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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

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An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.

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What does your money buy in Westport?

A sampling of homes on the market in Westport includes a Colonial with a workshop and bar and a waterfront compound with two cottages.

The most intimidating Spelling Bee champion you’ll ever see

Nihar Janga appeared primarily focused on letting a national television audience know that he’s not a young man to be trifled with.

It’s Star Wars Day at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday.

17 ways to make the most of Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Here’s how to make the most of it.

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Henry Heimlich describes the maneuver he developed to help clear obstructions from the windpipes of choking victims, while being interviewed at his home in Cincinnati. Heimlich recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Heimlich said Thursday, May 26, 2016 that he has demonstrated the well-known maneuver many times through the years but had never before used it on a person who was choking. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing the Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time.

quick bites

A taste of Portland, or Austin, on the Hill

By day, Winter Hill Brewing is a cafe that sells pastries and other goodies. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday, it transforms into a restaurant.

Getting divorced? Men, in all likelihood, your diet will suffer

A new study found that when their marriages come to an end, men turn to a much worse diet than women do.

There’s an app for that

How to turn your kid’s phone into a science kit

Google’s new Science Journal app uses the inner workings of your phone to teach the inner workings of the world.

Filmmaker Ray Williams searched high and low in Vietnam for Anthony Bourdain.

In search of Anthony Bourdain, armed with just a camera and a love of travel

Ray Williams left Boston’s shores and arrived in the majestic terra firma of Iceland with little more than the idea to make a travel film about . . . something.

A Salvatore Ferragamo handbag.


‘Not your grandmother’s thrift store’

Boutique consignment has been growing in popularity.

Muther (left) and Icelandair flight attendant Páll Magnús Gudjónsson.

Christopher Muther

Icelandair’s new buddy system better than a bag of pretzels

Icelandair introduces a first-of-its-kind program where travelers are paired with an employee of the airline to get a different perspective of the country.

A gallery wall in the kitchen displays a variety of multi-era prints.

Home design

A beach-side retreat that’s not too beachy

The owner of this home, a Manhattan resident, craved a calm, seaside retreat. She found what she was looking for in a new cottage community in Dennis Port.

5 questions to ask before launching a summer diet

It’s that time of year again. The time to get that so-called “beach body” promised by every magazine in the checkout aisle.

Eric Brennan at Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams & Bacon in Tennessee.

Boston chefs hit the road feasting on food finds

Boston restauranteur Chris Himmel and some of his staff hit the road in an RV to cook, eat, and chat with local chefs at stops along the way.

A Green Jay.

Traveling for the birds

“Lots of people will hop on a plane just to see one bird,” according to naturalist Marisa Oliva.

29hte- Classico Cyclismo film fest. (handout)

Here, there, and everywhere

From a cycling film fest to a New Orleans hotel

Check out a summer camp for adults only in Vermont or visit the iconic Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans when it reopens in June.

Love Letters

Should she tell his fiancee before moving on?

I found out a few weeks ago that he got engaged to someone that he has been involved with all along.

travel troubleshooter

Alitalia mixed up passengers — and their bags

Alitalia confused her ticket with another passenger with the same last name. Then it gave that person her luggage. She wants to be compensated.

The JAG Hotel offers 84 rooms, each adorned with


The JAG Boutique Hotel turns up the beat

The hotel, which features rooms with a rock star theme, sits near the busy waterfront of St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland.

The ceremony to become an honorary Newfoundlander includes kissing a cod and drinking a shot of Screech Rum.

Kiss a cod and drink some rum: It’s tradition

To become an honorary Newfoundlander, there’s a ritual where you recite a limerick, kiss a cod, and down a shot of the local booze, Screech Rum.

La Manche Provincial Park on Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail.

The best trail you’ve likely never heard of is on Canada’s east coast

Despite recognition by National Geographic, Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail remains virtually unknown to Americans.

The Royal St. John’s Regatta is really the apex of all the festivals, and one that Newfoundlanders cherish.

11 days of festivals in St. John’s, Newfoundland

As far as festivals go, St. John’s, Newfoundland, thinks 11 is a perfect number and accordingly delivers an 11-day bonanza of fun.

A view of York Harbor, Maine.

In York Harbor, historic charms and Rod Stewart

Just what would Fanny Chapman have thought of Rod Stewart’s infamous disco era anthem “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Ask Amy

Sister’s demands for apologies test relationship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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Wine course will make dad feel like celebrating

So you’re baffled about what to get dad for Father’s Day. Why not a sophisticated evening sipping fine wines overlooking the harbor?


How to make Doretta Taverna’s Papa’s Pipe cocktail

It contains the Greek spirit Mastiha, woodsy but not too sweet.


Bar Mezzana is coming, a return for the Blue Room, and other restaurant news

What’s happening in and around the world of Boston food.

The One Thing

Building a better apron

Strapt aims for a cost-effective, functional, and stylish solution.

The VIP Lounge: Taniya Nayak

We caught up with the in-demand designer, who will emcee this year’s culinary Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry (June 7 at Cruiseport Boston), to talk about all things travel.

Wheels of cheese at at Appleton Farms.

Become a cheese whiz at Appleton Farms

You’ve heard of farm-to-table. At Appleton Farms, it’s cows-to-cheese. Take a course on making cheese and learn a whole lot more.

The crowd at City Hall Plaza at Boston Calling, May 2015.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Roots,’ and glow sword wars

Here’s everything fun to do around Boston on this Memorial Day weekend.

Bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort found in US

Researchers said the gene was found in E. coli retrieved from a woman from Pennsylvania.

Dinner With Cupid

This might be our favorite Dinner With Cupid date ever

Will this snake-owning student charm her date?


Coming to terms with my Everest quest

After a fellow climber dies, I see the mountain differently.


Grilled clams make pleasing a picnic crowd so easy

Three recipes perfect for a Memorial Day cookout — or any other day.

Style Watch

White, blue, and modern

A mid-century kitchen in Lexington gets an overhaul designed to endure.

BOSTON, MA - 05/17/16 - George Fifield, the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., in his Jamaica Plain home. Boston Cyberarts coordinates with the Boston Convention Center to put on

First Person

George Fifield of Boston Cyberarts on bringing art to a marquee

New media and traditional artist duos will use The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center’s 76-foot marquee as a digital canvas.


Great moments in New England ice cream’s past, and present

We put the ice in ice cream and gave the world the mix-in, and a few other sweetly satisfying indulgences.

Miss Conduct

Advice: My sister wants to be kept in the loop but makes it difficult

A sibling refuses to join Facebook, but insists on being the first to know.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibition:

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, May 30-June 5

MFA’s Memorial Day Open House, Salem Arts Fest, Irish Fest in Canton, and more.


In three Back Bay mansions, Gilded Age shines again

Three properties that were converted into office space come full circle, and are becoming homes again.

Start by cooking the meat slowly over low heat. Then build the crust over high heat.

A side of science

How to make a perfectly grilled steak using science

How do you grill a steak that is both tender and juicy on the inside and has a seared, flavorful, well-browned exterior?

Trash found along the Lynnway near the site of the former Club Morgan.

Where garbage goes to die

No-man’s lands sit astride murky property lines, overgrown roadsides, hard-to-reach areas, or easily forgotten ones.

Food & Drink Inc. | Magazine

How restaurants know what you want to eat before you do

Interesting things happen when big data shows up at brunch.

Perspective | Globe Magazine

Where the restaurants aren’t — and why

When Back Bay has more than 200 liquor licenses and Mattapan has two, the system needs an overhaul, argues a former city councilor.

Love Letters

Should he call it off before she gets hurt?

We discussed the short-term situation and she is fine. However, I do not think she is being honest with herself and is looking for more, and that I will end up hurting her.