Stylish Bostonians

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From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Sissy Spacek in ‘In the Bedroom.”


Film screening celebrates Andre Dubus re-issues

Three newly re-issued collections of stories by Dubus will be honored at a special film screening at the Brattle Theater.

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She resents the constant invitations she gets to sales parties

I soon realized that most of these invitations were to parties where something was being sold: jewelry, home-goods, kitchenware, etc.


Into the fold

An old favorite finds function in a new design.

“White House,” from the Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago’s show “Transparent?”at A R E A.


At A R E A, it’s transparency and reflection

Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago take a different perspective on authority.

Bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp with chili-agave glaze.

Some beyond-the-bun ideas for what to throw on the grill this weekend

Try zucchini, asparagus, eggplant, onions, shrimp, swordfish, and soft-shell crabs.

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She’s thinking of confronting her friend’s toxic husband

One of my best friends is married and expecting her first child with a man I do not like. Is it inappropriate for me to say something to him, such as: “I don’t like the way you’re treating my friend?”

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Don’t forget Mama!

Local children’s shop expands to include offerings for your favorite mom

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She’s upset many in her family are skipping her wedding

Many in her family said they couldn’t make her destination wedding. But then they bailed on her local reception, too. How should she react?


Leave Tom Brady and his Met Gala outfit alone

The Internet screaming machine has been mercilessly mocking Gisele Bundchen’s husband since Monday night.

Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Holy haute couture: Met Gala blends fashion, some religion

The theme of this year’s exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is ‘‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.’’

Rita Ora arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Artââ¬â¢s Costume Institute. The Gala's 2018 theme is ââ¬ÅHeavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.ââ¬ï¿½ / AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

Photos: Here’s what celebrities wore to this year’s Met Gala

This year’s theme for the Met Gala, the annual fundraising fete in New York that brings out Hollywood’s elite, focuses on the influence of Catholicism on fashion.

Ingredients dancing in broth

Marisa Iocco, executive chef and co-owner of Spiga Ristorante in Needham, has created a half-dozen guazzetti inspired by a favorite dish from her native Abruzzo region in Italy.

Northeastern graduate Jake Heney holds a puppy at the opening ceremonies for The Patios on Boston City Hall Plaza.

The Patios opens at City Hall Plaza, puppies and all

The new hangout is already becoming a summer destination.


Cambridge student wins scholastic gold medal

Wachman, who attends Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, has been awarded a national Gold Medal for his writing portfolio at the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, administered by the national non-profit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

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Couple don’t like the view from windows of naked neighbors

Their neighbors removed all of the curtains and blinds about a year ago. Now they have seen them naked and having sex. What should they do?

Ice lollipop molds mean making your own ice cream truck treats

Make a fudgy popsicle, or spike a concoction for a boozy adult treat.

Reader prom takes a novel approach to helping others

Instead of gym teachers and parent volunteers, attendees will mingle with bestselling authors, illustrators, and local writers.

Power of the Purse

Powerful Boston ladies from a range of industries donated have put their purses up for auction to financially empower low-income women.

Al Wilson of Beyonds Walls checked one of the vintage neon signs that the group has installed around Lynn as part of efforts to change the look of the city.

Group wants to cast Lynn in a whole new light

Beyond Walls is set to unveil its second round of community improvement projects, including a series of artistic lighting installations that will transform some of Lynn’s most neglected underpasses.

Recipe for Ochazuke

The basics of ochazuke are green tea and rice.

Ochazuke, the simplest, most soothing of all soups

This simple ochazuke is what my grandmother gave to my mother when she was sick, a loose corollary to chicken noodle soup as curative.


Curves ahead

Boston designer Duncan Hughes creates pieces in boldly feminine silhouettes

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 26, the 85th day of 2018. There are 280 days left in the year.

War of the noses: We are surrounded by fragrances that offend

Despite negative reactions from some consumers, scented products seem to be gaining popularity.

Never mistake your glass for someone else’s again

At a tasting, they indicate which of the reds you liked best, they identify look-alike cheeses on a ceramic tray, and will differentiate the milk from the cream.

Giancarlo Guerrero leads the BSO, Laila Robins, Mary Wilson, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Choir of St. Paul’s, Harvard Square, at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

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Bernstein centenary returns ‘Kaddish’ to Symphony Hall

The BSO kicks off its observance of the composer-conductor’s centenary.

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Three Grammy winners to receive honorary doctorates at Berklee commencement

All three will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Berklee College of Music at its commencement May 12.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS stars the Canadian comedian.

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The women of Wednesday

Wednesday nights have come to serve as a kind of regulating mechanism for our all-male household.

Eat Your Words with 826 Boston

Feed your soul and your face on March 26, when 826 Boston hosts the Eat Your Words benefit, an event featuring an eclectic mix of the city’s many flavors.

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Fertility treatments lead to harsh consequences

After years of treatments, this couple has a mountain of debt.

Casey Affleck replaced as Oscar host amid #MeToo outcry

The “Manchester By the Sea” actor was not invited back this year, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped in alongside Jodie Foster to ensure the ceremony went on smoothly.

Pink flower pouch dress layered over a separate yellow flower pouch skirt.

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Kaitlyn Kiley

From lace and tulle to leather and plastic, 24-year-old fashion designer Kaitlyn Kiley does it all. Kiley updates her Instagram feed with in-progress and finished works to share with the world.

2/10/2018 - South Boston, MA - Lincoln Tavern - Diners at Lincoln Tavern, shared portions of their sizable meal. Brunch is the Donald Trump of meals -- hated with a passion by some, but also beloved, and with a base that can't be denied. Many restaurants are adding Saturday brunch and Lincoln Tavern now has brunch 7 days a week. And the meals pack a caloric punch: brunch has 1/3 more calories than dinner. Topic: 14brunch. Story by Beth Teitell/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Brunch is the new Saturday Night

In Boston, a growing number of restaurants are adding Saturday brunch.

Katelyn Rios is one of four students who left Puerto Rico for MassArt four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

In the aftermath of Maria, Puerto Rican students create at MassArt

Ten student artists departed their devastated island for a semester in Boston, knowing they would return with a renewed energy. Nature heals itself. They hope art will heal them.

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Amy Weeks

The 26-year-old Cape Cod artist uses free-flowing, expressionist style to create drawings and paintings that are both raw and vivid.

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Ashlee Beadle

Oodles of doodles fill the nstagram feed of 22-year old Ashlee Beadle, of Beverly, Massachusetts.

Bill Belichick deflects unwanted questions with ease — deploying a death stare, a disgusted exhale, or a long silence as appropriate.

Fighting teen snark? Find your inner Belichick

Watch his press conferences, look at reporters as teen drama queens, and you’ll realize Bill Belichick is a parenting genius.

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes, including this Jefferson-inspired asparagus.

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Feast like a founding father

The Seaport Hotel’s Action Kitchen hosts a feast spotlighting Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes.

Thomas Adès leads violinist Augustin Hadelich and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Thursday.

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At BSO, Adès and Hadelich open ears with revelatory Ligeti 

Thomas Adès led the BSO in works by himself, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ligeti. 


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Kate Tangney

As any parent can likely attest, having kids and starting a family changes your life on so many levels, but on others, not so much.

Andris Nelsons leads Susan Graham, Boston Symphony Orchestra, women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and children’s choir in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

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At BSO, Mahler’s epic nature-symphony takes wing

On Thursday night, Andris Nelsons led a potent performance of the Third Symphony. 

Recipe: Miso ginger salad dressing

Miso ginger salad dressing for your grain bowl.

Mailmen Joe Giordano (left) and Chris Kostaras, at the Boston store Olives and Grace, for which they appear in “The OG Review.”

Viewers give these postmen stamp of approval

Even by the undiscerning standards of today’s social media landscape, Chris Kostaras and Joe Giordano seem unlikely Internet sensations.

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Should she contact sister she found on DNA website?

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

A duffel bag from Forestbound


Alice Saunders is working on a different canvas

The New Hampshire native sells refurbished tote bags and carryalls at her Somerville-based Forestbound.

A Public Garden squirrel wasn’t shy about wrangling a snack from a visitor to the park.

A hot attraction among Boston’s many: obese squirrels

Boston’s plump squirrels have visitors — and residents — marveling.