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

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.

Latest Lifestyle headlines

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men’s memories

In the latest results from landmark government research, testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s mental function but helped strengthen bones and alleviate anemia.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the continent in “Africa’s Great Civilizations.’’

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts new WGBH documentary series on Africa

“Africa’s Great Civilizations” will premiere Feb. 27.

Gary Taubes

Q&A

Is sugar a food or a drug?

Gary Taubes examines the history and harmful effects of America’s favorite ingredient in “The Case Against Sugar.”

Chicken, shrimp, and sausage gumbo Hazel.

Recipe: Layer the flavors, darken the roux. Mardi Gras is served.

This recipe, adapted from Paul Prudhomme, puts classic gumbo at your fingertips.

The confident cook

Technique: How to make perfectly pillowy gnocchi

Plus a recipe for serving the potato dumplings with sage-scented brown butter.

Pear and ginger crumble

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: An easy crumble shows how well pears and ginger combine

It’s a perfect vehicle for ice cream, too.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: New Orleans is famous for its barbecue shrimp. Here’s how to make a version at home.

It’s an ideal recipe for your Mardi Gras festivities (but it has nothing at all to do with barbecuing).

Lodge Manufacturing’s cast-iron care kit.

How do you take care of that cast-iron skillet?

This kit from Lodge offers assistance.

Togue Brawn, owner of Downeast Dayboat

‘I don’t think Maine scallops are better, I know Maine scallops are better.’

Downeast Dayboat operator Togue Brawn wants everyone to know about her state’s seafood.

Produce at Saltbox Farm in Concord.

CSA Day is a reminder to sign up for summer farm shares

In the depths of winter, growing season is just around the corner. Time to invest in community-supported agriculture.

Ask Amy

Toxic family member manipulates matriarch

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings, as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Research found declines in teen suicide attempts in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide.

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

In states that enacted same-sex marriage laws during the study, suicide attempts dropped 7 percent among all students and 14 percent among gay kids.

Casey Affleck

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Casey Affleck has a message for Boston film critics

The actor appreciates their support.

Ask Amy

One-night stand creates an ethical dilemma

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Love Letters

She doesn’t want to cancel the wedding

“He wants to make me happy, yet every time the wedding topic is brought up, he makes it hard on me and is sucking the joy out of something that is supposed to be special.”

A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Trump buddy Bill Belichick is a Mar-a-Lago member

It’s unclear how long the Pats coach has had membership.

Natalie C. Anderson

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BPL writer in residence gets movie deal

Natalie Anderson’s first novel is picked up by actress Kerry Washington.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman at the Super Bowl.

NAmes

Julian Edelman appears in new car ad

But where’s his beard?

CDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns

About 100 employees have worked in the labs, at CDC’s Atlanta headquarters, since 2008 when the air hoses were introduced.

Kate Upton on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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Local designer gets exposure in SI Swimsuit Issue

Belmont resident Neide Hall designed one of the suits worn by Kate Upton.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

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Kraft brings a date to Celtics game

The Patriots owner arrived at TD Garden on Wednesday with an attractive young blond woman.

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Your week ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Feb. 20-26

The Original Harlem Globetrotters, “Stage Kiss,” NerdCon, and more.

Style Watch

Creating distinct spaces for sisters, who happen to be neighbors

Decorating side-by-side town homes in Newton for two clients with different tastes.

1967- Boston Red Sox Impossible Dream Season- Frank O'Brien/ Globe Staff—Carl Yastrzemski celebrates winning the 1967 American League pennant.

Globe Magazine

How the ’67 Red Sox’ ‘Impossible Dream’ ignited baseball fever

Fifty years ago, the team couldn’t raise anyone’s temperature. Then a pennant win and a Series heartbreaker changed everything.

cars

Kia Niro is a very affordable hybrid SUV

Even with luxury features added, such as a premium sound system, leather-trimmed seats, and a power sunroof, the 2017 Niro can still be priced under $31,000.

love letters

Chad has made her doubt her ability to trust

Now she’s met this really great guy who is not at all like Chad. She trusts him, but the trouble is, she’s instilled a deep mistrust of men that are romantically interested in her.

Skate on the same ice that the Bruins practice on, and do it while you’re rocking out at the Brighton facility.

14 fun Vacation Week ideas for kids

Parents, are you in desperate need of a few creative (and inexpensive) ways to fill school vacation week with the kids? Yeah, we thought so.

Findings

‘Overlearning’ helps lock in new skills, study says

Just 20 minutes of overlearning locks in a new skill, shielding it from being overwritten by other information, according to a recent study.

Swordfish at Lion’s Tail.

Quick bite

Where to drink cocktails called Good Luck Finding a DJ Who Can Move & Shake Like Thissssssss and Paul Rudd’s Hawaiian Name in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Wild things are shaking at Lion’s Tail in the South End’s Ink Block complex.

Carl Dooley, the chef at The Table at Season to Taste.

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These two chefs make for a tasty team

Two of the hottest chefs around — Carl Dooley and Mark McCann — join forces for a one-night-only feast Feb. 22.

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CJ Cassidy

A bank analyst revels in a world beyond numbers when he’s behind the camera.

The author and her husband enjoy the quiet of a weekday ski getaway.

The many rewards of occasionally playing hooky

A good deal on a hotel and lift tickets is just one of the many reasons to book a weekday getaway. Love is another.

Skiers at the Aspen Highlands in Colorado during a ski mountaineering race.

The hottest new way to ski resorts: Uphill skiing and snowboarding

At least 38 New England ski areas allow uphilling, also known as alpine touring or skinning, while California, Colorado, and Utah have become hotbeds for skinning up resorts out west.

Some options for activities on the Cape in the winter include the Cape Codder Resort’s water park.

Why the Cape in the winter is absolutely perfect

It is quiet, and then some. And many Cape Codders wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are no jeeps on this Zambia safari — just feet

Perfumed with DEET, I tried hard not to think about the plan for the day: Tracking lions on foot in the wild.

A skier takes on Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington.

Deep powder, steep slopes tempt backcountry skiers in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range

Backcountry skiing is a burgeoning pursuit, enticing thousands per year away from the crowded slopes of established ski resorts.

The best fireplaces in Boston hotels

There’s something special about a hotel room with a fireplace.

Sint Andrieshofje is one of the oldest hidden courtyards in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam’s hidden gems: The inner courtyards

Hiding in plain sight are the capital city’s hofjes — inner courtyards both sheltered from the world and inhabiting a world of their own.

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Casting call for ‘Proud Mary’

Here’s your chance to audition for a new movie starring Taraji P. Henson.

A place setting of the Grey Marble stoneware collection from Simon Pearce.

obsession

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Beautiful pottery that looks as good on an iPhone as it does on the table

The Third Piece specializes in chic knitwear.

Fashion

Novice knitters cast about for a way to relax

The weather is dreary. The news? Stressful. We need to soothe our anxiety in a way that doesn’t involve alcohol, Netflix, or outright insomnia. Maybe knitting?

The One Thing

Madewell debuts intimates line

Madewell launches line of uncomplicated underthings

Mario Cantone in Bolinas, Calif.

The VIP Lounge with Mario Cantone

We caught up with Mario Cantone, a 1982 graduate of Emerson College, to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Get your kids away from their screens and into the outdoors with lunch-tray races and biking adventures.

Hillary Clinton used a ceremony Thursday honoring Oscar de la Renta to celebrate the contributions of immigrants.

Clinton praises Oscar de la Renta as proud immigrant

Hillary Clinton used a ceremony Thursday honoring Oscar de la Renta to celebrate the contributions of immigrants.