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The Green and White Ball for Friends of the Public Garden.

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Public Garden gala ready to bloom

Spring is almost here, snow be damned.

Former Celtic Ray Allen is playing a new position: author.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 26-30

Ray Allen discusses his new memoir, Pajama Concert: Shipwreck!, the Gardeners’ Gathering, and more.

Style Watch

Peach walls and pink accents brighten up a girl’s bedroom

Warm, bright colors and fun patterns make a sweet retreat in Wellesley.

Bolognese-Style Sweet Rice Cake With Lemon and Raisins (Torta di Riso).

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: An Italian-style (gluten-free!) cake for Easter

A thick, flavorful dessert that is both gluten-free and simple to make.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I was not spending enough time with age-appropriate women’

A match between fiftysomething single parents, who once went to rival boarding schools.

Connections | Magazine

I played matchmaker for my old college crush

It’s decades later now, he’s divorced and perfect for my dear friend.

EU leaders back Britain in blaming Russia for poisoning of ex-spy and his daughter

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of 27 other European Union leaders on Thursday in blaming Russia for the poisoning of a former spy on English soil

War of the noses: We are surrounded by fragrances that offend

Despite negative reactions from some consumers, scented products seem to be gaining popularity.


Matzo mania

Passover treats so good that you’ll want to save room for dessert.

Clockwise from above left: the ¡Viva é Carnival¡ at W XYZ Bar; the Tommy margarita and the Pineapple Express at the Shaking Crab.

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Claudiane Philippe

The Waltham resident and former bartender snaps photos of the most delicious and Insta-worthy drinks around Boston.


He’s taking a poll. Is ‘grilled cheese’ sex or not?

He is really confused. Do most people consider a grilled cheese as two people having sex? He says it is. His girlfriend says it isn’t. He will be compiling the results of the feedback/survey.

Harvard Square’s Parsnip launches Sunday brunch starting April 1.


Tables: Dumpling Kitchen opens in Somerville and Better Bagels pops up at Coppa

Restaurant news you can use.

One of William Wegman’s pigment prints on display at the Museum of Dog in North Adams.

New museum unleashed in the Berkshires

The Museum of Dog has opened in North Adams.

“Style more and learn more is our motto,” says Stefanie Johnson of her SwapIt boutique in Davis Square.


Fashionable, thrifty — and green

SwapIt isn’t a thrift store or a consignment shop but a clothing swap in Davis Square.

Quick Bite

Quick Bite: Organic Mexican food and margaritas at Adelita in West Concord

At Adelita in West Concord, you’ll find Mexican food from Kristin Canty and Charlie Foster, who run Woods Hill Table just down the street.

Lemon tart, milk chocolate caramel dome, chocolate cake, cheesecake and Buche de Noel from Cafe Madeleine in Boston's South End, where Hana Quon creates impeccable croissants, tarts, macarons, caneles, and more.

10 women pastry chefs you should know in the Boston area

In Netflix’s new “Chef’s Table: Pastry,” only 1 out of 4 pastry chefs is a woman. That’s not how it works in real life.

Burgers outselling classic baguette sandwiches in France

Forget the baguette. The French are going crazy for burgers.

Russia-UK war of words over ex-spy’s poisoning gets uglier

The war of words between Russia and Britain over an ex-spy’s poisoning got uglier Wednesday as the U.K. foreign secretary called it vomit-inducing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejoicing over hosting the World Cup. Russia shot back that Boris Johnson is “poisoned with venom of malice and hate.”

Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy

Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal.

Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings

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From Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill to #MeToo

Capsule reviews of “Anita Hill,’’ “Tailspin,’’ “Debating Sexual Correctness,’’ and “Be Fierce’’

aniela Lamas is a pulmonary and critical-care doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Humanely told stories of lives saved and lost

A critical-care doctor’s memoir looks at the miracles and limits of medicine and the nature of life itself.

Barry Shrage.


Barry Shrage joins Brandeis University’s Jewish leadership program

The former Combined Jewish Philanthropies leader lands a teaching gig.

love letters

The red flags screamed at me

I assumed that because he was 40, he’d be a bigger man. How can I move on from this?

The Alise Boston is located in the former Chandler Inn in the South End.

Christopher Muther

Boston’s newest hotel dares you to go bare

The Alise Boston offers guests “the naked experience." It’s not as salacious as it sounds.

Joe Yonan in Barcelona.

The VIP Lounge with Joe Yonan

Yonan will be in Cambridge on March 25 at Harvest’s “The Book and the Cook” dinner series.

two hearts drawn on perfectly white sand of paradise beach

Cape Cod is the fifth most expensive place in the US to get married, according to new survey

Couples spent an average of $55,000 to get married on the Cape, according to a survey by The Knot.

The Dating Issue | Magazine

In college relationships, whoever cares less wins

Experts say students view romantic relationships as a distraction from preparing for their future careers.

The Dating Issue | Magazine

After #MeToo, college students wonder: What does consent mean, exactly?

An informal poll of Boston students showed some are questioning how to handle intimate situations.

The Dating Issue | Magazine

A PSA for parents of college students: Apps aren’t just for hookups

While online dating has long been mainstream, students still conceal it from mom and dad for one main reason.

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The Dating Issue | Magazine

Quiz: Can you spot the fake dating app?

Whether you’re bonding over the things you hate or a mutual canine obsession, nowadays there’s an app for every type of singleton.

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The Dating Issue | Magazine

When it comes to college dating, the deck is stacked against young Republicans

Conservative co-eds try to keep politics out of their love lives.

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The Dating Issue | Magazine

Dating apps are a recipe for awkward college encounters

What to do when the guy who ghosted you shows up at the campus fair?

Love Letters

Even after five years as part of a couple, I think of an old crush every day

Why can’t I get an old flirtation out of my mind?

Sleds, once unpacked after being used to drag sleeping bags and gear to the yurt, can be used on the local trails at Frost Mountain.

Yurts combine wilderness experience, comfort

Yurts, used for thousands of years by Mongolian nomads, have become increasingly popular backcountry shelters for skiers and adventurers.

Tracy Bain, senior programs officer for the wildlife crime program at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is based in Yarmouth Port.

How tourists can help prevent wildlife trafficking and poaching

We talked with Tracy Bain, senior programs officer at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a nonprofit with operational headquarters in Yarmouth Port.

The Bostonian Boston

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Travel Troubleshooter

British Airways told passenger to call the police instead of filing a lost baggage claim

After British Airways loses Dhawan Anil’s bag, the airline claims it’s not responsible and that he should call the police. What’s wrong with this picture?

Clinic escort Kim Gibson spoke with a driver attempting to enter the parking lot at Jackson Women's Health Organization's clinic, the only facility in Mississippi that performs abortions. An abortion protester is in the background.

Judge temporarily blocks most restrictive abortion law in US

The Mississippi law was in effect less than 24 hours before a federal judge temporarily blocked it during what could become a long legal fight between the state’s Republican governor and its only abortion clinic.

Try a little bowling at King’s Dining & Entertainment in the Seaport District.

Goof off the fun way on National Goof-Off Day

Suggestions for activities to mark the unofficial holiday on March 22.

Ask Amy

Teen’s mother is tired of being ‘that’ mom

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

If Tuesday’s findings pan out, ‘‘this could be a whole new kind of target in treating obesity,’’ said a Cornell University food scientist.


Night Shift releasing Nite Lite, taking on the Buds and Millers of the world

It’s a little more expensive, but Night Shift’s cofounder says, “It certainly tastes better than a Bud Light.”

Ask Amy

Women MBA candidates are subjects of offensive list

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bamboo cocktail

From the Bar

From the Bar: Spring calls for the Bamboo

But when daylight savings kicks in, a reminder that more daytime is again the more civilized reality, a lighter drink is in order — a drink like the Bamboo, a fino sherry-based drink that’s floral and dry with just a hint of nuttiness.

United Airlines said it will halt PetSafe reservations while it reviews the service, which lets customers ship pets as cargo.

United Airlines suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

United Airlines is pausing its pet-shipping business after mishaps that include a dog winding up in Japan instead of Kansas.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Our niece is in a cult, and we’re afraid to give her money

Plus, I’m too busy for some old friends. Should I tell them or just ghost?