The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

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The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

The little blue (or white) dress that tore us apart

It’s not easy to earn the consensus of the entire Internet, but we can all agree that none of us can agree on the color of this dress. By Michael Andor Brodeur

// #TheDress is a big winner for retailer

British clothing retailer Roman Originals Ltd. is selling the infamous dress on its website, even using the hashtag #TheDress to promote it.


// 7 things every kid should master

A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.


// Chef Kevin Conner sees his food make people better

Kevin Conner, executive chef of Community Servings, produces over 1,000 meals for critically ill people and their families.

The Eye

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The Peabody Essex Museum turned into hipster central for an early celebration of “Audacious.”

// Week ahead: Music, theater, art, nightlife, and more

Critic’s pics for upcoming events.


// The Breakfast Club’s Karate Kid Thermos lunchbox

A Karate Kid Thermos lunchbox is propped on a shelf in the dining room of The Breakfast Club, sitting among other pop culture curiosities.


// Trillium Brewing set to expand

JC Tetreault and his wife, Esther, have signed a lease for Trillium Brewing Co. on a 16,000-square-foot space in Canton.


// North African cuisine helps melt winter away

Every New Englander has a snow story. Here is Gordon Hamersley’s, which includes Moroccan-born truck guys and a yearning for tagine.

All About That Look

// Christopher Chaun Bennett’s style demands a double take

Style is in the details for Christopher Chaun Bennett, and his wardrobe is full of them.

// Peruvian chicken fans in East Boston, Somerville, Chelsea

Pollo a la brasa is a meal eaten almost exclusively in restaurants in Peru and in Boston, where four eateries now offer it.

// Forum Bar & Restaurant to close

The owners of the restaurant that was heavily damaged in the Marathon bombings said the building’s landlord was nearly tripling rent.

Dining capsules

// Where to eat in Greater Boston

Globe critics offer their take on great places to grab a quick bite, or a sumptuous meal.


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// Chill: Shake it up

The newest gear, hottest peaks, and coolest places to warm up after a long day of chasing snowy thrills.

Globe Magazine

// Winter travel

Thirty-five ways to love a New England winter, plus touching the whales off Mexico’s Pacific coast.