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From left: Roger Brown, Linda Mason, LL Cool J,  and Lori and David Sprows.


Berklee raises big bucks for — and through — music

Berklee School of Music’s star-studded 24th Encore Gala took place on Saturday at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

El Pelon Taqueria’s fried plantains

What She’s Having

Turning back time with plantains in the Fenway

A lot’s changed in the Fenway when it comes to food, and that’s a good thing. But El Pelon’s $5.75 plate of plantains hasn’t, and for that we’re thankful.

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Celtics gather for ‘family dinner’ before season opener

Players, coaches, and their families all headed to owner Wyc Grousbeck’s house on Sunday.

Apples? Brussels sprouts? Pumpkin spice? Squash? Must be fall in New England.


It’s fall in New England. Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.

A tongue-in-cheek guide to the region’s autumnal delights.


A prince or princess? Facts about Harry and Meghan’s baby

Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring.

‘Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine-nut salsa’

CookBook Review

Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest book has the word ‘simple’ in the title. Surprisingly, a lot of it is.

Ottolenghi’s books have a cult following, but even devotees whisper about how complicated it is to cook from them. With “Ottolenghi SIMPLE,” we get many quick, easy, appealing recipes.

David Zilber runs Noma’s fermentation lab.


Q&A with Noma’s René Redzepi and David Zilber of famed restaurant Noma

In a new book, Noma’s chef and owner, René Redzepi, and David Zilber, who runs the restaurant’s fermentation lab, set out to demystify the restaurant’s approach to fermentation in a how-to aimed at home cooks.

Waku, a wellness tea with roots in Ecuador

With help from Babson College’s Summer Venture Program for student entrepreneurs and a successful crowd-funding campaign, two men who grew up on Ecuador launched the product last fall.

Trade those trademark mice for ghosts — for a month at least

L.A. Burdick’s little ghosts are hand-piped and filled with dark chocolate ganache blended with pumpkin, spices, and cider, and enrobed in a sheet of white chocolate.

BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 07: Cole Swindell performs onstage at the iHeartCountry Album Release Party at the iHeartRadio Theatre on August 7, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)


A country music star put on a surprise show at Loretta’s

Country music star Cole Swindell stopped into Loretta’s Last Call in the Fenway for lunch and an impromptu performance ahead of his Friday concert at Worcester’s DCU Center.

Inside Noma’s sleek fermentation lab

Located in a former military warehouse that was converted earlier this year into the restaurant’s sleek and elegant new home — known as Noma 2.0 — the fermentation lab was designed from the ground up by David Zilber, head of fermentation for the restaurant.


Cheers to beers made with grain that’s malted locally

Of the four main ingredients in beer — water, hops, yeast, and grain — the latter might get the least credit.

wedding rings cutout

Ask Amy

The wedding’s a year away, but the nightmare has already begun

My daughter is getting married in a year. The wedding is a long way off, but the nightmares are already beginning.

Getting Salty with Jo Megwa of Piattini and Ora

Megwa grew up in East Boston, the youngest of 10 children. She’s the only one not born in Italy — but you’d never know it.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Oct. 9) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Moms say that teen girls are ‘asking for it’

Advice from Amy Dickinson


Mass General’s Storybook Ball raises $2 million for pediatric health


Bill Belichick hosts a Hall-of-Fame get-together

Three baseball greats joined about 300 guests at the Bill Belichick Foundation’s fifth annual Hall of Fame Huddle on Friday at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Mitt Romney joined Martha McSally, a GOP Senate candidate, at a rally in Arizona Friday. Congresswoman McSally voted for a bill that would have shrunk Medicaid.

Political notebook

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

Trump is on a rally blitz as he tries to stave off Democratic gains; New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump and Republicans in protest clash.

Mr. Coors, who was chairman of Adolph Coors Co. from 1959 to 2000, talked about the Molson-Coors merger at the Coors brewery in 2005.

William Coors, ultraconservative head of brewery, dies at 102

The brewing company executive’s anti-union policies incurred boycotts and the wrath of organized labor, civil rights groups, and minorities.

Here’s what’s happening at HUBweek Sunday

Don’t miss out on the last day of Boston’s HUBweek festival on Sunday, including discussions on youth activism, mindfulness and technology. Here are a few highlights:

Couture for a good cause

On Friday, Nov. 2, Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center host an annual fall benefit.

Is it bullying or just a playground conflict? Many parents find it hard to let kids work it out

Our justifiably heightened awareness about bullying has an ambiguous edge: Not every childhood hurt fits the definition.


On Walden Pond

Explore, think, write, repeat.

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Mike MacLean

“You can find beauty in your own backyard,” the painter says.

love letters

Talking to my future mother-in-law about wedding plans

She expressed recently to both of us that she feels like she’s not involved, and I’m not sure how to help that.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 11, 2018: Boston Celtics tip off the season at the Shamrock Foundation Gala. (photo by Brian Babineau/Boston Celtics) 14namesCelticsGala


Someone at a Celtics gala bid $25,000 to play ‘Fortnite’ with Gordon Hayward

The annual Shamrock Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront Thursday had Celtics players, coaches and team management all gussied up.

Love Letters

How does one pursue a crush?

Finally there is someone who is interesting; he’s new to my company, single, and I have a crush.

Black Pepper-Caramelized Apple Salad.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Apple salads with Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and even caramel

Make the most of the fall harvest with these seasonal salad options.

Connections | Magazine

‘Who’s teaching her to drive?’ A parent’s dilemma

It took me three years to get my driver’s license as a teen. And now it’s my daughter’s turn.

Vesper’s microphones use kinetic energy from the human voice to turn on. Pictured is its first product, the VM1000.


The kinetic energy of your voice powers this microphone

This device from Boston-based Vesper converts sound waves to electricity. And it’s coming to voice-activated trash cans.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘His type of genuineness feels rare’

Will she steal his heart with talk of an unsolved art heist?

Style Watch

White boots are this fall’s footwear must-have

Here’s a fresh look for your feet, whether inspired by the Wild West or the swinging ’60s.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Five trends that are really cooking in New England kitchen design

Local interior designers share what’s popular with their clients right now.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

Seven stylish bathroom trends

Luxurious tubs, cozy accents, and varied but complementary materials and color add style to the most private rooms in the house.

14namesMoulton Seth and Liz Moulton at the Salem Gay Pride Parade. ÐJonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe, File.


Seth Moulton announces birth of his first child

"Pretty hard to describe how proud I am of this little girl I only just met, and of my amazing wife," the Congressman tweeted.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

A Cook’s Illustrated editor gets the kitchen of his dreams

The new kitchen at his Brookline home features a serious pantry and cookbooks galore.


A reading rebirth that includes a health dose of poetry

Tommy Orange’s debut novel is the best-selling and critically acclaimed “There, There,”

Willa Cather with Mount Monadnock in the background.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Willa Cather in N.H.; Native American poets at Harvard; Tell-All Boston debuts

Jaffrey, N.H., hosts a two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cather’s classic “My Ántonia.” 


Greater Boston author readings October 14-20

A weekly calendar of literary events.

book review

Allegorical ‘Unsheltered’ ties post-Civil War era to that of Trump

Half the novel is set amid an 1870s utopian community meltdown and the other half amid our own.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

A novelist uncovers his grandmother’s remarkable life

“Invisible’’ is Stephen L. Carter’s biography of his grandmother who was a famous prosecutor in the 1920s.

book review

A distinctly American story, heavy with fear and love

In Kiese Laymon’s staggering memoir “Heavy,” weight is both literal and metaphorical.

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.

The Kicker | Magazine

They built this city on a hill of beans

A long-departed Brit’s 100 percent reliable memories of his time in Boston.

Boston, MA - 10/11/18 - Hubweek hosted a seminar for parents on how to talk to their kids about marijuana use in the Ideas Dome on City Hall Plaza. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Andrew Rosen) Topic: (12hubweekmarijuana)

What’s happening at HUBweek Friday?

It’s the fifth day of events that explore topics such as technology, music, health and much more. Here are a few worth checking out.

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.