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Bottles: Foam Brewers rises to the top for a reason

The toughest decision is whether to drink the New England style IPAs or fruited sours. Foam rarely repeats beers, brewing only about a quarter of them more than once.

Love Letters

I’m old school and like defined relationships

I’ve decided I want to ask him where we stand. I’m just worried about ruining our awesome friendship if things aren’t mutual!

John Kerry spoke earlier this year during the Boston Climate Summit.


John Kerry to sign memoir at Back Bay Events Center

Kerry is scheduled to sign copies of “Every Day Is Extra” on Sept. 7.

WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 09: Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the Premiere Of STX Films’ “Mile 22” at Westwood Village Theatre on August 9, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)


Mark Wahlberg visits Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Earlier this week Mark Wahlberg stopped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie, “Mile 22.”

Ask Amy

Mentor worries about young woman’s assault disclosure

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Ask Amy

Mother wonders why son’s girlfriend stays away

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Aretha Franklin performing on the ‘VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin’ at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, 4/9/01. The show airs live on VH1 on Tuesday, April 11, 2001 at 9:00PM EST. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect.

It’s a Thing

From Aretha Franklin to looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, a review of the week online

From Aretha Franklin to looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, a review of the week online


Channel 7’s Bri Eggers has a new forecast: Idaho

The WHDH meteorologist announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it.

Celebrity seat cards were seen Friday during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards press tour at Radio City Music Hall.


MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

The show plans on honoring Franklin’s legacy — it’s just not sure how it will do it.

David Hogg, co-author of #NeverAgain, discusses the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during an interview in New York, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Fourteen students and three staff members were fatally shot and multiple others wounded during the school massacre, on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Maureen Dowd, David Hogg, Joi Ito announced as speakers for HUBweek 2018

The New York Times columnist, Parkland shooting survivor, and MIT Media Lab director are just three of the notable figures slated to appear at this year’s event.


How to get over a bad vacation

Here are some tips from workplace and travel experts to help you avoid feeling cheated out of some much needed time away, and to ease into a busy week without feeling more harried than usual.

Hailey Dawson, 8, uses her 3-D printed robotic hand to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game in Miami on Aug. 10.

Tech Nomad

The biggest impact of 3-D printing may be in medicine

The world of 3-D printing promises far more than more guns.

Stan Lee in 2017.


Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

The Marvel Comics mogul gets order against a former business manager extended for three years.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘I appreciated that he was reading on his Kindle’

They share an alma mater, liberal politics, and an interest in law. But are they too much alike?

Love Letters

I was about to say ‘I love you,’ when he dumped me

Did I wait too long? Or would saying those three little words have changed nothing.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Socializing is stressful with my picky eater husband

His selective palate creates awkward situations. Plus, skinny-dipping rules.

Connections | Magazine

Staying in tune with my son in college through his Spotify feed

My son and I always related through music. I gave him his space when he went off to school, but followed his listening habits closely.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

Style Watch

Designing a girl’s bedroom that she’ll love as she grows

A sophisticated yet playful palette is the starting point for a child’s room in Wayland.

Phillip Carter and Jackie Maude, winners of a $100,000 wedding courtesy of Real Maine Weddings magazine.


What it’s like to win a $100,000 dream wedding in Maine

Phillip Carter and Jackie Maude are high school sweethearts. And they’re just plain lucky.

Perspective | Magazine

A ‘real man’ should know how to dress. But America celebrates slobs

Why is it considered masculine to remain so utterly clueless about dressing yourself?


Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 19-25 

A weekly calendar of literary events

William Hogarth’s “The Lady’s Last Stake “ at the MFA.


Mass fashion, en masse

Local institutions team up to celebrate the role of fashion in Massachusetts, from the 17th century to today.

story behind the book | Kate Tuttle

Uncovering a lost history of women in flight

“Fly Girls’’ is Keith O’Brien’s true account of the almost unbelievable sport of air racing. 


A memoirist with a deep love for memoir

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and A Memoir” blends true crime and memoir.

book review

Trying to see the big picture

How a propulsive, fragmented series of (surprisingly absorbing) vignettes of history and life form a novel

four takes

What you really learned in college

Caspule reviews of “This Side of Paradise”; “The Idiot’’; “Commencement’’; and “Educated’’

17namesculpo Caption: Olivia Culpo in her Los Angeles apartment. Credit: Zeke Ruelas for Homepolish

Peek inside Olivia Culpo’s airy, chic Los Angeles loft

Rhode Island native Olivia Culpo lives on the West Coast these days, but she still brings a bit of “East Coast prep” to her LA loft.

6-22-2016 Boston, Mass. Annual Scholar Athlete Gala held at the TD Garden. L. to R. are Patriots Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek. photo by Bill Brett for

Camille Kostek grabs on-field photo — and on-field kisses — with Rob Gronkowski

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared a post-practice picture of the couple on Instagram. 

Lamb casserole at Home Taste in Arlington Heights.

Quick Bite

Home Taste comes to Arlington Heights

Why the new digs? “Many of our Watertown customers are from Arlington and were asking us if we’d deliver,” she tells me. It takes over the La Posada space not far from the Lexington border.

Tables: Fool’s Errand opens at last

Tiffani Faison says that she modeled the standing-room-only space after her favorite tapas bars in Barcelona and Madrid.

The port and village of Mousehole in Cornwall.

Ice cream, seascapes, and charm in a Cornish port

We wanted to get away for a week where no one we knew had ever traveled. Mousehole fit that bill and so many others.

Clinton Nguyen (left) and Baja Beaman went over a draft during a Teens In Print class at Emerson College.


Trump’s attacks on journalism inspire a new generation to write on

The president depicts the media as the enemy of the people. But journalists are the people. And these students are determined to use their words as their swords.

love letters

Recommitting to my marriage after an affair

I don’t know how to get over this. It feels like the greatest loss I’ve ever experienced.

Artist Ruben Ubiera (left) was silhouetted chatting with a passerby near the wall he painted for the second annual Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn.

Mural festival seeks to make Lynn a destination for public art

The theme for the second annual Beyond Walls mural festival, which continues through Saturday, is love.

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday.

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Is quitting cigarettes worth the weight gain? Here’s what a new Harvard-led study says

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another.

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Harvard Gardens to host ‘Dog Days of Summer’ fundraiser for animal rescue

Proceeds will go Last Hope K9, a local animal rescue organization.

A Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center.


Interest in space tourism is sky high

Enthusiasm appears to have been reignited by images of SpaceX rocket boosters landing gently back on earth, Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster shot into solar orbit, and by the prospect of traveling aboard Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.

Coin-operated telescopes enhance the view along Stacey Boulevard in Gloucester.


How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester

Tell me, fellow Bostonians, why are you torturing yourselves in Cape Cod traffic?

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Wide reciever Eric Decker takes a break during practice. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Eric Decker and his family grabbed dinner at a local steakhouse

The Patriots wide receiver’s “lucky charms” were in Foxborough Tuesday.

Ask Amy

Family worries about a father’s criminal past

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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New England’s many ties to space exploration

The path to space runs through Worcester.

Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge | Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge with Marshall Crenshaw

We caught up with the “Someday, Someway” rocker to talk about all things travel.


Here, there, and everywhere

Sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen local restaurants and caterers during the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 20-23.

Cyclists on the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington.

How to make the most of New England’s rail-trail system

Ready to hit the trail? Here are five top-ranked rail-trails in New England.

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.