The Red Sox are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, and they bucked another trend: bad records in the month of September. Since their last postseason appearance, the Red Sox had finished at or below .500 in three straight seasons before posting a .640 winning percentage in this season's final month. A look at winning percentages by month for the past four Sox clubs:
Sharp script and a versatile cast add color to Lyric’s noir-ish ‘City of Angels’
“City of Angels,’’ now at Lyric Stage Company of Boston under the energetic direction of Spiro Veloudos, is a clever but uneven musical.
Eating ham at Easter dates back to at least sixth-century Germany
While the rest of the world celebrates with lamb, salty-sweet slices of cured pork have become the tradition in America.
Recipe for scalloped potatoes and celery root
Ham goes with scalloped potatoes the way peanut butter goes with jelly.
Recipe for roasted asparagus with miso butter
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Lighter meals replacing traditional Passover menu
In some Jewish homes, the perennial gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, brisket, and potato kugel are sharing menu space with fresher fare.
Recipe for matzo granola with walnuts, coconut, and raisins
When bread and cereals are cleared from the house during the extended Passover holiday, breakfast becomes a more challenging meal.
Recipe for roast chicken with fennel and orange
If you don’t want to use fresh fennel, substitute half a green cabbage and shred it, or 3 medium carrots and 3 stalks celery (each cut into 2-inch lengths).
Scale, detail, bravado in Adams show at Gallery 224
“Life, or Something Like It,” a new exhibition of more than 1,000 ceramic pieces by Christopher Adams, mimics nature’s tendency to diversify under favorable circumstances.
Batiashvili, Lewis sound in perfect accord at Jordan
Performing music by Schubert and Beethoven on Sunday afternoon, the violinist Lisa Batiashvili and the pianist Paul Lewis proved ideal partners.
‘Woman in Gold’ feels like a reproduction
An earnest, acceptable, and dull dramatization of how Maria Altmann got the Austrian government to return Gustav Klimt paintings.
Gaps must be filled to keep kids from falling into DCF system
“Our child welfare system needs more resources in many areas.” — Georgia Katsoulomitis and Susan Elsen
State’s support for DCF has to be measured in dollars
“The child protection agency shares the same types of underfunding and infrastructure problems as the MBTA.” — Erin G. Bradley
Federal funds for foster care need to be rethought
“Federal funding gaps shortchange prevention efforts that help parents manage mental health, substance abuse, financial distress, and other risk factors.” — Bruce Lesley
Karyn Polito must do more to prove her sincerity
“A major opportunity to rectify the hurt [the lieutenant governor] caused this community presents itself.” — Ray Drewnowski
Parents of transgender kids want their children to be treated equally
“We know the lieutenant governor wants her children to be safe and successful. We want the same thing for our kids.” — Deborah and Ron Peeples and nine cosigners
John Fish is Boston 2024’s main force — and its liability
If you really want the Olympics to come to Boston, you have to be asking yourself: How do you solve a problem like Fish?