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.
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.
‘Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night,’ ‘A Water Bird Talk’ shine with their soloists
There is a temptation to interpret any opera in terms of opera itself; no art form is more self-aware. Odyssey Opera’s double bill of one-singer, one-act operas, Dominick Argento’s “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and “A Water Bird Talk,” presented over the weekend in Suffolk University's compact Modern Theatre — conductor Gil Rose's fledgling organization still experimenting with size and format and venue — was nominally about marriage: a sin of omission in the former, of commission in the latter. But both also invited consideration of opera’s artifice and essence.
Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT
Friday Roomful of Teeth came to MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to perform two premieres: Elena Ruehr’s a cappella opera “Cassandra in the Temples” and “Borderland: A Cantata for Ukraine,” by Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn.
Gas prices continue to drop while Thanksgiving travel hits 7-year high
Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped 6 cents to $2.87 a gallon last week, good news for the 2 million New England residents planning to travel this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.
Ethel Kennedy receives Medal of Freedom, highest civilian honor
President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.
Helping students with needs that extend outside the classroom
City Connects is based on the idea that a child distracted by pain, fear, or deprivation can’t possibly do as well in school as a child without those challenges.
Ahead of Ferguson decision, an education in nonviolence
As the nation awaits word on the fate of Darren Wilson, a Boston minister is teaching Missouri activists nonviolent tactics.
Charlie Baker taps Kristen Lepore for budget chief
Lepore, whose world spans both business and Beacon Hill, would be responsible for managing state coffers.
Tech firms say Obama’s immigration plan falters on visas
Boston companies said the president’s plan will not help a shortage of well-educated, technologically sophisticated workers.
Keystone XL fight sealed Mary Landrieu’s fate
The Democrat from Louisiana will be remembered for her failure; her colleagues for their lack of remorse.
Many can’t get beyond part-time positions
Even though they want full-time jobs, 7 million Americans are working part-time — 3 million more than in 2007.
Thanksgiving should change our outlook
This holiday has lifted up the importance not of bounty, much less privilege, but of attitude.