April 21, 2013 | Your home: The joy of gardening

Boston: Forever changed

Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky, who teaches at Boston University, shares his reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Greener pest control

How to stop bugs and other bothers in your garden and home while keeping your family safe. By Elizabeth Gehrman

Miss Conduct

Limiting LinkedIn

Not overdoing it online. Plus, strong perfume and what “you shouldn’t have” really means. By Robin Abrahams

First Person

Nicco Mele. Nicco Mele on how technology radically changes everything

The resident futurist at Davis Square digital firm EchoDitto sounds off on his forthcoming book, “The End of Big.”


Spring peepers herald season’s turn

At twilight, a chorus by these small frogs emanates from New England ponds and wetlands. By Scott Helman


Concertgoers in Washington, D.C., honor the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. The green giant grows

Feeling conflicted about the success of Earth Day. By Tim Lehnert


Use fresh or frozen vegetables to make fritters. Nuevo Cuban

Recipes from the cookbook “To Cook Is to Love” (inspired by the late, lamented Mucho Gusto cafe). By John Verlinden

A Restaurant’s Take

Slow-roasted pork with white rice, black beans, and plaintains. Cuban in Belmont

Gustazo Cuban Cafe is the real deal.

Style Watch

From left: Iman Richards, Aurelie Bergugant, and Grace Soto. Mod squad

Black-and-white graphic prints pop for spring. By Tina Sutton

Your Week Ahead

still from 'act of killing' 5 things to do in and around Boston

Independent Film Festival Boston, Christiane Amanpour at Tufts, World Tai Chi Day, and more things to do this week.

Dinner With Cupid

Andrea Jacobs and Phani Sukavasi. Frequent fliers

They’d take on the world. But can they take on a relationship?

Out and About

CHOP CHOP: Josh Carr and Joe Castro, both of Boston, at the opening party at Boston Chops restaurant in the South End on April 2 As seen around Boston

Viola Davis, Ray Magliozzi, Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton, and others seen around town.

On the Block

7B Lynn Shore Drive, Unit 21, Lynn. Hey, good-looking

Options north of the city offering wallet-friendly water views.


Conan O’Brien’s acting presidential

The Brookline-born comedian and headliner of Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner makes a joke on Twitter.

Kickass Cupcakes. Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories about food trucks, Facebook shenanigans, and recipes.

Tales from the City

An honest grandchild

No whitewashing the truth here.