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Home design ideas: A beach cottage kitchen gets a fun, retro look

The owners of this Plum Island cottage eschewed sandy neutrals in favor of old-time fun when updating the kitchen.

‘The Collaboration’ and HBO’s ‘Julia’ filming around Boston this month

“The Collaboration,” a film about Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope, began filming at Marina Studios recently. And filming for season 2 of HBO’s “Julia” is also underway.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Robots, runs, and King Tut

Travel news you can use.

QUICK BITE

Near Harvard Square, a Spanish tapas bar that feels distinctly Cambridge

Barcelona is a neighborhood restaurant with a national presence.

LOVE LETTERS

These two women know each other

“Coincidence or karma”?

TABLES

New Hampshire gets a Haitian destination; Hot Chix beefs up Inman Square’s food scene

Plus, Clover Food Lab’s first grocery store and more.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Can I get a refund for these airline credits on Expedia?

Expedia promised Evelyn Fink a refund on her unused flight credit. But where’s the money? And why is she getting only a fraction of her ticket credit?

THE VIP LOUNGE

Preacher Lawson is ready to catch some Z’s

We caught up with the comedian, who’s coming to the Wilbur on Oct. 7, to talk about all things travel (and vegan food).


DEVRA FIRST

This Cambridge restaurant was recently recognized by Bon Appetit magazine and The New York Times

Here’s what we had to say about Dear Annie when it opened in 2021.

TRAVEL | URBAN ADVENTURES

Three buzzy Chicago neighborhoods worth a visit

The city is home to 77 neighborhoods; recently, we took a closer look at a few of them.

TRAVEL | URBAN ADVENTURES

A kid-oriented Thanksgiving weekend in NYC

This grandmother was tired of the self-imposed COVID lockdown, so she flew her granddaughters to the Big Apple for a Thanksgiving celebration that turned into much more than a turkey dinner and a parade on television.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

We spent a night in one of the custom trailers at the Verb Hotel. Was it worth the price?

A luxury urban trailer park at the Verb Hotel called Backstage is now open. For $700 a night, you can experience camping across from Fenway Park.

NAMES

Antonio Brown, former NFL star, to perform rap show at Worcester nightclub

The former NFL wide receiver has been making music, and on Thursday, he’s slated to perform at Worcester’s Whiskey on Water.

Magnus Carlsen resigns from match after one move as chess storm intensifies

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen stunningly withdrew Monday after making just one move in a match against a 19-year-old American, Hans Niemann.

FDA warns against cooking chicken in NyQuil, the latest social media challenge

A recent social media challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil or other over-the-counter cold medications — which include acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine. The FDA cautions it's both disgusting and dangerous.

Take a look at the birthday cards ageism advocates say are mean and stereotypical

A group called Changing the Narrative is challenging America’s card makers to reframe their message and design a new collection of birthday cards that celebrate rather than denigrate aging.