November 10, 2013 | Winter travel issue

‘They have to trust you, and you have to trust them’

Lessons I’ve learned from two decades in office. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino

At Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, bet on Italian dining at Ballo, swimming, music at Wolf Den, and an eye-catching hotel. At nearby Foxwoods, there’s Shrine nightclub and Asian restaurant Red Lantern.

That’s how we rolled

My wife and I spent a weekend at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun without gambling. We were too busy eating, people-watching, shopping, hiking, and soaking in a hot tub. By Daniel McGinn


Life fantastic

Here’s where to bone up on Homo sapiens at the Museum of Science.


Learning to skip

As my first child leaves home, I remember my own mom’s simple lessons for facing life’s challenges. By Claire Curran-Balquist

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

A Bhangra showdown, free Beethoven concert, Wizard of Oz trivia night, and more.

Style Watch

“The room has a tranquil vibe,’’ says Sheri Edsall. “By keeping the patterns tonal, no one thing stands out, but there are a lot of little things to take in.” Mom and dad’s retreat

Owners of a Needham Colonial set aside one room for grown-ups. By Jaci Conry

A Restaurant’s Take

Pig’s tail with pickled peanuts

At Craigie on Main, a flavor-packed staple of the bar menu.

Miss Conduct

Subject of gossip

Hurt by family discussing her weight. By Robin Abrahams

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Joan Kwiatek and Erik Silkensen. More Mr. Nice Guy

He’s shy, she’s sweet. Will they work up the nerve for a second date?

Tales From the City

Don’t bug the bees

Good advice from a father.


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to articles on remodeled homes and police shootings.