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Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

Connections | Magazine

Staying in tune with my son in college through his Spotify feed

My son and I always related through music. I gave him his space when he went off to school, but followed his listening habits closely.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘I appreciated that he was reading on his Kindle’

They share an alma mater, liberal politics, and an interest in law. But are they too much alike?

Style Watch

Designing a girl’s bedroom that she’ll love as she grows

A sophisticated yet playful palette is the starting point for a child’s room in Wayland.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Socializing is stressful with my picky eater husband

His selective palate creates awkward situations. Plus, skinny-dipping rules.

Love Letters

I was about to say ‘I love you,’ when he dumped me

Did I wait too long? Or would saying those three little words have changed nothing.


Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 19-25 

A weekly calendar of literary events

William Hogarth’s “The Lady’s Last Stake “ at the MFA.


Mass fashion, en masse

Local institutions team up to celebrate the role of fashion in Massachusetts, from the 17th century to today.

story behind the book | Kate Tuttle

Uncovering a lost history of women in flight

“Fly Girls’’ is Keith O’Brien’s true account of the almost unbelievable sport of air racing. 

book review

Trying to see the big picture

How a propulsive, fragmented series of (surprisingly absorbing) vignettes of history and life form a novel


A memoirist with a deep love for memoir

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and A Memoir” blends true crime and memoir.

four takes

What you really learned in college

Caspule reviews of “This Side of Paradise”; “The Idiot’’; “Commencement’’; and “Educated’’

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Peek inside Olivia Culpo’s airy, chic Los Angeles loft

Rhode Island native Olivia Culpo lives on the West Coast these days, but she still brings a bit of “East Coast prep” to her LA loft.

6-22-2016 Boston, Mass. Annual Scholar Athlete Gala held at the TD Garden. L. to R. are Patriots Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek. photo by Bill Brett for

Camille Kostek grabs on-field photo — and on-field kisses — with Rob Gronkowski

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared a post-practice picture of the couple on Instagram. 

Lamb casserole at Home Taste in Arlington Heights.

Quick Bite

Home Taste comes to Arlington Heights

Why the new digs? “Many of our Watertown customers are from Arlington and were asking us if we’d deliver,” she tells me. It takes over the La Posada space not far from the Lexington border.

Tables: Fool’s Errand opens at last

Tiffani Faison says that she modeled the standing-room-only space after her favorite tapas bars in Barcelona and Madrid.

The port and village of Mousehole in Cornwall.

Ice cream, seascapes, and charm in a Cornish port

We wanted to get away for a week where no one we knew had ever traveled. Mousehole fit that bill and so many others.

love letters

Recommitting to my marriage after an affair

I don’t know how to get over this. It feels like the greatest loss I’ve ever experienced.

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday.

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Is quitting cigarettes worth the weight gain? Here’s what a new Harvard-led study says

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another.

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Harvard Gardens to host ‘Dog Days of Summer’ fundraiser for animal rescue

Proceeds will go Last Hope K9, a local animal rescue organization.

A Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center.


Interest in space tourism is sky high

Enthusiasm appears to have been reignited by images of SpaceX rocket boosters landing gently back on earth, Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster shot into solar orbit, and by the prospect of traveling aboard Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.

Coin-operated telescopes enhance the view along Stacey Boulevard in Gloucester.


How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester

Tell me, fellow Bostonians, why are you torturing yourselves in Cape Cod traffic?

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Wide reciever Eric Decker takes a break during practice. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Eric Decker and his family grabbed dinner at a local steakhouse

The Patriots wide receiver’s “lucky charms” were in Foxborough Tuesday.

Ask Amy

Family worries about a father’s criminal past

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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New England’s many ties to space exploration

The path to space runs through Worcester.

Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge | Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge with Marshall Crenshaw

We caught up with the “Someday, Someway” rocker to talk about all things travel.


Here, there, and everywhere

Sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen local restaurants and caterers during the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 20-23.

Cyclists on the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington.

How to make the most of New England’s rail-trail system

Ready to hit the trail? Here are five top-ranked rail-trails in New England.

Love Letters

Dating in a rural area is not easy for divorced mom

Well, now I’m single and the dating pool here is very ... small. The closest large city is about two hours away. How do I find a good guy to date?

This combination of photos shows actress Reese Witherspoon, center, with two cover images of novels she selected for her book club, Something In The Water, by Catherine Steadman, left, and


After Oprah, celebs launch book clubs of their own

Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Jessica Parker have all jumped on the trend.

Cheryl Dyment posed for a portrait at her studio in Middleton.


One man shared his story of a terrifying brush with death. This artist says it saved her life

A Middleton artist whose aneurysm burst is grateful to another survivor for sharing his cautionary tale.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown talks with media at Trump Tower in New York. The Senate on June 8, 2017, confirmed Brown as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)


Scott Brown plays hoops with former Charlestown High star, then takes in a Celine Dion concert in New Zealand

There’s no end to the demands placed on the US ambassador to New Zealand and former senator from Massachusetts.

Globe Magazine

Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt.

The baked stuffed lobster at The Wild Rose Restaurant at Stonehurst Manor.

Baked stuffed lobster, where have you gone?

The labor-intensive classic New England dish used to be a restaurant staple, but it’s a little trickier to find these days.

How to get ready for the next fun-filled chapter in Maine

The “Maine Play Book” is organized by season, and each section features farms, nature preserves, and parks, as well as events and activities for families.

You might think there are more vegetarians than ever. You’d be wrong

The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years — and it’s still a pretty small group, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer arrive at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Amy Schumer celebrates 6 months of marriage to Mass. chef husband on Instagram

“I love you more every day. sorry my fart woke us up this morning,” the actress and comedian wrote in her Instagram caption.

Travel Troubleshooter

My mom’s in a wheelchair. Why can’t I sit with her, American?

Why won’t American Airlines allow Bo Bao to sit with his mother, who uses a wheelchair, on a flight from Dallas to Paris and back? I find the answer.

Medical workers disinfected the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside an Ebola treatment center run by The Alliance for International Medical Action on Monday in Beni, Congo.

Congo’s health ministry says Ebola spreads to second province

Congo’s latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease.

Produce at the Clark Farm stand at the Salem Farmer's Market.

How to make the most of farmers’ markets now

Here are six things to know before you hit that local farmer’s market. And if you don’t know where the closest one is, we’ve got you covered.

Liev Schreiber.


Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

The “Ray Donovan” star is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer’s camera.

There’s a new Girl Scout cookie in town (but not all towns): Caramel Chocolate Chip

The gluten-free, peanut-free treat is made with caramel, chocolate chips, and sea salt. The new flavor was announced today, and selling season begins Dec. 4.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. During a performance on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, Beyonce dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit.

In this 2016 file photo, a man shot heroin into his arm in Boston.


Ignoring the benefits of supervised injection facilities isn’t just callous. It’s deadly

SIFs are widely supported by doctors on the front lines of addiction treatment who point to mountains of evidence. Opponents lean on pop psychology.

This is Benedetto's mozzarella  and anchovies extravaganza.

Summer salads to keep your tastebuds guessing

These recipes from local chefs are both deliciously unusual and unusually delicious — a snap to toss together at home.

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.