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Love Letters

We’ll probably break up after graduation

I want to enjoy the time we have left together, but lately I feel so sad every time I’m around him.

From top: a slugburger, Borroum’s Drug Store, and the Coca-Cola Museum.

Food & Travel

Corinth, Miss.: The slugburger capital of the world

Don’t even think of asking for ketchup or you’ll get a blank stare like I did. You get the same look if you ask for the recipe.

New England winners

New England has a strong showing in annual specialty food awards

It’s the Oscar of food awards: Goodnow Farms Chocolate just won a Gold Sofi Award in the Specially Food Association’s annual contest for its 70% dark chocolate bar crafted with cacao beans from the jungles of Peru.


You missed Chartreuse Day, but now you can celebrate it any day you want

When it comes to imbibing, there are certain events best celebrated in a specific place: Kentucky Derby in Louisville; Oktoberfest in Munich, etc. And, as I learned a few weeks ago, May 16 in Detroit.

BOSTON, MA - 5/16/2019: Tyler Akabane foraging garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed and others around Turtle Pond area by Enneking Pkwy, Boston. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: LIFESTYLE TOPIC 22forage

One way to get back at that invasive plant strangling your garden? Eat it

If you can’t beat them, eat them. That’s the approach Cambridge restaurant Forage is taking to invasive species.

Ask Amy

Terminal disease is met with shrugging response

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Chef José Andrés speaks with Martha Stewart at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City. The day-long TIME 100 Summit showcases the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef José Andrés calls fired N.H. cafeteria worker a ‘hero’

The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef José Andrés.

Leonard Bailey, surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby, dies at 76

Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that sparked both worldwide acclaim and condemnation, has died.

Protesters for women's rights gather to march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

The lawmakers and other women have stepped forward to tell searing, personal stories — in some cases speaking about attacks for the first time to anyone but a loved one or their closest friend.


Filming begins downtown on Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’

Scenes were shot in the Liberty Square area on Sunday.


Kate Upton in town to support Verlander’s Astros

The actress and model was spotted dining downtown.

Randy Price has some words of wisdom for fellow cyclists: “Wear your helmets.”

WCVB’s Randy Price injured in bike mishap

The longtime Channel 5 morning news anchor was treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums, before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

A post-and-beam dream comes true

Yankee Barn Homes helps a Maryland couple build their happy place, near family and away from the hustle and bustle of their lives in D.C.

The Boston Calling Block Party brings free concerts to the Greenway on Thursdays.

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Boston Calling Block Party returns to the Greenway

Free concerts will take place on Thursday evenings through Aug. 29.

love letters

‘My boyfriend and I have two entirely different methods of fighting’

I’ve learned that when I am upset, I have to stay quiet, take a few deep breaths, and let myself calm down before I can come back to it. He wants to work it out now!


A soft touch

Marine Layer rethinks recycling with Re-Spun, a new line of tees made from your castoffs.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I was convinced I was being stood up’

Will he be impressed by his date’s Southern charm and parking karma?

Miss Conduct

Advice: Can a longtime friendship survive long distance?

Plus, what to do when a strong family resemblance causes awkward social situations.

Connections | Magazine

My dad never forgot how his uncle saved the family

More than half a century later, the unbreakable bond between my dad and his uncle stays with me.

Passengers, by The 7 Fingers. The group will take part in an early preview of Arts Emerson’s 10th anniversary season.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston May 20-June 2

Preview Arts Emerson’s 10th anniversary season, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz, mock court, and more.

Style Watch

Budget-friendly cabinets help reinvigorate a kitchen that served four generations

The owners of this Woburn home wanted to combine modern conveniences with reminders of the past.

The Missouri State Capitol.

Republican-led Missouri Legislature approves eight-week abortion ban

Missouri’s Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign it.

The main entrance to the Cocoanut Grove nightclub on Piedmont Street shows damage from the fire in 1942 that killed 492 people.

book review

How crisis changes nations, including our own

Jared Diamond’s new book is “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis’’

book review

Wrestling with the random, accidental death of a two-year-old daughter

Jayson Greene’s heartbreaking memoir about his late daughter Greta is “Once More We Saw Stars.’’

Miranda Taylor posed outside Christ College of Nursing and Health Science in Cincinnati. When she was 16 and weighed 265 pounds, she had obesity surgery.

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

Researchers say longer study is still needed to know lifetime effects of this radical surgery and that it’s a personal decision whether and when to try it.

Former president Jimmy Carter was released Thursday morning from a Georgia hospital after getting a hip replacement.

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip

Carter suffered a broken hip Monday as he was leaving to go turkey hunting.

Senator Karla May, a St. Louis Democrat, made a point about Missouri's proposed new abortion law during debate on Wednesday.

Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor

A wide-ranging Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy was just one step away from going to a supportive Republican governor after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday.

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Gretchen Warsen

“I’m really enjoying sort of this creative explosion. I can’t wait to get into the studio every day,” the artist says.

FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo dozens of Barbie dolls are displayed at the Mattel showroom at Toy Fair in New York. The Council of Fashion Designers of America will present its Board of Directors’ Tribute Award to the ever-evolving Barbie doll. The council said in a statement Thursday the idea is to celebrate Barbie as a fashion icon, coinciding with her 60th anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)


Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees

Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Michelle Obama. Barbie?

A grain bowl at Café Beatrice in Allston.

Quick Bite

Lunching and lingering at long-term pop-up Café Beatrice in Allston

Allston resident and restaurateur Will Gilson (Cambridge’s Puritan & Company) helms the six-month pop-up, named after his newborn daughter.

David and Betsy Epstein accepting the Wilmberly Award


Huntington Theatre Company gala raises $1.3 million

More than 440 people attended the May 6 event, which was held at the Boston Center for the Arts’s Cyclorama.

Uzo Aduba attends the Vanity Fair And L'oreal Paris DJ Night at 1Oak on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)


Uzo Aduba, John Slattery among Boston natives cast in ‘Mrs. America’

Created and written by Dahvi Waller, the series follows the ’70s movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.


Ronsky’s cafe transforms in June, and a Seaport beer garden blossoms with lobsters, pizzas, tacos

Restaurant news you can use.


‘Bachelorette’ alum Chris Lambton wins Dennis selectman’s race

The Dennis resident was elected Tuesday to a seat on the five-member board in his Cape Cod hometown, where he lives with his wife, Peyton, a season 10 contestant on “The Bachelor.”

From left to right, top to bottom: Steve Bullock, John Hickenlooper, Bill de Blasio, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand and Andrew Yang.

With so many options, potential voters struggle to keep Democratic candidates straight

Another day, another Democrat throws a hat in the ring, and voters ask, now who?

The Rolling Stones announced new United States and Canada tour dates after the band was forced to postpone planned performances so legendary frontman Mick Jagger could undergo heart surgery. (Pictured, left to right) Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Keith Richards in a 2018 file photo.


Rolling Stones will take Gillette Stadium stage July 7

Mick Jagger, 75, fresh off heart surgery, is back in action.

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson on Wednesday, May 15, called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, the latest GOP-dominated state emboldened by the possibility that a more conservative Supreme Court could overturn its landmark ruling legalizing the procedure. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

The state’s Republican-led Senate passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. It needs at least another vote of approval in the GOP-led House before it can go to Republican Gov. Mike Parson.

English folk-punk singer Frank Turner comes to Royale on Sept. 6-7, 2012. Photo credit: Erik Weiss. / / / 02turner

Big Plans

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

Suit: Practice, hospital covered for pedophile pediatrician

A Pennsylvania pediatric practice knew that one of its physicians was a threat to molest young patients but did nothing to protect them, and in fact took steps to shield the longtime staffer before he was finally arrested and pleaded guilty to sexually abusing dozens of children, according to a civil suit filed Wednesday.

NY legislation would require Epipen training for teachers

A legislative proposal in New York would require new teachers to complete training on how to use an EpiPen if a student suffers a severe allergic attack.

America’s birthrates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows. Some experts predict today’s young women will catch up with childbearing later in their lives.

US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed the measure Wednesday.

Alabama’s governor signs abortion ban into law

The law will make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison.

16nameswatchhill - This home at 10 Bluff Ave. in Westerly, R.I. happens to be just down the street from Taylor Swift's mansion. It's listed at $18.9 million. (Lila Delman Real Estate)

A home near Taylor Swift’s R.I. mansion is on the market for $18.9 million

For Taylor Swift fans, being neighbors with the pop star is a dream. But for someone with an available $18.9 million, it could be a reality.

A coveted glass orb made by Eben Horton.

The treasures of Block Island

There is something very special, and different, about this pork chop-shaped island set 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island.

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.