Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut
A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.
Recipes for stromboli, three ways
With store-bought pizza dough, it’s an easy and filling snack for Super Bowl celebrations.
The fans’ guide to Super Bowl XLIX
If you’re tired of hearing about deflated balls, these spots will pump you up — with Tom Brady, cool clothes, venison hot dogs, beer, and plenty of TVs.
Seth Greenberg enjoys an evening with ‘Scotty’ Brown
The Mistral owner has been returning to Boston to assay Bastille Kitchen, his new French Bistro in Fort Point.
John Lam’s adventurous sense of style
The Boston Ballet dancer, who was named a principal in the company in August, uses creativity to his advantage — even in how he dresses.
Paris runways full of intrigue
At Paris’ high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.
Ahearn screens breakthough hip-hop film at Brattle
Charlie Ahearn’s “Wild Style” is the 1982 hip-hop movie that introduced a new culture to the world.
‘Black River’ by S.M. Hulse
Hulse is a gifted wordsmith with promising dramatic instincts. But the novel’s finest moments are in the spare elisions of its first hundred pages.
Smokey’s really got a hold on him
A chat with Somerville native Jesse Nager, who plays Smokey Robinson in “Motown: The Musical” now at the Opera House.
The week ahead: music
Critic’s picks for noteworthy concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.
Critics’ picks: theater, dance, arts
Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Morality Play.”
Jay Murray: A steakhouse chef with a vegetarian family
The Grill 23 & Bar chef cooks steaks by day, and caters to a vegetarian family by night.
Aka Bistro’s pour for the hearty stew
Restaurateur Christian Touche says a 2012 Chateau du Trignon Cotes du Rhone complements coq au vin.
Red Bird recycles the Tuscan Grill
The tree branch sculpture mounted above the Waltham bistro’s kitchen is made from utensils left from a former tenant, the Tuscan Grill.
Sixpoint’s Bengali is one cool brew
Sixpoint comes in shiny, skinny, silver cans, the kind you associate more with energy drinks than cream ales.
TV Critic’s Corner for Thursday, Jan. 29
Parenthood 10 p.m., NBC
This series, from “Friday Night Lights” executive producer Jason Katims, developed a fiercely loyal following during its six-season run
After a fire, how to clean up what’s left?
Q. I had a severe fire in my house, and everything smells of smoke, and many items are coated with smelly grease. How can I clean off all this smelly stuff? Dishes are especially affected.
SMELLY AFTER FIRE