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

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Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

A pelagic birding trip off Provincetown produced 75 Cory’s, 500 great, 750 sooty and 550 Manx shearwaters, a Leach’s storm-petrel, and more.

Recipe for Momma Rona’s sweet noodle pudding

So rich, so custardy.

Recipe for spicy shrimp on white beans with cilantro gremolata

Skewered shrimp cook in the broiler or on the grill

Pastrami sandwich, coming soon to Our Fathers deli in Allston.

The rebirth of the Jewish deli

Hungry to connect with their culture, a new generation turns to food -- bringing back bagels, pastrami, and other traditional fare in the process

Recipe for frisee salad with pears, hazelnuts, and blue cheese

A classic pairing makes a fine fall appetizer

Roasted eggplant pizza at Veggie Crust in Somerville.

Cheap Eats

Where the pizza is vegetarian and incorporates the flavors of India

Somerville’s Veggie Crust caters to vegans, too

Recipe for frittata with angel hair pasta and vegetables

Leeks, corn, tomatoes, and herbs brighten this eggy dish

The menu at Scopa includes pork baby back ribs.

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At Scopa, not your average North End menu

One thing you can predict: The place is unpredictable

Ask Amy

Adult daughter of alcoholic continues to struggle

Advice from Amy Dickinson

By the Glass

‘A profound desire to find the truth’ about Chianti Classico

Their book is the culmination of intensive research throughout the wine’s region

Home grown, no soil needed

SproutsIO revolutionizes gardening through technology.

But it’s still good at the movies

Popped sorghum has a similar texture to popcorn.

A scale with all the features

It was designed with the user in mind.

A really easy way to chop garlic

The Garlic Twister does the job.

Butter gets better and better

Casco Bay Butter Co. uses high-quality cream from small dairies throughout New England.

Debra Samuels (right) with her mother, Rona Greenberg.

One last taste of my mother’s cooking

A leftover noodle pudding, eaten sooner than expected.

Crispy chicken with tsimmes

Recipe for crispy chicken with tsimmes

Colorful and complex enough for a holiday celebration.

Former WEEI host Mike Adams has landed a new job on Binnie Media’s Frank-FM stations.


Mike Adams returning to radio

The former WEEI host lands a new job on Binnie Media’s Frank-FM stations.

Tom Hanks, pictured earlier this month in LA.


Tom Hanks seen in Charlestown

The actor was spotted dining out at Pier 6, we’re told.

Liam Martin (left), Alexandra Socha, and Mayor Marty Walsh at the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's.


Walking to end Alzheimer’s

WBZ-TV’s Liam Martin, actress Alexandra Socha, and Mayor Marty Walsh were among the thousands who participated in Sunday’s fund-raiser.

Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, pictured last year before the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos.


Two Patriots on season finale of HBO’s ‘Ballers’

Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola will appear on an episode that looks at the complicated lives of pro football players.

John Nash (pictured in 2007) inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind.”


Nobel Prize belonging to former MIT professor to be displayed, then auctioned

John Nash inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” in which he was portrayed by Russell Crowe.


Steven Avery of ‘Making a Murderer’ is engaged

His fiancee is a legal secretary from Las Vegas.

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.


What was Metallica shredder Kirk Hammett doing in Salem?

It has nothing to do with Satan.

Radio personalites, Pats cheerleaders celebrate with Smile

The event raised $15,000 for the nonprofit.

Deborah Lipstadt on truth, Trump, and Holocaust deniers

The historian and Brandeis grad discusses movie based on her book.


BSO opens new season with gala celebration

Over 2,000 guests were in attendance, and $1.6 million was raised at the fund-raising gala.

Quote of the day: Taraji P. Henson

‘Loose change makes so much unnecessary noise. Still looking for that damn cent sign!’ TARAJI P. HENSON, firing back at rapper/producer 50 Cent after he criticized her show “Empire”

Love Letters

He plays Pokémon Go to excess

He has the app open while he’s driving, and will put the phone in his lap and repeatedly look down at it.

Peripheral Vision

The right moment to look back at a glorious historic waterworks

In the age of Flint’s water crisis, the beautiful former High Service Pumping Station in Chestnut Hill is ripe for a visit.

The VIP Lounge: Joey Frangieh

We caught up with Boston Theater Company artistic director Joey Frangieh to talk about all things travel.

Tips for grand Grand Canyon experience

So it’s time to recharge with a tough hike and some alone-time in an unforgettable place, but you can only spare three nights away? Easy choice: Grand Canyon National Park.

A definite high point: Away from the beach in Bali

Bali was perfect for our girls’ trip: serene, beautiful, interesting, cultural, and enough of challenge to feel like a real adventure.

On the Block

For sale: Homes with stony facades

Charming detail adds to curb appeal in Norton and Cohasset.

Ask Amy

Protective brother wakes up to terrible surprise

I fell asleep, but awoke after a few minutes to my younger sister and a friend engaging in extremely animated intercourse.

Red Sox players (front, from left) Chris Young and Travis Shaw play cribbage before a recent game at Fenway Park, while teammates (back, from left) Deven Marrero and Marco Hernandez play cards.

Cribbage makes a comeback

Here’s a sampling of regional clubs and tournaments, as well as shops that sell unique cribbage boards, including Red Sox boards.

Julian Edelman at Shake Shack on Newbury Street.


A day in the life of Julian Edelman

Practice on the field for 2 1/2 hours. Run 5,800 yards. Spend hours sitting in meetings...that’s all in a day’s work for the New England Patriots wide receiver.

Ask Amy

New college student faces friendship enigma

I’m not sure if I’m antisocial or asocial (or what), but I have a hard time making friends.

Bruce Springsteen.


Bruce Springsteen calls Trump a ‘moron’

“Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically,” the musician told Rolling Stone.

Love Letters

What caused the breakup?

He broke up with me citing that he “loves me but is not in love with me,” but is open to dating again if I end up in Boston after school.


Recipes: Cook dinner in a single sheet pan

Dishes like roasted salade nicoise promise easy prep, easier clean up.

The Period Game was designed by two RISD grads, Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy.


Odd item of the week: The Period Game

Two RISD grads created an educational board game about menstruation. No kidding.

Ted Cruz.

What does Ted Cruz’s old college roommate think about his Trump endorsement?

Looking for an offbeat, blunt take on why Ted Cruz would endorse Donald Trump after his convention snub?


Black decor is back (but it never left)

Dark hardware, appliances, trim, doors, and walls are on the upswing.

Chef Nick Calias of Brasserie JO and chef Jose Duarte of Taranta attended the roofTOP Chefs event at The Colonnade Hotel. €‹


Chefs, celebs turn out for a good cause

A roundup of local celebrity sightings and other news of note.

Singer James Taylor performing  last year.


James Taylor, no fan of Fox News, asks to change the channel

Singer can’t stomach Fox News on the screen at Logan Airport


Bounce back from rubber roof problems

Contractor Rob Robillard takes on reader questions about rubber roofs that won’t drain and don’t repel the heat.


‘The unicorns of first-time home buyers’

They told us buying in Boston was a numbers game: Expect to bid on at least three places.


What is it like to live in East Cambridge?

Pardis Saffari, 37, an economic development specialist for the city, bought her first condo here seven years ago.