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Ask Amy

Marriage flounders over financials

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

As reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Love Letters

Should she cut contact?

“I feel like I’m kind of holding on to this idea of ‘us’ instead of moving on completely.”

Jeff Bauman used pilates to regain strength with the help of instructor Julie Erickson (top).


South End pilates instructor helped Jeff Bauman become ‘Stronger’ after bombing

Julie Erickson has been a pilates instructor for 22 years.

From left: Emerson Kington, technical director for the orchestra; Jo Frances Meyer; Peter Fiedler; Gene Dahmen; and music director Christopher Wilkins.


Boston Landmarks Gala raises money for free summer concerts

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gala at the Omni Parker House Saturday evening raised money for their annual free summer concert series at the Hatch Shell.

Insider: Microplane’s 2-in-1 Core And Peel tool

When turning out pies or tarts or mixing up a batch of applesauce, you’ll be relieved to find this $12.95 tool in the kitchen drawer.

Matt Jennings visits Ward’s Berry Farm for local produce.

Does this chef represent New England cuisine today?

It’s not about him, says Townsman’s Matt Jennings. It’s about the land, the sea, and the hardworking people — all celebrated in his debut cookbook, “Homegrown.”

Frying pan pizza

Family Meal

This pizza is a party in a pan

The technique is not only kid-friendly, it’s kid-party-making. Of course that’s not very hard, but how often does kid party translate to high-caliber, adult fare?

Getting Salty

Darryl Settles enjoys serving up music and southern food

Settles — also a founder of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival — reflects on chicken and waffles, Boston’s lack of late-night dancing for a mature crowd, and Will Smith.

Mango-banana ‘ice cream’

Recipe: A healthier alternative to ice cream is dairy-free and eggless — and really good

A frozen confection that resembles ice cream has a base of bananas, but no cream or eggs. It’s easy enough for kids to make (with a little supervision).

Recipe: A chicken dish the Circassians brought to Turkey is part of the mezze table

An unusual sauce made with walnuts, bread, cilantro, cayenne, and paprika is tossed with shredded chicken to make a popular Turkish mezze dish.

Easy French flatbread

The Confident Cook

Recipe: A French flatbread shaped into a leaf is ridiculously easy to make

The traditional French flatbread takes on heavenly scents of olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Panera is one of only two national chains to receive an A grade on a rating of top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Taking the antibiotics out of our takeout

Panera and Chipotle were the only national chains to receive an A on an annual report card grading top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Nathan Myhrvold

Q&A with Nathan Myhrvold, author of ‘Modernist Bread’

Myhrvold holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, among other degrees, so he is used to questioning everything, and creating innovations.

Chicken tikka masala with tadka dal, rice, and naan at Guru the Caterer in Somerville.

What She’s Having

Chicken tikka masala at D’Guru is spot on

Chicken tikka masala is a bright, pumpkin-colored mixture of marinated chicken simmered in a spicy, creamy tomato sauce. Guru the Caterer’s version is spot on.

Miss Conduct

I lost a parent, and people aren’t even sending cards

A bereaved letter writer and a laid-off worker wonder why friends and colleagues aren’t reaching out.

Cary Elwes attended a screening of


Actor Cary Elwes surprises fan at 30th anniversary screening of ‘Princess Bride’

Fans were surprised with an appearance from the film’s prince charming at a special screening of the film.


Takashi Murakami stops by Late Nites party at the MFA

His “Lineage of Eccentrics” show was open for an preview before it’s official opening to the public on Wednesday.

Co-chairs Paige Sutphin, Demi Isenstadt, and Sonja Kelly at the Storybook Ball.


Storybook Ball raises $2.2 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children

The event highlighted the outstanding research and advancements at the hospital’s Food Allergy Center.

Ask Amy

Gun-toting brother-in-law wants to open-carry around kids

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

FILE - In this file photo dated Dec. 12, 2005, tourists observe scores of Adelie penguins gathered at Brown Bluff on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. According to research released Sunday Oct. 15, 2017, by environmental group WWF, scientists say a “catastrophic breeding failure” occurred when thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony died of starvation last summer when adult penguins were forced to travel further for food, with only two chicks surviving the existential phenomena. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, FILE)

Researchers sound alarm over Antarctic penguin chick deaths

Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer.

Today: What’s happening on HUBweek’s last day

HUBweek wraps up Sunday, its sixth jam-packed day. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this mini-city of domes and artfully designed containers on City Hall Plaza, there’s still time.

A man checked his phone after parking on Columbus Avenue in Boston.

Boston’s housing future? Compact living spaces, no parking

If you think parking in Boston is scarce now, just wait a decade or two — when it all but disappears.


Celtics get all gussied up to kick off the season

The team’s annual Shamrock Gala raises $1 million for charity.

Style Watch

A Dorchester loft gets a budget-friendly makeover

A small space gets a pulled together look that plays up its best architectural features.


Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine

Readers weigh in on the Fall Travel issue, immigration affecting population, teacher appreciation, and more.

Headphone-wearing partygoers dance at “Live Silent Disco” Thursday night at City Hall Plaza, where three DJs played. Different colors indicated which DJ were listening to. The event was part of Hubweek.

Partygoers, in headphones, groove out at Live Silent Disco

A dance party was in full swing — quietly — in the middle of City Hall Plaza Thursday night.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘We decided to stay for another drink’

Will these longtime Cupid fans find each other intoxicating?

Connections | Magazine

A Dinner With Cupid reader speaks up about what daters are getting wrong

More than 20 years after an awkward first date, some advice for disappointed Dinner With Cupid participants

The Latest: Trump tells Dems to ‘call me to fix’ health care

The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care (all times local):

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi departed a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington after responding to President Donald Trump's executive action that will halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law on Friday.

Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ the ‘broken mess’ that is health care

In a pre-dawn tweet, the president reiterated his oft-stated argument that “Obamacare is imploding.”

Violinist Johanna Szarkowski (center) focuses as she and her fellow members of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra follow the lead of Music director Yoichi Udagawa.

In Melrose, a century of making music

The Melrose Symphony Orchestra marks its 100th season -- the nation’s oldest, continuously performing volunteer orchestra.

Nintendo has released a mini version of the beloved original NES game console.

tech nomad

Retro? That’s the hot new thing.

Companies are bringing out gadgets inspired by less techy times — and they are catching on.

Wolf Kahn, “Barn Against the Sun #2,” 1985, Oil on Canvas

the obsession

For a few days, a traveling museum at Cyclorama

Forty galleries from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the United States take part in the Boston International Fine Art Show Oct. 19-22.

love letters by meredith goldstein

She fell for her boss during her internship

This past winter, I started an important internship. It went smoothly for a week and then everything changed. I started bonding with my manager and couldn’t help but fall for him.

The waters near the Saguenay Fjord offer kayakers amazing views of the Quebec countryside.

The drive to get to Saguenay Fjord pays off in views and kindness

Around the Saguenay Fjord, who wouldn’t be in a good mood? Formed thousands of years ago by glaciers, the fjord creates a microclimate of a playland for kayaking and sparkling water views.

If hotel alarm clocks tick you off, you’re not alone

While some forward-looking hotels are removing alarm clocks from their rooms, others are doubling down.

The bedrooms at the Unscripted Durham hotel are filled with fun splashes of color.


Unscripted Durham, N.C., puts the focus on fun

The Unscripted, bathed in bright colors, even down to its graffiti-adorned parking garage, places the emphasis on fun.

The Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, Maine, features a variety of work including a large Trojan horse.

Maine sculpture park pleases creatures of all sizes with its creatures of all sizes

Bernard Langlais turned to more down-home art, mostly rough-hewn carvings of animals, creatures, and occasional people, much of it then scattered throughout the 90-acre estate.

The white sand and deep blue water of Playa de Rodas entice visitors to the Cies Islands in Spain

Discovering the Caribbean in northern Spain

The Cíes Islands, off the coast of Northern Spain, are an undiscovered gem to many outside of Europe.

Field & Vine is located in the former Journeyman space in Somerville.

quick bites

They fell in love and started a pop-up. You know what comes next.

A brick-and-mortar restaurant, of course. Welcome to Field & Vine in Somerville’s Union Square.

The VIP Lounge with Kate Shindle

The actress, who plays the lead in the national tour of “Fun Home,” said she is looking forward to coming to Boston and riding her bike along the Charles River when she is in town.


The Sage-Apple Smash is always in season

Palmer Matthews, beverage manager at The Townshend in Quincy, developed the Apple-Sage Smash, an autumnal interpretation of the smash, a time-tested fruity/crushed ice formula.

Juli Lee


The rocket science of designing lingerie for real women

Lingerie designer Juli Lee has degrees from MIT in computer science and business.


Cook opens in Needham; a taste of Sicily comes to Dorchester

Restaurant news you can use.

P.J. McHenry (right) and Felix Wai, co-founders of ArtsRiot.

Destroying apathy one beer at a time

At ArtsRiot, you can have dinner, a drink, take in a show — and for dessert have your social awareness elevated.