In the first chapter of The Da Vinci Code, Langdon winces as he notes that “last month Boston Magazine had listed him as one of that city’s top ten most intriguing people – a dubious honour that made him the brunt of endless ribbing by his Harvard colleagues.”
Boston Magazine may not write about the city’s ten most intriguing people. But they do offer a series on the “Best of” Boston feature: Best of Sports, Leisure, Service, Wedding, Home, Lawyers, Doctors and so on.
Sophisticated, intellectual, and full of charm, Boston is a cutting-edge world center of higher education, medicine, finance, and biotechnology, with some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, best restaurants, trendiest shopping, top universities, and smartest people. Then there’s the other Boston: a city of power struggles, politics, expensive real estate, and cutting-edge music and arts.
From the Boston Magazine website comes their own blurb:
“For more than 40 years, Boston magazine’s experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of our city with award-winning and insightful writing and groundbreaking reporting and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features tell our half-million monthly readers how this city works, while our unsurpassed, sophisticated service journalism helps them get the most out of it. We report which towns and neighborhoods are the most desirable, which schools and workplaces are at the top of the heap, which doctors are first-rate, and which restaurants, stores, and services are the “Best of Boston” Our Food & Drink section is the city’s restaurant bible; our Arts & Entertainment section, its chronicle of the top music, arts, and artists. We bring a timely, local take to matters of travel, shopping, money, food, fashion, home, and health, through the magazine and in collaboration with our broadcast partners.”