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While the Clooneys’ random act of aviation kindness was thoughtful, it reinforced a dangerous trend, Christopher Muther says.

Christopher Muther

George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants

George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

Aakash Nihalani’s works will be on display for one year.

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New public art being unveiled in Fort Point

The sculptures are by Iranian artist Aakash Nihalani.

Ilyse Robbins and Bransen Gates in “She Loves Me.”

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Director fills in for injured actress in Greater Boston Stage Company’s “She Loves Me”

Ilyse Robbins appeared in three performances, and thinks they went well.

An expecting dad staged his own pregnancy photo shoot. Hilarity ensued

The Peabody resident surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party before their son, Logan, was born.

UK surgeon admits to signing his initials on patients’ livers

A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

Love Letters

How to get dates after college

I think I’m a dateable person; there are certainly more attractive and charming gentlemen out there, but I believe I have things to offer.

The best books of 2017

Our critics list their top picks in various genres.

Globe Magazine

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.

Rainer Weiss, pictured at home in 2016, had a career year at age 85.

The Wave-Maker

Rainer Weiss: The MIT physicist who started a new revolution in astronomy

He’s spent his career finding a proof Einstein didn’t think possible, and gave us “ears” on the universe.

Former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh spoke out about sexism in the workplace and abuse by the powerful.

The Confronter

Heather Unruh names the problems

On two of the year’s biggest issues, the former TV news anchor argued forcefully for justice and accountability.

Sydney Chaffee and two of her students at Codman Academy celebrate in May 2016, when she was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher

Sydney Chaffee: The charter school teacher who got the nation’s attention

With state and now national honors under her belt, she’s teaching other schools what she knows about how students can change the world.

Raspberry linzer squares

Recipe: Viennese linzer torte, with cinnamon pastry and jam filling, made into little squares

The classic Viennese linzer torte, made with a hazelnut or almond dough, and filled with jam, comes together in pretty little squares for a holiday cookie platter.

Ask Amy

Mom’s hints might lead to holiday host change

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Chef and forager Eric Buonagurio cut this hen of the woods mushroom from the base of a roadside oak tree in Andover.

Are chefs trying to kill us?

Fermented this. Foraged that. Menus are full of delicious ingredients that could be a disaster waiting to happen.

bottles

Five beers that will pair perfectly with your holiday merriment

It’s as if the brewers know we’re going to be drinking a lot this month or something.

from the bar

Let’s all unite over a Division Bell

Nicholas Daddona of Meritage Restaurant + Wine bar in the Boston Harbor Hotel has social responsibility on his mind when crafting drinks.

The word “feminism” is Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year.

‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. You shouldn’t be surprised

It was scribbled in pink marker on poster boards. It was shouted as a battle cry and whispered as a pact. More than anything, it was tested.

Kristen Roupenian.

A Q&A with the author of ‘Cat Person’

When a short story makes a splash these days, you can see the ripples in real time.

Peppermint-swirl meringue kisses

In a year when everyone can use a little cheer, a cookie can be soothing

Here are the cookies in our mixing bowls this season, simple versions of grand little confections to serve, wrap as gifts, or keep for yourself.

Baker John Amichetti rolls out the dough on a recent Sunday while preparing the day’s rugelach at Blacker’s Bakeshop in Newton.

Now it’s a party: Rugelach, sweet rugelach makes holiday return

The rolled and filled cookies are beloved in the Jewish community, especially surrounding holidays that call for sweets. The flaky, dairy based dough, flavorful fillings, and coat of cinnamon sugar combine for a hit of sweet nostalgia with each bite.

Gingerbread-spiced palmiers

Recipe: French palmiers are dressed up for the holidays with gingerbread spices

Sugar and warm spices give these buttery, crisp confections — palm leaf-shaped French pastries called palmiers — a wintery feel.

Iced orange shortbread

Recipe: Rectangular, orange-flavored shortbread are decorated with icing and colored nonpareils

Slice-and-bake refrigerator shortbread makes elegant, rectangular, orange-flavored cookies.

Peppermint-swirl meringue kisses

Recipe: For stunning peppermint meringues, paint the inside of a piping bag with red food coloring gel

Meringue kisses look complicated, but they are actually simple, and require few ingredients. They do take several hours to bake and cool, but that’s time that does not require your attention.

Roasted almond biscotti.

Recipe: Roasted nuts amp up the almond flavor in crunchy biscotti

With crunch and a nice mosaic of chopped almonds, these golden Italian biscotti deserve their spot as a favorite morning, afternoon, and after-dinner cookie.

Getting Salty with Pam Willis of Pammy’s

Pam Willis used to be a stage actress. Now she appears every night at Pammy’s, the homey Italian restaurant she co-owns with her chef husband, Chris Willis, on the outskirts of Harvard Square.

Ask Amy

Stressed couple need to learn how to talk

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Purple Table helps families with special needs eat out

Training materials for staffers come from the website through partnerships with groups like Autism Speaks and Dementia Friendly America.

Some of the offerings at A&J King Artisan Bakers of Salem.

Insider: Double the deliciousness

A&J King Artisan Bakers of Salem opened a second store, on the Salem-Peabody line, doubling its production space.

Insider: PackIt freezable wine bags

The reusable carriers have built-in cooling gel to keep a large bottle cold for hours, no ice packs needed.

Mario Batali speaks with a reporter last year at the Eataly food court and grocery store in the Prudential Center. In response to sexual misconduct charges, Eataly released a statement Monday saying that the allegations “were extremely troubling to us. We fully support Mr. Batali’s decision to step away from any active involvement with Eataly.”

Measured, heartbroken, elated: Emotions run high after Mario Batali sexual harassment allegations

The celebrity chef, who is behind Eataly and Babbo, is stepping away from his businesses and his TV roles.

Spread joy, not food poisoning, this holiday season

Food poisoning is a horrific holiday present to give folks, as it’s a gift that could keep giving . . . for days. Here are five strategies to safeguard your guests.

Love Letters

Her mother hates him

“I don’t really know what to do, because my ex-girlfriend wants to come visit me and have fun as friends, but her mom simply won’t allow it.”

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James Taylor helps Jane Fonda celebrate her 80th

The singer joined Carole King to sing at Fonda’s birthday bash in Atlanta.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali spoke at his Eataly food court and stores in the Prudential Center in 2016.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct, steps away from restaurant empire

Several women have stepped forward to lodge sexual misconduct allegations against famed chef Mario Batali.

Ask Amy

Gift-giving imbalance causes holiday stress

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

ISIS produced bomb arsenal on industrial scale

The United Nations children’s agency said the children are stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital.

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A Bollywood star at Berklee

Famous Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal had kind words for Berklee after performing with the school’s Indian Ensemble at last week.

Lauren Ver Hage (left) and Chelsea Fagan at Maggiano’s.

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They’re making personal finance less stressful for women

Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage were in Boston the other day to debut their new book, “The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good With Money.”

Ms. McKee was a fixture at marijuana policy hearings in the Legislature, where she often testified from her wheelchair, sporting a colorful eye patch and accompanied by her service dog.

JoAnna McKee, 74, longtime Washington state medical marijuana activist

Ms. McKee went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served.

Here’s your local holiday gift guide

Find presents for everyone on your list, in local shops right around the corner.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Ask Amy

Ask Amy column

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Kano laptop kit.

Tech Nomad

What to get the (young) person who does nothing and whose phone does everything? 

Old-fashioned gifts for children of the future.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. A study released on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 found that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify women who were likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

The prediction could be made long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Style Watch

Warming up a guest room with salvaged finds and heirlooms

In a New Hampshire bungalow, a designer and her fiance deploy family treasures and vintage finds.