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Third wheel in my own home

They joke my wife’s friend is her “real wife.”

A flight of beers at Dorchester Brewing Co.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Dorchester

The Dorchester Brewing Co. hosts a Big Easy-themed fete on Saturday, March 2, with music, costumes, food, and, of course, beer.


Clean house

Reusable products that are sustainable and stylish

Miss Conduct

Advice: I’d like to ban his girlfriend from our house

My boyfriend and I are fighting over his son’s disrespectful girlfriend.

Style Watch

Turning an entryway into a chic home office

Off the kitchen of a Colonial in Hingham, a colorful place to do some work.

Huntington Theatre Company takes on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Up-and-comers George Hampe and Lily Santiago have the title roles.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, Feb. 25-March 3

A contemporary twist on “Romeo and Juliet,” a discussion with the author of “Cat Person,” celebrating Maple Magic, and more.

Connections | Magazine

I feel certain Dad is watching over me

Although he died when I was young, he lends a hand when I really need one.

Collage of middle age mature beautiful couple of senior wife and husband over white isolated background looking stressed and nervous with hands on mouth biting nails. Anxiety problem.

Globe Magazine

Anxious parent? Sending the kids to camp can be great for you, too

Experts offer advice on loosening the reins and letting kids find their own way.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘He . . . arrived with questions and an open mind-set’

Will their mutual appreciation of art make this matchup a masterpiece?


A surprising blend of poetry, sci-fi, and ‘Bloom County’

Pulitzer finalist Evie Shockley is a fellow at Radcliffe’s Advance Institute for Advanced Study.

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

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Sam Bennett

The Brighton cartoonist shares illustrations that send small characters on big adventures.

An illustration from “An Assortment of Animals.’’

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Prize-winning poems measure grief; literary groups win NEA grants

Kristen Case’s “Principles of Economics’’ deals with, among other things, the death of her Wellesley professor father.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Blending Shakespeare, time travel, and insanity

Sandra Newman says her latest novel. “The Heavens, “just popped into my head.”

A photo of Pam Houston as a child.

book review

Healing an abused soul and a damaged world

In “Deep Creek’’ Pam Houston writes about her childhood abuse and her Colorado ranch sanctuary.


Bar Mercato set to open, and there’s a new burger joint in town

Restaurant news you can use.

Four Takes

The decline and rise of Malcolm X

Capsule reviews of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley,’’ “Malcolm X,’’ “Malcolm X Speaks,’’ “Bloom’s Notes: Alex Haley & Malcolm X’s ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ ”

A customer watches as her pizza is made.

Quick Bites

Sweet and savory star power at Milk Bar and &pizza

Milk Bar is all the rage, and Christina Tosi has become a celebrity. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? That depends on your perspective.

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In Montgomery, Ala., restoration and reconciliation are in full swing — and a Sudbury native is at the center of it

Sarah Beatty Buller could see on her first visit to Montgomery that the historically rich and important city needed some love. So she and her husband purchased 13 old buildings and launched “Montgomery Builds,” an ambitious initiative to rebuild, and reinterpret culturally relevant historic spaces. It’s part urban renewal, part historic preservation, part incubator for small businesses, part public art project, and part effort to build community.

book review

A seductive, steamy novel of Tennessee Williams and his lover

Christopher Castellani’s new book is “Leading Men.’’

Love Letters

‘He was an art student’s dream’

Recently I’ve found myself thinking back to someone who hurt me almost a year ago.

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Center Parcs UK in Bedfordshire, England.

Center Parcs UK, where you can park yourself for a few days of fun in England

It’s a collection of five village-style vacation parks, each secluded in woodland and devoid of cars. Bring your bike, or rent one at the cycle shed adjacent to the parking lot. Or walk.

A screenshot of Danny Amendola's Instagram story on Feb. 16, showing he and Olivia Culpo. (Danny Amendola/Instagram) *Alison Goldman got the lawyer's permission to run this online and in print*

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo spotted vacationing together

Are they back together — again?

Boston, MA - February 18 2019: - Isabella Devincenzo plays fetch with her dog Daisy at the M Street Beach in Boston, MA on February 18, 2019. Snow began early Monday morning and fell steadily across Massachusetts overnight, coating southern New England and likely to eventually result in 3-6 inches of accumulation by the end of the day. Forecasters expect the snow to mix with periods of freezing rain and sleet all day, making for messy roadways. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

Connecticut vet issues warning after dogs hospitalized for marijuana

A veterinarian in Connecticut is warning pet owners to be careful after she treated two dogs for likely ingesting marijuana.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Ruth E. Carter accepts the Career Achievement Award from Halle Berry and Danai Gurira onstage during The 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Ahead of Oscars, Ruth E. Carter honored for ‘Black Panther,’ decades of costume design

Carter, who grew up in Springfield, may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on “Black Panther,” but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious career.

Love Letters

My fiancé doesn’t know how to be alone

He has to constantly be with people when I am not around, and then I feel excluded.

Ask Amy

Partners ponder angles on infidelity

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act.

High court to consider case about reach of clean water law

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a case about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, as the Trump administration spars with conservation groups on the same crucial environmental question.

Johnny with his son Justin in Naples.

VIP LOUNGE | Johnny Pizzi

The VIP Lounge with comedian and magician Johnny Pizzi

We caught up with Pizzi to talk about all things travel.

Travel Troubleshooter

Can I get a refund after a Greyhound bus delay?

After Vivian Pisano experienced a 10-hour delay, the motorcoach operator left her waiting for a refund. It’s been weeks since her bus trip to nowhere. Maybe it’s time to call a consumer advocate.

Boston to London, with legroom and Terra Chips?

JetBlue is weighing plans to begin transatlantic flights. Its first route would likely be Boston to London.

An early visitor to New England Treatment Access in Northampton.

Planting the seeds of what to do on your marijuana getaways

Tourists can now find marijuana in several cities across the state, and suddenly people are traveling hours to places they might know next-to-nothing about. So what else do you do once you’re there?

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle.

How to survive the month of March in New England

March is the ugliest month. It’s almost spring, which is a tease because it’s still cold. If there’s snow, it’s dirty and you’re tired of it. Here are some fun things to see and do to help you make it to April.

A street musician plays guitar while tourists take selfies in Havana.

Don’t believe the hype, or the rhetoric. Cuba is still open and ready for American travelers

Despite new travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, it’s still possible for individuals to explore Cuba without taking part in a group tour or cruise.

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ to celebrate season two with NYC launch party

Tufts alum Joshua Seftel created the series.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Recipe: Salmon, shredded fennel, toasted couscous, and dairy-free yogurt go into this salad

In “A New Way to Food,” by Maggie Battista, founder of Eat Boutique, the author tells a personal tale of struggles with weight loss and how she eats now. This salmon salad is a favorite recipe.

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They started The Fresh Collective as a network for women in the food industry

Boston-area women in every facet of the food business are gathering at meetings and online to build a community with The Fresh Collective, founded by authors Maggie Battista and Leigh Belanger.

Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique is author of “A New Way to Food.”

In a new book, Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique chronicles her struggles with weight and how she eats now

In “A New Way to Food,” Maggie Battista writes that the book “shares my life-changing journey from fat girl to mostly well and happy-to-be-just-me lady.”

For the women of Stillman Quality Meats, Worcester has quickly become a happy home

Kate Stillman has very quietly come to embody the best of female entrepreneurship in the local food world.

Love Letters

‘He seemed to be everything I wanted’

Despite saying that he wasn’t getting bored with me and that he definitely wanted to still see me, the times we saw each other became more infrequent.

Recipe: A dish in ‘Red Hot Kitchen’ blends the Middle Eastern shakshuka with Asian sriracha

Author Diana Kuan writes that her version of shakshuka is for weekend mornings when no one wants to cut up chiles; instead she adds sriracha.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Grandmother doesn’t want adopted child in family photo

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Now you can use Frank Pepe Pizzeria’s tomatoes at home

You might not be able to turn out crust with the char like Pepe’s, but the sauce will be fresh tasting and delicious.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

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

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.