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BOOKS
Rajani_LaRocca published her latest children's book, “The Secret Code Inside You,” this week.

Physician, podcast host, and children’s author Rajani LaRocca discusses her six-book year

The practicing physician has published six new children’s books, including, this week, “The Secret Code Inside You,” a picture book introduction to DNA.

Author Ben Mezrich with his dog Bugsy in a 2014 file photo.

How Ben Mezrich turned the GameStop saga into his latest book, ‘The Antisocial Network’

In his latest book, Boston-based author Ben Mezrich takes on the GameStop short-squeeze saga that had Wall Street reeling and a group of amateur investors on Reddit cheering.

Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in the long-running ABC drama, "Grey's Anatomy."

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ tell-all book reveals Patrick Dempsey drama on the set

Amid all the on-screen drama leading up to Derek Shepherd's final moments on "Grey's Anatomy," another story was unspooling behind the scenes, according to a forthcoming book by entertainment reporter Lynette Rice.

RESTAURANT CLOSURES
Stoner's Delight (peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache, banana, brulee'd Fluff) at The Gallows restaurant, which has closed.

La Cucina joins the list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19

We started this list as the restaurant scene was changing rapidly, with closures ramping up due to COVID-19. After a somewhat calmer summer, we’re back at it.

PARENTING UNFILTERED
We asked an organization expert for advice on how to make things run more smoothly.

Is it time for some order in the house?

If you didn’t use the pandemic to transform your home, do not despair. We asked an expert for advice on how to make things run more smoothly now that school is back in session.

They say they’re not attracted to me

‘Why do they want to hang out with someone they don’t even find attractive?’

ARTS & TRAVEL
Inside a converted school bus in the Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

With an augmented reality tour, now you, too, can experience Woodstock

The tour is enhanced by computer tablets loaded with archival footage, a virtual 3-D model of the stage, home movies, and testimonials from people who attended the festival, and more. It’s your own trip, new millennium-style.

Woman should leave abusive relationship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


THE VIP LOUNGE
Fortune Feimster (right) with her wife, Jacqueline "Jax" Smith, in Thailand.

Fortune Feimster on Thailand, her love of ice cream, and fresh laundry

We caught up with the actor, writer, and comic to talk about all things travel.

Jean Appolon at his dance company's Summer Dance Institute in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Celebrating the strength and creativity of Boston’s immigrant communities

“Finding Home: Immigrant Stories from Boston and Beyond” brings diverse performers together to celebrate their shared humanity.

FALL FOLIAGE
You don’t have to head to Maine’s mountains to see fall splendor. Travel along the Saco or Penobscot River to experience all the great views you can handle.

Where the color is — and the crowds aren’t

Warning: You may have to hop into a gondola or a kayak to experience these off-the-beaten-path locales.

FALL FOLIAGE
A hot air balloon, operated by Berkshire Balloons in Connecticut, drifts just over the treetops.

Talk about a bucket list item: Leaf-peeping from a hot air balloon

Here’s where you can give it a try.

FALL FOLIAGE
One way to enjoy the fall views and keep the kids happy? Head to the pumpkin patch.

3 fall foliage trips your kids might actually enjoy

Here’s where the scenery is splendid — yet secondary to the fun.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings on Cape Cod as reported to Mass Audubon.

Trauma survivor worries about a deep dive

Advice from Amy DIckinson.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended The 2021 Met Gala in a white gown designed by Aurora James, with "Tax The Rich" emblazoned across the back, sparking a Twitter storm.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political Met Gala dress has Twitter divided

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's fashion choices are making headlines yet again — this time, for the politically minded dress she wore to the 2021 Met Gala.