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COMFORT ZONE

All I want for Christmas is some front-row seats

Mendon Drive-In extends season with holiday classics and light shows.

My husband wants to have his parents over for Thanksgiving

I’m high risk and don’t want anybody in the house. He says I’m being paranoid.

Deck the storefronts with Boston’s favorite performing arts groups

Boston BID's "Stage Windows" initiative puts performing arts groups to work in Downtown Crossing.

BOTTLES

6 things to know in New England beer this week

Given the flurry of openings, closings, and restrictions recently, you might have missed some fairly significant announcements. We’re here to help.

GETTING SALTY

At his newest restaurant, Avi Shemtov mixes Southern barbecue with Israeli spice

A La Esh just opened in Sharon. He recommends the tuna melt.

Tastes-like-home-baked crackers from Maine

Nina Murray, founder of Mill Cove Baking Co., makes crackers that are thin, buttery, and flaky-crisp.

Potholders pretty enough to bring to the table

Weston native Vonnie Williams uses “orphaned fabrics” to stitch these fun designs.

FOOD

From ‘Rocky Horror’ feasts to virtual turkey trots, people are embracing an unusual Thanksgiving

Families are finding new ways to connect, such as showing off cheeseballs on Zoom or snail-mailing lovingly crafted cakelets.


Hot chocolate for serious hot-chocolate people

Check out the fragrant hot chocolate powder from Willie’s Cacao, a bean-to bar chocolate maker from England who buys cacao directly from farmers.

DEVRA FIRST

All the things this food critic is thankful for this year

In this challenging time, small comforts matter more than ever.

Love Letters Podcast

Paging Prince Charming

Sarah Huckman had grand expectations for her romantic life heading into college. Then she got there and it wasn’t quite what she’d imagined.

COMFORT ZONE

Knitting your way to a peaceful state of mind

Knitting has proven benefits for heart, mind, and soul. Here's how to get started.

The dating ‘dings’ make me anxious

Help a reader who's dinged by dating apps.

Husband seeks a good reason to leave

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Can a Biden presidency help bring tourists back to the US? The travel community is feeling buoyed by the prospect

The travel industry is banking on a vaccine, and Joe Biden, to help entice travelers back to the United States.

COMFORT ZONE

What you need to know about ‘Don’t Look Up,’ Netflix’s star-studded movie filming now in Boston

Even as COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed in Massachusetts, movies and TV shows are continuing to film across the state. The biggest movie to film in the Boston area this year, the Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up,” kicked off production last week.