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Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.

Drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss Rolling Stones’ tour

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will likely miss the band’s upcoming U.S. tour to allow him to recover from an unspecified medical procedure.

Ex does not want to make up after breakup

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

The Obamas' house at 79 Turkeyland Cove Road on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama’s big bash won’t be so big. What do Vineyarders have to say about it?

Just how many of the 500 or so original guests are still coming to the downsized shindig is a mystery. But summer is still booming on the island.

TRAVEL
The grand-prize-winning photo, taken by Mark Gruenhaupt, captures the Milky Way Galaxy above a camping area in the San Juan National Forest in the southwestern corner of Colorado, taken in July 2020.

The National Park Foundation held a Best of the Decade photo contest. Here are the winning pictures

The 2020 Share the Experience contest invited amateur photographers to submit their favorite shots from a decade of adventures.

Fenway Park will screen "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" on Aug. 18 for its annual movie night.

‘Harry Potter’ fans will be able to watch the first movie at Fenway Park later this month

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first movie in the mega-hit franchise, will be screened at Fenway Park on Aug. 18.

THE VIP LOUNGE
Tom Rush in his kitchen.

Tom Rush on being nice and never feeling guilty about pleasure

The singer-songwriter’s tour calendar is filling up fast, so we were lucky to catch up with him about all things travel.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER
Tourists take pictures after exiting Carnival's Mardi Gras cruise ship, docked in the bay of San Juan, on Aug. 3, marking the first time a cruise ship has visited the territory since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Help! My Carnival cruise credit offer is sunk

Bessie Walker cancels her Carnival cruise after the COVID-19 outbreak. The company offers a full refund of her deposit or a future cruise credit. But now it won’t give her either.

TRAVEL
Make new summer memories at the 55th Annual Washington County Fair in Richmond, R.I.

A county fair comeback, much ado about Shakespeare, and electric tiny homes

Travel news you can use.


Former President Barack Obama was originally planning to host a 700-person party on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama to ‘significantly’ scale back 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard

The party, which purportedly had an invite list in the hundreds, will be scaled down to include “only family and close friends,” a spokeswoman for the former president told the Globe Wednesday morning.

Flight or fight? These passengers choose both.

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

FOOD
Nussli118's collection of snacks and treats.

Treats and snacks that are nutrient dense and naturally delicious

Angela Hofmann, owner of Nussli118, makes crackers, granola, bar cookies, nut tarts, and other nibbles that keep their vital nutrients.

Time Out Market in the Fenway has taken COVID precautions.

Time Out Market opens seven days a week, launches August events

Now you can enjoy yoga, live music, and more with your meal.

In a statement to Variety Monday afternoon, Damon said he does not use “slurs of any kind” and never used the homophobic slur in his “personal life.”

‘I do not use slurs of any kind’: Matt Damon backpedals following backlash over homophobic term

The actor, who faced heavy scrutiny for admitting that he only recently stopped his use of the homophobic f-slur, said in a statement that he stands “with the LGBTQ+ community.” He said growing up in Boston, the word was used “constantly and casually.”

WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Angel Hair Bowls can be made with whatever's in the fridge. Here the very thin pasta is layered with grilled chicken, white beans, grilled bell peppers, roasted zucchini, tomatoes, and arugula.

If you’re scrambling to put dinner together, try angel hair bowls topped with vegetables, beans, or greens

One-bowl meals are a light, easy, adaptable, healthy way to eat.

BOTTLES
Notch Brewery's new tap room at the Charles River Speedway in Brighton is now open and pouring beautiful lagers.

What to know in New England beer this week

Wherever you are this summer, I hope you’ve had time to sit back and enjoy at least a few beers in between raindrops.

FOOD

What virtual cooking lessons with my grandmother taught me

Their importance cannot be precisely measured — much like the ingredients in her dishes.