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BSO president and CEO Mark Volpe, Joyce Linde, and architect Bill Rawn in the Linde Center for Music and Learning.

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Tanglewood music education center to be named after late BSO board chairman Edward H. Linde

Donors have raised $61.4 million to support construction of the center.

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s 2017 work was awarded the France Inter-JDD foreign book prize.

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Marzano-Lesnevich’s book wins French prize; Grolier moves to become a charity

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich has won the France Inter-JDD foreign book prize for the French translation of her book.

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Greater Boston author readings Jan. 20-26

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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A New Year’s resolution: Just breathe

Capsule reviews of ‘Full Catastrophe Living’; ‘Savor’; ‘10% Happier’; ‘Mindful Work.’

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It all started with Studs Terkel’s chats with an athlete and a sex worker

Daniel H. Pink’s “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” has just been released in paperback.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Unearthing family secrets in the DNA

In her new memoir Dani Shapiro discovers the father she’d grown up with was not her biological father.

UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year.

Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman attend the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony in December 2016 in New York.

‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood says Aly Raisman was his ‘first love’ and his biggest heartbreak

Underwood dated the Olympic champion and Needham native in 2016 and 2017.

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Scelfo opens The Longfellow Bar, and we say goodbye to The Living Room

Restaurant news you can use.

Ask Amy

Long-married wife struggles with self-esteem

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday.

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.

book review

The grinding fear and stress of a homeless mother

Stephanie Land’s memoir is “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive’’

Miss Conduct

Advice: At family gatherings, do kids have to give hugs and kisses?

Some parents force their children to be affectionate with near strangers, which is awkward for everyone.

Love Letters

Am I a secret?

It was difficult not to be invited to parties with friends and family during the holidays.

Picnic tables look out over grapes at Larson Family vineyards.

Wine country with kids is still a bunch of fun (and even relaxing)

There are plenty of vineyards that cater to families, giving them room to roam and be a little crazy. And, of course, the wine helps.

Cross country skiers and their dogs get in a skijoring workout at Gunstock Mountain.

Unleash your dog’s love of winter by skijoring

Skijoring — the simple and easy Scandinavian sport where you cross-country ski with your dog towing you along — is becoming very popular in New England.

The VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge with Matt Chatham

We caught up with the former-Patriots-player-turned-writer/announcer/analyst to talk about all things travel.

‘Unicorns and mermaids are very hot . . . also, narwhals’ (and other lessons from a souvenirs expert)

We talk to Mike Bass about the family business, Bass Resort Sales Corp., which sells souvenirs to amusement and water parks.

Skamania Lodge’s new treehouses are nestled in Douglas firs.

A treehouse with all the creature comforts

Staying in a rustic treehouse appeals to some travelers, but others hold dear to the modern amenities found in a hotel room. Skamania Lodge won’t make you choose.

Still dreaming of Boise. (That’s ‘Boy C, not Boy Z’)

There’s a wholesome, fresh-air feel to the “City of Trees.” But there’s also an underlying sense that eccentricity might lurk just behind those inviting front-porch doors.

Jess and Kim Lawrence played travel roulette for their honeymoon, discovering at the airport that they were going to Copenhagen.

Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at travel roulette

The rules are simple: Show up at the airport. Book the first flight you see. Leave.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

bookings

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 13-19

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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Dining Out

This is what an Irish pub should look like circa 2019

The James in Needham serves modern food and a good old-fashioned welcome.

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Books we can’t wait to read in 2019

It’s a big year for fiction but there will be plenty for nonfiction fans, too.

REBECCA PACHECO

Gwyneth Paltrow has a new cookbook and with it, a conflict for those who love to hate her

Will I buy it? Can I seriously take health advice from someone who shills jade eggs for one’s vagina? Rebecca Pacheco asks.

N.H. child advocate office says state must better protect kids

Children suffering psychological abuse are underserved by New Hampshire’s child protection system, according to a report released Monday by the state Office of the Child Advocate.

By the Glass: Wines worth a pour between $12 and $30

Fizzy Italian pours offer refreshingly earthy effervescence

To fully enjoy these wines, gently invert bottles to reintegrate the creamy lees into the wine before opening. And because these are moderate in alcohol, you can remain light on your feet as you stride into the new year.

Sharlung Dolkar dishes up bhatsa marku.

A world away from her native Tibet, she celebrates Losar — the Tibetan New Year — with traditional foods

The Tibetan New Year starts on Feb. 5.

Love Letters

Should I send a text for closure?

I ignored him for a week and felt empowered at first. But now that I have not heard back from him, I don’t feel empowered anymore.

Add avocado oil into your kitchen mix

The heart-healthy oil has a buttery texture and a mild, neutral flavor and doesn’t taste like avocado but rather adds depth to a dressing.

Q&A with the authors of ‘Did You Just Eat That?’

In their new book “Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab,” food scientists Paul Dawson, Brian Sheldon, and a team of student researchers investigate nine myths about food safety and the spread of germs.

Kuhn Rikon is pairing its knives with some fun

The company is offering a limited edition of new designs in bright colors and playful prints that are just plain fun — pop art, funky fruit, and tropics.

A placemat with a Modern-twist

They have a silky soft feel like fabric, but are actually made of high-quality, food grade silicone.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry watch a dance troupe perform at the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone, as part of a visit to Birkenhead, England, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Danny Lawson/Pool Photo via AP)

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Baby boy or girl? It seems Meghan and Harry don’t know yet

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings on Cape Cod as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Spouse struggles to share husband’s losses

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

An artist’s rendering of what we can expect when the Time Out Market opens at the Fenway’s former Landmark Center this year.

Time Out Market reveals lineup of noted chefs ahead of spring opening

This won’t be your typical food court fare. Chefs who have signed on include Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, Tim and Nancy Cushman of Hojoko and O Ya, Peter Ungár of Tasting Counter, and Michael Schlow of Tico.

Ask Amy

Father-in-law passes the buck

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

From left: Sean Cunningham, Jennifer Carp, and Joe Tormo dined at Durgin-Park in its final days.

Durgin-Park, a sassy classic, at 192. In lieu of flowers, leave a bigger tip

The Faneuil Hall landmark known for Yankee pot roast and salty servers died on Jan. 12.

Festival founder Daniel Bruce with wife Julianna and daughter Charlotte at the opening reception.

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A toast to the 30th Boston Wine Festival

The annual celebration of all things wine opened Friday evening at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin welcomes baby boy

Silas John Schmidt weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth Friday night.

Miss Conduct

Advice: How to reject disrespect

There’s nothing wrong with pushing back publicly at rudeness. Here are a few ways to do it.

Connections

My ‘cool aunt’ role model

I was only a toddler when Aunt Brenda died, but she’s never far away.

The 2018 New England International Auto Show.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Jan. 13-20

Head to a spirited comedy festival, Salem style, enjoy films with the family, and more.

Special report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_ticks_97462[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.

PODCAST

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/17169_LL_Podcast_HP_Episode_4_Tease%20(1).png 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

 

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Dining Out reviews

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

Design New England

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