The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings
Inside the take-no-prisoners world of the Dunkin’ franchise kings.
Bill Littlefield on a father-son softball story
In retirement, Mo Englander was looking to stay busy. So his son, Matt, started him a team.
An open letter to the BSO’s Andris Nelsons
Settle down. Innovate. Stay fit. Some friendly advice for the BSO’s new maestro.
Perfect accessories for cool-weather weddings
Personalize your special dress with deep gold, frosty silver, lush beading, delicate feathers.
State-by-state breakdown of Dunkin’ Donuts shops
The figures are from the Dunkin’ Brands Group, noting they are the most recent figures.
Dr. Ebonie Woolcock returns to Dorchester to help her old neighborhood
Ebonie Woolcock saw her first cadaver during a summer science program when she was in high school. Far from being grossed out, she was entranced. “I fell in love,” she says.
That teenager is now Dr. Woolcock, an obstetrician and gynecologist who recently returned to her Dorchester roots by joining the medical staff at Bowdoin Street Health Center. The circular path she took from her childhood in Codman Square back to the old neighborhood was one pitted with setbacks but fueled by a desire to show other minority youth that they, too, can dream, and achieve.
In Merrimack Rep’s ‘Year Zero,’ fresh faces but an old story
“Year Zero” is the season-opener for Merrimack Repertory Theatre, which is smartly using it to connect with Lowell’s large Cambodian community. Despite its fresh cultural trappings, though, the script seems to prove that stories about immigrants assimilating tend to be alike.
Lehninger’s Beethoven begins BSO’s season with a bang
The Boston Symphony Orchestra opened with an odd assortment of works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, and Beethoven, conducted by Marcelo Lehninger.
Book review: ‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay’ by Elena Ferrante
Near the end of Elena Ferrante’s new novel, “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay,’ the narrator, also named Elena, prepares to meet a childhood friend she hasn’t seen in many years. She bathes and dresses her children and then readies herself, trying on every dress she owns. But nothing looks right. “I resigned myself to being what I was,” she writes. The necessity and impossibility of such a resignation is a major theme in all of Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, a series in which her latest is the third of four projected books
Collaborative spirit showcased in McCusker’s dances
“‘Hey!’ + Other Dances,” at Somerville’s Center for Arts at the Armory, featured many of choreographer Daniel McCusker’s treasured veteran collaborators.
She can’t forget the past
Q. Hi, Meredith,
I’m embarking on a new relationship and I’m finding myself hung up on some things that happened in the past with this guy (I’ll call him Sam) whom I have known for over 10 years.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co. on an IPA mission
The owner of a Cambridge beer bar is opening a large brewery in Woburn in early 2015.
Interview with actor Jason Segel on writing a children’s book
Jason Segel, actor and musician, can now add author to his résumé. With Kirsten Miller, author of the “Kiki Strike” and “Eternal Ones” children’s series, Segel, 34, has co-written “Nightmares!” The middle-grade novel, the first part of a planned trilogy, is about 12-year-old Charlie Laird, who must face his fear of bad dreams to save rescue his brother from the world of nightmares.
Boston-area To Do list
According to The Black Keys, the title of the rock duo’s latest release, “Turn Blue,” could refer to suffocation, sadness, numbness from extreme cold, a Cleveland late-night TV host from the ’60s, or all of the above. Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. $35-$85. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
A look at Saturday and Sunday TV programming, including “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” on HBO.