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David Dastmalchian attended the UK special screening of "Dune" at London's Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on Oct. 18, 2021.

‘Boston Strangler’ cast grows as filming is set to begin in Mass. on Monday

The latest star to join the cast of the upcoming “Boston Strangler” movie is David Dastmalchian, known for his recent roles in “Dune” and “Suicide Squad.” “Boston Strangler” begins shooting around the city and suburbs on Monday.

Love Letters

He doesn’t want me, but I still want him

"I am 74. He has said that he hates that I’m four years older."

FOOD
Mecha Noodle Bar is opening a new location in Boston.

Mecha Noodle Bar plans to open in Boston’s Fort Point and Brookline’s Coolidge Corner

The eatery, which specializes in Southeast Asian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine, plans to open a location in Boston’s Thompson Place, near where Fort Point and the Seaport District meet, as well as in Coolidge Corner in Brookline.

CARIBBEAN
The dive shop at Small Hope Bay Lodge juts out into the crystal clear water.

The wildest place in the Bahamas

Andros is the largest of the country’s 700 islands, and one of the least populated.

TRAVEL
Avid4 Adventure launches new day camps in Falmouth, Maine, and Wellesley this summer with hiking, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, climbing, and other fun activities.

Summer camps, music fests, and a clever portable bedroll

Travel news you can use.

TRAVEL
Lucian Fuller at Niagara Falls.

Lucian Fuller has a lot to juggle

We caught up with the entertainer, who will be performing in “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL
The beach at Little Water Cay, more popularly known as Iguana Cay, off South Caicos.

Headed to the Caribbean this winter? The COVID-19 restrictions are as varied as the islands themselves

If you want to play in the warm sand, you’ll need to do your homework first.

CARIBBEAN
Grenada’s famous Underwater Sculpture Park, located within the Molinere-Beausejour Marine Protected Area, was the first of its kind in the world.

How to have all the fun in Grenada

Grenada has everything we love about the Caribbean, including beaches to die for — some 45 white sand beaches and nine with black sand. Plus, it has some bonus joys: waterfalls, hot springs, local rum and chocolate, and the Mona monkey, found only here and West Africa.


TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER
In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a plane lands as the sun sets over the international airport in Honolulu.

Hotels.com offers only a voucher for canceled Hawaii vacation

Beth Tananbaum cancels her Hawaii vacation at the height of the pandemic. But Hotels.com will only offer her a voucher for her accommodations — and it’s about to expire. Can she get a refund?

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
Beach chairs lined up along the shore at SunShine Shack on Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla.

No matter how you pronounce it, Anguilla is a Caribbean gem

Devoid of tourist traps and filled with quiet beaches, the island is a standout.

QUICK BITE
Dawn Eve Aguiar (left) and Tamara Murray Deluzio at Eve & Murray’s, a specialty cheese shop in Acton.

This rom-com-ready shop is cheesy in all the right ways

Eve & Murray’s Farm to Home in West Acton specializes in woman-owned provisions and elegant sandwiches.

Working On It
Playing Where Should We Begin -- A Game of Stories, created by Esther Perel.

Therapist and podcast star Esther Perel has made a card game to help players get closer

We tried out Where Should We Begin — A Game of Stories to see what we'd learn about each other.

The Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink will open again this season after the pandemic forced it to stay closed last winter.

Six places to ice skate outdoors in and around Boston

Many rinks were closed last year, but skating is back on in 2021. Here are a few spots to get some exercise under an open sky.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, and Dolly Parton.

Simone Biles, Sandra Oh, Dolly Parton, and teachers named ‘People of the Year’

People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton, and the nation’s teachers as its “2021 People of the Year.”

DEVRA FIRST
Judy Yao (left) sliced as others lined up to serve themselves at an Open Hearth Gatherings event on a farm in Orange. Yao and Aly Lopez founded Open Hearth Gatherings to connect people, food, and the land.

Open Hearth Gatherings brings guests together to labor, eat, and experience the land

The new venture flips the farm-to-table model of dining, instead bringing the diners to the farm. Each event culminates in a meal, but the purpose lies as much in the gathering, harvesting, slaughtering, preparing and cooking, and enjoying food together, all on the same ground.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

‘What’s up, fellas?’: Tom Brady, Bucs drop in on a high school basketball team’s group chat

When a freshman basketball player was left in charge of setting up a group chat for his high school team, one erroneous number landed the group a FaceTime with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.