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  • 'Dear Elizabeth' captures fascinating lives of poets

    John Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop were not only two of America's most accomplished poets, they were also thoughtful, prolific letter-writers who used the medium to work out issues both personal and professional.

  • Review: New, socially conscious 'Cinderella' can still enchant

    Making the "Cinderella" story more palatable to the 21st century is clearly behind the updated and still frequently magical “Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,” the 2013 Broadway show now launching its national tour at Providence Performing...

  • Review: 'Addams Family' is funny, friendly jaunt

    The Academy of Performing Arts version of “The Addams Family Musical,” – a rare regional premiere, according to director Peter Earle – is an instant comedic hit from the first line to the last.

  • Bad politics make good theater at Eventide

    Eventide Arts, the hidden gem of a theater that's attached to the Dennis Union Church, kicked off its new season this week with a production of “Born Yesterday,” Garson Kanin's 1946 play about politics, corruption, hoodlums, senators and, of...


Home & Garden

  • A Bouquet Inspired by a Richard Diebenkorn Painting
    Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates an abstract 1955 canvas by the American artist into a bountiful fall arrangement.
  • Massimiliano Fuksas on Home Sweet Rome
    Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife, Doriana, open up in their penthouse home. Take a look at how the couple achieved a blissful harmony by juxtaposing the seriousness of Modernism with the playfulness of postwar Italian art.
  • Highlights From Helsinki Design Week
    The weird and wonderful met in the Finnish capital as Helsinki Design Week turned the city into a showcase for new ideas.
  • Point-and-Click Decorating
    Designer Sheila Bridges took on the challenge of furnishing a house almost entirely with online buys. Here, her top seven tips.
  • Decorating With a Tibetan Tiger Rug
    Borrow a designer trick by springing for a take on a Tibetan meditation rug shaped like a tiger but far from carnivorous.
  • A Great Room Gets More Livable
    If you’re faced with a dauntingly cavernous room, the best approach is to divide and conquer—as in this inviting three-living-zones solution.
  • Make Your Home a Perfect Nesting Place
    The maxim 'There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only inappropriate clothing' applies just as much to the home. Textures, color, lighting and just the right amount of clutter can winter-proof any room.
  • A Winning Farmhouse Renovation
    With a crack design team, a Manhattan couple invests in an 1830s clapboard home—and scores a weekend getaway that gently mixes tradition and modernity.

Real Estate News Stories

  • Barnstable house just feels like home

    This four bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Barnstable home is a colonial reproduction - it's open, with post-and-beam construction | This week's Cape House Hunt featured home

  • House Hunt: Striking balance in Harwich

    This antique 6-bedroom colonial in Harwich Port has exquisite balance: A crushed shell driveway lies in front of the main entrance, gardens full of perennials sit in front of two bump-out parlor windows.

  • Cape House Hunt: Traditional Cape takes a new turn

    This Wellfleet post-and-beam four-bedroom, two-bath takes the Cape and puts it on its head: It's split into two triangular-shaped sections connected by a foyer.

  • At home in the comfort zone

    The oceanside cottage is one of the most sought-after properties on the Cape. In a sea of condos and motels on North Truro's Shore Road, this 1930 vintage cottage stands tall.

  • Student debt weighs heavily on home sales

    414,000 home sales will not happen this year because of high levels of student loan debt, according to a report released last week.


Second Homes News

  • A Canadian Country Chalet
    This chalet on 8.3 acres in the "cottage country" region north of Toronto is asking 842,000 Canadian dollars.
  • Home Swede Home
    From the spectacular setting of a seaside estate to remote clearings in the middle of the forest, Gotland has become a prime destination for high-end second-home buyers who want to personalize their vacation homes.
  • Ever Stylish Sunburst Mirror
    With bleak winter days settling in, one means of brightening the corners of a home's rooms, entryways and stairwells—while adding distinction and a sense of playfulness—is with a sunburst mirror.
  • Gourmets Down the Road
    Homes near some fine-dining spots in California, Texas and New York.
  • Fun and Games
    Homes sporting game rooms with pool tables and other amusements in New Mexico, Nevada, Florida.
  • My Not-So-Exotic Garden
    After 10 seasons spent "futzing" with his garden, columnist Bart Ziegler feels a growing insecurity.
  • Club Life
    This week's column looks at homes in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla., that overlook golf courses.
  • Sell to Renter or Short Sale?
    Underwater on the mortgage to their second home, a California couple debates a short sale, possibly to the home's current renter. June Fletcher offers tips.

OnCape Dining

  • Acapulcos spices up family dining

    Acapulcos in West Yarmouth offers fun, festive and affordable family dining with impeccable service and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Palio Pizzeria covers the basics

    No matter how creative your toppings are, pizza starts and ends with the crust and while most crust made in a brick oven has a nice bite to it, Palio's has mastered the art of balance.

  • Yarmouth House a real deal

    This time of year local restaurants offer some of their best deals and the Yarmouth House Restaurant currently has a different special every night.

  • Wok-n-Roll follows simple beat

    Wok-n-Roll has a large menu of Cantonese and Szechwan specialties, priced from $4 to $9, with a dinner special for two at $16 75.

  • Diners feeling underwhelmed at Rosina's Cafe

    Sometimes you want to like a restaurant more than you actually do, and that was my experience with Rosina's Cafe in Orleans - I love Italian food enough that I could eat it every night of the week, so my expectations were high — perhaps too high.

  • A taste of Jamaica at The Jerk Cafe

    During my visit to The Jerk Cafe, which opened four months ago in a South Yarmouth storefront adjacent to the Chinese restaurant Wok-n-Roll (more about that next month), I learned two important lessons.

  • Big portions, big flavor at Carbo's Grille

    We left Carbo's with full stomachs and happy hearts and the resolve to return the next time we're on that end of the Cape.

  • Naked Oyster takes fresh approach

    The Cape has plenty of nautical-themed family dining seafood restaurants and Naked Oyster - romantic, citified and sophisticated - provides an appealing alternative.


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