The city of Newton is at war — over leaf blowers

With fall leaf cleanup in full swing in a suburb that prizes both pristine lawns and tranquility, incensed neighbors are turning on one another.

Stylish Bostonians

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From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Ku De Ta opened earlier this month in Dedham’s Legacy Place. The original shop opened in South Boston 11 years ago.

Fashion

Born in Southie, boutique follows clients to suburbs

Ku De Ta focuses on designer brands like Alex and Ani, Free People, Joe’s Jeans, Mother Denim

Top: Osaretin Ighile’s “Oba Ovonramwen.”

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At Harvard, Wole Soyinka’s collection of African traditional art

Items on display at the Cooper Gallery include masks, vessels, and figures.

Advice from Amy Dickinson

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Thing Tank

Seeing Pink, done with Dunham, Bitcoin surge, and more

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things.

Items for sale at Gogarbaj.

Fashion

Roving boutique Gogarbaj parks itself

As of this week, it has a permanent two-floor home in South Boston.

Boots available at the Aquatalia pop-up on Newbury Street.

Fashion

Stylish, chic, and weather-resistant boots from Aquatalia

The luxury footwear brand has popped up at 44 Gloucester St. in the Back bay through March.

“Northern Painting 25” by Lawren Harris.

MFA builds modern art collection

The Museum of Fine Arts has recently acquired paintings by artists Lawren Harris and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place.

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Give your home a holiday lift

The Cape Cod shop Elburne launches a pop-up at Dedham’s Legacy Place with local and ethically sourced home décor.

Thing Tank

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things

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A Thanksgiving dinner, with class

Head to the Seaport for a “friendsgiving” cooking lesson at the Seaport Hotel’s Action kitchen

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Curated cool

The industry darlings behind Opening Ceremony label visit Saks in Boston.

Stuart and Barry Segel are opening a new Mr. Sid at the One Seaport development.

Fashion

Shopping for a new generation of shoppers

Newton’s Mr. Sid, the 50-year-old, family-run men’s clothier, is planning a smaller sibling at the One Seaport development.

Belmont, Ma., 10/27/17, Pavlina Atanasova, decorates a clients house for Halloween.

No time for Halloween prep? Now that’s truly scary

With pressure mounting to produce a social-media worthy display, Halloween whisperers are earning big bucks.

John Relyea (left) and Paul Groves perform with the BSO under the direction of Charles Dutoit at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

Music Review

At Symphony Hall, a Faustian bargain 

On Thursday night, Charles Dutoit led the BSO in Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust.”

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Neha Singh

Originally from Bangalore, India, Singh now works as a software engineer in Boston.

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In the pink

Retailer toasts 70th anniversary with capsule collection

Eastern Standard staffer Scott Archer.

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On Halloween, resurrect the Rat

Visit Eastern Standard on Halloween for a Rumble at the Rat industry party, when the restaurant channels late, lamented neighborhood rock venue the Rathskeller.

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David Reyes

Reyes didn’t really start taking photography seriously until he moved to Boston from Mexico in spring 2014.

Athanasius Kircher’s “Mundus Subterraneus,” c. 1665.

Art Review

At the BPL, maps of things otherwise unseen

“Beneath Our Feet” examines how we look at what’s underground and under the ocean.

fashion

Taking a shine to the family business

Lexi and Taylor Lombara run a jewelry company with their mother, Lia Lombara.

Steve Clemens works on a batch of beer in his home basement brewing room in Lodi, Wisconsin.

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Living room, dining room, kitchen ... brew room?

A dedicated brewing space makes it easier for friends to join you in preparing or sampling the beer.

It seems like just yesterday that the million-dollar home was a mansion. Today, it no longer guarantees parking, outdoor space, or a second bedroom.

One bedroom. No parking. One million dollars.

In the inflamed local real estate market, $1 million no longer guarantees parking, outdoor space, or even a second bedroom.

Ask Amy

Eldest sibling wonders how to share the wealth

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

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Mom wants adult son to step up at home

My 30-year-old son returned to live at home from several states away. Initially I thought he would be living at home for two or three weeks, but we have now hit 12 weeks.

Brooklyn Brewery will serve beer in a converted mansion.

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A bit of Brooklyn (Brewery) comes to Boston

Beer tasting rooms, lots of food, live music -- all at the Boston Center for the Arts this October.

Of Mercer places a premium on women’s empowerment and confidence.

Fashion

Marriage of ‘fun clothes’ and work clothes

Of Mercer places a premium on women’s empowerment and confidence.

Khaki Chidya print crepe cowl tunic with roll-up sleeves, $245 online at payalsinghal.com

The One Thing

Doing well by doing (and looking) good

Top Indian designer teams up with local foundation.

Ask Amy

I don’t want a puppy, but my husband and kids do. What do I do?

I do not want this responsibility and the burden of taking care of a dog. My husband says he plans to get one, regardless of what I say.

Chris Schlesinger will serve up the paella.

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Automatic, for the paella

Chris Schlesinger and Jamie Bissonnette compete in what is sure to be a delicious cook-off at The Automatic in Cambridge.

tech nomad

I spy with my little eye

Maybe I’m just paranoid, but it feels as if sneakiness is in the air — though maybe that’s just the scent of hard drives burning at Russian consulates.

Meghan Hughes’s latest line, called Wild Child, honors Punky Brewster and Pippi Longstocking.

Fashion

Fashion for mere (playful) mortals

Meghan Hughes brings fashion down to earth with lines that let people focus on attitude and style, instead of mimicking models.

The One Thing

Make your house beautiful

A new book by the editor of America’s favorite interiors magazine offers tips.

fashion

Buying from a creator instead of conglomerate

In this era of Amazon drones and next-day shipping, Bollman hopes to create a throwback shopping experience.

Fashion

When do clothes become wearable art?

A group of fashion experts will explain at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester on Sept. 7.

The One Thing

All dolled up, thanks to PaperMade’s ‘Paper Fashion’

Punch out, fold up, and be fabulous with paper versions of your favorite fashion icons.

Ask Amy

Threatened basketball coach leaves kids in the gym

Advice for the real world

A drawing of a doctor’s dispensary from 1700s Boston.

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Explore the history of health in Boston

What better way to recover from beach season than a walking tour on “Poxes and Prescriptions”?

fashion

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.

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.

The refurbishing of the Hawthorne Inn in Concord brought together plush furnishings and Harlequin wallpaper with some sleek touches.

Historic inn gets back to its origins, with a modern splash

The house was originally part of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s estate. Emerson later sold it to Bronson Alcott. Later, Nathaniel Hawthorne acquired it.

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Nap conjures sweet dreams

The Provincetown shop features nostalgic handmade quilts with a modern flair.

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Obsession

Patch NYC pops up in P-town

Don Carney and John Ross have taken their wares on vacation.

A new iteration of Jimmy Choo has opened at Copley Place.

Fashion

So what’s new at Copley Place?

The 33-year-old retail megaplex in the Back Bay is getting a makeover, with a slew of new luxury flagships.

In Webster, Laureen Clauson got her she shed after watching an HGTV show and thinking, “I’d love one of those.”

A place of her own? Enter the ‘she shed’

Women desperate to be off duty — if only for 30 minutes — are fleeing their homes for backyard “she sheds.”

Insider: Cool, retro-looking kitchen time

The retro-looking timer from the German company Zassenhaus has a magnetic back that attaches to the fridge or stove.