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Sandra Day O’Connor in 2015.

Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.”

McGreevy's, celebrated as the birthplace of Red Sox Nation, has been decorated for the World Series.

Where to watch the World Series (and get some good food and drinks)

If you aren’t lucky enough to snag a World Series ticket, you didn’t strike out. Here’s where you can still celebrate the Red Sox in Boston with sips, tours, even cupcakes.

FILE — Sarah Silverman, the comedian, in Los Angeles, Sept. 26, 2017. In an episode of her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” released on Nov. 16, Silverman spoke about Louis C.K., a longtime friend and colleague, and wondered aloud: “Can you love someone who did bad things?” (Brinson+Banks/The New York Times)


Sarah Silverman says Louis C.K. performed a ‘gross’ act in front of her — with her consent

Silverman discussed C.K. — who disappeared from the spotlight following a New York Times article in which women accused him of sexual misconduct — on the “Howard Stern Show.”

Paprika Grill makes falafel to order to maintain the food’s soft interior and crunchy exterior.

What She’s Having

Once you’re past the witches and goblins, Salem’s Paprika Grill offers Turkish food made with care

Down an alley where the Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers is located, sits Paprika Grill, a 12-seat spot serving remarkably good Turkish cuisine.

Memories of her mother’s Pakistani Punjabi cooking inspired Mona Ahmad to create a line of stovetop dishes.

From one busy parent to another: Mona’s Curryations

Once you’ve tried Curryations, “pass the vegetables” may come to be “pass the subzi.”

People gather at a rally for LGBT rights in New York City Sunday.

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders were angered by a report that the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would deny civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

Love Letters

What does it mean to go with the flow?

I worked up the courage to ask what he wanted from the relationship, and he said something along the lines of “I don’t know, to go with the flow?”

Barre at the Bar lunch to raise money for breast cancer research

Get in a good workout, a healthy lunch, and do some good at the same time at the Corner Stop in Cohasset.

It’s safe to indulge in these chocolates

Gail and Mark Elvidge founded Vermont Nut Free Chocolates 20 years ago in Grand Isle, Vt., and the business keeps growing.

The fifth annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival, Nov. 3 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, will showcase close to a hundred of the state’s finest artisanal cheeses.

Say cheese! Artisanal cheese festival to take place in Somerville

The fifth annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival, Nov. 3 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, will showcase close to a hundred of the state’s finest artisanal cheeses.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Unwanted kiss from father’s friend comes up 15 years later

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

By the Glass

The tangy, dry pleasures of Fino and Manzanilla sherry

Fino and its cousin Manzanilla make fine sippers before a meal. But it’s with food that these tangy, briny white wines sing.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Is a Boston restaurant really a restaurant if Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli never worked there? Now, the Cambridge and Somerville native has a restaurant of his own — Alcove, in Boston’s West End.

Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak.

Rory Kennedy during the filming of her documentary.


Rory Kennedy’s ‘Above and Beyond’ goes to space to understand Earth

The documentary chronicles 60 years of NASA, from the vow that her uncle, President John F. Kennedy, made to get an American on the moon by the end of the 1960s, to current environmental challenges.

Patrick Lyons, Viggo Mortensen, and Peter Farrelly at Scampo.


Local screening of Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ draws big names

The after-party at Scampo doubled as star Viggo Mortensen’s birthday celebration.

Ask Amy

Emotional affair makes the workplace wobbly

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

hot ticket

Want to learn about wine (and have some fun)? Here’s how

A Wine Riot tasting event is geared toward Millennials who want to learn more about wine without any of the stuffy trappings.

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Sam Dapper

The multi-hyphenate talks art, identity, and how he balances his many skills.

Love letters

‘His mother is a monster’

... [she] has lambasted him with verbal abuse, uninvited him from family holidays, and threatened to cut him off financially ...

University of Southern California to pay $215 million over sex abuse scandal

The school announced a tentative agreement for a class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated hundreds of students over decades.

names - Katherine Macdonald, President and Executive Director, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, presenting Carol Stocker with a Gold Medal in recognition of her work as a garden writer for the Boston Globe and other publications which has promoted the art and science of horticulture to thousands of readers. (John Harmon Photography)


MassHort hands out bouquet of gardening awards

The Massachusetts Horticulture Society presented awards at the 118th Honorary Medals Dinner.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston Oct. 22-28

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening at the Museum of Science, the Dorchester Short Film Festival, and more.

Style Watch

A Wayland living room is durable, stain-protected, and pretty too

A California casual vibe helps a couple, their three kids, and four-legged friends get cozy.

Brahms am Flugel by Willy von Beckerath.

Connections | Magazine

Within my family, a bit of a battle over Brahms

A framed print of the composer had watched over generations of my piano-playing family. Would he ever come home with me?

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘My favorite thing was that he shares a disinterest in “Game of Thrones” ’

Does shared apathy over a popular TV show equal a love match?

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Karlie Kloss, top left, and Joshua Kushner attend the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Supermodel Kloss has married businessman Joshua Kushner who is the younger brother of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Kushner in a tuxedo - both of them beaming - on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)


Supermodel Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner’s brother, Joshua

Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Joshua Kushner in a tuxedo — both of them beaming — on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night.

Perspective | Magazine

Breaking free from ‘safe’ state voter apathy

Blue State (or Red State) blues got you down heading into this election? Here’s how to make them go away.

book review

A love letter to librarians rises from a fire

“The Library Book’’ is only ostensibly about a 1986 fire but is mostly an homage to a democratic institution.


Drawn to books that take place in small towns

Novelist and journalist Joyce Maynard’s most recent memoir is “The Best of Us.’’

book review

The Indelible RBG

New biography renders a quiet, hard-working, relentlessly logical feminist jurist amid an enduring love story.

book review

Wildly bold and skillful retelling of ‘Oedipus’

Daisy Johnson’s debut novel is a vivid retelling of the myth of Oedipus.

Boston University scientists develop new condom they hope will encourage broader use

Mark Grinstaff, a professor of chemistry, biomedical engineering, and translational research at BU, co-led a team that has worked on this project over the past three years.

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

COMMENTARy | Jeneé Osterheldt

White feminism isn’t feminism. And it’s not forgivable

From Teresa Klein to Mary Bono to Bette Midler, empty apologies and shallow allies aren’t forgivable.

A patron of Rebel Rebel with a glass of wine at the bar.

Quick Bite

At Rebel Rebel, you can mingle with wine professionals, or just drink like one

Somerville bar Rebel Rebel is a celebration of natural wine.

19namesnecn - NECN anchor Brian Shactman sports the no-tie look on set. (Rich Joyce/NBC10 Boston)


A local news station is saying goodbye to a specific item of clothing

If you’ve been watching NECN recently, you may have noticed something missing. Male anchors in the studio did away with the tie, a longtime staple of business attire.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli has opened Alcove, near North Station.


Tables: Alcove opens near North Station; Fuku spices up the Seaport

Restaurant news you can use.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I was given a DNA test as a gift. Is it OK to reject it?

Plus, keeping your family photos off Facebook.

A room in the “Stranger Things” house.

Can’t wait for the return of ‘Stranger Things’? Do this (if you dare)

Universal Studios has partnered with Netflix and the Duffer Brothers to create a “Stranger Things”-themed haunted house at its Orlando resort.

Jenny Slate arrived at the world premiere of


One of Jenny Slate’s first-ever crushes? Michael Dukakis

“...I flipped out and invited him to my birthday party,” Slate told Boston magazine. “He did not attend.”

Common attended a screening of

Common called out by striking Boston hospitality workers

Unite Here Local 26, a hospitality workers union, criticized the hip-hop artist for staying at the Ritz-Carlton Boston.

Pepperoni pizza at Regina Pizzeria in the North End.


Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

Christopher Muther

Have bedbugs taken flight in Boston?

In a case of he said-they said, a local man claims he was bitten by bedbugs on an American Airlines flight. The airline says bedbugs are not the culprit and American is not to blame.

Video shows Chicago cop shooting unarmed black autistic teen

Surveillance video shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black man, contradicting an initial police description of an armed confrontation and echoing devastating dashcam video evidence against a white Chicago officer who claimed Laquan McDonald tried to stab him before he fatally shot the black teen.

Justin Timberlake

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

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.