healthy halloween candy

The Not-As-Bad-for-You Halloween Treat

American kids will carry home about 600 million pounds of commercial Halloween candy this month. And as they sleep, parents everywhere will begin the age-old process of tossing out the bulk of the booty. That’s what Michael Bronner was doing two…

john kerry's elizabeth warren dilemma

Kerry's Dilemma

If Washington, DC, is a city of poorly guarded secrets, perhaps the least well guarded is Senator John Kerry’s desire to be secretary of state. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that she will not return for a second term…

anna solomon

Q&A: Anna Solomon

Solomon took the inspiration for her Pushcart Prize-winning short story, “The Lobster Mafia Story” from her Gloucester upbringing.


germanstyle craft beers, oktoberfest

Bottoms Up

Celebrate Oktoberfest and the local craft-beer scene with these German-style suds.

pork schnitzel

High & Low: Pork Schnitzel

This German comfort food is as fun to pronounce as it is to eat during the cooler months. Whether you like yours on the indulgent side or simply topped with dressed arugula, the versions here are sure to satisfy.

sausage vocab lesson

Linked In

T. W. Food chef Tim Wiechmann knows a thing (or five) about wursts, which makes him the perfect candidate to school us on all things sausage.

Fashion & Style

paper fashion katie rodgers

Paper Doll

How a Cambridge illustrator turned her hobby into a chic career.

shopping and dining in salem

Bewitching Salem

Brimming with eateries, thrift shops, and boutiques, Salem has become a worthy shopping destination in any season.

holly caldwell handbag

Carry On

This Holly Caldwell handbag is a modern classic.


3D Sperm

Living Legacy

It’s now possible to create a child from the eggs or sperm of a deceased partner, but should we?

Arts & Entertainment

Hot Button

The Boston premiere of David Mamet’s new play is a reminder of our city’s troubled past.