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What to make this Fourth of July weekend

If you’re looking forward to the long holiday weekend with good food, friends, and family (or maybe you’re looking forward to some quality alone time) but haven’t figured out what to eat, the Globe Food section is here to help.

A guide to celebrating the Fourth of July in Boston

Fourth of July weekend is here, and there are many ways to celebrate in Boston. Firework displays have returned, festivals are abound, and with the return of the Boston Pops to the Charles River Esplanade for the first time in three years, it’s finally feeling like a holiday weekend people can plan for.


Tiffani Faison’s Italian restaurant, Orfano, closes in the Fenway

Faison recently shuttered Tiger Mama in the same neighborhood.


Why pairing social activism with social media is a minefield for adolescents

Post too much? You’re performative. Selfies instead? You’re out of touch.


Getting their toes wet on the Upper Cape

This is what it looks like when a food writer and a travel writer team up to explore Cape Cod: Some hits, some misses, and a lot of fried clams. Here's where they stayed, what they ate, and what they did on the first leg of their Cape Cod caper.

How Tom Brady convinced Cameron Diaz to come out of retirement (something he’s quite familiar with)

Seriously, is there anything the omnipresent QB can’t do?


Once the hottest Mexican restaurant in New York City, a revamped Rosa Mexicano makes a play for suburbia

It’s the latest big-name arrival at the Burlington Mall.

The rise of non-gendered names for kids

Parents are giving their kids unisex names to empower them with future gender flexibility.


Eye rolls. What do they mean?

Are they a brain reset? A show of annoyance? When they happen in a relationship, is it bad?


A pizza oven for anywhere, an art show takes flight, and a new hotel near SeaTac

Plus, as you celebrate the country’s independence this weekend, consider supporting active-duty military and veterans (and their families) through Old Sturbridge Village’s Field of Flags program.


Maine Maritime Museum celebrates 60 years

This is a fun, fascinating place to visit, and a great way to spend a day along the coast of Maine. And yes! You can get a lobster roll at the museum’s new Sail Shed café.


Ming Tsai has his eye on India, McDonald’s, and making it to home plate

We caught up with the Boston-based celebrity chef to talk about all things travel.


New Haven’s Hotel Marcel is a Brutalist beauty — and at ‘net zero,’ it’s a gentle one, too

The hotel runs entirely on solar power. The high-tech rooms have touch-screen panels to control lighting and motorized shades. The furnishings are functional and smart, indicative of the hotel’s namesake, who early on led the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus and went on to invent tubular steel furniture.


Undulating over 50 — because you’re never too old to learn to hula

Meet the Hula Maidens, a group of kupuna (or senior) dancers ranging in age from 54 to 82.


The Dubliner softly opens near City Hall; Jamaica Plain gets a new neighborhood Italian spot

Plus, throwback sandwiches in the Back Bay and a Hong Kong-style café in Quincy.


Will TripMate cover costs for trip canceled for medical reasons?

After Stanley Wales canceled his diving trip to Bonaire, he filed a travel insurance claim with TripMate. What’s taking them so long to respond?