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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

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Travel Troubleshooter: It’s been 6 months — where’s my refund, American Airlines?

After Charles Wohlust’s brother-in-law dies, American Airlines agrees to refund his ticket-change fees. But then it doesn’t. What should he do?

How to build a raised bed garden

Growing your garden in a raised bed reduces the threat of lead contamination posed by city soil.

This Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, photo shows rust on the underside of the Chestnut Street Bridge in Philadelphia. The bridge is on a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation list of 577 bridges that both lack backup protection against collapse in case a single, vital component fails and are designated by inspectors as being in need of repair. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


What grade do civil engineers give to US infrastructure? D+

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ report card says Massachusetts roads, bridges, and more have plenty of room for improvement, too.

Style Watch

Guests dress to impress to support the Big Sister Association

Boston boldfacers turned out in force for Greater Boston’s Project Role Model fashion show.

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 25: Colin Blunstone co-founder of The Zombies performs at 3rd & Lindsley on April 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 27-April 2

The Zombies (the musical variety, not the walking dead type), “The Grapes of Wrath” as climate fiction, gender and opera, and more.

Fort Kent, ME -- 3/4/2017 - Dogs on Ashley Patterson's team take off from the start of the 2017 Can-Am Crown 209 mile Race. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: dogsled Reporter:

Globe Magazine

Snowy scenes from New England’s largest sled dog race

Dogs and their mushers sped over 200 miles in Maine for the 25th annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race.

Hope you like these two because you’re about to see more of them.

Get ready to see more from ‘Fixer Upper’’s Chip and Joanna Gaines

As if a hit show; an online market; an in-person market; a realty company; a bed and breakfast; and a line of furniture wasn’t enough.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: The conversation flows naturally. What could possibly go wrong?

Their four-and-a-half-hour outing must be a good sign, he thinks.

Connections | Magazine

How I came to understand my son’s tattoos

Appalled at first at what he’d done to his healthy young body, I’ve realized now why the tattoos are important.

the one thing

A spa that focuses on the inside and out

A beauty and wellness studio that tends to body and soul

quick bite

A visit to Frenchie, bringing savoir faire and Sancerre to the South End

This little wine bar is an oasis of neighborhood charm.

The Google Maps app on a smartphone.

Michael Andor Brodeur | tech nomad

Never again having to answer the question: Where r u?

Google Maps’ live tracking update could bring families closer together and push privacy farther away.


Swedish outdoor brand sets up shop in Harvard Square

The name might be tough to pronounce, but this Swedish outdoor apparel brand Fjällräven is streamlined and functional.

Let me be polite, because you aren’t. Please don’t recline.

In my book, unapologetic airplane recliners are on the same page as people who smoke cigars on beaches, talk in movie theaters, and don’t clean up after their dogs.

My ticket entitles me to recline, and doing so doesn’t make me an entitled person.

Let’s be clear about one thing: Those few inches in front of you are not your space.

From “Star Wars and the Power of Costumes” exhibit.

Can’t get to the museum? The museum may be coming to you

Some of the most interesting items from museum collections are increasingly going on the road, meaning you can see them when you travel in places you might not expect.

Alex Newell (center, front) on a recent trip to Brazil.

The VIP Lounge with Alex Newell

We caught up with actor Alex Newell to talk about all things travel.

The row houses make for a colorful backdrop on the Long Walk in Galway Bay.

The hidden jewel of the Emerald Isle

We settled on a moderately sized city on the west coast, nestled in an inlet along the Wild Atlantic Way: Galway. The hidden gem of the Emerald Isle.

The author at Chicken Spring Lake in the Sequoia National Forest, and on Knife’s Edge in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington, with a view of Mount Rainier.

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a life-changing 112 days

Few walks compare to the highs and lows of the scenic Pacific Crest Trail.

Kids explore artist Amy Archambault‘s exhibit, “Hideout,” at the Boston Children’s Museum.

This is the art exhibit we all need right now

Miss those forts you made as a kid? “Hideout,” a new exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, has just what you (and your kids) need.

Q&A with Andrew Collins, private jet company CEO

Meet Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet.

My Instagram

Michela West

Besides capturing beautiful street shots of iconic city sights, the 23-year-old Brighton resident is working on a project about female empowerment through dance.


Sleek seder

Multicolor metal details make for a thoroughly modern Passover plate.


Reagle music revue raises a toast to the 1940s

If you’re looking for an offbeat way to get out of the house during April vacation, go retro — really retro.

Jason Bond


A replacement for Bondir in Concord, an Indonesian pop-up for Wink & Nod, and other restaurant news

Plus: Restaurateur Jack Bardy (Beat Brasserie, The Beehive) has something new in the works.

Love Letters

He’s close with his ex-wife

I started to feel like they were mocking me and having an emotional affair.


A French red that is the first to vanish from the cellar

From Chiroubles, the highest of the Beaujolais crus, this bottle showcases the talents of winemaker Jean-Pierre Large.

Here, there, and everywhere

Head to Cooperstown for an exhibit on children’s book author Maurice Sendak or glimpse the never-before-seen working side of the Vanderbilt family’s summer home in Newport.

A singing bowl from Nepal sold at Ten Thousand Villages.

Ten Thousand Villages to close two local stores

The fair trade boutiques are part of a global network that allows artisans in 31 developing countries the opportunity to sell their work at stores across the US.

Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer, research says

Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?

Henry Fonda as Tom Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath.” A screening of the film at the Coolidge Corner Theatre will be introduced by environmentalist Bill McKibben.

At the Coolidge, Bill McKibben explores the modern resonance of ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

As part of the National Evening of Science on Screen, the environmentalist will explore how the film can be viewed as an artful exploration of climate change.

Tom Lyons, owner of New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, talks to a customer in 2013.


With revenues down, New England Mobile Book Fair moving out of longtime home

“Revenues have been dropping year after year, and we’ve got to do something,” said the owner.

Globe Magazine

My two weeks as America’s No. 1 middle-aged loser

I wrote about lonely men — and then came the e-mails from all around the world.

Love Letters

Is it time to make a move?

Our friendship is definitely flirty in nature, but I can’t be sure how he’s feeling. He’s made drunken comments to me in the past about wanting something more than just friendship with me, yet when he’s sober he’s made a point of saying that he doesn’t want to date from our friend group again.

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?

Talking sex work, ‘Fifty Shades,’ and BDSM at Emerson’s Bright Lights Film Series

Filmmaker and critic Cheyenne Picardo visited the Bright Lights Film Series to talk about her 2013 feature, “Remedy.”

A woman feeds one of four kittens born to a stray cat that got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar.

Cat stuck in peanut butter jar gives birth to kittens, dies

A stray cat found earlier this week with its head stuck in a peanut butter jar has been euthanized, but not before giving birth to a litter of kittens.

Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

The kids are far right

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.


Wait, Tom Bergeron is nominated for the Supreme Court?

The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host looks a lot like Trump’s nominee.

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2011. file photo, fans dress up as students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry make a butterbeer toast as Universal Parks & Resorts announces the Harry Potter attraction is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif. Pennsylvania's Yuengling's Ice Cream launched a butterbeer flavored ice cream on March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File)

Harry Potter fans can soon eat butterbeer ice cream

Yuengling’s Ice Cream says the new butterbeer variety combines buttercream and butterscotch ice cream.

Jenner’s book will be published four days after the interview.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

Jenner is slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman.

White evangelical voters picked Trump by a huge margin - 80 percent to 16 percent - and Trump has frequently noted their support.

Trump will give commencement address at Liberty University

Liberty is the evangelical college led by his prominent supporter Jerry Falwell Jr.

Maine GOP Representative says health overhaul must protect rural, elderly

Maine Representative Bruce Poliquin says he’s making the case for any replacement of the Affordable Care Act to include protection for rural families and the elderly.

In new report, doctors urge more exercise for pregnant women

Fifty years ago, gynecological medicine emphasized the need for women to gain enough weight to provide for healthy fetal growth. Now the coin has been flipped.

Mike Pence in church over the weekend.

Conservative women’s group knocked for giving ‘Working for Women’ award to Mike Pence

As governor of Indiana, Pence signed into law some of the country’s strictest antiabortion measures, and as a member of Congress, he repeatedly voted against federal equal-pay bills.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Dealing with a drama-in-law

Here’s one simple watchword for handling a difficult family member. Plus, is it OK to skip a baby shower?