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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.

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?

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.

bibliophiles

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)

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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.

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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

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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.

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

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.

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.

Love Letters

He wants to meet the daughter he gave up to marry me

Twenty years later, he’s having second thoughts about relinquishing his parental rights.

Love Letters

He keeps a pic of a woman from CrossFit on his phone

He says he downloaded the picture from Facebook.

This is the Knockout: A spicy fried chicken sandwich with seasoned cabbage and knockout sauce.

Fuku to open this weekend, spicing up the Seaport

David Chang opened Fuku in New York City’s East Village in 2015 and quickly drew a following for fried chicken sandwiches. But these are no ordinary sandwiches.

Globe Magazine

Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?

The state will be the first to use a ballot that lets voters rank their preferences.

John Krasinski on

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John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel reignited their years-long prank war

The Newton native once again got the upper hand on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Ask Amy

Woman’s partner hates her children

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

JetBlue’s Mint passengers get extra-long lie-flat seats with massage functions, artisanal, small plate menu options from well-known restaurants, top-drawer spirits and wines, and one of the largest libraries of free in-flight entertainment.

Are business class tickets worth the price? And how do I score one (without paying a bundle)?

Even if you’re not one of the airline’s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

“Our goal was to give hotel guests a nostalgic understanding of the industrial past, mixed with today’s modern sophistication,” said Meaghan O’Neil, director of design for New Hampshire-based Colwen Design & Purchasing, discussing newly opened The Row Hotel.

The Row: Home sweet hotel

The site-inspired, contemporary hotel, which opened in August in Somerville’s fast-emerging Assembly Row neighborhood, is a welcome addition to the Boston area hotel scene.

Stone stairs are among the ruins of Madame Sherri’s former dwelling in Chesterfield.

N.H. woodland’s ruins conjure wild past of ’20s ‘party girl’

Ruins and rumors are what remain of the notorious Madame Sherri and her castle in the woods.

Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer

The VIP lounge

The VIP Lounge with Brian Hoyer

We caught up with the backup quarterback for the Patriots to talk about all things travel.

East Boston MA 10/07/18 Joseph Urias, 12, saying goodbye to his mother, Ibania Gil, at the departures curbside at Logan Airport before Joseph flies to Rome to meet with Pope Francis on October 10th in the Vatican to ask for his help with protecting their parents from deportation from the USA. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Pope Francis tells local children of TPS immigrants: ‘To migrate is a human right’

To 12-year-old Joseph Urias, flying across the ocean to visit the Vatican with a delegation of young people felt like a mission. Their task? To ask the Pope for help so their parents don’t get deported.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Olivia Wilde helps bring the slogan

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This tiny home, now in Nahant, runs on Dunkin’

Decorated in the brand’s signature pink and orange, the house is a product of a partnership between the company and actress Olivia Wilde.

Travel Troubleshooter

Level airline promised to cover my expenses, then didn’t

After Brenda Barnhart’s flight made an emergency landing, the discount carrier offered to refund her costs to get home. Then it stalled. Can she get her money back?

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

The RotterTram on Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. The vintage 1969 tram is now used as a dining car and does a complete tour of the Dutch city.

The RotterTram, a sightseeing tram that’s also a dining car

It offers a fixed-price meal with drinks during the course of a ride that lasts 2½ hours and travels over some 18 miles of tracks throughout the city.

Those bunny slippers are dangerously close to the space heater. They should be at least 3 feet away.

HELP DESK

How to safely use a space heater

Use of space heaters is common, but they account for “vast amounts of civilian deaths and injuries,” according to Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey.

Regina Pizzeria’s classic cheese pizza.

TripAdvisor says the best pizzeria in the country is right here in Boston

This Boston mainstay took the top honor based on TripAdvisor reviews, beating out New York City’s Bleecker Street Pizza.

Mark Wahlberg.

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Mark Wahlberg posts video from his ‘old stomping grounds’ in Dorchester

The Dot native posted a quick video from the steps of his “old crib” on Peverell Street.

From left: Roger Brown, Linda Mason, LL Cool J,  and Lori and David Sprows.

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Berklee raises big bucks for — and through — music

Berklee School of Music’s star-studded 24th Encore Gala took place on Saturday at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

El Pelon Taqueria’s fried plantains

What She’s Having

Turning back time with plantains in the Fenway

A lot’s changed in the neighborhood when it comes to food. El Pelon’s $5.75 plate of plantains hasn’t.

16names -- Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilia Fazzalari, with Robyn and Gordon Hayward. (Brian Babineau) *MUST CREDIT*

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Celtics gather for ‘family dinner’ before season opener

Players, coaches, and their families all headed to owner Wyc Grousbeck’s house on Sunday.

Apples? Brussels sprouts? Pumpkin spice? Squash? Must be fall in New England.

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It’s fall in New England. Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.

A tongue-in-cheek guide to the region’s autumnal delights.

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

 

Dining Out

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.