November 24, 2013 | Holiday style

Stuck in neutral

There’s nothing like holiday gridlock to show why it’s time to get behind high-speed rail. By Jim Braude

Come one, come all

An around-the-world menu from the 40th anniversary edition of ‘Cooking for Crowds.’ By Text Sheryl Julian and recipes by Merry White


From tragedy, a holiday tradition

Four members of my family were killed in the Cocoanut Grove fire decades ago, and that sadness has had a big impact on the way we celebrate Thanksgiving. By Sarah Shemkus

Style Watch

“It’s possible to find a balance between aesthetically pleasing and festive,” says Erin Gates. “Create a mix of things you really love; everything doesn’t have to be red and green.”  Tastefully merry

In her own home, designer/blogger Erin Gates gets ready for the holidays with a green, white, and gold decorating scheme. By Jaci Conry

A Restaurant’s Take

Cranberry-apple crostada

At Treats on Washington, a late-fall pastry.

On the Block

Far from cookie-cutter

Great gingerbread trim decorates these Victorian homes.

Miss Conduct

Go and make memories

Advice on getting through the holidays for those who feel they can’t get through the holidays. By Robin Abrahams

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Jim Box and Anne Ruka. Last one standing

She loves ‘Survivor.’ Will they make it through the night?


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to stories on casinos, Menino, Fenway, more.

Tales From the City

When you say everywhere . . .

A good question during a children’s service at temple.