THE BIG PICTURE
- Syrians by the thousands are fleeing the violence in their home country and seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Turkey this week is said to be considering a buffer zone in Syria to secure its own national security as well as aid fleeing civilians. Turkey is already sheltering some 17,000 of those who have fled. (32 photos total)
Anthony Caturano tells us how to cook the perfect turkey
- During a marathon turkey session in his home kitchen here recently, Anthony Caturano addressed how not to butcher your bird. That is, not just how to carve the majestic centerpiece of your holiday table, but its proper preparation and cooking.
More than the sum of the (turkey) parts
- Sometimes the centerpiece of the modern Thanksgiving is not a whole roast bird.
MFA sends looted ‘Weary Herakles’ statue back to Turkey
- The Museum of Fine Arts last night returned the top half of its “Weary Herakles” statue to Turkey. The 1,800-year-old marble statue of the muscular hero has been at the MFA since 1982, but after years of negotiations, the MFA recently acknowledged that it was probably originally looted from an excavation in Turkey and should never have entered the collection.
There’s a new sight to see on Spectacle Island in the Boston Harbor this summer, and no one knows where it came from, how it got there, or how long it plans to stay, said Bruce Jacobson, a park ranger for the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.