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Ask Amy

The kids are upset by Mom’s involvement with ‘stepson’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Express Yourself youth arts program celebrates 25 years

More than 1,600 people attended a performance at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.

MillerCoors’ beers have been the target of recent Anheuser-Busch advertising suggesting the beers contain corn syrup.

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

A Wisconsin judge ordered the Missouri brewer to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup.

Lauren Friel, owner of Rebel Rebel, has raised more than $18,500 for the Yellowhammer Fund selling $12 glasses of rose, an effort that will continue through Memorial Day. The GoFundMe campaign has already exceeded its $25,000 goal.


With bake sales and rosé sales, city’s hospitality industry is supporting reproductive rights

When Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban May 15, wine bar owner Lauren Friel responded: Her Somerville spot would donate 100 percent of rosé sales to a fund providing financial support to women seeking abortions at one of that state’s three clinics. A hastag — #roseforresistance — was born.

love letters

She’d rather spend time with her friends

All I hear is “friend this, friend that.”

Protesters for women's rights held a rally on the Alabama Capitol.

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions.

book review

And you thought xenophobic immigration policy was a new thing

Daniel Okrent’s “The Guarded Gate’’ examines how bigotry and eugenics came together in the Immigration Act of 1924.

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030.


Frowns on unreliable narrators and texting shorthand

Tayari Jones’s fourth novel is the award-winning and best-selling “An American Marriage.”

A group of drivers in New York protested against Uber prior to the company’s IPO earlier this month.

Four Takes

Lifetime job insecurity in the gig economy

Capsule reviews of “Temp,’’ “Raw Deal,’’ “Lab Rats,’’ and “The Forgotten Americans.’’

book review

Taut, complex tale of a WWII hero in occupied France

Julie Orringer’s new historical fiction involves a closeted journalist and his risky rescue of Nazi dissidents.

Emmet Van Driesche writes about life on a Christmas tree farm in his new book.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Rediscovering the father of the new left; running a tree farm

Boston cartoonist Nick Thorkelson’s new book is Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia, A Graphic Biography

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Keeping up with the Winklevii

Ben Mezrich’s new book, “Bitcoin Billionaires’’ revolves around two characters from his bestseller “Accidental Billionaires.’’


Greater Boston author readings May 19-25

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Protesters rallied in front of the State House in April 2016 as part of the Fight for 15 campaign.

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

Almost every Democrat running for president next year agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour.

Sharon 05/17/19: Simcha in Sharon- Quick Bite- The fried chicken at Simcha's, an Israeli inspired soul food restaurant in Sharon. Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (arts)

Quick Bite

Restaurants across the country are serving interpretations of Israeli cuisine. Simcha is part of that conversation.

Chef Avi Shemtov of the Chubby Chickpea and Tapped Beer Truck is behind the Sharon spot.

Boston, MA., 02/26/2019, Lydia Shire, who has been on the Boston dining scene for a long time and is still cooking. Globe staff/Suzanne Kreiter


Now’s your chance to buy something Lydia Shire owns — and eat an egg salad sandwich

Shire will appear at the SoWa Open Market on May 26 from 10 a.m. until closing time because she’s selling some of her prized belongings before relocating to a new apartment: expensive vases, teddy bears, designer purses, and yes, even some kitchen tools.

Real estate photos of 648 Canton Ave in Milton. (Deanna DiMarzio Real Estate Photography) 24namesslate

Just listed: Actress Jenny Slate’s childhood home in Milton for $1.95 million

Actress and comedian Jenny Slate often reminisces about growing up in Milton. Now, the yellow center hall Colonial Slate spent her formative years in is for sale.

Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. walked on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.


Scientists, astronauts, Jeff Bezos set to gather at JFK Library to mark moon landing anniversary

The JFK Space Summit is part of a yearlong celebration of the moon landing and the space program planned by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.


Retiring BU dean Tom Fiedler reveals his next act: Working on Cory Booker’s campaign

While he says he intends to be a “full-time volunteer” for the campaign, Fiedler’s exact role hasn’t been determined.

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is reduced or interrupted, which deprives it of nutrients and oxygen, often leading to brain damage.


How to spot and respond to the signs of a stroke

From the moment the strokes occurs, doctors have a limited time period during which they can administer treatments, so knowing the signs of a stroke is imperative.

At the hearing Wednesday, Representative Lauren Underwood, an Illinois Democrat, questioned Kevin McAleenan, the head of US Customs and Border Protection.

Tense exchanges over migrant children’s deaths rock House hearing

Representative Lauren Underwood on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration’s border policies for the deaths of migrant children, an accusation the acting head of the Homeland Security Department called ‘‘appalling.’’

N.H.’s tallest waterfall? Depends on when you ask

The fleeting nature of Dryad Falls leaves a narrow window for admiring the huge cascade at its most powerful. Springtime, also known as “mud season,” is your best bet.

Love Letters

Hooked up with an ex

I’m wondering . . . was it even a good idea to re-enter each other’s lives, knowing our history?

Ask Amy

Open marriage creates unstable triangle

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

A snowy owl in flight at Sachuset Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, R.I. The owl arrived in January and departed in April for a colder clime. More than 200 species of birds seasonally visit the 242-acre refuge with its 40 acres of salt marsh.

In R.I., refuge for birds and the people who watch them

The 242-acre refuge, open sunrise to sunset, is a magnet for bird enthusiasts, since more than 200 bird species visit the refuge seasonally.

A four-hour trip on Maverick Helicopters offers stunning views of the Grand Canyon and the lights on the Las Vegas Strip — especially at sunset.

Grand Canyon: Choose your own adventure

The Grand Canyon is a must-do — but how to do it is completely up to you.

An exterior view of The Channel nightclub in Boston on Jan. 31, 1990.

New podcast looks back at The Channel nightclub

A new podcast chronicles the rise — and demise — of The Channel, one of the most infamous nightclubs in Boston.

Christopher Muther

Is your laptop really more valuable than a life?

People retrieving their baggage during an emergency is a serious problem with fatal consequences. It’s time for a solution.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Granddaughter’s vulnerability elicits rude response

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.

You can find larger cruise ships but you wonÕt find a cruise line more popular than Viking (the Viking Sea, shown at right.) In just a couple of years, theyÕve won a slew of awards in the small ocean cruising category. (Diane Bair) 10cruisehaters

These cruises may turn haters into lovers

Here’s a look at two cruises — one oceangoing, the other a river ship — that totally nail the basics.

Joy Lim Nakrin (pictured in Cambodia) has been to five continents.

The VIP Lounge | Joy Lim Nakrin

The VIP Lounge with TV anchor Joy Lim Nakrin

We caught up with Nakrin, who lives in a Boston suburb, to talk about all things travel.

Alan Fausel is executive director of the American Kennel Club’s new Museum of the Dog.

Pet project: A look inside the new Museum of the Dog in Manhattan

After more than 30 years in a bucolic location on the outskirts of St. Louis, the American Kennel Club museum has moved back to the heart of New York City, where it first opened in 1982.

Brit d’Arbeloff surrounded by members of her family: (left to right) Alejandro, Sofia, Annie, and Nori d’Arbeloff.


Brit d’Arbeloff presented with Rogerson Award by Governor Charlie Baker

The first woman to graduate from Stanford with a mechanical engineering degree received the Charles E. Rogerson Award at Rogerson’s annual Welcome Home Gala at the Boston Cyclorama.

DoorDash is sprinting to Cape Cod

The food delivery service launched on the Cape this May.

Viviane and Pierre Lambert, left, parents of Vincent Lambert, appealed to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, arguing their 42-year-old son Vincent should be treated as disabled.

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.

15namesarthur - Mr. Ratburn and his husband Patrick in a scene from the PBS Kids show


Alabama Public Television refuses to air ‘Arthur’ episode featuring gay marriage

A recent episode of the children’s show featured the gay wedding of a favorite teacher, Mr. Ratburn, and his partner, an aardvark named Patrick.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

The SlotZilla Zipline at Fremont Street Experience allows visitors to fly like Superman high over downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: A kids paradise

Yes, it still has the casinos, the clubs, and the adult scenes that make it a draw for the 21-and-older crowd. But it’s also a fantastic kids destination. Here’s why.

Travel Troubleshooter

I had multiple heart attacks. Can I get a refund from HomeAway?

Before Melissa Smith and her family could check into their vacation rental in Hawaii, she suffered multiple heart attacks. Can she get a refund if she cancels?

Pro-choice protesters gather at Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., on May 19. Alabama passed a near-total abortian ban on May 14.


#StopTheBans: Lawmakers seek to criminalize abortion and risk women’s lives

A CDC report released this month said that black women continue to be more than three times as likely as white women to die of pregnancy-related issues. Why aren’t lawmakers putting in the work to save pregnant people?

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What She’s Having

At Baraka in Cambridge, a meal flavored by memory

When a restaurant you have history with relocates, is it still the same restaurant?

HBO original series Game of Thrones (Season 8). Pictured: Sophie Turner.

This author asked for a tweet-sized synopsis of ‘Game of Thrones’ — and the responses rained down like dragon fire

Even William Shatner weighed in.

Get that corn off the cob quickly and safely

The Corn Prep Peeler ($6.99) is OXO’s recent addition to its Good Grips line.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.