury Rich Kids author John Sedgewick would rather stand. [download PDF]

King of the Road  |  April 1987
Forget everything you've ever heard about the jaguar. This fine feline is one of the best cars in the world. [download PDF]


Class: Cash Distinctions
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Rich Kids  |  July 1985
When Old Money Reaches New Generations the Price is Eternal Childhood [download PDF]

Class: Ambition Au Groton  |  March 1985
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The Man Who Lost $700 Million  |  January 1985
Robert Hefner Is One of the Few Men Alive Who Can Tell You What It Feels Like to Lose 3/4 Bilion Dollars [download PDF]

Technology Illustrated

Leave No Stone Unturned  |  August 1983
Archaeology is about the only science that destroys its own data." says one expedition leader. Radar, sonar, and satellites helpmap the past without disturbing it. [download PDF]

The House the Factory Built  |  April 1983
The American dream house can be built in four days, folded, and shipped in halves. [download PDF]

Safer at Any Speed  |  March 1983
The dangers of the racecourse have lead to auto safety devices we can all use. [download PDF]

Charles Fisk, Organ Builder  |  February 1983
When it comes to the king of instruments, the old way is still the best. [download PDF]

The American Benefactor

Showdown in Steeltown  |  Winter 1998
At one of Pittsburgh's largest family foundations, control has passed to a remote billion-dollar corporation, The family wants it back. [download PDF]

Tropical Depression  |  Fall 1998
The will of a princess created the Bishop Estate, now worth billions. It was supposed to help educate the children of Hawaii. Instead, according to its critics, it is providing a life of luxury to its trustees and fueling the island's political machine. [download PDF]

It's Not in the Numbers  |  Spring 1998
A "metricking" craze seems to have taken over the philanthropic world. Amid their enthusiastic bean counting grantmakers may be missing the point. [download PDF]

Whose orchestra is it, anyway?  |  Spring 1998
Board members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra though it was theirs. A group of local music fans disagreed, sparking a cacophonous dispute that is threatening the orchestra both sides love. [download PDF]

America's Uber-Trustee  |  Fall 1997
Behind almost every great board there's... John Whitehead [download PDF]

Dire Learning  |  Summer 1997
Trying to make a Swarthmore out of a modest commutor school on Long Island, the president and trustees of Adelphi University ended up with their very own school of hard knocks. [download PDF]

The Real Paper

The Lewis Files: The Case of The Falcon's Nest  |  January 12, 1980
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The Robb Report

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum  |  February 1988
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The Fun Ships  |  January 1988
Carnival Cruise Lines [download PDF]

The Democratic Diner  |  December 1987
Tim Zagat's successful restaurant guides are built on the premise that 2,200 mouths are better than one. [download PDF]

Spa Splendor  |  November 1987
Switzerland's Le Mirador resort is well suited to activity or relaxation [download PDF]

Franco Sbarro Car Craftsman  |  September 1987
When this Italian creates a car, it's a work of art. [download PDF]

US Airways Attache

Improvement: Putting on Good Graces  |  August 1997
A father learns manners at his daughter's etiquette class. [download PDF]


Sara at The Ritz  |  1992
Even a perfect child may benefit from a weekend of instruction in the social graces - espcially when the classroom is on of Boston's most elegant hotels. [download PDF]

This New England: North Easton, Massachusets  |  March 1992
When the author went in search of his other family, he found a remarkable cast of historic characters who left a legacy of magnificent architecture and political scandal. [download PDF]

Frugality and Breeding  |  September 1991
"In no other part of the country are the rich so cheap" [download PDF]

Your Place

Travels with Bikey: You Can Take It With You  |  August 1978
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U-Fly: Renting and Piloting Your Own Plane  |  June 1978
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