September 21, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

An open letter to the BSO’s Andris Nelsons

Settle down. Innovate. Stay fit. Some friendly advice for the symphony’s new maestro. By Geoff Edgers

Mo Englander, 80, and son Matt, 36, at a game in Allston on August 21.

Bill Littlefield on a father-son softball story

In retirement, Mo Englander was looking to stay busy. So his son, Matt, started him a team. By Bill Littlefield

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston from Sept. 22-28

An Irish celebration, free museum tickets, a jazz free for all, and more.

First Person

David Hurtado Gomez: ‘Everyone should have access to music’

The Boston-area musician, performing in a free Longy School of Music concert on September 27, dreams of tunes for all.


Caption: FILE -- Boston Bruins' Bobby Orr is airborne after scoring the goal that won the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins, May 10,1970, against the St. Louis Blues at Boston Garden. (AP Photo/Boston Herald American, Ray Lussier) Caption Writer: PK XSS HMB Headline: BOBBY ORR Special Instructions: NO SALES. MAY 10, 1970 PHOTO. B&W ONLY Byline: RAY LUSSIER Byline Title: MBR Credit: AP Source: BOSTON HERALD AMERICAN Object Name: MIL CENTURY SPORTS Date Created: 19700510 City: BOSTON Province-State: MA Country Name: USA Original Transmission Reference: NY205 Category: S Supplemental Categories: HKN Supplemental Categories: FILE Urgency: L Time Created: 000000+0000 Boston Bruins preseason is here!

As excitement for hockey builds, we look at the team past and present. By Eileen McEleney Woods


Blunt dad syndrome

He delivers tough truths, no empathy, no sugarcoating. By Steve Almond

A Restaurant’s Take

Cambridge, MA 091114 NDIVIDUAL TRIFLE SERVED IN A GLASS - WITH OLIVE OIL CAKE, TOASTED HAZELNUTS, APRICOTS from Alden and Harlow at Harvard Sq photographed on Sept. 11, 2014. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MAG Olive oil cake trifle

An old family recipe gets a new life at Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square. By Rachel Travers

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: Going my way

Will these fellow travelers end up in the same place?

Tales from the City

Waiter, my soup is cold

Al fresco dining in Cambridge in unseasonably warm weather.


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