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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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Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I arranged an escape plan with my best friend’

She set up an emergency text ruse with a friend. Will she use it?

The Double Fried sandwich at Roxy’s Central & A4cade.

Cheap Eats

Roxy’s Central & A4cade get the high score

Tokens, tater tots, and tiki drinks add up.

Tony Messina (pictured) of Uni hopes chef Ivan Orkin’s visit will be the first of many pop-up events.

Ivan Orkin brings his famous ramen to Uni pop-up

The Back Bay restaurant plans to host regular guest chefs, from near and far.

A recipe database that includes nutritional analysis

Greater Boston Food Bank’s Click ’N Cook tool lets you search by dietary restriction, ingredients, and more.

Crunchy salmon tacos (top) and octopus lomo saltado at Ruka.

When Japan meets Peru on the plate

With Ruka, Boston finally gets a restaurant showcasing Nikkei cuisine.

David Williams waited on customers Louis Arnias (left) and Robb Moss at Café Pamplona.

At Café Pamplona, where old Harvard Square is in full swing

The neighborhood’s mainstays are disappearing, but literary youth still need a place to gather for coffee and gazpacho.

Recipe: How to make Sunday gravy twice as nice

A little old-school thrift goes a long way.

Ask Amy

Jazz man discovers life is not improvisation

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Seasonal recipes

Recipe: Don’t cut cauliflower, roast it whole

It looks stunning and tastes that way too, swathed in brown-butter caper sauce.

Recipe: Are these the most chocolaty brownies of all time?

They contain more than half a pound of chocolate — and that’s before the chips. You should probably bake some.

Designing a much less annoying steamer

OXO’s modifications include a removable handle and foldable feet.

Recipe: In which chicken lands in a batter with Parmesan and lemon, yielding delicious results

It works as a main course. It works as hors d’oeuvres.

Recipe: A chef from South India serves up a vegetarian dish of chickpeas and potatoes

Ginger, chiles, and spices enliven the pot.

By the Glass

What makes that wine taste so good? It could be volcanoes.

In an award-winning book, a master sommelier explains how volcanic landscapes influence what’s in the bottle.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Pediatricians warn against marijuana use

An influential doctors group warn about marijuana’s potential harms for teens because of its effects on developing brains.

From left: Bob Luz, CEO and president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association; Jenny Johnson of NESN’s “Dining Playbook”; and Tom Werner, chairman of the Boston Red Sox.


Tom Werner speaks at New England Food Show

The chairman of the Red Sox was one of the keynote speakers at the New England Food Show.

Jacyn Tremblay (left) and Casey Soward at the Cabot’s Oscar party on Sunday night.


The Cabot hosts an Oscar party in Beverly

Guests got to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen.

Ask Amy

Son and parents locked in gender war

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

IF YOU GO . . . Tampa

IF YOU GO . . . Tampa

Ms. Horn, shown on Long Island, was 2 pounds at birth.

Lucille Horn, 96, infant who survived in sideshow incubator

Ms. Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, but her parents put their faith in a doctor at Coney Island.

FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, escorted by Japanese police officers at the airport in Narita, Japan. Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea's leader, told medical workers before he died Feb. 13, 2017, that he had been attacked at a Malaysian airport with a chemical spray, according to Malaysian officials. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation

The public poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, which took place Feb. 13 amid crowds of travelers at the airport, appeared to be a well-planned hit.

Style Watch

Rehabbing a 1970s Deck House without destroying its charm

The renovation removed walls and doubled the kitchen space while preserving its character.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I loved that he was so dressed up’

Will the distance between these daters be a deal breaker?

Connections | Magazine

Coming home to a small town

When I was young, I imagined a different life. But now I wouldn’t want my kids to grow up anywhere else.

‘Sometimes people change’: Maryland shop covers racist tattoos for free

‘‘If I can help that person, that’s my ultimate goal.’’

Globe Magazine

Here’s why you should send your kid to an arts camp this summer

All children — not just your budding Matisse, Ellington, or Streep — can have fun and unleash their creativity.

Globe Magazine

7 ideas for curing toxic inequality

Government policy mostly helps the rich and hurts everyone else, says Brandeis scholar Thomas M. Shapiro. Here’s how we can change that.

Globe Magazine

8 tips for choosing a summer camp

Ask these eight questions to find out if an arts camp (or any camp) is right for your child.

Tech Nomad

Detangling the wide world of wireless earbuds

Despite some early skepticism, wireless headphones are sticking around (and even staying in).


Coming up roses

Perk up your winter with a flower arranging class; you might see a new career bloom.

From left: Kara Brooks, JM Craven, and Cliff Ashbrook play video games at Roxy’s Central & A4cade.

quick bite

Cheesy snacks and vintage arcade games at Roxy’s Central & A4cade

Come for the poutine, stay for the “Pac-Man.”

My Instagram: Julien Levesque

Well known in the Boston Instagram scene for running @southendboston, Julien Levesque started the account two years ago as a new year’s resolution to be more creative. It worked.


Faherty to bring the beach to Back Bay

Life’s a beach, and that’s fine by Alex and Mike Faherty, who’ll open their sixth shop — specializing in sustainable outdoor wear — on Newbury Street in March.

Chef Matthew Gaudet plans a return to Cambridge with Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet.


Chef Matthew Gaudet plans his Cambridge return, Lolita Cocina tantalizes anew, and other restaurant news

Would you like a $135 martini? We know where you can get one.

Amanda Abbott (left) and Leonie Little-Lex are among a group of local artists who sold more than $4,000 of watercolors, ceramics, prints, and jewelry to benefit Greater Boston Legal Services and the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center.

In the Trump era, protesting has become like a ‘second job’

In Boston, a hub of political protest since the election, progressives are packing house parties to brainstorm.


Pressed for time but ready for anything, travelers opt for ‘microadventures’

Some microadventures may seem extreme, not for the activities they promise, but for their very, very short durations.

Members of the Wright clan gathered for a multi-generational ski vacation in

A vacation for the ages

We’re not alone in seeking multigenerational travel experiences. In fact, in a recent survey by Virtuoso, a leading international network of luxury travel agencies, multigenerational travel was the number one top travel trend for 2016.

The Himalayan Salt Cave at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center

Need to beat the winter blues? Hole up in a salt cave.

Salt caves are believed to help with many ailments and illnesses, from chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis to the common cold and allergies to skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema.

The author used a floating bike to get around the Tampa riverfront.

Tampa’s riverfront is its new star

Downtown started springing to life a few years ago, thanks to several new retail and residential developments. Then last year, its slow-moving 2.4-mile Riverwalk project was completed, finally giving the river its full due.

Pauline Frommer’s recent trip to Paris was very different.

The VIP Lounge with Pauline Frommer

We caught up with Pauline Frommer, editorial director of the popular Frommer Travel Guides and Frommers.com, at the Boston Globe Travel Show to talk about all things travel.

Rykodisc’s Jeff Rougvie, who worked with David Bowie, will speak at the tribute.

Hot Ticket

A look back at David Bowie

In Arlington, a multimedia tribute to the revolutionary David Bowie.


The Honda Civic Is Back as a Hatchback

Most people who remember the original Civic that Honda brought to America in 1973 remember it as a hatchback. The less popular “sedan” looked exactly the same — it just had a tiny rear door instead of the liftgate.

Love Letters

She has feelings for her ‘best friend’ at work

She said she hadn’t acted on these feelings, but that she had thought about being with him. I flipped out.

Little Giuseppe at Eastern Standard.


How to make Eastern Standard’s Little Giuseppe

A pinch of salt tames the intensity of Cynar and Punt e Mes.

An arched wall marks where the building was enlarged in 1897 for the addition of the five-story Allis steam engine.

Let your appreciation flow at the Waterworks Museum

If you ever wondered where the water comes from, and how it gets into your home, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum at 2450 Beacon St. has the answers.