Against the grain

When guests visit the Massachusetts home of Bob and Lillian Montalto Bohlen, they are invited to fill out a questionnaire to rank their Top 10 favorites within the couple’s art ...

Cupid’s dagger

My love affair with knives was born in my Italian grandmother’s kitchen, where dinner preparation was always a spectacle. The aromas! The chopping! The laughter! The yelling (always so much ...

Being audacious

Binh Pho was an architecture student in Saigon during the Vietnam War. In April 1975, as Saigon fell to the Communists, Pho watched the last U.S. helicopter evacuate without him. ...
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Tom Coakley is the assistant editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Salem site.