April 7, 2013 | The food issue

Connections

Illustration for Connections essay in 4/7/13 issue Being the big, bad parent

While saying no is necessary to both teaching and raising kids, don’t expect thanks for setting boundaries. By Alison Lobron

Soundtrack


Teaching pit bulls to be nice

MSCPA trains dogs to be upstanding members of society. By Scott Helman

Style Watch

MadMen Collection See-Thru Blush by Estee Lauder. ‘Mad Men’ ’60s

Don Draper and crew return, reigniting fashion’s passion for retro looks. By Rachel Raczka

Out and About

GOOD TIMES ROLL: Boston Celtics Chris Wilcox and Paul Pierce at the Truth Strikes Again celebrity bowling night at Kings Dedham to raise money to promote healthy lifestyles on March 14 As seen around town

Mayor Tom Menino, Zoltan Mesko, Paul Pierce, and more.

Your Week Ahead

Photographs: 1962 Corvette from Heritage Museums & Gardens; Kermit by Reuters; Cambridge Science Festival by George Imirzian 5 things to do in and around Boston

The Red Sox home opener, a 10-day science festival, a Muppets singalong, and more things to do in and around Boston this week.

A Restaurant’s Take

Green chili and pork belly doughnuts with smoked-paprika salt. Savory doughnuts with smoked-paprika salt at the Red-Eyed Pig

In West Roxbury, a takeout treat.

Cooking

Go red

Smoked paprika—choose from sweet, bittersweet, and hot types—adds depth to dishes. By Adam Ried

On the Block

17 High Street, Hanson. For sale: Farmhouses in Hanson, Abington, and Duxbury

New and old, these properties are full of style.

Dinner With Cupid


Taking a stab at the first date

Is a first date too soon to share a bite without asking?

Tales From the City

A game of telephone

Mixing 5-year-olds and voice-mail messages.

One-Liners

Comic Gary Gulman on language thrills

The Peabody-bred Boston College alum, who will perform Saturday at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, makes a joke on Twitter.


Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to the Azores as a travel destination and other stories.