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Monday, Nov 12


Holiday hacks: Top chefs' tips for a successful Thanksgiving spread

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Overdone meat. Mashed potatoes that taste like wallpaper paste. Hungry guests, harried hosts — despite the Instagram-gauzy anticipation, Thanksgiving sometimes ends with the host in the garage, slugging a jug of lukewarm chardonnay. And it…

Saturday, Nov 10


Former Boston Herald photographer lands a new gig

A little more than a month after he was laid off from the Boston Herald following more than 25 years at the paper, veteran photographer Mark Garfinkel has a new home. Garfinkel announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will be joining the…

Thursday, Nov 8


The Red Sox took the World Series trophy to an iconic East Boston pizza shop

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After making the rounds to the Celtics-Bucks game at TD Garden and the Patriots-Packers contest at Gillette Stadium, the Red Sox' 2018 World Series trophy appeared at another beloved Boston destination last week. On Saturday, chairman Tom…

Friday, Nov 2


'Brady Bunch' cast members returning to TV — HGTV, that is

Here's the story: The “Brady Bunch” cast is headed back to TV — HGTV, to be precise. Six members of the cast recently reunited at the Los Angeles location of the beloved Brady family home for a new HGTV series, according to a release. The…


Jimmy Kimmel's 'I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy' video is back for 2018

Jimmy Kimmel brought back yet another edition of his “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” prank video compilation, and once again, the kids of America are furious. “We got over 1,000 videos, we went through all of them, we…

Thursday, Nov 1


Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are married

Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife. The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the 57-year-old ''Splash'' actress had been utterly mum on the subject of their marriage since reports surfaced that they had wed…

Tuesday, Oct 30


People are unhappy about Danny Amendola being photographed with a woman who isn't Olivia Culpo

Is the off-again, on-again relationship between former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and ex-Patriots receiver Danny Amendola on the rocks? All was seemingly good on Oct. 22, when Culpo, a Rhode Island native and 2012 Miss Universe, posted a…

Monday, Oct 29


Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jimmy Kimmel in the house for Game 5 of the World Series

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The long-standing feud between actor Matt Damon and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel picked up at Dodger Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. Damon, a Cambridge native, and Kimmel were spotted in the stands repping “I'm with…

Friday, Oct 26


Guests raise a toast at The Row Hotel

It sometimes seems as if a new building goes up every week in Somerville, especially in that buzzy enclave known as Assembly Row. The latest is the new Row Hotel, which hosted a grand opening celebration Thursday — an occasion to show off…

Thursday, Oct 25


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are basically Fenway regulars now

Another day, another series of social media posts from Fenway Park by former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and Bronx native Jennifer Lopez. The couple posted some especially entertaining material during Game 2 of the World Series between…

Wednesday, Oct 24


Trendspotting: More Americans retiring abroad

Jay Cashman visited his ancestral home of Ireland for the first time when he traveled there with his then-fiancee. They liked it so much, they bought a castle. “If you find someplace you're comfortable with, for whatever reason, it gets in…

Tuesday, Oct 23


Amy Schumer is pregnant, but you might have missed the news

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Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she's pregnant. The comedian and actress broke her baby news Monday on the Instagram stories of friend and journalist Jessica Yellin. Yellin showed at the end of a list of Schumer's…

Tuesday, Oct 16


TripAdvisor says the best pizzeria in the country is right here in Boston

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This may sound cheesy, but people love Regina Pizzeria — or at least TripAdvisor reviewers do. TripAdvisor announced Tuesday that the North End mainstay takes the cake — er, pie — for the best pizza in America, beating out No. 2, New York…

Friday, Oct 5


Utah toddler shreds more than $1000 in cash

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HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving. Ben and Jackee Belnap were saving the cash to reimburse Ben's parents for University of Utah season football…

Thursday, Oct 4


Want to see the Red Sox-Yankees series in person? Here's how to score playoff tickets

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Watching a Red Sox playoff game at Fenway is as much a Bostonian rite of passage as grabbing cannoli on Hanover Street or fuming over gridlocked I-93 traffic. However, getting your mitts on those Sox playoff tickets can seem intimidating…

Sunday, Sep 30


To Ye or not to ye, that is one of many questions for Kanye West

Ye called with big news. Kanye West says it's big news, anyway. On Saturday, the performer said he no longer wanted to be known as Kanye. Advertisement. Ye will do. the being formally known as Kanye West I am YE. — ye (@kanyewest)…

Monday, Sep 24


This isn't just about Christine Blasey Ford. To end rape culture, we need to believe survivors

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President Donald Trump doesn't believe it was that bad for Christine Blasey Ford. If having Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly push her into a bedroom, get on top of her, put his hand over her mouth, and try to yank off her…

Thursday, Sep 20

Waltham magician Shin Lim wins 'America's Got Talent' and the $1 million grand prize

Confetti rained down upon Waltham magician Shin Lim at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday night and runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC's “America's Got…

Monday, Sep 17


Carrie Underwood reveals she had three miscarriages in two years

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former ''American Idol'' champion told ''CBS Sunday Morning '' she got pregnant in early 2017…

Tuesday, Sep 4


Monica Lewinsky storms off stage after she's asked about Bill Clinton

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JERUSALEM — Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer's ''off limits'' question about former Clinton. The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted…

Monday, Sep 3


Steve Bannon to headline New Yorker Festival; John Krasinski also going

Readers of The New Yorker prize the magazine for its wide-ranging collection of perspectives. From Oct. 5 to 7, The New Yorker Festival, now in its 19th year, will bring some of these voices to venues around New York City. Political…


Food & Travel: Leave La Anita rain forest cacao ranch having fully discovered chocolate

LA ANITA, Costa Rica — La Anita reveals itself slowly. It is dark when we arrive at the rain forest cacao ranch tucked in virgin jungles 300 kilometers west of the capital, San Jose. We eat dinner in a wood-framed main house, a meal of…

Sunday, Sep 2


Paul McCartney: 'We felt we had seen a higher thing'

LONDON — Former Beatle Paul McCartney told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. McCartney told The Sunday Times he was ''humbled'' by the experience. ''It was huge,” McCartney said, “a massive wall…

Friday, Aug 31


Gisele Bundchen met her doppleganger at the Boston wax museum

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The general consensus is that the Tom Brady wax statue at Dreamland Wax Museum in downtown Boston doesn't look much like the Patriots quarterback. But that didn't stop Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, from heading to Dreamland and posing…


Prince Harry, Meghan join Lin-Manuel Miranda at 'Hamilton'

Prince Harry sang and joked with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the stage of ''Hamilton,'' after he and his wife, Meghan, joined the audience for a gala charity performance of the smash-hit musical in London's West End. The royal couple sat in the…

Wednesday, Aug 29


'La La Land' director's new film, 'First Man,' takes first steps at Venice Film Festival

Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle's new film, “First Man,” took its first steps at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the movie's premiere, which opened the festival,…

Friday, Aug 24


With or without the catsuit, Serena Williams is going to serve black excellence

If this article isn't loading correctly on mobile, click here. What more does the tennis world want from Serena Williams? She's won more than 100 titles. She is only one win away from tying Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles.…

Wednesday, Aug 22


Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump for playing Aerosmith at rally

At President Trump's Tuesday rally in West Virginia, Aerosmith's “Livin' on the Edge” wafted through the speakers as early arrivals found their seats, despite the fact that frontman Steven Tyler sent the Trump campaign a pair of cease-and…

Monday, Aug 20


Is Ben Affleck back on the market?

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Is Ben Affleck back on the dating market? Affleck, 46, and “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus, 38, may no longer be an item, with Page Six reporting that the duo has split up after more than a year of dating. Fueling additional…

Saturday, Aug 18


From Aretha Franklin to looking for RESPECT, a review of the week online

THE QUEEN IS DEAD. This week, a world that didn't deserve her mourned the loss of Aretha Franklin, who embodied American soul music, saved Ashanti from SARS, and died at 76. Her passing left the Internet ablaze with YouTube clips of her…