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T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.

Christopher Muther

Three N.E. airports top list of nation’s best. Logan isn’t one of them

Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

hot ticket

A new Seaport venue that’s on a roll

Does the idea of one year of free bowling appeal to you? Of course it does.

love letters

He’s angry I sexted someone else

Mind you, J and I were not sleeping together at that time.


Quite a cozy spread

Local boutique launches a workshop full of holiday inspiration

One of the authors checks out the small shops near the Temple of the Moon in Beijing. In these shops, it pays to have skilled negotiators nearby.

Opening their homes, hearts, and worlds to each other

Not for the faint of heart, we would be crisscrossing the country, from Beijing in the north, to Xi’an in the center, and to Hangzhou in the south, with a lot of side trips.

Hundreds of people waited in line to use an ATM in Caguas.

The trials of reporting from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Getting to Puerto Rico was hard. Getting around, staying over, and getting off the island? Even harder.


The Seaport gets spicier and Burlington gets friendlier

Restaurant news you can use.

Both kids try the braised greens beignets at Persimmon.

A road trip to rediscover the adventurous eaters in my kids

My young kids routinely ate interesting foods when we lived in France. Within a year of moving back to the States, it was all chicken fingers and hot dogs. I had to get back on track.

While you’ve got your bike helmet on . . .

Here are two more Cape Cod bike paths to consider.

A shining star among bike paths

On the Cape’s Shining Sea Bikeway, you’ll see a snapshot of some of the Commonwealth’s loveliest natural features: ponds, cedar swamps, salt marshes, wooded uplands, even a cranberry bog.

Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests.


Wine pro invites you to discover the music of Spanish wine

At Central Square, Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests, not to be esoteric.


Taking a shine to the family business

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

Pralines at Market Street Sweets in Charleston.

When you reach the foodie finish line in Charleston, the praline awaits

Going to Charleston means more than history, the beach, and good friends.

The VIP Lounge with John Sebastian

John Sebastian is coming to Newton next month for a jug band concert to benefit Historic Newton.

The weird, wacky Winchester House hits its stride at Halloween

No one knows for certain why Sarah Winchester, heiress to the gun company fortune, spent 38 years building a lavish Victorian mansion that was never finished.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

A wildfire in Glacier National Park in Montana early last month.

How climate change is affecting travel — and what you can do about it

So how do you travel during a time of extreme weather? There’s nothing you can do to change the climate, at least in the short term, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure that disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen

An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.

Time on mobile devices soars among young children

Today 42 percent of kids age 8 or younger have their own tablet device, up from just 7 percent in 2013, according to a new report.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

A stylish master bath for boomers that’s practical for the future, too

Accessible features update a spa-like master bathroom in Rhode Island to stand the test of time.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Coaxing more space out of a bath by adding wet room-style shower

A designer tackles the renovation of a dated Chestnut Hill bathroom, and her daughter and son reap the benefits.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Need some help with your home decor? Here’s how to hire a professional

What to look for, what to ask, and what to expect when searching for an interior designer or decorator who can deliver the look you want.

Tarana Burke, the activist behind ‘Me Too,’ on where movement goes from here

To see her life’s work, the “Me Too” movement, displayed on millions of profiles across social media, has left Tarana Burke in awe.

The Alaska, from “3-Ingredient Cocktails”

From The Bar

From the Bar: Three ingredients get you to Alaska

The Alaska, one of the many overlooked classics in “3-Ingredient Cocktails,” a new book by Robert Simonson, might just become a go-to at your home bar.

Love Letters

Did her boyfriend sleep with his roommates?

They have told me how funny he is, how good looking he is, and how lucky I am, and the girls themselves are all pretty attractive.

Senators Patty Murray, a Democrat, and Lamar Alexander, a Republican, agreed to outlines for a health care compromise.

Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

The bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

A Jamaica Plain kitchen gets a modern makeover inspired by nature

A gut rehab turns an awkward space from cramped and awkward to modern and user-friendly.

Love Letters

She’s stood by her philandering man for decades. Time to stop?

She’s endured years of affairs, but worries that their adult children will think less of their father if she leaves him.


The pumpkin beer we love to hate, but secretly (sort of) enjoy

A curious thing happens in Greater Boston when you order a Pumpkinhead: More often than not it comes in a pint glass whose rim has been caked with cinnamon and sugar.

Ask Amy

Sudden plan to move ties partner in knots

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

The president insisted, though, that he’d move forward to repeal Barack Obama’s signature health law.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Redesigning a kitchen around a sensational view

They bought their house in Westwood because of the beautiful yard, so they added a big window and made everything work around it.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Think you need to rip out your kitchen and start over? Maybe you don’t

A Lexington couple was prepared for a big project, but cosmetic fixes did the trick.

Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

 Continues payments for two years to insurers for reducing out-of-pocket such as deductibles for lower-income consumers. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the government will spend around $20 billion on the cost-sharing reductions over the next two years. President Trump blocked the payments last week.

Brooklyn, New York-John Hodgman, author of “Vacationland” lies on a grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery. John Hodgman is a writer, comedian and author of three best-selling books about fake facts. He is the host of the Judge John Hodgman podcast and contributes a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. Vacationland is his first non- fiction book. The Brookline native will appear at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on November 1 at 6 PM , followed by a book signing at the Brookline Booksmith at 7 PM.

Q&A | Magazine

Comedian John Hodgman runs out of fake facts, turns to the truth

The Brookline native weighs in on his first nonfiction book, rage and spite here in Massachusetts, and Maine’s “painful beaches.”

Carbonara with clams, from Matt Jennings’s “Homegrown.”

Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams

Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.

From left: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari with Pam and Steve DiFillippo.


Davio’s opens in Braintree with a party

Some of owner Steve DiFillippo’s friends help him celebrate.

Where did “Me Too” come from? Activist Tarana Burke, long before hashtags

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet, a black women’s advocate was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, Bryant Johnson, personal trainer for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in Washington, with his new book,

Book’s challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Interest in the workout regimen of the Supreme Court’s oldest justice and in the personal trainer behind it has only grown since the election of President Trump.

Alexis de Tocqueville chronicled American and French democracy

Perspective | Magazine

What Donald Trump has in common with Napoleon III

Alexis de Tocqueville famously extolled democracy in America, but his look at French politics may say more about us today.

Ask Amy

Marriage flounders over financials

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

As reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Love Letters

Should she cut contact?

“I feel like I’m kind of holding on to this idea of ‘us’ instead of moving on completely.”

Chef Matt Jennings loads produce from Ward’s Berry Farm into his truck.

Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine

Townsman chef Matt Jennings is focused on local ingredients, and his debut cookbook, “Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots,” is being published this week.

Frying pan pizza

Family Meal

This pizza is a party in a pan

The technique is not only kid-friendly, it’s kid-party-making. Of course that’s not very hard, but how often does kid party translate to high-caliber, adult fare?

Easy French flatbread

The Confident Cook

Recipe: A French flatbread shaped into a leaf is ridiculously easy to make

The traditional French flatbread takes on heavenly scents of olive oil and fresh rosemary.