Essentials

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Deep-Sea Dive

Aaron Slater, a Lowell-based artist, is a master of flameworking, a centuries-old glass-forming process. —Shina Neo

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Weekender: New Orleans

Vibrant and welcoming, NOLA is abuzz with decadent hotels, restaurants brimming with Gulf seafood, and an arts scene that continues to push boundaries. Friday jaunt to The Big Easy, anyone?

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On Dining Alone

An excerpt from Serve It Forth, published in 1937. By M.F.K. Fisher