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Ask Amy

Family holiday drama brings on big changes this year

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Nobel laureates Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege posed during a press conference on Sunday in Oslo.

Nobel recipients demand action against sexual violence

One of the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.

Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III with CLF president Bradley Campbell at the gala.


Representative Kennedy honored at Conservation Law Foundation gala

The Conservation Law Foundation gave its President’s Award to congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III during its biennial gala last week.

Eva Furlong of Winchester (second from right) attended “The Nutcracker” with daughters Maya and Nina and sister-in-law Donna.


Winchester family wins ArtsBoston prize for buying 250,000th ticket

Eva Furlong of Winchester bought the milestone ticket and went with her family to Saturday’s matinee of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s performance of “The Nutcracker.”

Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

Michigan’s chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation over the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday, making Dr. Eden Wells the second member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Cabinet to go before a jury.

Connections | Magazine

Feeling blue at the holidays? Here’s a thought that may help.

During the most wonderful time of the year, sadness sometimes, somehow finds a way to creep in.

The work of nature photographer Ansel Adams will be featured in an exhibit opening at the MFA on Thursday. Above: Adams’s Clearing Winter Storm, taken at Yosemite National Park about 1937.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 10-16

Ansel Adams exhibit at the MFA, tips on traveling better from globe-trotting journalists, the Cultural Survival Bazaar, and more.

Style Watch

A designer’s own bedroom gets a Bohemian makeover

Textiles and clean lines take this Pioneer Valley master bedroom from bland to Bohemian.


Tumblr and the Internet’s identity crisis

Tumblr’s sweeping ban on adult content misreads the room.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘There were a lot of birthdays that night in the restaurant’

Will too many rounds of “Happy Birthday” kill the mood for these daters?

Your 2018 holiday gift guide

Looking for that special something? Don’t stress out, we’ve got a ton of ideas.

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

The national school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

The dining area at Shore Leave in the South End offers a South Seas vibe.

Quick Bite

Shore Leave: a subterranean tiki party in the South End

The Bar Mezzana crew goes underground with rum-filled drinks and Asian-inspired finger food.

“Francis Grant, Mule Spinner, Bartlett Yarns, Harmony, ME” by Steve Dunwell

Art review

The clothes some wore, the clothes some made

A show at Massachusetts Historical Society and one at the Charles River Museum dress up history.

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Tatianna Lewis

The self-taught painter on her identity, her inspiration, and Instagram Stories.

love letters

I’m sick of dating

I mean, at what point does it become actual insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Miss Conduct

Advice: How can I tell friends about my spouse’s cognitive decline?

We used to frequently have overnight guests, but mental health issues mean we can’t anymore, and my husband doesn’t want me to say why.


Hingham for the holidays

A trio of local businesses pop up at Derby Street Shops.

hot ticket

Through Downtown Crossing, a family holiday stroll

If your child is too squirmy to sit through a full production of “The Nutcracker,” head to Downtown Crossing for a musical stroll instead — and spend some time with cast members.

Crema Café to close, but the news isn’t all bad: Revival expands and Bluestone Lane moves in

Restaurant news you can use.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigrants walk into a building at South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Half a dozen families who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center past 20 days. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

81 migrant children separated from parents since June

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice.

Holiday gifts for avid travelers

Lose your stress and add some ho-ho-ho to your holidays with these gift suggestions that are sure to delight your favorite fellow travelers.

Love Letters

We love each other, but I’m doing all the planning and paying

I plan the dates, I organize our events, I pay for almost all of it, even. I’m independent, but I wish he would just initiate something.

Hair from John Quincy Adams pictured in “Specimens of Hair.”

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

A global collection of hair; a Q&A on Mount Desert Island

Peter A. Browne, a 19th-century naturalist, put together samples from animals and men and women from around the globe

In 1893, Madeline Pollard filed suit against congressman W.C.P. Breckinridge.

Book Review

In ‘Bringing Down the Colonel,’ a Victorian scandal that feels #MeToo familiar

Patricia Miller started researching her book 12 years ago, but it feels strikingly familiar.

Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

Disneyland misting tower suggested as Legionnaires’ disease source

A cooling tower that provides mist to make visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last year near the theme park, an official testified.

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

Thorny ties between dad and daughter

In “The Wine-Lover’s Daughter,” Anne Fadiman writes about her father, essayist and critic Clifton Fadiman.

Ask Amy

Aunt wonders how to counsel niece on marriage

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Love Letters

He doesn’t have a car

He’s smart and sweet ... and he has no car and works full-time as a bartender, which means he’s around a lot of “partying,” which he’s told me himself.

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This ship wants to make millennials like cruises

The Celebrity Edge promises to revolutionize how people sail, with new technology, striking design, and a Magic Carpet.

Fries aren’t good for us, and we know it. So let’s stop freaking out over Eric Rimm’s six-fry prescription.


Breaking: Area nutrition professor advocates for actual nutrition

Only six fries? Internet, you’ve got better things to freak about.

Ambassador Scott Brown at a Celtics game earlier this year.

Ambassador Scott Brown qualifies for world triathlon championship for his age bracket

The former Republican senator from Mass. shared the news in a weekend Twitter post.

Is this a serving of French fries? A Harvard professor begs to differ.

Six fries per serving? Internet fired up over Harvard prof’s skimpy serving suggestion

After a Harvard professor suggested that six French fries equals a serving, social media collectively responded with a resounding: “No.”

According to a poll, most of us would rather save our pennies instead of feeling pressured to swap presents.

How to opt out of swapping gifts (or at least buy less and stress less)

We’ve got expert tips for how to bow out of gift-giving gracefully and other advice to maximize savings and minimize stress.

Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

Utah patients can use medical marijuana legally after a compromise agreement was signed into law, but they likely won’t be able to buy it legally until at least 2020, officials said Tuesday.


Greater Boston author readings Dec. 9-15

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Don’t miss the famed lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise Square. in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Five festive New England towns to get you in the holiday spirit

These places are picturesque and charming year-round, but they’re especially magical during the holidays.

The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration was held at the Four Seasons Hotel for Boston couples together 50 years or longer.

‘I want her. I need her. I love her’: 75 Boston couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

“How did we do it?” 82-year-old Jim Sheehan asked his wife, Patricia, with a sheepish grin.

Christopher Swan in Alaska.

The VIP Lounge with stage actor Christopher Swan

The Barre, Vt., native is a Sox fan and excited about coming to Boston for a two-week run (Dec. 18-30) of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella — The Musical” at the Emerson Colonial Theatre.

“Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah” by Ansel Adams

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Actress Priyanka Chopra (right) and singer Nick Jonas during the mehendi Friday, a day before their Western-style wedding ceremony at Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, India.

Here are photos and videos from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s elaborate wedding(s) in India

Singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra tied the knot this past weekend — and photos and videos are being released of the dayslong celebration.

A BBQ bacon burger at Wahlburgers.

Wahlburgers to open in London in the spring

The local burger chain will join competitors like Shake Shack and Five Guys when it opens across the pond.

Chef-owner Tracy Chang at Pagu in Central Square.

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Pagu: A restaurant named for the chef’s dog, where dishes deserve to have their picture taken

The menu at Pagu in Cambridge throws a net around Spain, Japan, Taiwan, and of-the-moment American food culture and pulls it comfortably snug.

New cookbook offers recipes for latkes, kugel — and flank steak sandwiches

“From Our Kitchens: Recipes and Stories from the Boston Jewish Community” features recipes old and new alike.

Guests at Pagu in Cambridge for the Boston launch party for The Infatuation.

The Infatuation is here, and it’s infatuated with Boston food

Nine years after its start in New York City, and expansion to culinary hot spots like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Austin, the restaurant recommendation site recently added Boston to its club of 12 home cities.

Christina Tosi started as a pastry chef for David Chang of Momofuku Ssam Bar.

Home, sweet new home: Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar is coming to Cambridge

The first Milk Bar in Manhattan drew a following with crack pie — a gooey, oat-crusted, butter-and-brown-sugar rush — and cereal milk soft-serve.

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.