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My Instagram: Ellen Crimi-Trent

With the popularity of short videos all over social media, the painter is harnessing the trend and incorporating it into her watercolor work.

Albertine Press in Cambridge.


Meet the (Albertine) Press

The local design studio caters to the paper obsessed with workshops galore.

Bottles for the Boston Wine Festival.

Hot Ticket

It’s time for the Boston Wine Festival

Who needs dry January when the 29th annual event is underway at the Boston Harbor Hotel?

Globe Magazine

He just graduated from Harvard. He’s also undocumented. Will he be deported?

Dario Guerrero took his mom to Mexico when she was dying. It cost him his DACA status.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: Will two gluten-free daters add up to one sweet match?

Ordering is easier when you’re following the same diet.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 22-28

“Bad Dates” returns to the Huntington, Taste of Eastie, Nigerian drama at the ART, and more.

Connections | Magazine

You can learn a lot from kids’ conversations in cars

As my daughters chatter away, I begin to understand what my own mom must have been feeling listening to us in the back seat.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I was just invited via Facebook to a wedding. It’s in four days.

Is this the future of wedding invitations and I just have to get used to it?

Style Watch

A Wayland living room goes from fussy to fabulous

Pops of color liven up a sophisticated neutral color scheme.

Customers line up at Galleria Umberto.

North End’s Galleria Umberto wins James Beard America’s Classics award

The award recognizes regional restaurants, often family-owned, which have “quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.”

Boston, Massachusetts - 1/17/2018 - Theo Evans(3) look as an exhibit of penguins during a tour of the in Boston, Massachusetts, January 17, 2018. Theo is one of five children suffering a life threatening illness being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital that the Aquarium hosted for a private tour. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

For one night, these kids had the run of the Aquarium

Three pediatric patients and their families made the aquarium their playground as part of the Sea Exploration and Adventure Star program.

Love Letters

‘I’m going broke trying to keep us afloat’

The apartment is expensive and has put a financial strain on both of us. I have a better job than my partner so I pay more than half of the rent.

Love Letters

He needs to have a backbone with his family

The issue is his family HATES me and the fact that we are together. They are extremely racist and will never accept me, my biracial children, or the age difference.

The VIP Lounge with Martha Stewart

We caught up with lifestyle queen Martha Stewart to talk about all things travel.

An outdoor fire performance amid ice and lights at Ice Castles.

How do the Ice Castles get made, anyway?

A crew of 40 grew 5,000 to 12,000 icicles per day to create the attraction in Lincoln, N.H.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is filled with hands-on exhibits, murals, and beloved characters.

Springfield springs forward

This often overlooked, family-friendly destination, a mere 90 miles or so from Boston, has a lot happening.

Actor Channing Tatum is a partner in the club Saints and Sinners in New Orleans.


More actors, singers, and athletes are opening their own hotels, restaurants, bars, and stores

It is a happy time for actors, singers, football players, and race-car drivers to open their own hotels, restaurants, bars, and stores.

Canine guests at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vt., are allowed time on the tennis courts to play fetch.

Lap of luxury: The travel industry’s pet project involves dog massages and Barbour accessories

When hotels accommodate pets, people on vacation stay longer and are more relaxed. The sharpest increase has been among luxury hotels, 80 percent of which have gone pet-friendly.

The writer and his daughter at Big Sur.

California is my sunshine state

As families plan their winter getaways, Florida comes to mind. But California is the place that calls us.

Stio parka

Here, there, and everywhere

When it’s cold, The Colonnade Hotel gives you a break.

Start planning your 2018 vacation now: Here are the best times to book flights

‘‘This is a great time of the year to start planning a trip,’’ said Patrick Surry, chief data scientist at Hopper, the online booking site and soothsayer.

Gunmen kill two polio workers in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were working for an anti-polio campaign underway in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta on Thursday, police said.

The blood test in the study found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 patients.

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

In many cases, the test narrowed the possible origin of the cancer to one or two places, such as colon or lung.

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices.

Arkansas health officials say 150 people exposed to measles

Officials say those exposed to measles include passengers on United Airlines Flight 5314 on Jan. 10, as well as people in the University of Arkansas at Medical Science’s emergency room on Jan. 11.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman at the Rome Film Festival last year.


Boston nonprofit again upset about able-bodied actor playing individual with disability

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which objected to Jake Gyllenhaal playing Jeff Bauman in “Stronger,” has criticized the casting of Joaquin Phoenix in a new Gus Van Sant film.

Hopsters at the Seaport


Sips: Hopsters hits the Seaport (and plans for more locations are on tap)

With the help of a crowdfunding campaign of more than 700 investors, founder Lee Cooper raised $1.3 million for the new Hopsters, which occupies 6,000 square feet of space on Sleeper Street.

Blossom Bar in Brookline.

Quick Bite

At Blossom Bar, craft cocktails meet Chinese food

First Ran Duan made his parents’ Woburn restaurant into an unlikely drinking destination. Now he does it again in Brookline.

Software developer/artist Chaya Mallavaram sells her Chartzie Art Scarves at local boutiques.


Get your Monet on with Chartzie Art Scarves

Software developer Chaya Mallavaram turns her abstract, impressionistic acrylic paintings into silk neckwear.

Perspective | Magazine

Why it’s time to mandate retirement, especially in leadership

Congress outlawed forcing people to leave their positions, but we’re living much longer, and it’s preventing new leaders from emerging.

Travel Troubleshooter

My hotel in San Juan closed after the hurricane — why can’t I get a refund?

Nona Novak’s vacation to Puerto Rico was disrupted when Hurricane Maria shut down her hotel. Why won’t American Airlines Vacations refund her trip?

9 face hazing charges in death of Florida State pledge

The death of a fraternity pledge from alcohol poisoning has led to hazing charges against nine Florida State University students.

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine are recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

Love Letters

We have a toddler and live with my partner’s parents. I’ve had enough

I pay the bills, he saves his money for a house. But we’re not getting anywhere.

two human brains with arms and legs riding tandem bicycle, 3d illustration

Friends Issue | Magazine

The brain benefits of having buddies

Friendships give us powerful neural boosts that can make our lives better.

Fundraiser saves Maine pony who lost his penis to cancer and frostbite

The animal, named Richard, will be spared from being euthanized thanks to a fundraising campaign that surpassed its goal of raising $4,000.

Family Meal: Potato chip tortilla is the answer to parents’ protein prayers

How to move our children off the carb of choice: pasta with cheese and butter?

Ask Amy

Emotional affair partner wants ‘normalization meetings’

Advice from Amy Dickinson

President Trump was 70 when he took office on Jan. 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever elected to the presidency.

Doctor: Trump is healthy, did very well on cognitive test

Dr. Ronny Jackson said that Trump ‘‘has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues.’’

Ramen with egg

Food & Travel

Food & Travel: At Japan’s Ramen Alley, mastering the art of the slurp

If you still think of ramen as cheap college-student food, think again.

John Duberstein and Lucy Kalanithi, whose late spouses wrote acclaimed memoirs about their final years.

How a new love grew from the ashes of tragedy

Lucy Kalanithi, whose late husband wrote an acclaimed 2016 memoir of his final years, is now in a relationship with John Duberstein , whose late wife wrote an acclaimed 2017 memoir of her final years.

Darlin’s IPA from Winter Hill Brewing Co.


Bottles: 5 beers to drink right now

Look hard enough and you can still find winter ales on shelves, as well as other brews perfectly suited for the cold weather.

Ask Amy

Husband shoulders family’s financial worries

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Lamb shank paired with a 2012 Domaine Courbis “Les Royes.”

From the Bar

From the Bar: Cozy up with braised lamb and a Rhone red

2012 Domaine Courbis “Les Royes” is a go-to wine for Nicholas Calias of Brasserie Jo.

The pastry case at Allium Market.

In Brookline, Allium Market offers artisanal foods

If you yearn to try something unique, grab a bottle of briny beet sauerkraut or cider vinegar with seaweed.

L.A. Burdick hot chocolate: So much goes into so much goodness

The dark hot chocolate at L.A. Burdick chocolate shop and cafe is so thick it coats the spoon.