An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage
While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.
Recipe for Sicilian sweet-and-sour pumpkin
In this Sicilian side dish, sweet-and-sour vinaigrette and crushed red pepper highlight the savory side of the versatile sugar pumpkin.
Recipe for rutabaga and celery-root puree
The distinctive earthy flavors shine in this creamy puree, an alternative to mashed potatoes.
Recipe for green beans with brown butter and toasted hazelnuts
Brown butter, nuts, and lemon take green beans from ordinary to splendid.
Recipe for roasted parsnips, carrots, and squash
Orange juice adds brightness to this dish of roasted vegetables.
Recipe for pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust
Pureed pumpkin and warm autumn spices are beaten into a cheesecake batter to create a deeply flavorful dessert.
Recipe for pistachio and dried-cherry pan stuffing
Sufficiently dried bread makes the best stuffing since it absorbs the flavors and juices of everything else in the dish.
Deals show that Red Sox are willing to take risks
The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an important and encouraging shift.
‘Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night,’ ‘A Water Bird Talk’ shine with their soloists
There is a temptation to interpret any opera in terms of opera itself; no art form is more self-aware. Odyssey Opera’s double bill of one-singer, one-act operas, Dominick Argento’s “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and “A Water Bird Talk,” presented over the weekend in Suffolk University's compact Modern Theatre — conductor Gil Rose's fledgling organization still experimenting with size and format and venue — was nominally about marriage: a sin of omission in the former, of commission in the latter. But both also invited consideration of opera’s artifice and essence.
Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT
Friday Roomful of Teeth came to MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to perform two premieres: Elena Ruehr’s a cappella opera “Cassandra in the Temples” and “Borderland: A Cantata for Ukraine,” by Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn.
ATM company settles lawsuit by Coakley, blind advocates for $1.5 million
Cardtronics, Inc., the world’s largest retail ATM operator, has agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to the National Federation for the Blind and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to settle long-running complaints about its machines being inaccessible to blind people.
PerkinElmer to pay $266 million for Swedish company
PerkinElmer, Inc., the Waltham-based health and sciences company, has agreed to pay $266 million for Perten Instruments Group AB, a scientific testing company based in Stockholm.
Gas prices continue to drop while Thanksgiving travel hits 7-year high
Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped 6 cents to $2.87 a gallon last week, good news for the 2 million New England residents planning to travel this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.
Ex-teacher’s aide, 85, arraigned on indecent assault charges
Charles Ramsey is accused of indecently assaulting a student at a Roxbury school earlier this month.
Steward has taken few steps to open Quincy medical facilities
The state Department of Public Health will hold a hearing Dec. 2 to discuss Steward’s plans after it closes the struggling Quincy Medical Center.
Marijuana sellers woo holiday shoppers
From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.
Bruins’ David Pastrnak makes his NHL debut
The 18-year-old winger was called up from Providence to skate against the Penguins.
Bingham partners move on to other firms
Four lawyers, including three partners, from Bingham McCutchen’s estate planning division in Boston have moved to Day Pitney LLP. These attorneys will help Day Pitney, a 300-attorney firm, expand its trusts and estates practice.