June 10, 2012 Summer Entertaining

4 important tips for a successful party

Caterers explain how the right food and presentation can elevate your next event. By Sheryl Julian

Guests at Grill 23 Bar & Grill.

9 amazing private dining rooms for entertaining

Nine amazing restaurant private dining rooms for entertaining with a personal touch--but without the shopping, cooking, or cleanup. By Rachel Travers

Magazine

What if spanking works?

Studies show that most parents don’t want to hit their kids — and that some 90 percent do it anyway. Why even the most modern moms and dads can’t stop asking themselves the most controversial question in parenting. By James H. Burnett III

globe magazine | Perspective


Why reports of the death of Boston radio are greatly exaggerated

Let’s honor WFNX’s independent spirit, its talented staff, its indelible place in Boston music history. Let’s also acknowledge that we don’t need it. Really. By Scott Helman

Connections


Dog people

Compassionate adults are forced to put their animals down every day. But I can’t bring myself even to consider it. By Kathleen Hirsch

Soundtrack


Good vibrations coming from Dorchester playground

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, opened in 2011, lets young musicians express themselves. By Scott Helman

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner with Cupid: A blind date for two Zooey Deschanel fans

Will they prove that she is made for him?

Style Watch


On Cape Ann, a summer home to retire to

For now, this cheery house serves as a family’s seasonal retreat, but it’s designed for year-round life, too. By Christie Matheson

Cooking


Recipes for ‘tonnato’ sauce with roasted pork, and green beans and roasted red peppers with ‘tonnato’ sauce

The Italian dressing made with tuna and lemon, tastes like summer. Serve it oversliced tomatoes or hard-cooked eggs, roasted potatoes or cauliflower, or grilled fish or meats — just to name a few possibilities. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Lamb chops ‘tonnato’ at Nix’s Mate

In downtown Boston, tweaking a classic.

On the Block


Homes for sale in Dorchester

These three spacious homes allow grand city living.

Out and About

A student decorated her hat for the commencement ceremony at Boston University. Events around town

Grads, bigs, and a haute hot dog cook-off.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do this week in and around Boston

A food truck fest, roller derby bout, dragon boat race, and more.

Tales From the City

Aye, aye, captain!

A young one’s take on ‘Old Ironsides’

One-Liners

Actor Steve Carell has a fishy tale

The owner of the Marshfield Hills General Store shares his son’s put-down on Twitter.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to recent stories about the death of a sibling and the sounds of the city.