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Indoor gardens bring veggies and herbs inside

There are a variety of indoor grow gardens on the market that come with everything you need: planter, planting medium, seeds, fertilizer, and a high-intensity grow light.


For fall, a little fancy footwork

Classic Americana detailing makes its way from runway to retail

love letters

Can’t stop thinking about her cheat

No relationships really make it from the ages we started going out, and I know she needed space. So why am I struggling so much here?


The military chic of aviators

Randolph Engineering has provided shades for the US Air Force since 1982, and now they offer their specs to the civilian market.

Turasan “Selda Red”


A delicious red from Turkey, now pouring in Wellesley

Boston-area wine pros are starting to champion Turkish varieties.

My Instagram

Teron Nezwek

Tufts University medical student Teron Nezwek’s Instagram feed has a bit of everything

The VIP Lounge with Mookie Betts

We caught up with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts to talk about all things travel.

On-trend home merchandise from Homesense.

The One Thing

The max for the minimum still holds strong

Many retailers are struggling, but off-price behemoth TJX is looking to expand.

Scallop ravioli at Mooncusser Fish House.


Say hello to Moon Bar and goodbye to Tavern Road

Plus: The team behind Worcester’s popular American restaurant and cafe Deadhorse Hill will open American-Korean spot Simjang this fall.

Mooncusser Fish House

Quick Bite

At Mooncusser, fish house meets treehouse

A new upscale seafood restaurant from the team behind 80 Thoreau offers views of Boston below.

The author and his wife, Carol, tried out the Megabus to New York City.

A train lover takes the bus: Can’t beat the price for BOS-NYC bus, but what about the user experience?

As much as Amtrak remains the workhorse on the BOS-NYC route, claiming more riders between the two cities than all the airlines combined, travel by bus is growing.

Here, there, and everywhere

From a golf ball drop for charity to a family visit to explore the geology and history of the Navajo territory while scrambling around Amangiri, a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah.

The Bethel Sugar Shack serves soft serve vanilla ice cream topped with small dog bones for canine friends.

The Tip

Where to get an ice cream treat for your hot dog

Here’s the scoop on where to get a treat for your panting pooch, and where you’ll be begging for your own cone or sundae.

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring Water is committing ‘colossal fraud’

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers by saying their bottle contains ‘‘100 percent natural spring water’’ that hails from Maine.

Miss Conduct

How do I politely get uninvited guests to leave?

I like to see them, but would appreciate a little advance notice.

love letters

He lied about friendship with a woman at work

When I confronted him he said, “Yes, I have spoken to her multiple times and I have lied about it.”

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

Love Letters

Why do my ex and I still use the ‘L’ word?

We broke up, and for good reasons, and I moved away. But she still says I love you every time we talk.

From the Bar

Swordfish tacos and an Austrian pour with a pedigree

The Quarry Restaurant in Hingham has become a spot to pop into.

Ask Amy

Mom can help lovesick teen become Wonder Woman

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Two Point Pils is Portico Brewing Co.’s latest beer, Fuzzy Logic its longest-running, and Escher the name for an evolving pale ale series.


Portico’s focus is making good stuff better

The brewing company doesn’t have a flagship but puts its main lineup front and center.

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2nd defense attorney wants off Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.

Former  President Barack Obama in July.


Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performed during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince

A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Globe Magazine

On the Internet, waiters can spill all they want

When diners misbehave, and definitely when they undertip, social media gives restaurant waitstaff a way to serve up disdain.

Perspective | Magazine

I’m tired of tiny amounts of food at supersized prices

Fine dining is more satisfying than ever, except for one thing: you’re still hungry after you’ve cleaned your plate.

Cheeses at Dancing Goats Dairy.


Dancing Goats makes some great cheese

Many of the aged cheeses are named for strong women, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Josephine Baker.

Eloise and Pierce Brault help their mother, Caitlin McCormick-Brault, make quiche.

Already feeling back-to-school lunchbox angst? You’re not alone.

For every parent who artfully arranges a bento box, it seems there are plenty more who desperately peer into their refrigerator looking for the last log of string cheese.

Beef with leek wrapped in pancakes (above left) and braised pork shin in brown sauce.

Cheap Eats

Reopened Mu Lan was worth the wait

Despite the bigger digs, this Taiwanese restaurant is often packed.

Recipe: Grilled swordfish Nicoise

The author lived in Nice in the south of France for a year, where summers meant grilled swordfish with the olive spread tapenade and a tomato salad. Make it all here and pretend it’s Provence.

Grilled swordfish Nicoise.


Fresh fish can transport me to France

Adding tapenade and a Nicoise salad nearly completes the journey.

The confident cook

Slow-roasting fish isn’t new, and it’s a great way to keep the flesh from drying out

Slow-roasting prevents fish from drying out. Turn the oven way down, set the fish on a bed of herbs, and let it cook for less than 20 minutes.

Christian and Andrea Stanley own Valley Malt, the largest independently owned malt house in New England.

Small malting operation in Hadley helps local beers stand out

“Without malt,” says Andrea Stanley, co-owner of Valley Malt, “you don’t have beer.”

Recipe for peach chutney

Though peach chutney is particularly good with many roast meats, it’s a wonderful addition to the cheese platter, where it can be spread on toasts.

Ask Amy

Mom wonders about live-in guy’s meds

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Recipe for crustless ham and cheese quiches

Ramekins hold ham, cheese, spinach, and an egg and milk custard to make individual quiches.

Recipe for blueberry buckle

Before the Internet, community recipes were passed to friends, daughters, sisters, and sisters-in-law on index cards. This classic blueberry buckle was one of them, written out in 1960.

The latest selections from Biena Snacks.

Biena’s chickpea snacks have a sweet side

The latest selections — covered in dark and milk chocolate and another in salted caramel — could become your new favorite nibbles.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Flexi Zesti from Microplane.

Flexi Zesti makes adding a citrus punch easy

It has two pieces: a blade fitted into a removable silicone cover, and a curvy bottom piece to collect the zest.

 Paula S. Apsell wearing the NOVA Eclipse Over America glasses.


‘Nova’ has its tightest deadline ever with Aug. 21 eclipse

“I used to do live television in earlier periods of my career,” said senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell, who’ll be running things that day. “This feels very much like it.”

Author Daphne Kalotay


Work by Somerville author is One City One Story pick

Daphne Kalotay’s “Relativity” is the centerpiece of the annual citywide reading event organized by the Boston Book Festival.

BSO music director Andris Nelsons leading the orchestra in 2016.


Make room on the shelf for massive new BSO box set

“Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” contains 57 CDs, the label’s entire catalog of BSO recordings.

In this file photo, the solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver in May 2012.

Solar eclipse viewing events to be held around Boston

Grab your solar eclipse sunglasses and check out one of these solar eclipse viewing events in the Boston area.

Lead farmers Steph Moran (left) and Will Morningstar with a tiny portion of the bountiful zucchini crop from the fields at Allandale Farm.

Globe Magazine

Where local chefs buy fruits and veggies and what they’re cooking now

Take a peek at what’s in season at four Massachusetts farms, and try out recipes packed with summer flavor.