book review

Mass incarceration: a love story

Black men are jailed at five times the rate of whites but there’s not much public discussion of what happens to them and their loved ones when they get out of prison.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

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Online art auction with contemporary offerings, all tied to Maine

The CMCA offers art by 50 emerging and established artists, with all proceeds benefiting the organization.

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Lighten up in the Seaport

Is the dreary weather getting you down? Brighten your mood by heading to the Seaport for a bounce on an illuminated, musical seesaw.

Nantucket Kids’ Mommy and Me line includes coordinating outfits.

Fashion

Like to dress your tots in classics? Check out Nantucket Kids.

Andrea Romito’s shop, specializing in classic boys and girls clothing, will open at 3 South Main St. in Cohasset in April.

Chef Joshua Smith at his Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions in Waltham.

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Moody’s is spreading out

Plus: Legal Sea Foods will open Legal Fish Bowl at Boston’s Quincy Market Building this spring. Boston Chops is also expanding.

Connections | Magazine

How running (slowly) helped one dad bond with his daughters

Training for races gave us the gift of time, even though they lapped me.

The interior at MidiCi at Assembly Row in Somerville. The restaurant specializes in thin, chewy Neapolitan pizza.

Quick Bite

MidiCi opens in Assembly Row — and the crowd goes wild

Come here for crispy pizzas served fast and cheerfully. (If you can find parking.)

SIPS

A lively, lovely red from the French Southwest

The four-generations-strong Vigouroux family has crafted wine in Cahors, situated along the Lot River, since the late 19th century.

The focus of camps at Highland Mountain Bike Park is in the name.

Globe Magazine

Action sport summer camps might even make your kids smarter

Kids can learn rock climbing, skateboarding, parkour and more at New England camps, and get a cognitive boost to boot.

Globe Magazine

Eight ways parents can get kids ready for overnight camp

From dry runs to packing tips, veterans of sleepaway camp drama offer tips for keeping kids happy away from home.

Ask Amy

Friend who provides support needs some in return

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Miss Conduct

Is there a right way for a man to help out women being talked over at the office?

In meetings, I’m really noticing how some men shut down women. I’d like to help put a stop to the problem.

Thousands enjoyed the balmy temperatures Wednesday at the annual Children's Winter Festival on Boston Common.

Children’s Winter Festival wasn’t at all wintry — and that was just fine

The crowds on Boston Common made the most of it, knowing perhaps that the warm temperatures would be short-lived.

Guests at the Lincoln Inn and Restaurant at the Covered Bridge are encouraged to linger over Chef Saromova’s finely plated dishes.

Restaurants with rooms: Come for the dinner; stay because you can

Here are five New England country inns with dining rooms that will satisfy the gastronomic desires of even the most serious of gourmet travelers.

Love Letters

Couple’s carefree lifestyle has gone to the dog

How do you get out of the mundane routine of everything? I feel like we’re an old couple at the age of 29 with kids (kids being our puppy).

Experience a bobsled run on the track at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Do you have Olympics fever? Head to Lake Placid, N.Y.

These are some of the activities that await intrepid outdoorsy types at the home of two past Winter Olympic Games, in 1932 and 1980.

An avocado marriage proposal

I was proposed to with an avocado

Please learn from my example.

Love Letters

Help me, Taylor Swift: My ex won’t hear me when I say we aren’t getting back together

For fear of hurting him, I didn’t tell him I’m expecting a baby with my new boyfriend. Should I have?

Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, along with survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, before students boarded a bus in Parkland, Fla. on Tuesday.

Nestor Ramos

Parkland survivors face long road and journey is just beginning

The ascendance of the high school shooting activists has been heartening — but it has also been heartbreaking.

Coldilocks, the Philadelphia Zoo’s beloved polar bear, is credited with bringing attention to global warming.

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

‘‘She was really a great animal,’’ said Dr. Keith Hinshaw, director of animal health at the zoo. It was ‘‘spectacular’’ for Coldilocks to far surpass the average 23-year lifespan of a polar bear, he said.

Kilometer 0.0 of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Skateway is at the Rideau Locks.

A skater’s life atop Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

Every winter, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal turns to ice and becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway.

The writer and her father with their feathered friends at Ireland’s School of Falconry at Ashford Castle.

Watching her like a hawk until she was fed up

We were on a hawk walk. I was doing this walk in synchronicity with my dad, who had his own hawk on his arm beside me. This was my birthday present to him, on his first trip to Ireland.

Rick Thomson, cofounder of Thomson Safaris.

Rick Thomson went from fixing lawn mowers to Tanzania, and somehow it makes perfect sense

A Q&A with the cofounder of Thomson Safaris of Watertown.

Jackson Cannon in Chartreuse, France.

In the VIP Lounge with Jackson Cannon

We caught up with the cocktail expert to talk about all things travel.

Check out the islands of Tahiti aboard the four-masted Wind Spirit.

Out at sea, without the scene

Here are five cruises for couples who aren’t the life of the party.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you think that river cruises are exclusive to old fuddy duddys, think again.

A cook preparing lunch in the Moroccan desert.

Late to the table, tourist destinations begin to accommodate travelers’ food issues

On the road, people typically have to eat all or most of their meals at restaurants or hotels. On cruise ships and international flights, and at all-inclusive resorts, they’re practically held captive. When you’ve got dietary restrictions, that can make things difficult.

Travel Troubleshooter

He tried to book a hotel, so why did he end up with a timeshare pitch?

When George Feld booked a hotel in Orlando, he was transferred to the sales department for a timeshare.

Shot of an attractive young woman in workout gear doing yoga on a rooftop

Here are 5 ways to get fit fast for spring

It has arrived — that fateful day when the mercury soars and Bostonians realize we cannot hide under that enormous down coat forever.

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Dropkick Murphys, Magic Hat create a beer for the barroom

The Dropkick Murphys have teamed with Magic Hat to debut a new brew just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

The Campfire at the Ritz-Carlton’s Avery Bar.

From the Bar

From the Bar: Get playful around the Campfire

Keep it drama-free between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s.

A customer hold a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken outside a KFC restaurant, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in Mountain View, Calif. Yum Brands Inc., which owns Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, reports second-quarter results after the close of regular trading. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Hundreds of UK Kentucky Fried Chickens run out of, well, chicken

About 470 of the fried chicken chain’s 900 UK restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage, according to KFC officials.

Globe magazine

Can’t focus? Try these attention-hacking tips to stay on task

It’s not as hard as you might think.

Globe Magazine

How science fixed my wandering mind

Could a stint in a Boston lab change my brain? I was willing to find out.

Ask Amy

Man is cast in Tennessee Williams domestic drama

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Rotisserie chickens at the Boston Market in Medford.

Where is the best rotisserie chicken in Boston?

Sure they smell good, but that seductive part is often unrelated to taste. So we lined up birds from area chains to find the best-tasting.

These ingredients mimic what would go into an “America’s Harvest Box.”

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

Why the Trump administration’s new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow

When half of benefits are spent on shelf-stable ingredients, the results don’t look much like dinner.

How 10 rotisserie chickens fared in a bird-to-bird tasting

A bird-by-bird taste test analysis.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Nick Frattaroli of Bodega Canal, North Square Oyster, and Ward 8

He will soon take over Amici on North Washington Street and turn it into an Italian restaurant “with lots of fresh pasta, cheeses, prosciutto. Stuff you could really find in Italy.”

Dry Cider crafted by Shacksbury in Vergennes, Vt.

Check out the local winners of Good Food Awards

The winners were recently announced at a ceremony in San Francisco and artisanal products from 14 New England companies got the coveted accolade, including three from the Bay State.

From left: BBQ, Texan, and Original Snappy Pattys sit on a table with a Fly Away cocktail at Snappy Pattys.

What She’s Having

Snappy Pattys, a cross between a patty melt and a slider, are sumptuous at this Medford spot

There are some chefs who touch food and all the flavors come alive. They’re not afraid to deliver heightened tastes. Nicholas Dowling of Snappy Pattys in Medford is in that group.

Winter fish stew with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts.

The confident cook

Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts

In this pot, white beans and dried Spanish chorizo in a rich tomato broth with smoky flavors give winter fish stew some heft.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Dark milk chocolate blends the best of both worlds

It’s a marriage of the two — milk chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa.

Jeanne Stafford and Michelle LaRoche meet for business at Market Square Bakehouse in Amesbury.

Amesbury is carving out a spot on the north-of-Boston foodie map

Suzi Maitland says her restaurants are spreading north right alongside customers.

The best beans around Beantown

Have you heard of Jacob’s Cattle and Yellow Eye? They are among the 20 types of dry beans Charley Baer cultivates on 40 acres in South Berwick, Maine.

Walnut-raisin bran muffins

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Satisfying bran muffins have everything you want in a morning bite

Simple, heart bran muffins are studded with walnuts and raisins and mixed with whole-wheat flour, honey, and buttermilk.