Television Review

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.

Stylish Bostonians

// 2015 Most Stylish Bostonians

From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Couple don’t like the view from windows of naked neighbors

Their neighbors removed all of the curtains and blinds about a year ago. Now they have seen them naked and having sex. What should they do?

Ice lollipop molds mean making your own ice cream truck treats

Make a fudgy popsicle, or spike a concoction for a boozy adult treat.

Reader prom takes a novel approach to helping others

Instead of gym teachers and parent volunteers, attendees will mingle with bestselling authors, illustrators, and local writers.

Power of the Purse

Powerful Boston ladies from a range of industries donated have put their purses up for auction to financially empower low-income women.

Al Wilson of Beyonds Walls checked one of the vintage neon signs that the group has installed around Lynn as part of efforts to change the look of the city.

Group wants to cast Lynn in a whole new light

Beyond Walls is set to unveil its second round of community improvement projects, including a series of artistic lighting installations that will transform some of Lynn’s most neglected underpasses.

Recipe for Ochazuke

The basics of ochazuke are green tea and rice.

Ochazuke, the simplest, most soothing of all soups

This simple ochazuke is what my grandmother gave to my mother when she was sick, a loose corollary to chicken noodle soup as curative.


Curves ahead

Boston designer Duncan Hughes creates pieces in boldly feminine silhouettes

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 26, the 85th day of 2018. There are 280 days left in the year.

War of the noses: We are surrounded by fragrances that offend

Despite negative reactions from some consumers, scented products seem to be gaining popularity.

Never mistake your glass for someone else’s again

At a tasting, they indicate which of the reds you liked best, they identify look-alike cheeses on a ceramic tray, and will differentiate the milk from the cream.

Giancarlo Guerrero leads the BSO, Laila Robins, Mary Wilson, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Choir of St. Paul’s, Harvard Square, at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

Music Review

Bernstein centenary returns ‘Kaddish’ to Symphony Hall

The BSO kicks off its observance of the composer-conductor’s centenary.

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Three Grammy winners to receive honorary doctorates at Berklee commencement

All three will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Berklee College of Music at its commencement May 12.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS stars the Canadian comedian.

TV Critic’s Corner

The women of Wednesday

Wednesday nights have come to serve as a kind of regulating mechanism for our all-male household.

Eat Your Words with 826 Boston

Feed your soul and your face on March 26, when 826 Boston hosts the Eat Your Words benefit, an event featuring an eclectic mix of the city’s many flavors.

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Fertility treatments lead to harsh consequences

After years of treatments, this couple has a mountain of debt.

Casey Affleck replaced as Oscar host amid #MeToo outcry

The “Manchester By the Sea” actor was not invited back this year, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped in alongside Jodie Foster to ensure the ceremony went on smoothly.

Pink flower pouch dress layered over a separate yellow flower pouch skirt.

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Kaitlyn Kiley

From lace and tulle to leather and plastic, 24-year-old fashion designer Kaitlyn Kiley does it all. Kiley updates her Instagram feed with in-progress and finished works to share with the world.

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Amy Weeks

The 26-year-old Cape Cod artist uses free-flowing, expressionist style to create drawings and paintings that are both raw and vivid.

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Ashlee Beadle

Oodles of doodles fill the nstagram feed of 22-year old Ashlee Beadle, of Beverly, Massachusetts.

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes, including this Jefferson-inspired asparagus.

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Feast like a founding father

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes.

Thomas Adès leads violinist Augustin Hadelich and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Thursday.

Music Review

At BSO, Adès and Hadelich open ears with revelatory Ligeti 

Thomas Adès led the BSO in works by himself, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ligeti. 


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Kate Tangney

As any parent can likely attest, having kids and starting a family changes your life on so many levels, but on others, not so much.

Andris Nelsons leads Susan Graham, Boston Symphony Orchestra, women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and children’s choir in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

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At BSO, Mahler’s epic nature-symphony takes wing

On Thursday night, Andris Nelsons led a potent performance of the Third Symphony. 

Recipe: Miso ginger salad dressing

Miso ginger salad dressing for your grain bowl.

Mailmen Joe Giordano (left) and Chris Kostaras, at the Boston store Olives and Grace, for which they appear in “The OG Review.”

Viewers give these postmen stamp of approval

Even by the undiscerning standards of today’s social media landscape, Chris Kostaras and Joe Giordano seem unlikely Internet sensations.

Ask Amy

Should she contact sister she found on DNA website?

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Alice Saunders is working on a different canvas

The New Hampshire native sells refurbished tote bags and carryalls at her Somerville-based Forestbound.

A Public Garden squirrel wasn’t shy about wrangling a snack from a visitor to the park.

A hot attraction among Boston’s many: obese squirrels

Boston’s plump squirrels have visitors — and residents — marveling.


Knitter Deanna DeRoucheau has received a warm welcome in Boston

A few years ago, she decided that she needed to move somewhere colder than her native Fresno, Calif.

Chase Del Monte (left), the swaggering supervillain of Chaotic Wrestling, took down Elia Markopoulos during a match at a Woburn Elks Lodge last month.

For just a night, the villain reigns and civility is checked at the door

In a makeshift arena, fans — and wrestlers — can leave behind political correctness and say whatever the hell it is they want.

From left: Emma Pike of Belmont, Alexandra Spiliakos of Lincoln, Georgia Souliotis of New London, N.H., Aris Margosian of Lexington, and Georgina Stavropoulos of Newton.


Carrying on tradition at the Mistletoe Ball

Some 300 guests attended the 71st annual gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Jason Torres, of Mason, N.H., uses his camera to search for evidence of the Earth’s curvature. He says he hasn’t found any.

For flat-earthers, the logic isn’t circular, but is the reasoning level-headed?

Across the world (not around it) more and more people seem to believe that we live on a flat earth, not a round globe. That notion, of course, makes scientists’ heads spin.

Thing Tank

A review of the week in things

This week it’s small-town Nazis and boughs of horror. Oh, and can we please really “Let It Go”?

Floral-flavored artisanal chocolate bars created by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with Two Friends Chocolates

Museum shop operators are working overtime

Museum Store Sunday aims to connect shoppers with imaginative holiday offerings, while adding to museums’ bottom line

Ku De Ta opened earlier this month in Dedham’s Legacy Place. The original shop opened in South Boston 11 years ago.


Born in Southie, boutique follows clients to suburbs

Ku De Ta focuses on designer brands like Alex and Ani, Free People, Joe’s Jeans, Mother Denim

Top: Osaretin Ighile’s “Oba Ovonramwen.”

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At Harvard, Wole Soyinka’s collection of African traditional art

Items on display at the Cooper Gallery include masks, vessels, and figures.

Advice from Amy Dickinson


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Seeing Pink, done with Dunham, Bitcoin surge, and more

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things.

Items for sale at Gogarbaj.


Roving boutique Gogarbaj parks itself

As of this week, it has a permanent two-floor home in South Boston.

Boots available at the Aquatalia pop-up on Newbury Street.


Stylish, chic, and weather-resistant boots from Aquatalia

The luxury footwear brand has popped up at 44 Gloucester St. in the Back bay through March.

“Northern Painting 25” by Lawren Harris.

MFA builds modern art collection

The Museum of Fine Arts has recently acquired paintings by artists Lawren Harris and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place.

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Give your home a holiday lift

The Cape Cod shop Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place with local and ethically sourced home décor.

The city of Newton is at war — over leaf blowers

With fall leaf cleanup in full swing in a suburb that prizes both pristine lawns and tranquility, incensed neighbors are turning on one another.

Thing Tank

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things

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A Thanksgiving dinner, with class

Head to the Seaport for a “friendsgiving” cooking lesson at the Seaport Hotel’s Action kitchen