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Natarajan Alagappan (center) on “The Gong Show” with Mike Myers (as Tommy Maitland).


Boston man brings ‘The Last Living Mannequin’ to ‘The Gong Show’

Natarajan Alagappan is slated to appear on the second season’s fifth episode, which premieres July 19.

Bird sightings across the region

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Emergency workers in protective suits search around John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living after a major incident was declared when a man and woman were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent on July 6, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The couple, named locally as Dawn Sturgess 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45 were taken to Salisbury District Hospital on Saturday and remain there in a critical condition. In March, Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were poisoned with the Russian-made Novichok in the town of Salisbury. British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of being behind the attack on the former spy and his daughter, expelling 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation.(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Victim’s son calls on President Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on Trump to discuss his mother with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ask Amy

Health teacher scolds a widower dad for having sex ed talk with his daughter

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Kate Weiser

Her bucket list includes over 870 of Boston’s familiar icons and hidden treasures.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9760907m) The ‘Donald Trump Baby Blimp’ balloon flies over Parliament Square during a protest in London, Britain, 13 July 2018. The inflatable dubbed ‘Trump Baby’ tied to a spot in Parliament Square is to kick off a day of protests against US President Donald J. Trump’s visit. Trump is on a working visit to Britain. Baby Trump Blimp protest in parliament square in London, United Kingdom - 13 Jul 2018

It’s a Thing

From Trump in Europe to ‘Twin Peaks’ at the Emmys

From Trump in Europe to “Twin Peaks” at the Emmys, a review of the week in things

Connections | Magazine

The neighbor who helped us put down roots in a garden

As the years passed and my children grew, tomatoes and zucchini grew along with our friendship.

Style Watch

Bold color helps a family put their mark on their new dining room

A Winchester family asks their designer for a space that reflects their fun spirit, and plenty of seating.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 16-22

A puppet show in Brookline, Meet the Zookeepers Day, Cape League All-Stars, and more.

book review

Braiding lives of a Syrian refugee, a failed 23-year-old, and elderly accountant

Donal Ryan’s new novel, “From A Low And Quiet Sea,’’ is like its predecessor short and intense 

book review

Waking up is hard to do

“Clock Dance,’’ Anne Tyler’s latest novel, is a psychologically astute saga.


Greater Boston author readings July 15-21

A weekly calendar of literary events.

love letters

What if he leaves me at 31?

Should I move out for a couple of months to give him space? Should we break up? Should I ride it out? I love him so deeply, but what if I am not his one? What if he’s never ready?

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, left, speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, and Solicitor General Noah Purcell look on at a news conference in SeaTac, Wash. Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches, limiting their wages and job opportunities, under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Ferguson announced the binding agreements with companies including Arby's, Jimmy John's and Cinnabon, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s TED talk on adolescent brain development has 2.4 million views and counting.

Her quest to understand the teenage brain

It’s a parental rite of passage, that moment when you stand before your adolescent, whose behavior has been so moody, risky, or just plain stupid that you have to ask yourself, “Who is this kid?”

Sh*t That I Knit Pardy Wrap Lavender.


Summer nights, wrapped up

Local knitwear line takes on summer

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘We locked eyes and smiled’

He’s in the Coast Guard. She likes to travel spontaneously. Will they sail off into the sunset?

From left: Chef Ben Waxler, cofounder and brewing director Jason Taggart, general manager Courtney Bolinger, and cofounder and CEO James Razsa.

Quick Bite

What it’s like at Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewpub in Downtown Crossing

Democracy Brewing is as concerned with good working conditions as it is with good beer.

The patio at Dorchester Brewing Company on Mass. Ave.

hot ticket

Dorchester Brewing to host second anniversary bash

There’ll be food, music, and of course lots of beer.


Tables: Superfine Foods heads to Newburyport, a granola cafe opens in Arlington, and Little Dipper is spotted in JP

And for those who mourn the loss of downtown’s Townsman, Matt Jennings assures us he’s got projects in the works.

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Nigerian couple wrestles with infertility, political upheaval

Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s lauded “Stay With Me” is being released in paperback.

Perspective | Magazine

My black sons wanted to know: What’s it like to be a white male right now?

Answering that question was more complicated than I expected.


Fond of writers from a generation back

Grace Dane Mazur’s newest novel is “The Garden Party.”

Jorma Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane confronts members of the Hells Angels at Altamont.

book review

Recalling Altamont as a crime story

“Just a Shot Away” tells the true story of the free concert that turned into a psychotic nightmare.

Boston, MA., 06/29/18, It was busy inside Monica's Mercato. For story on where do the locals eat in the North End. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Nestor Ramos

Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?

The North End uprising that drove the coffee giant away has some troubling implications.

Ask Amy

Privileged parent doesn’t like former friend’s braggy child

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Guests can go back in time at Bradford Camps in far northern Maine, where the emphasis is on fishing.

Turn-of-the-century sporting camp offers relaxation, fly fishing

The Sikorskys took over Bradford Camps in 1996. The camp was founded in the 1890s by Will Atkins and has been in constant operation since.

Love Letters

I’ve always dated guys, but I think I’ve fallen for my female friend

They’re friends who share cuddle time. Is there something more going on here?

Love Letters

When I found out she was still married, it crushed me

I’ve tried to explain that her not being honest to her husband/family and using me for an emotional and physical affair is just wrong. I still care for her, but now I just want to move forward with my life and forget about her.

The authors taking a breather near a castle.

A modern wonder — the electric bike — lets us relive the good old days in France

Can anything be more soothing than pedaling quietly along an empty lane through a copse of young poplars early in the morning, sun dappling the light green leaves overhead, the silence broken only by the faint whisper of your tire treads on the hard-packed earth?

Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, drooled while competing in The World's Ugliest Dog Competition.

World’s ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

Boys from a youth soccer team as are being treated after rescued from a cave, at the hospital in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.

Kids rescued in Thailand lost weight, drank dripping water in cave

The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and survived by drinking dripping water.

Report blasts Georgia solitary confinement as ‘draconian’

Georgia’s most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court.

Planned Parenthood closes Indiana center, citing harassment

Planned Parenthood has closed its health center in Indiana’s second-largest city, blaming what it called years of growing intimidation and harassment of the center’s staff by supporters of anti-abortion groups.

At EVO Kitchen + Bar, a dish of Maine potatoes in a sauce of yogurt, turmeric, cumin, and Aleppo pepper.

Find out just how much of a foodie city Portland is on a Maine Food for Thought Tour

As much as we enjoy Portland’s restaurants, we’ve never given much thought to how that food landed on our plates until now, thanks to a new food tour.

Official says Florida shooting suspect’s mom let him buy gun

A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspect’s late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea.

Chef Brandon Baltzley at the Buffalo Jump, the BYOB popup-turned-restaurant, at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth.

Dining Out

What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’

Falmouth restaurant the Buffalo Jump is pushing the limits of New England cuisine. Don’t expect a lobster roll.

Here, There, Everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

I’m about to fly 1,000 miles with my wedding dress

Say yes to the gown flying with you and no to shipping it, experts warn.

Above: A “Glamp Tent” at Sandy Pines Campground

More ways to camp in style at Sandy Pines

Campers can choose from 12 “Camp Carriages” and another dozen “Hideaway Huts” — in addition to up to 16 luxury “Glamp Tents.”

Jamal the dog rested as Bostonians worked in outdoor workspaces on the Greenway July 10-12, sponsored by L.L. Bean.

On the Greenway, your outdoor office is available (for a couple of days, at least)

L.L. Bean presents a outdoor workspace as part of their “Be an Outsider at Work” initiative.

Patty Griffin

The VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge with Patty Griffin

We caught up with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who lives in Austin, Texas, to talk about all things travel.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What to do when a friend shows up stoned to a family event

He was clearly high, and there were kids present. But marijuana is legal now, so I’m stuck, right?

Ask Amy

Dad may have to choose between his child and partner

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

North Reading restaurant closes after salmonella outbreak sickens up to 39 people

A public health advisory posted Friday said the outbreak is believed to have originated on June 23 at Kitty’s Restaurant.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics attends Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


Gordon Hayward and his wife, Robyn, are expecting another child

“Three babies in three and half years has me thinking we’re crazy,” Robyn joked on Instagram.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.