Both of these were in the Sunday Boston Globe paper.
The first one is about how there are several different ethnic restaurants that have opened around the city. These places not only introduce people to the cuisine of a country, but also the culture. Read it here.
The second one was about a young woman who buys a condo in Asylum Hill, a neighborhood her family and friends considered to be a dodgy place. The writer describes that she made friends with several people from different backgrounds. Read it here.