October 27, 2013 | Your home: New England traditional

A field guide to local architecture

How to identify the old houses in our midst. Plus, where to find the supplies to fix them up. By Elizabeth Gehrman

A Moroccan fretwork ceiling, original quartersawn-oak paneling, and black marble fireplace are just a few of the living room’s dramatic features.

All the gilded rage

A Southerner settles in the Back Bay, then looks to Newport for inspiration. By Marni Elyse Katz


Best spin class playlist

Readers request list of music mentioned in Connections column. By Globe staff

On the Block

Core subjects

These homes in Abington and Westwood boast apple trees.


Halloween Candy Corn Isolated on White Candy facts for Halloween

Ghosts, pirates, princesses, and maybe a Miley Cyrus will be showing up at your door this Thursday night asking for candy. A look at the numbers.


Twenty years of group hugs

We began in the era of Robert Bly’s “Iron John,” and we’re still together today. By Bob Kalish

Style Watch

Decorative details

Rhinestones, beads, and other embellishments are popping up all over this fall. By Rachel Raczka


Voodoo shrimp. New Orleans-style shrimp

The Big Easy knows all kinds of ways to cook them. By Adam Ried

First Person

The host with a toast

Lexington-born comic Pete Holmes — perhaps best known as the voice of the E*Trade baby — is debuting a late-night TV show.

A Restaurant’s Take

Shrimp and grits

A Southern specialty at Sam’s on the South Boston Waterfront. By Devra First

Miss Conduct

Once more with feeling

Being roped into a lavish commitment ceremony. Plus, decoding an invitation. By Robin Abrahams

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Drew Haughn and Stefanie Barron. Fan club

Can these daters find more in common than a shared love of football?


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to a story on the shortage of primary care physicians.