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THE VIP LOUNGE

Jonathan Jones on St. Lucia, bringing his speaker, and packing early

We caught up with the Patriots cornerback to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL

Where to find a workspace when you’re on vacation in the Berkshires

Here’s a curated list of places where you can plop down your laptop for free, or at most, for the price of an iced coffee.

LOVE LETTERS

I don’t want to do long-distance

But he’s applying for PhD programs elsewhere.

TRAVEL

Ghoulish moans are haunting the intercoms of American Airlines flights

It's not Halloween yet, but American Airlines passengers have reported ghoulish moans and ghostly breathing over the intercom systems on several flights in recent months.

TRENDSPOTTING

Cities are reclaiming spaces and uniting communities with beautiful, funky parks

San Francisco's Presidio Tunnel Tops park, which opened in July, is the latest example of spaces being reclaimed from rusting infrastructure, industrial ruins, highway underpasses, dilapidated piers, and other urban blight — a trend that began with New York City’s wildly popular High Line converted elevated railway.

Eight open studios events to explore on weekends this fall

Artist communities in and around Boston welcome visitors to browse and buy art of every type as the leaves fall.

Kim Ragosta writes the recipes that keep local R.I. farms cooking

In a time of sky-high grocery prices, this Rhode Island cook and mother of 5 barters food for recipes — and creates works of art.

LOVE LETTERS

When dog-sitting for an ex gets too complicated

Is it OK to have a date spend the night when you’re dog-sitting at an ex’s house?


Shakira ordered to stand trial for tax fraud in Spain

After years of back-and-forth with Spanish authorities, Shakira is headed to trial for alleged tax fraud, a Barcelona judge has ordered.

FOOD

The Boston Veg Food Fest returns this weekend with even more vendors

The Boston Vegetarian Society organizes the event, which every year features a marketplace with a growing number of vendors, reflecting the explosion of plant-based food and lifestyle products.

Lord Hobo to open new location in Somerville

Over the weekend, a large Lord Hobo decal and logo was erected on the display windows of the old ONCE Somerville music venue in Union Square.

When olive oil meets lavender, things get interesting

With a deep taste of the herb and a slightly bitter finish, it is exceptionally fragrant (not cloying like a soap or sachet), and pairs well with lamb and chicken dishes.

FOOD

Raising The Bar is ‘mixology without the alcohol’

This Melrose-based business ships boxes of zero-alcohol cocktail ingredients directly to your door.

THE CONFIDENT COOK

Recipe: The flavors in these apple-date muffins sweetened with honey announce fall

Recipe for Apple, Honey, and Date Muffins from the Food section of The Boston Globe.

SEASONAL RECIPES

Recipe: Plums and honey add to the sweet-and-sour flavors in roasted chicken thighs

Recipe for Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Thighs with Plums and Honey from the Food section of The Boston Globe.

SEASONAL RECIPES

Recipe: For a quick meatless meal, top bowls of satisfying, creamy polenta with mushrooms

Recipe for Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms from the Food section of The Boston Globe.