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The pumpkin beer we love to hate, but secretly (sort of) enjoy

A curious thing happens in Greater Boston when you order a Pumpkinhead: More often than not it comes in a pint glass whose rim has been caked with cinnamon and sugar.

Ask Amy

Sudden plan to move ties partner in knots

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Leading senators say have outline of health insurance deal

Two leading senators say they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. But Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray say in brief interviews that they still have unresolved issues.

Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

 Continues payments for two years to insurers for reducing out-of-pocket such as deductibles for lower-income consumers. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the government will spend around $20 billion on the cost-sharing reductions over the next two years. President Trump blocked the payments last week.

Brooklyn, New York-John Hodgman, author of “Vacationland” lies on a grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery. John Hodgman is a writer, comedian and author of three best-selling books about fake facts. He is the host of the Judge John Hodgman podcast and contributes a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. Vacationland is his first non- fiction book. The Brookline native will appear at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on November 1 at 6 PM , followed by a book signing at the Brookline Booksmith at 7 PM.

Q&A | Magazine

Comedian John Hodgman runs out of fake facts, turns to the truth

The Brookline native weighs in on his first nonfiction book, rage and spite here in Massachusetts, and Maine’s “painful beaches.”

Carbonara with clams, from Matt Jennings’s “Homegrown.”

Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams

Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.

From left: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari with Pam and Steve DiFillippo.


Davio’s opens in Braintree with a party

Some of owner Steve DiFillippo’s friends help him celebrate.

In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, Bryant Johnson, personal trainer for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in Washington, with his new book,

Book’s challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Interest in the workout regimen of the Supreme Court’s oldest justice and in the personal trainer behind it has only grown since the election of President Trump.

Alexis de Tocqueville chronicled American and French democracy

Perspective | Magazine

What Donald Trump has in common with Napoleon III

Alexis de Tocqueville famously extolled democracy in America, but his look at French politics may say more about us today.

Ask Amy

Marriage flounders over financials

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

As reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Love Letters

Should she cut contact?

“I feel like I’m kind of holding on to this idea of ‘us’ instead of moving on completely.”

Chef Matt Jennings loads produce from Ward’s Berry Farm into his truck.

Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine

Townsman chef Matt Jennings is focused on local ingredients, and his debut cookbook, “Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots,” is being published this week.

Jeff Bauman used pilates to regain strength with the help of instructor Julie Erickson (top).


South End pilates instructor helped Jeff Bauman become ‘Stronger’ after bombing

Julie Erickson has been a pilates instructor for 22 years.

From left: Emerson Kington, technical director for the orchestra; Jo Frances Meyer; Peter Fiedler; Gene Dahmen; and music director Christopher Wilkins.


Boston Landmarks Gala raises money for free summer concerts

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gala at the Omni Parker House Saturday evening raised money for their annual free summer concert series at the Hatch Shell.

Insider: Microplane’s 2-in-1 Core And Peel tool

When turning out pies or tarts or mixing up a batch of applesauce, you’ll be relieved to find this $12.95 tool in the kitchen drawer.

Frying pan pizza

Family Meal

This pizza is a party in a pan

The technique is not only kid-friendly, it’s kid-party-making. Of course that’s not very hard, but how often does kid party translate to high-caliber, adult fare?

Getting Salty

Darryl Settles enjoys serving up music and southern food

Settles — also a founder of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival — reflects on chicken and waffles, Boston’s lack of late-night dancing for a mature crowd, and Will Smith.

Mango-banana ‘ice cream’

Recipe: A healthier alternative to ice cream is dairy-free and eggless — and really good

A frozen confection that resembles ice cream has a base of bananas, but no cream or eggs. It’s easy enough for kids to make (with a little supervision).

Recipe: A chicken dish the Circassians brought to Turkey is part of the mezze table

An unusual sauce made with walnuts, bread, cilantro, cayenne, and paprika is tossed with shredded chicken to make a popular Turkish mezze dish.

Easy French flatbread

The Confident Cook

Recipe: A French flatbread shaped into a leaf is ridiculously easy to make

The traditional French flatbread takes on heavenly scents of olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Large amounts of sea ice forced Adelie penguins to travel farther for food last summer.

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Almost all the chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer

Panera is one of only two national chains to receive an A grade on a rating of top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Taking the antibiotics out of our takeout

Panera and Chipotle were the only national chains to receive an A on an annual report card grading top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Nathan Myhrvold

Q&A with Nathan Myhrvold, author of ‘Modernist Bread’

Myhrvold holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, among other degrees, so he is used to questioning everything, and creating innovations.

Chicken tikka masala with tadka dal, rice, and naan at Guru the Caterer in Somerville.

What She’s Having

Chicken tikka masala at D’Guru is spot on

Chicken tikka masala is a bright, pumpkin-colored mixture of marinated chicken simmered in a spicy, creamy tomato sauce. Guru the Caterer’s version is spot on.

Miss Conduct

I lost a parent, and people aren’t even sending cards

A bereaved letter writer and a laid-off worker wonder why friends and colleagues aren’t reaching out.

Cary Elwes attended a screening of


Actor Cary Elwes surprises fan at 30th anniversary screening of ‘Princess Bride’

Fans were surprised with an appearance from the film’s prince charming at a special screening of the film.


Takashi Murakami stops by Late Nites party at the MFA

His “Lineage of Eccentrics” show was open for an preview before it’s official opening to the public on Wednesday.

Co-chairs Paige Sutphin, Demi Isenstadt, and Sonja Kelly at the Storybook Ball.


Storybook Ball raises $2.2 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children

The event highlighted the outstanding research and advancements at the hospital’s Food Allergy Center.

Ask Amy

Gun-toting brother-in-law wants to open-carry around kids

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

FILE - In this file photo dated Dec. 12, 2005, tourists observe scores of Adelie penguins gathered at Brown Bluff on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. According to research released Sunday Oct. 15, 2017, by environmental group WWF, scientists say a “catastrophic breeding failure” occurred when thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony died of starvation last summer when adult penguins were forced to travel further for food, with only two chicks surviving the existential phenomena. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, FILE)

Researchers sound alarm over Antarctic penguin chick deaths

Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer.

Today: What’s happening on HUBweek’s last day

HUBweek wraps up Sunday, its sixth jam-packed day. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this mini-city of domes and artfully designed containers on City Hall Plaza, there’s still time.

Author Malcolm Gladwell (right) listened to Dr. Atul Gawande at Faneuil Hall Friday during a HUBweek event.

How a simple health care fix can save more lives than penicillin

Atul Gawande and Malcolm Gladwell shared a wide-ranging conversation about rethinking health care, and introducing innovative systems to help save more lives.

A man checked his phone after parking on Columbus Avenue in Boston.

Boston’s housing future? Compact living spaces, no parking

If you think parking in Boston is scarce now, just wait a decade or two — when it all but disappears.

Producer Harvey Weinstein in 2015 at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

nestor ramos

In Harvey Weinstein’s wake, will anything change?

It’s tempting to imagine this moment is evidence of some sort of progress. Is it?


Celtics get all gussied up to kick off the season

The team’s annual Shamrock Gala raises $1 million for charity.

Style Watch

A Dorchester loft gets a budget-friendly makeover

A small space gets a pulled together look that plays up its best architectural features.


Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine

Readers weigh in on the Fall Travel issue, immigration affecting population, teacher appreciation, and more.

Headphone-wearing partygoers dance at “Live Silent Disco” Thursday night at City Hall Plaza, where three DJs played. Different colors indicated which DJ were listening to. The event was part of Hubweek.

Partygoers, in headphones, groove out at Live Silent Disco

A dance party was in full swing — quietly — in the middle of City Hall Plaza Thursday night.

Connections | Magazine

A Dinner With Cupid reader speaks up about what daters are getting wrong

More than 20 years after an awkward first date, some advice for disappointed Dinner With Cupid participants

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘We decided to stay for another drink’

Will these longtime Cupid fans find each other intoxicating?

The Latest: Trump tells Dems to ‘call me to fix’ health care

The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care (all times local):

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi departed a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington after responding to President Donald Trump's executive action that will halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law on Friday.

Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ the ‘broken mess’ that is health care

In a pre-dawn tweet, the president reiterated his oft-stated argument that “Obamacare is imploding.”

Violinist Johanna Szarkowski (center) focuses as she and her fellow members of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra follow the lead of Music director Yoichi Udagawa.

In Melrose, a century of making music

The Melrose Symphony Orchestra marks its 100th season -- the nation’s oldest, continuously performing volunteer orchestra.

Nintendo has released a mini version of the beloved original NES game console.

tech nomad

Retro? That’s the hot new thing.

Companies are bringing out gadgets inspired by less techy times — and they are catching on.

Wolf Kahn, “Barn Against the Sun #2,” 1985, Oil on Canvas

the obsession

For a few days, a traveling museum at Cyclorama

Forty galleries from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the United States take part in the Boston International Fine Art Show Oct. 19-22.