August 26, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

6 yummy ways to prepare tomatoes

How do six different restaurant kitchens prepare tomatoes from a single farm? By Devra First

Calling a foul on fans

With the retirement of longtime Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan, we look back at one of his best works. Penned in August 2006, after our home team lost five in a row to the Yankees, he takes Red Sox Nation to task for lashing out with anger and blame. By Bob Ryan

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways


Governor Deval Patrick’s food favorites in the Berkshires

These restaurants and other culinary attractions have satisfied the top politician’s taste buds. By Alison Lobron

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways


Things to do in the Berkshires

Looking for a culture-packed autumn trip? Consider these sure-to-please historic homes, museums, and art collections. By Tina Sutton

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Martin’s Restaurant in Great Barrington favors ingredients from nearby farms. Dishes include scrambled tofu and vegetables with home fries. Where to eat in Great Barrington

If you’re visiting the Berkshires, try these attractions that emphasize local food. By Alison Lobron

Dinner With Cupid


Blind date between green thumbs

Will a connection blossom for these two gardening enthusiasts?

Connections


The emptying nest

Parents have no idea how much kids will change their lives. That is as true when they enter our lives as when they leave our houses. By Mary Regan

Cooking


Kid-friendly cooking

From the pages of ChopChop magazine, applesauce, lettuce wraps, and more food youngsters will love to make and eat. By Catherine Newman and Sally Sampson

Style Watch


Family-friendly interior design

In a Sudbury Colonial, designer Rachel Reider created this casual, playful space for parents and kids alike. By Jaci Conry

On the Block


For sale: Gothic Revival homes

These properties--in Taunton, Westborough, and New Bedford--will delight old-house lovers.

Perspective


In the classroom, making classic literature matter

Defending Shakespeare in the age of MCAS. By Jessica Lander

Out and About

BOWLED OVER: “Soup Nazi” Larry Thomas signs Kaili Martin’s shirt at the traveling Seinfeld Food Truck; Harvard Square on August 3 Events around town

The “Soup Nazi” in Harvard Square, Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium, Curt Schilling in Fenway Park, and more

Tales From the City

Garden gripe

A Winchester couple disagree on the value of spiderwort.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Convention wisdom, outrageous hats, political puppetry, and more.

One-Liners

Aly Raisman bids goodbye to Summer Games

On Twitter, the gold medal-winning gymnast from Needham sums up her Olympic experience.

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to recent stories on the attacks on Bain Capital, memories of Julia Child, and more.