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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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Watch Tom Brady try — and fail — to speak German

Don’t worry, the Patriots quarterback got some help from lineman Sebastian Vollmer.

FILE - This Jan. 21, 2013 file photo shows an overall view of President Barack Obama taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. The inaugural committee released the lunch menu following the swearing-in ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump. Some 200 guests will be tucking into a first course of Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp in a saffron sauce, Angus beef from Virginia with Idaho potatoes and a dark chocolate sauce, and a chocolate souffle with cherry vanilla ice cream. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, File)

What’s on the Trump menu? Lobster, steak and chocolate

Donald Trump’s first meal as president of the United States isn’t too far from the typical power lunch for a billionaire businessman.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (pictured at a Dorchester rally in November) was presented with the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award in Washington Thursday.

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Conference of Mayors honors Walsh for his efforts to advance the arts

Boston’s mayor received a Public Leadership award Thursday in Washington.

Former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara.

George H.W. Bush battles pneumonia, wife has bronchitis

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, on Thursday remained hospitalized in Houston.

A scientist held a lobster underwater on Friendship Long Island, Maine.

Sweden not giving up fight over lobster imports

Sweden isn’t giving up on a long-running battle with the US and Canada over lobsters that have turned up in Swedish waters.

Julia Child

Cooking With | Gordon Hamersley

Making omelets with Julia Child

She said: “Practice a bit, dearie, so it comes out of the pan just right!”

Greek salad with chicken at Effie’s Kitchen in Roslindale.

Cheap Eats

Effie’s Kitchen in Roslindale: a tiny spot with tremendous Greek food

From excellent avgolemono to overstuffed souvlaki, you will find it here.

Mariana Matus (left) and Newsha Ghaeli with sewer-bot Luigi in the MIT lab where Matus analyzes its samples.

Globe Magazine

Why an MIT robot is collecting poop from our sewers

Luigi’s job is to gather what we flush so that researchers can learn about our habits and our health.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Is it true I don’t need to tip my Uber driver?

Plus, she can’t stop complaining about her “evil” daughter-in-law.

Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention.

From outreach to outrage, fashion comes to terms with Trump

Welcome to fashion in the age of Donald Trump, a moment when a traditionally apolitical industry is increasingly finding its voice.

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BC point-shaving scandal headed to the big screen

Movie follows earlier ESPN documentary about the scheme.

Fetty Wap at Big Night Entertainment Group’s anniversary party.

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Here and there

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.

Al Gore

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Quote of the day: Al Gore

The former vice president spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his December conversation with Donald Trump.

Love Letters

He used her social media to look up another woman

I confronted him and he said it doesn’t mean anything. He was devastated when I said I wanted to end our relationship because of this.

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.

Squeeze from experimental robotic sleeve could keep a flabby heart pumping

Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital scientists have tested the device in pigs.

Jody Adams

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Is ‘Top Chef’ spoiling American cuisine?

Jacques Pepin thinks so, but Jody Adams is not so sure.

Maine Governor Paul LePage.

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Was Paul LePage’s comment lifted from an HBO show?

Before Paul LePage said African Americans should thank Republicans for freeing slaves, comedian David Cross did, on HBO’s “Mr. Show.”

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Belly bassist Gail Greenwood says ACA enabled her to get cancer treatment

The bassist has revealed she was battling cancer during the Boston band’s recent reunion tour, and she credits Obamacare with saving her life.

CLIMATE CHANGE: In this Thursday, May 12, 2016 photo, coal miner Scott Tiller walks through the morning fog before going underground in a mine less than 40-inches high in Welch, W.Va. For over a century, life in Central Appalachia has been largely defined by the ups and downs of the coal industry. There is a growing sense in these mountains that for a variety of reasons, economic, environmental, political, coal mining will not rebound this time. Coal's slump is largely the result of cheap natural gas, which now rivals coal as a fuel for generating electricity. Older coal-fired plants are being idled to meet clean-air standards. According to the Labor Department, there were 56,700 jobs in coal mining in March, down from 84,600 in March 2009, shortly after President Barack Obama entered office. There are stark differences between the two parties on energy and environment issues that underscore the sky-high stakes for both sides of the debate in the 2016 presidential race. Many environmental groups and Democrats fear a potential rollback of the Obama administration’s policies on climate change and renewable energy under a Republican president. Republicans all support coal production and enthusiastically back nuclear energy. They along with business groups are eager to boost oil and gas production following years of frustration with Obama. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Perspective | Magazine

Forget coal mining. This is the economic future we should fight for.

President Trump must encourage the entrepreneurs who will build the jobs of tomorrow.

Love Letters

Her BFF disliked the BF. Now they’re both gone.

She took her friend’s advice, but now she’s more alone than ever.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History.

7 things to do in the New Year with your family

The key to making good on your good intentions is to make them fun.

Bottles

When your beer can is also a miniature art gallery

Collective Arts Brewing showcases the work of young artists on its labels.

FROM THE BAR

A steak-friendly salute to her father

Webber Restaurant Group’s wine director blended a red and called it “Patriarch.”

Ask Amy

Readers want gratitude. Preferably in writing.

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.

Colo opened presents in her enclosure during her 60th birthday party last month.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

Stephen Register took to the court at TD Garden with Celtics Amir Johnson (left) and Kelly Olynyk.

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Celtics sign a little man

The team made a wish come true for an 11-year-old from Needham.

Marla Maples in Trump Tower in November.

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Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’

‘‘I was told they had a $300 budget for both of them for hair and makeup,’’ the hair stylist said.

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as he asks questions during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. US congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, on January 13, 2017 became the most high-profile Democratic lawmaker to announce he is boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration next week, saying he sees the president-elect as illegitimate. At least eight House Democrats have publicly stated they will not be attending Trump's swearing in at the US Capitol on January 20, with several indicating their absence will be an act of political protest against the incoming Republican president. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos KatopodisTASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis says he hopes to inspire the fight against injustice

‘‘It is my hope that readers understand we were committed to the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence,’’ Lewis says of his book trilogy, “March.”

President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump when they met in November.

Limo ride and White House tea: when tradition tops partisanship

The unorthodox will be overtaken -- at least for a few hours -- by tradition when the Obamas and the Trumps have tea on Friday.

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry (center) spoke at Phillips Academy Monday.

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Speakers mark MLK Day

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry was at Phillips Academy.

The best Boston accents in movies, according to Ben Affleck

“Mine, in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ” Affleck jokingly said. “Way better than Matt’s.”

Melania Trump, center, and Ivanka Trump, right, at an event in October.

Who will dress Melania for the inauguration?

Due to political beliefs, a number of designers have indicated they have no interest in the job.

LUXURY IN THE CITY: HOME OF THE WEEK

Double-size condo features river views, private entrance, and garage parking

This home comprises two of the five units in this condo building and boasts its own front entry.

The golden cioppino at RFK Kitchen in Needham.

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If you lived here, you’d be eating now

With RFK Kitchen, Needham gets a new restaurant to return to regularly.

The bar at East Coast Grill.

Inside the (re)opening of East Coast Grill

Little has changed, and that’s just how we like it.

LOVE LETTERS

He’d rather sleep with other people

“I agreed to try being open because I didn’t want to lose him,” she wrote.

Cheesecake pound cake

Recipe for cheesecake pound cake

This large cake with a rich crumb incorporates cream cheese and butter.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

The confident cook

Want to make doughnuts, dinner rolls, Danishes, and more? Start with basic brioche.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

Bacon and lentil soup

Recipe for bacon and lentil soup

A hearty supper made almost entirely from pantry staples.

Roast chicken with apples and rosemary

Recipe for roast chicken with apples and rosemary

You can get this one-dish meal prepared and into the oven in about 15 minutes.

Make-ahead breakfast burritos

Recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos

Mornings are better when these are waiting for you in the freezer.

Richard Bertinet

Q&A

Why breadmaking isn’t intimidating, and other words of wisdom

The lessons contained in Richard Bertinet’s book “Dough” have inspired legions of bakers.

Ask Amy

Will former actress re-create soap opera at wedding?

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as of Jan. 10 as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.