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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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Christmas price tag feels like holiday snub

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Charlotte, Daniel, Julianna, and Elliot Bruce.

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Boston Wine Festival kicks off in style

The opening reception drew more than 400 guests to the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room Friday evening.

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British animator holds model-making workshops for kids after ‘Wallace & Gromit’ screening

Merlin Crossingham was at Regent Theatre in Arlington and Belmont Media Center for events tied to Belmont World Film’s Family Festival.

Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Senator Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law.

Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal drive

Senator Bernie Sanders, at a gathering in Michigan, said the country is wealthy and should get its priorities right.

Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues

Italy’s coast guard said only four people survived the sinking off Libya of a migrant ship carrying about 100 people.

Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Senator Bernie Sanders denounce efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Sanders rally against repealing Obamacare draws thousands in Michigan

Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures to hear Bernie Sanders denounce efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law.

Ryan Reynolds, getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.

Peter Nowell, 88; revolutionized cancer research by accident

Dr. Nowell helped uncover the first clear sign of a genetic cause of cancer in the simple process of cleaning slides bearing leukemic cells.

Ben Affleck at the London premiere of

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Days could be numbered for Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’

The gangster film is not getting enthusiastic reviews.

A row of portable restrooms, with the name Don’s Johns covered up.

Donald Trump’s great port-a-potty cover-up

Workers have placed blue tape over the company name on dozens of portable restrooms for the inauguration because of the company’s name.

Joseph Bartolomeo on the set of “Jeopardy!”

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UMass dean has 3-day run on ‘Jeopardy!’

Joseph Bartolomeo finished in second place Monday, losing by just $604.

ADDRESS

Wait, don’t toss those poinsettias to the curb

These popular holiday plants aren’t annuals and can last for years.

ASK THE CARPENTER

What to do when bathroom fans and dormers drip

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles readers’ questions about a bathroom fan that drips water, attic fans, and more.

MY FIRST HOME

A fresh start outside Jerusalem

Street signs had only just been put up, the roads were newly paved, and I had heard that ambulances had gotten lost more than once.

ASK THE REALTOR

Open minds open doors for frustrated home buyers

With inventory scarce in many communities and the demand high, a different mindset just might be the answer.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What does your money buy in Medfield?

A sampling of homes on the market in Medfield includes a ranch with a finished lower level and an updated contemporary on 8 acres.

Connections | Magazine

Mom, memory care, and me

I don’t envy my mother’s loss of her memories, but I do envy her loss of worry about the future.

Your week ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 16-22

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, “Something Rotten!”, a fly fishing show, and more.

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Pablo Sandoval looks leaner in workout video

The Panda has dropped some pounds.

An alive reindeer in Russia.

Critics upset after Norwegian kids watch reindeer slaughter

A preschool in Arctic Norway is facing online criticism for taking 5-year-old children on an outing to view the slaughter and skinning of reindeer at a nearby farm.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘Her fork technique just looked strange’

It begins with a restaurant that’s unexpectedly closed. Can they make the best of it?

Miss Conduct

Advice: It must be a mistake that I didn’t get a plus-one on the invite

Plus, tips for officiating a wedding ceremony from Miss Conduct, who has done it.

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Robbin Watson Mangano

She didn’t realize what was in her own backyard until she left the East Coast.

The tournament is a wonderland of snow sculptures, bonfires, and hot chocolate.

Black Ice hits White Park, and Concord scores

Black Ice Pond Hockey has become one of the key weekends of the year for New Hampshire’s capital city.

Volkswagen showed a prototype, called the ID Buzz. It’s an electric van based on its 1960s minibus.

Cars

6 things we learned at the Detroit auto show

Trump, trade, and tech are all changing the automotive landscape.

Vibes Hi-Fidelity earplugs

The One Thing

Concerts your jam? Get earplugs.

These earplugs allow (only) music to your ears

fashion

Wearable art goes to the extreme at PEM

An upcoming exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum showcases clothing and design made of wood, fiberglass, and even taxidermy.

An inside tour of Trump’s D.C., from the back of a limousine

Would you pay up to $685 for a private, guided Trump-themed tour of Washington, D.C.?

Mahi-Mahi at East Coast Grill in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

Cocktail mermaids, Inner Beauty, and a new beginning

East Coast Grill is back in business.

The VIP Lounge with Rob Blood

We caught up with Rob Blood, the founder and chief executive officer of Lark Hotels, to talk about all things travel.

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A grande dame prepares for the America’s Cup

The grande dame overlooking Hamilton Harbour sits prettier than ever, and poised to be the Official Host Hotel for America’s Cup 2017.

Franklin Oyster House is a hip coastal seafood joint meets Old New England feel.

Portsmouth, N.H., becomes an upscale diner’s town

This seacoast gem has metamorphosized from a neat day trip into a hip foodie “it” town.

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I’m no expert, but it seems like expertise is under siege

I’m no expert, but it seems like expertise is under siege.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Take advantage of a series of deals offered this winter by Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Sandra Heiler, a Massachusetts native, bought the historic Federal-style house in 2007 for $850,000.

A president on the run found sanctuary in this Md. home

President Madison and members of his cabinet took refuge in Bentley’s home, and Brookeville became known as the “Capital for a Day.”

Trinity Rep’s new conversationalist can talk the talk

Christina Bevilacqua is the conversationalist in residence at Trinity Rep in Providence. Which is ... what, exactly?

hot ticket

Bartender Todd Maul warms up to tropical cocktails

In bitter winter, thoughts turn to the tropics: sun-drenched sands, glistening oceans, perhaps a potent tropical beverage. Which brings us to Todd Maul.

Love Letters

She’s trying to move beyond affairs and forgeries

How do I move on from the betrayal? I know most of you would say good riddance with affairs and forgeries, but it’s still really hard.

The Young Paduan at Tapestry.

Sips

Yes, we can all just get along (in a cocktail, at least)

At Tapestry, the Young Paduan brings together spirits from different backgrounds.

Tables

New spots coming from teams behind Tres Gatos and Painted Burro, plus other restaurant news

SRV now has a new star pastry chef..

Ask Amy

Ask Amy column

Advice from Amy Dickinson

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

Why won’t United Airlines compensate me for my delay?

United Airlines promises Steven Brenner 600 euro after his flight from Paris to Washington is delayed and then canceled. Why won’t it pay him?

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We’re jealous of Danny Picard’s sportscasting studio

It’s not every day that you see a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio located inside of a sporting goods store.

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount celebrates a touchdown run with the End Zone Militia.

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Patriots End Zone Militia ready to do battle Saturday

We checked in with Geoff Campbell, the captain of the colonial crew, as they prepared for Saturday’s Texans-Pats playoff tilt.

The Victorian house that is the official residence of the vice president is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, D.C. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photoo by Katherine Frey

As the Bidens pack up, a look at their mark on the vice president’s residence

The 1893 home has been used by vice presidents since 1974.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the new owner of the former Textile Museum, which will be converted into Washington's largest home.

Jeff Bezos is the anonymous buyer of the biggest house in D.C.

Bezos’ neighbors will include President Barack Obama and his family, as well as Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.