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Love Letters

‘He was an art student’s dream’

Recently I’ve found myself thinking back to someone who hurt me almost a year ago.

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Center Parcs UK in Bedfordshire, England.

Center Parcs UK, where you can park yourself for a few days of fun in England

It’s a collection of five village-style vacation parks, each secluded in woodland and devoid of cars. Bring your bike, or rent one at the cycle shed adjacent to the parking lot. Or walk.

A screenshot of Danny Amendola's Instagram story on Feb. 16, showing he and Olivia Culpo. (Danny Amendola/Instagram) *Alison Goldman got the lawyer's permission to run this online and in print*

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo spotted vacationing together

Are they back together — again?

Love Letters

My fiancé doesn’t know how to be alone

He has to constantly be with people when I am not around, and then I feel excluded.

Ask Amy

Partners ponder angles on infidelity

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act.

High court to consider case about reach of clean water law

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a case about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, as the Trump administration spars with conservation groups on the same crucial environmental question.

Johnny with his son Justin in Naples.

VIP LOUNGE | Johnny Pizzi

The VIP Lounge with comedian and magician Johnny Pizzi

We caught up with Pizzi to talk about all things travel.

Travel Troubleshooter

Can I get a refund after a Greyhound bus delay?

After Vivian Pisano experienced a 10-hour delay, the motorcoach operator left her waiting for a refund. It’s been weeks since her bus trip to nowhere. Maybe it’s time to call a consumer advocate.

Boston to London, with legroom and Terra Chips?

JetBlue is weighing plans to begin transatlantic flights. Its first route would likely be Boston to London.

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle.

How to survive the month of March in New England

March is the ugliest month. It’s almost spring, which is a tease because it’s still cold. If there’s snow, it’s dirty and you’re tired of it. Here are some fun things to see and do to help you make it to April.

A street musician plays guitar while tourists take selfies in Havana.

Don’t believe the hype, or the rhetoric. Cuba is still open and ready for American travelers

Despite new travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, it’s still possible for individuals to explore Cuba without taking part in a group tour or cruise.

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ to celebrate season two with NYC launch party

Tufts alum Joshua Seftel created the series.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Recipe: Salmon, shredded fennel, toasted couscous, and dairy-free yogurt go into this salad

In “A New Way to Food,” by Maggie Battista, founder of Eat Boutique, the author tells a personal tale of struggles with weight loss and how she eats now. This salmon salad is a favorite recipe.

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They started The Fresh Collective as a network for women in the food industry

Boston-area women in every facet of the food business are gathering at meetings and online to build a community with The Fresh Collective, founded by authors Maggie Battista and Leigh Belanger.

Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique is author of “A New Way to Food.”

In a new book, Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique chronicles her struggles with weight and how she eats now

In “A New Way to Food,” Maggie Battista writes that the book “shares my life-changing journey from fat girl to mostly well and happy-to-be-just-me lady.”

For the women of Stillman Quality Meats, Worcester has quickly become a happy home

Kate Stillman has very quietly come to embody the best of female entrepreneurship in the local food world.

Love Letters

‘He seemed to be everything I wanted’

Despite saying that he wasn’t getting bored with me and that he definitely wanted to still see me, the times we saw each other became more infrequent.

Recipe: A dish in ‘Red Hot Kitchen’ blends the Middle Eastern shakshuka with Asian sriracha

Author Diana Kuan writes that her version of shakshuka is for weekend mornings when no one wants to cut up chiles; instead she adds sriracha.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Grandmother doesn’t want adopted child in family photo

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Now you can use Frank Pepe Pizzeria’s tomatoes at home

You might not be able to turn out crust with the char like Pepe’s, but the sauce will be fresh tasting and delicious.

Ommegang Brut IPA


Not every Brut IPA is built the same

The Brut IPA, the latest on-trend style many of your favorite brewers are making, is still evolving.

Getting salty

A conversation with Carlos Tobon of Catalyst

Carlos Tobon has worked his way up in the restaurant industry, from a dishwasher at Blue Moon to special events at Catalyst, where he’s often requested by name.

Philippine National Red Cross and Health Department volunteers conducted house-to-house measles vaccinations to children at an informal settlers community in Manila on Saturday.

Philippine official says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

A measles outbreak that has been blamed partly on vaccination fears has killed 136 people, mostly children, and sickened 8,400 others, an official said.

Ask Amy

Fireworks interruption exposes an explosive temper

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away.

Love Letters

‘I have never been on a date with a woman ever’

I’m kind of a late-bloomer, so to speak.


Greater Boston author readings Feb. 17 - Feb. 23

A weekly calendar of literary events.

An illustration from James Sturm’s “Off Season.”

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Graphic novel tells story of 2016 election and a crumbling marriage; MIT Press publishes photos of Chinese artist, activist

The grim 2016 election season and its aftermath is both backdrop and foreground to James Sturm’s powerful new graphic novel “Off Season.”

President Trump gains weight, now considered obese

President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese.


Tie one on

A Providence-based furniture designer brings a creative touch to a larger audience

Boston, MA - 2/05/2019 - New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman taps his heart and points to the fans to show his love during today's New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Victory Parade. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 06parade, LOID: 8.5.332310335


Julian Edelman shares adorable Valentine’s Day tribute to his daughter on Instagram

It’s not just Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen expressing their love this Valentine’s Day.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bündchen after the Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen celebrate Valentine’s Day with romantic Instagram posts

The couple kept their social media declarations of affection short and sweet this year.

Steak frites features a New York strip from Northeast Family Farms.

Quick Bite

Chef Rachel Klein re-emerges in a friendly suburban spot in Sharon

The Square wants to be a neighborhood place and has succeeded right out of the gate. A group of investors opened it because they wanted a spot where they could hang out with their friends.

book review

Quiet, achingly complex portrait of a young mother amid divorce

“Territory of Light” is a novel by the late Japanese author Yuko Tsushima.

Peregrine and Rochambeau set to debut; Dorchester gets an American Provisions

Restaurant news you can use.

Bouquets of roses ordered in advance for Valentines Day sit in storage at Central Square Florist on Monday morning.


This column was supposed to drive a stake through the heart of Valentine’s Day. Sorry: I love it

The truth — and this may be the most subversive thing I’ve ever written — is that I happily celebrate it every year.


Globe Magazine

Blind dates: A behind-the-scenes look at Dinner with Cupid on its 10th anniversary

Fearless Cupid daters spilled some surprising revelations about the (sometimes cringeworthy) experience.

You don’t have to get rid of everything that’s bugging you in one go. A little patience will save your wardrobe and your wallet.


Some words of caution before you Marie Kondo your wardrobe

Donating everything to Goodwill might feel good initially, but it could leave you with a dysfunctional closet and probably won’t address the clutter’s root cause.

Ask Amy

Football player wants to do GoFundMe end run

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday.

the story behind the book

My mom, queen of the numbers

Bridgett Davis’s memoir, “The World According to Fannie Davis,” focuses on her mother.

Clockwise (from top left): Emily Blunt, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Constance Wu, Kacey Musgraves, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Julia Roberts.


Ahead of the Oscars, People magazine names the most stylish stars

They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.

King, the wire hair fox terrier, posed after winning

It’s good to be King: Wire fox terrier takes Westminster’s best in show

There were some boos — along with modest cheers — at Madison Square Garden when the judges named 7-year-old King, a wire fox terrier, the top dog.

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   |   Stitcher   |   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.