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SCARY PODCASTS
The full Halloween experience has to involve all the senses — podcasts can help with that.

15 preternatural podcasts to ring in spooky season

Close your eyes and fall into these 15 petrifying podcasts, which we've deemed spooky enough to ring in this Halloween.

LOVE LETTERS
Love Letters

He was there for me during the toughest times

"Unfortunately, we recently broke up."

PARENTING UNFILTERED
A team from Allston's Gardner Pilot Academy trains with Girls on the Run.

Social media. Peer pressure. A pandemic. In confusing times, Girls on the Run keeps girls grounded

They’ll celebrate their 11th year in Boston with a 5K next month.

FOOD
Tony Maws in 2014. Maws has been a fixture on the local dining scene for nearly two decades.

Craigie on Main is for sale

Chef Tony Maws contemplates a mellower future. "I’m not ready to die at the stove," he says.

TRAVEL
Don’t expect cutesy at the Bread and Puppet Museum — these creations were designed to make a point.

If you’re looking for DIY inspiration, we’ve found the perfect place: the Bread and Puppet Museum

What happens when veteran puppets retire? They join hundreds of their kind in Glover, Vt.

Love Letters

He’s still in touch with his ex — a lot

"He’s upset because he found out his ex is seeing someone. I’m upset, and I feel worthless now."

NAMES
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson in the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog at Patriots Place on Oct. 14 in Foxborough.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has a new cookbook, a love of cranberries, and a plan to use his ‘Modern Family’ fame for good

The actor helped Ocean Spray and No Kid Hungry kick off the #BetterTogether campaign to recognize school staff nationwide with thank-you care packages.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
Beach-goers play volleyball (sans net) at Verdun Beach in Montreal.

I know what you should do next summer: a Montreal beach vacation in the city’s hottest new neighborhood

Verdun is an unpretentious neighborhood with a mix of old-school mom and pop stores, design-forward shops, greasy spoons, and hip restaurants.


HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE
A jack-o-lantern from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular last year.

A Pats Peak twofer, where Oktoberfest meets a gear sale. Plus, there’s still time to see the pumpkins

Travel news you can use.

THE VIP LOUNGE
Michael Underhill and his girlfriend, Hannah Duarte, on Mount Greylock in the Berkshires.

Michael Underhill on coffee, Brazil, the aisle seat — and more coffee

We caught up with the 33-year-old thespian to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL
People waited for their luggage at an American Airlines baggage claim at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston in August. To cut down on stress, some people are just leaving the luggage at home instead.

The newest thing in luggage: leaving it at home

To cut stress, more travelers are shipping their gear, renting clothes, and having what they need delivered to their destination.

TRAVEL
Passengers waited to check in for a Southwest Airlines flight at the Portland Jetport in Portland, Maine, on Oct. 13. On that day, Southwest Airlines appeared to be fixing problems that caused the cancellation of nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days.

Yes, flights are definitely changing. No, you don’t have to live with it

Here are some strategies for combating those frustrating airline delays and cancellations.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Where’s my refund from Air France for my canceled flight?

Air France canceled Jim Shea’s flight during the pandemic. But he’s been waiting a year for a refund. Where is it?

Timothée Chalamet in "Dune."

HBO Max moved up the release of ‘Dune’ to Thursday. Here’s when you can stream it

Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited sci-fi epic will finally be released in the US Thursday, both in theaters and on HBO Max.

TABLES
Duck ramen at Momosan.

The Iron Chef opens a ramen restaurant in Hub Hall; Newton gets sweeter with SALT

“Dessert Games” winner chef Thiago Silva — who’s baked custom pastries for everyone from John Legend to the New York Giants (but we won’t hold that against him) — comes to SALT after a position as director of chocolate at Chew Innovation.