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November 11, 2012 Winter Travel

Holiday Style

90+ Cellars “Holiday Essentials” six-bottle selection, $60 at Pioppi’s, 183 Court Street, 508-746-1943, pioppis.com.  2012 holiday gift guide

Choose your destination— Brookline, Plymouth, or Harvard Square — and find something for everyone on your list. By Marnie Elyse Katz

Soundtrack


Keeping the birds out of South Station

Simulated predator sounds are designed to scare away pigeons, sparrows. By Scott Helman

Magazine


A Bataan Death March survivor remembers

After decades of keeping his story private, my 94-year-old uncle tells how he survived one of WWII’s darkest chapters. By Mark Pothier

Cooking

This dish, popular in Spain and Portugal, uses salt and olive oil to flavor roasted, broken-open potatoes. Recipes for more than mashed potatoes

Have a field day with punched, whipped, and smashed potatoes. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Batatos a morro at Atasca

Try classic Portuguese “punched potatoes” in Cambridge.

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner With Cupid: Something new

Will these exploration-minded daters wind up going somewhere together?

Style Watch

“My goal was to marry the ancient and the modern,” Janet Tosi Marena says of this bathroom she designed in the Junior League of Boston’s 2012 Show House. Updated antique home styles

In this year’s Junior League show house in Newton, an old-fashioned bath gets some modern updates. By Jaci Conry

On the Block


For sale: Homes built 1950-1959

The hallmarks of the decade are on display in these properties in Norfolk, Framingham, and Lexington.

Out and About


As seen around town

Fashion, football, and the Donald

Your Week Ahead

The Breakers Mansion in Newport. 5 things to do in and around Boston this week

The Breakers gussies up for the holidays, rare books and contemporary crafts come to town, and more.

One-Liners

Comic Kathy Griffin on the power of sanctions

The funnywoman, who will perform Sunday at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre, makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

Grandma training

Considering qualifications in Needham.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on PANDAS, cancer, infertility, and loss.