Stylish Bostonians

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

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Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

The White House announced four recipients of the National Medal of Arts and four of the National Humanities Medal in a statement Sunday night.

GETTING SALTY

Rachel Klein, executive chef at Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina, doesn’t want to hear about your meat glue

Klein grew up in Brooklyn and came to Boston in 2006, where she opened Cambridge’s OM.

Recipe: If you like crunchy stuffing, make this sheet-pan version with apples and dried cranberries

This recipe is for Sheet-Pan Stuffing with Apples and Sage from the food section of The Boston Globe

Recipe: Fill this slab pie with apples and cranberries and feed a crowd

This recipe is for Apple-Cranberry Slab Pie from the food section of The Boston Globe

Finding new joy in good ol’ ‘Joy of Cooking’

The 9th edition honors the classics and offers some modern updates.

Recipe: Delicata squash rings are an easy Thanksgiving side roasted with chiles and Parmesan

This recipe is for Roasted Delicata Squash Rings with Chiles and Parmesan from the food section of The Boston Globe

Recipe: Make-ahead mashed potatoes take the last-minute juggling out of Thanksgiving

This recipe is for Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes from the food section of The Boston Globe

Recipe: Simmer fresh cranberries with orange and ginger for this quick, chunky sauce

This recipe is for Chunky Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger from the food section of The Boston Globe

Recipe: Mashed potatoes and buttermilk go into these old-fashioned, fluffy biscuits

This recipe is for Mashed Potato Buttermilk Biscuits from the food section of The Boston Globe

Apollonia Poilâne is letting us in on the secret

Poilane, a Harvard graduate, runs a Parisian bakery that may just be the ‘most famous bakery in the world’

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Qantas denies Will.i.am’s claims of racism by flight attendant

The seven-time Grammy winner tweeted on Saturday that a flight attendant called the police on him for not stowing away his laptop during a flight to Sydney from Brisbane.

Fish jerky you can feel good about

It’s a high protein grab-and-go snack that should appeal to jerky lovers, keto dieters, fitness buffs, and pescatarians who know the value of Omega 3 fatty acids with no saturated fat.

They missed quark, so they started making it

When Kamilya Abilova came to New York from her native Kazakhstan to study at Columbia University, she hunted in neighborhood markets unsuccessfully for quark, a staple in Europe.

With a fat separator, it’s all gravy

OXO’s Good Grips Fat Separator simplifies the process of removing the fat from pan drippings.

ASK AMY

Neighbor wants to report disability fraud

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Malden’s Bobby Sager unveils his new book, ‘Invisible Sun,' with a little help from buddy Sting

Bobby Sager celebrated the release of his new book at a launch party in New York City Tuesday night.

NAMES

To depict CIA’s torture program in ‘The Report,’ Scott Z. Burns went to the man who exposed it

Burns wrote and directed 'The Report,' starring Adam Driver as Senate staffer Daniel Jones, who sent shockwaves through Washington with a 6700-page report on the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation programs.

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Career Collaborative celebrates job placement, development at leadership breakfast

The annual leadership breakfast for Boston nonprofit Career Collaborative recently drew a host of big names to the Harvard Club.

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Matt Damon relives Boston sports memories on ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’

Matt Damon and Bill Simmons discussed their Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox fandom during an hour-long conversation on Simmons’s podcast, reliving championships and other memories.

OBSESSION

Rent the Runway makes changing your outfit even easier

If you never thought you’d say “I never wear the same thing twice,” think again.

QUICK BITE

Test-driving Bluestone Lane in Harvard Square

The coffee chain a far cry from Crema Café, which it replaced, in Harvard Square. Whether that bothers you is a matter of personal taste. But, yes, the coffee’s good.

Want to save democracy? Start with your Little League

At the PTO meeting, in line at the grocery, getting my teeth cleaned — everyone, it seems, wants to talk about What We're Going To Do About America. So let's get started.

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John Legend is People’s Sexiest Man Alive and no one is having more fun than Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen made a cryptic confession to her nearly 12 million Twitter followers Tuesday night: "I have big news and it's killing me I can't say it and it's not a baby," the model and author wrote.

My kids wanted to know: What exactly did Jefferson do at Monticello, anyway?

We built a vacation around a lyric from ‘Hamilton,’ and the history lesson kept my daughters’ imaginations alive.

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New award to honor arts and activism named after Lena Horne

The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Horne.

Ask Amy

Eccentric in-law is invited to shut up

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

HELP DESK

How I traveled solo as a young woman and lived to tell the tale

Traveling alone goes against all the lessons I was taught as a child: Stick with your friends, don’t walk alone late at night, don’t talk to strangers.

Alaska is getting even more popular, but you can still skip the crowds

Here are five excursions to explore Alaska sans tourists.

DEVRA FIRST

The Sky Bar’s triumphant return

The chocolate bar with four separate fillings is back in production this week. This is the unlikely story of its salvation.

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Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson discuss whether he’d play Captain America again

Chris Evans isn’t closing the door on reprising his role as Captain America, but he’s also not overly enthusiastic about the idea.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ is coming to Boston in 2020. Here’s how to get tickets.

PBS's "Antiques Roadshow" will welcome 3,000 local guests to have their valuables appraised in Boston next year.

The VIP Lounge with Kay Hanley

We caught up with the Letters to Cleo singer to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

My hotel was overbooked, so where’s my refund?

After the Hotel San Giorgio in Italy turns Robert Arbanas away, it promises him a refund. So where's his money?

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Revisiting a Berkshire Christmas, 1967

An iconic Rockwell painting comes to life in Stockbridge.

GETTING SALTY

Getting Salty with Steven Peljovich of Michael’s Deli

The Miami native has been happily ensconced in Coolidge Corner for eight years — and wouldn’t even mind eating his last meal there.

Hello, winter solstice: Here’s where to make merry on the longest night of the year

Local organizations are hosting hayrides, bonfires, moonlight hikes, and lantern-lit strolls Dec. 21. Here’s a sampling of events.

Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

Days before it was finished, East German officials had discovered and destroyed it.

WHAT SHE'S HAVING

Make your own salad mix with sweet and bitter greens

When local lettuces are no longer in the markets, rather than turning to those big plastic boxes of baby greens, make your own mix.

Recipe: Take a jar and make enough Dijon vinaigrette to last all week

This recipe is for Dijon Vinaigrette from the food section of The Boston Globe

SEASONAL RECIPE

Recipe: Toss a hearty salad with roasted butternut, farro, baby kale, and sage vinaigrette

This recipe is for Butternut, Farro, and Kale Salad with Sage Vinaigrette from the food section of The Boston Globe

SEASONAL RECIPE

Recipe: Rainbow carrots, cut to look like faceted jewels, are pan-roasted and glazed with honey

This recipe is for Glazed Rainbow Carrots with Cumin and Honey from the food section of The Boston Globe

Unsent Love Letters

You’ll always be my baby

“We were love and light, posing as people. Our youth and our passion imprinted on that time and space and it still exists, somewhere in the world. I know it does because I felt it when you spoke through that phone… eight years later.”

BOTTLES

Joshua Bernstein wants you to drink better beer

He’s written five books on craft beer, including “Drink Better Beer,” released last month. We caught up with him to discuss his latest book, industry trends, and more.

THE CONFIDENT COOK

Recipe: It’s time to make an apple pie -- like this one with fresh cranberries in a flaky, buttery crust

This recipe is for Apple Cranberry Pie from the food section of The Boston Globe

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

INSIDER

This spice rub took 10 years to perfect

Herd Nerd’s salt and spice mixes will up your food’s flavor game

INSIDER

BlendJet a powerful blender for those on the go

With its sleek, lightweight profile, it’s impressively convenient and easy to pack for smoothies, shakes, baby food . . . or margaritas.