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Design New England

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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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Ask Amy

High school student worries about friend’s cutting

Have I done all I can for her? I want to be as supportive as possible for her, but have I done or said something wrong?

The Old Bags Project spotlights the insidiousness of ageism

The project is simple and striking: photographs of women in their underwear with shopping bags over their heads, commenting on their experiences of midlife.

Food & Drink Inc. | Globe Magazine

Chefs on the mistakes they’ll never make again

Memorable blunders led to lessons learned about running a restaurant that can survive the odds.

Rob Whitten, owner of Morning Salute food truck


Running a food truck, his military experience comes in handy

Veteran serves breakfast sandwiches at Morning Salute.

Red wine with fish? Perfect on this Norwood patio.

Emmets pairs cod with cabernet sauvignon.

Matthew Steinberg of Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing.


There’s good beer karma in these here walls

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company moves into the former Jack’s Abby space.

The photo at Russell House Tavern.

Dining Decor

At Russell House Tavern, a photo from Harvard Square’s literary past

It shows poet Ben Mazer at Café Algiers.

The wisdom of the ages

Quotes from the book “Old Bags Taking a Stand.”

Young men have been bunking up back home at a significant rate for years.

Are you a millennial living at home? You’re not alone.

For the first time in 130 years, young adults are more likely to be living at home with parents than in any other type of living arrangement.

Vincent van Gogh’s “Houses at Auvers”


How do you clean a van Gogh painting? Very carefully

A video of a Museum of Fine Arts conservator cleaning a painting has gone viral on Facebook.

Phyllo purse at True Bistro.

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True Bistro: a sophisticated restaurant that just so happens to be vegan

The Teele Square, Somerville, restaurant is included on lists of the best vegan restaurants in America.

President Obama played golf with NBA star Stephen Curry at Farm Neck Golf Club in 2015.


Obamas headed back to the Vineyard (again) this summer

The US Coast Guard informed officials that the president would return, but did not mention a date.

Michael Andor Brodeur, at lunch, considers the costs of Brady-style clean living.


Lived by Tom Brady’s ‘Nutrition Manual.’ Still not Tom Brady.

The $200 book is all about maximizing wellness and minimizing, well, food.

Clockwise from top left: Mezcalini cocktails, charred corn, “big bad beef ribs,” abd smoked ice cream.


It’s time we learned to master smoke, for BBQ and more

“Smoke has the ability to wake familiar foods up and give you a different perspective.”

If weddings came with a survey...

Thank you for sharing in our joy! Now please take this brief guest survey.

Eric Ripert


Chef Eric Ripert talks about his past, his path, and his life in food

The man behind Le Bernardin always knew he wanted to be in fine dining.

Thin curls of lamb shoulder at Happy Lamb Hot Pot.

Cheap Eats

Broth is the star at Happy Lamb. It’s not owned by who you think.

It’s so good because it’s the founders’ recipe

Cooking With | Gordon Hamersley

How to make chicken like Paris’s best, in your backyard

The secret is smoke-roasting, and you can do it on your outdoor grill.

Spring potato salad with peas.

Recipe for spring potato salad with peas

Pair with cookouts and rose.

Recipe for smoked ice cream

No, it doesn’t melt.

Start by cooking the meat slowly over low heat. Then build the crust over high heat.

A side of science

How to make a perfectly grilled steak using science

Meathead Goldwyn has the answers.

Oak smoked big bad beef ribs, smoked on an offset smoker for 8 hours.

Recipe for big bad beef ribs

These 2-pound ribs are prepared in a smoker.

By the Glass

Three red wines that offer elements of surprise

From Italy, France, and Germany, each shines new light on a different grape

One tool to rule them all

StirStik does the jobs of spoon and spatula.

When one Airstream trailer-turned-cocktail lounge isn’t enough

A second Hive trailer/bar debuts.

Lactose-free ice cream that tastes like ... ice cream

Minus the Moo is made with milk.

Workshop Rwanda Coffee

La Colombe arrives at South Station

The Philadelphia-based coffee outfit opens a new cafe.

Recipe for smoke-roasted chicken with charred leeks and carrots

Turn your kettle grill into a wood-burning oven with this technique.

The confident cook

The cure for the complicated brunch? Make gravlax.

Cured salmon makes for an impressive dish with little effort.

Recipe for gravlax

This Scandinavian cured salmon requires no special equipment to make at home.

Cabbage slaw with sumac

Recipe for cabbage slaw with sumac

A salad of shining simplicity pairs well with all kinds of food

Ask Amy

College-bound girl worries about pledge to parents

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Judge blocks Ohio from stripping Planned Parenthood funding

The funding will continue while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged.

Court hears woman’s appeal in death of infant

The Indiana woman was found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs.

A giant Pacific octopus.

Study sees rise of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish populations

Global populations of cephalopods, including octopuses and their squid and cuttlefish cousins, are on the rise.

Rob Gronkowski attended the Los Angeles premiere of


Gronk wants your vote, to help beat cancer

The Patriots tight end wants you to vote for your favorite T-shirt on Facebook, and it’s all for a good cause.

Wellfleet, MA- July 1, 2014- Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld- Damon Wolf, 13, New Paltz, N.Y. does a handstand as the sun sets into Cape Cod Bay in Wellfleet.Damon Wolf, 13, New Paltz, N.Y. “The sun kind of got low enough in the sky and it just illuminated everything and the colors of the dunes were really saturated and really popped out at me and looked awesome. It just made me extremely happy. I love life, life is awesome. This is such a beautiful place to be in the entire world. Seeing the sun and looking out over the ocean and its just endless power it just makes everything look surreal and amazing and beautiful.”

15 perfect summer days for 15 Cape Cod towns

Here is a handy, alphabetical guide for the spring and summer, whether you want to bike, bum around, or beach it.

The Cats in Space Tour hits Boston on May 28.

Cats in Space brings glowing sword battle to Boston Common

A huge all-ages melee with light-up swords hits Boston this weekend.

Ask Amy

He wants to fix dysfunctional family

Advice from Amy Dickinson


Is it ever OK for a kid to quit an activity?

Sometimes it’s worth it to take a step back and look at the big picture. And breathe.


Why we can’t process driving and texting

A study shows about texting while driving, and the incidence of accidents.

Love Letters

As usual, actions speak louder than words

The only problem is he hasn’t said he loves me yet, and I just don’t want to be the first one to say it. I’m just not sure if he feels as deeply as I do, and I don’t know what to do from here.

N.Y. plan to ban cat declawing sparks debate

Some insist the practice is inhumane. Others say it should be allowed as a last resort for felines that won’t stop scratching furniture, carpets, and their owners.

UMass lab steps up tick testing as season hits high gear

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology in Amherst is partnering with about two dozen towns in the state

A Tasmanian devil roared in a zoo at Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania state, Australia last month. Devils live disease-free in zoos, but healthy ones are harder to find in the wild.

Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

Conservationists seek to preserve a wild population of devils threatened by cars and cancer.