June 8, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

8 great Boston bars for World Cup fans

So many matches, so many ways to watch championship soccer in Boston. Each of these hangouts has a personality of its own. By Kevin Alexander

Spring onions and a sugar snap pea, quinoa, and radish dish at Sarma.

At restaurants, vegetables are stealing the show

After years of glorifying charcuterie, bacon, and hefty chops, chefs are beginning to push produce. By Devra First


Does my dad regret not having a son?

Until recently, I had assumed the answer was yes. By Jaci Conry


My dream for my black sons on Father’s Day

I will raise them to understand the challenges facing black men, but to never stop believing in themselves. By Dorian O. Burton


Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (L), and her husband, Prince William, reacted as their son Prince George bites a small present. Paternity leave: Who takes it, and for how long?

The latest survey results from the Boston College Center for Work & Family, plus other facts and figures. By Stephanie Vallejo

Weekend Fun Guide

Things to do around New England every weekend of summer 2014

Your complete guide to the hottest, coolest, jazziest, beachiest, blueberry-est summertime festivals. By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Weekend Fun Guide

Why long weekends are better than long vacations

And how to get the most out of the time you do take off. By Robin Abrahams

Weekend Fun Guide

New England attractions: How to see more, save money

Take advantage of vacation destinations with “second day free” promotions. By Stephanie Tyburski

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston the week of June 8-14

Wrestlers take the ring, robots come to Worcester, and more.

First Person

Sasha Alcott When Particles Collide’s Sasha Alcott: One rocking chemistry teacher

With a new album launching, the singer/guitarist weighs being a Phillips Exeter Academy teacher by day and frontwoman for a rock duo by night.

Style Watch

Chestnut Hill sunroom How to decorate a sunroom

Overlooking the garden, this Chestnut Hill space offers a quiet haven for reading and relaxing. By Marni Elyse Katz


Vermonter sandwiches. Recipes for three spectacular New England sandwiches

Vermonters, lobster rolls, and Dynamites (they’re not even hard to make). By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Cutty’s Spuckie sandwich

In Brookline, a muffuletta-inspired masterpiece. By Adam Ried

Miss Conduct

Advice on dropping a third wheel

Plus, the surprisingly complicated ethics of requesting a song at a concert. By Robin Abrahams

On the Block

For sale: Homes with pools in Bridgewater and Scituate

Options include a serene English-style cottage and a family-friendly Colonial. By Stacey Myers

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Sarah Hutchinson and Jonathan Russell. Blind date: Around the world

These daters share a passion for travel. Will they pack up and go?

Tales from the City

Defining Memorial Day

Mixed messages with a 5 year old sports fan.


Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on social-media mistakes, valedictorian struggles, and how recipe cards connect us to the past.