Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessie Scanlon October 17, 2018 ON A COOL MONDAY EVENING in late September, Kyle Bailey stands at a high-top table at the back of Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough, Maine. The brewery’s customers, bundled in flannels and fleece, are talking with friends over burgers or poutine, mostly unaware of Bailey. A tall man with a shaved head and a big voice with a hint of a Georgia accent, the veteran political campaigner presses on, calling out votes. “Six for the blonde, 11 for the IPA, 4 for the ESB, 6 for the red, and 11 for the stout,” Bailey says, as a colleague jots down the numbers on a whiteboard. This isn’t consumer research on Nonesuch River’s newest beer — it’s a demonstration of ranked-choice voting, the way Maine is starting to run many of its statewide elections.Since none of the five beers wins a majority of … [Read more...] about Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Marni Elyse Katz October 12, 2018 To see the cutting edge in bathroom design — and everything else — grab your phone and open Instagram. Justina Blakeney’s Bohemian brand Jungalow has more than a million followers who can see beyond white subway tile to Moroccan- and Mexican-inspired designs. Says Alena Capra, a certified kitchen and bath designer, “With so much inspiration available on social media, people are becoming more daring in their choices.” Capra, also an ambassador for the tile and stone industry trade show Coverings, points to terrazzo, gauged (as in very thin) porcelain panels that resemble stone slabs, and water-jet mosaic backsplashes (made of tile that has been precisely cut using a water jet) as growing trends. As for hardware, “Matte black and brasses are what’s hot, both on their own and together, in what we … [Read more...] about Seven stylish bathroom trends
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Compiled by Melissa Schorr October 12, 2018 RACHEL GORDON: 26 / science writer What makes her a catch: She’s creative, spontaneous, and always down for an adventure Her passions: Writing, acting, science, art Advertisement TERRENCE HANSCOM: 33 / PhD candidate What makes him a catch: He’s a scientist and an artist, with a bit of a wild side (he has a skydiving license and a motorcycle) His ideal mate: She would have dark hair and dark eyes and be highly educated, but also cool7:30 P.M. PURITAN & COMPANY, CAMBRIDGE DATA COLLECTION Rachel I stumbled upon the column and was intrigued. Free dinner with a complete stranger, yes please. Advertisement Terrence I ordered a drink at the bar. She walked in a couple minutes after. Rachel I try not to judge people based on something as insignificant as the face they were born with. Talk to me, … [Read more...] about Blind date: ‘His type of genuineness feels rare’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Marni Elyse Katz October 12, 2018 As executive food editorof Cook’s Illustrated, a test cook on America’s Test Kitchen, and a Brookline homeowner, Keith Dresser was accustomed to cooking in cramped quarters. Then everything changed.In October 2017, the parent company of the magazine and TV show moved from Brookline into expansive new digs in the Seaport District. “The offices were small and crowded; now they’re almost larger than life,” Dresser says. “As is our new kitchen.” Exactly two years earlier, S + H Construction had completed a renovation of Dresser’s home designed by architect Susan Dunbar of Charles R. Myer & Partners. Dresser and his wife, law professor Jessica Silbey, their two daughters, and their black Labrador spend most of their time in the kitchen. The couple purchased the home in 2005 and lived on the … [Read more...] about A Cook’s Illustrated editor gets the kitchen of his dreams
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Meaghan O’Neill October 11, 2018 If you’re the type of traveler who prefers to spend your money at your destination rather than on getting to it, keeping airfare costs down is a priority. For that, it helps to know when not to fly: Summer and the weeks flanking Christmas are typically priciest. If you must travel during those periods, book three to four weeks in advance for summer flights, and fly on December 24 and 30 for the holidays, TripAdvisor (tripadvisor.com) recommends. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, “is a bit of hidden gem,” says Scott Keyes, founder and chief executive of Scott’s Cheap Flights (scottscheapflights.com), a web service that alerts users to substantial discounts. When domestic flights get pricey, that’s a great time to travel overseas. To find the least expensive months and days to travel to a particular … [Read more...] about Surprisingly cheap flights from Boston and Providence to 9 great destinations