May 12, 2013 | What happens next with Marathon?

Panhandlers of Harvard Square: An essay in oil paintings, interviews

Painter Marc Clamage has painted struggling people in Cambridge for three years. Here’s what he’s seen. By Marc Clamage

Robert B. Parker’s writing desk in Cambridge.

Robert B. Parker is dead. Long live Robert B. Parker!

When best-selling authors pass away, carrying on their characters is a huge risk. How the family of Spenser’s creator made it work. By Zac Bissonnette

Perspective


The good, the bad, and the biters

It’s high time that behavior screening joins the requirements for rescued dogs put up for adoption in Massachusetts. By Kim Kavin

Style Watch

“The house has minimal decorative flourishes,” says Alessi. “But what was saved in that regard was spent on making it extremely energy-efficient.” Sustainable in Scituate

Photovoltaics on the roof and loads of insulation make this Shingle Style beauty the picture of energy efficiency. By Jaci Conry

Your Week Ahead

Pat Wagenknecht of Newton smells a lilac at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. 5 things to do in and around Boston

EarthFest, a day for kites and bikes, Lilac Sunday, and more.

Cooking

Smoked salmon, red onion, and capers make this soft scramble special. Eggs with extras

This Mother’s Day (or any occasion), whip up a scramble that’s truly special. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

The Cambridge Street omelet at Veggie Galaxy in Central Square. An omelet for Mom

At Veggie Galaxy in Central Square, try the Cambridge Street, with chipotle black beans, roasted red pepper puree, cheese, and more.

Out and About

Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane at a luncheon supporting Foundation To Be Named Later at the State Room in Boston As seen around town

Drag bingo, fund-raising for The One Fund, and more

Dinner With Cupid


But seriously, folks

Will this lighthearted pair wind up funny valentines?

On the Block

8 Nash Street, Watertown. Warm welcomes

These Watertown homes offer stylish living close to Boston.

Tales From the City

A New England spelling lesson

A Marlborough student stands out in Los Angeles.

From left: Filmmaker Nathaniel Hansen, dancer Mariah Steele, and actor Hampton Fluker. Letters to the editor

Readers respond to stories on the Marathon, arts in New England, and more.

One-Liners

The Walsh Brothers on natural grooming

The Charlestown-bred comedy duo, made up of siblings Dave and Chris, post a joke on Twitter.