An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage
While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.
Hey, what happened to those branches?
Q. My wife and I came home one day recently and found a tree service cutting branches off some of our trees. We asked who they were and who hired them without our approval or advance notice. They identified themselves a tree service and said NStar hired them, but had no credentials. NStar should have notified us in advance, and I asked the tree service, did you give notice? “We rang the bell,” said one.
Recipe for Sicilian sweet-and-sour pumpkin
In this Sicilian side dish, sweet-and-sour vinaigrette and crushed red pepper highlight the savory side of the versatile sugar pumpkin.
Recipe for rutabaga and celery-root puree
The distinctive earthy flavors shine in this creamy puree, an alternative to mashed potatoes.
Recipe for green beans with brown butter and toasted hazelnuts
Brown butter, nuts, and lemon take green beans from ordinary to splendid.
Recipe for roasted parsnips, carrots, and squash
Orange juice adds brightness to this dish of roasted vegetables.
Recipe for pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust
Pureed pumpkin and warm autumn spices are beaten into a cheesecake batter to create a deeply flavorful dessert.
Recipe for pistachio and dried-cherry pan stuffing
Sufficiently dried bread makes the best stuffing since it absorbs the flavors and juices of everything else in the dish.
‘Foxcatcher,’ a quietly devastating drama
As the reclusive millionaire John E. du Pont, Steve Carell gives a career-changer of a performance.
‘Penguins of Madagascar’: big-screen liftoff
Espionage-obsessed “Madagascar” birds Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private get promoted to multiplex-marquee status.
‘Horrible Bosses 2’ works better
The sequel is a new misadventure whose negligibly refined formula somehow ends up being more consistently entertaining.
HIV survivor sounds a warning to young gays
Joe Lemieux sees a rise in risky behavior as medical advances usher in a false sense of security.
Hundreds in Boston protest Ferguson case
Demonstrators gathered in front of the State House Monday night.
Letter from suspect revives 2008 student murder case
In the letter, suspect Cornell Smith implicates himself in the killing of 22-year-old Rebecca Payne, according to prosecutors.
Protests roil Ferguson after grand jury decision
The protests erupted after word came from a grand jury that Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the death of Michael Brown.
Red Sox open wallets, themselves to new risk
The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an encouraging shift that shows the team will take risks.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel steps down
President Obama said it was Hagel’s decision to resign and thanked his former Senate colleague for “exemplary” service.
Signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval give Red Sox new look
Both were in Boston Monday for physicals and will be introduced on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway.