| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
That moment you learn your hero's not who you thought he was — that's how it was for an 18-month-old Massachusetts boy who was brought to tears by Robert Downey Jr.
Seems the kid expected to meet the real Iron Man. The one in the suit.
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
After a marathon that danced with joy and ended in horror, surely we see what sports can mean to a city. By now, after pregame tributes marked by an anthem singer's fist pumps and the most appropriate f-bomb in New England history, yes, we see how...
| May 29, 2013
Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the new sci-fi movie "After Earth," the real-life father-son duo of Will and Jaden Smith play the fictional father-son duo of Cypher and Kitai Raige, two space-faring humans whose ship crashes on a perilous, long-abandoned Earth about 1,000 years in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Chicago Tribune has won three national awards for its series “Playing With Fire,” an investigation of toxic flame retardants and the deceptive campaigns that two powerful industries waged to promote the chemicals.
Among the awards is...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
This month's installment of New London's Friday Night Folk Series hosts Lucy Kaplansky, who is current out tour in support of her new record Reunion. The Boston Globe referred to her as "the troubadour laureate of modern city folk," so we recommend making...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Dun, dun, dun, dunnnn. You probably just put those syllables to the tune of the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, one of the most popular musical phrases of all time, without even realizing you were doing it. Boston Globe music critic...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the fourth publisher of the New York Times, who made history with his decision to publish the Pentagon Papers and revived the "Good Gray Lady" of print journalism with a radical redesign that set a new standard for newspapers in...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera Wednesday night became baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years, leading the American League in batting average, home runs and runs batted in.
Cabrera locked up the home run and RBI titles early in...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A major Connecticut insurance company continues to be a political lightning rod in one of the nation's most closely watched U.S. Senate races — the one in Massachusetts.
Television advertisements for both candidates, incumbent Republican Scott...
| Oct 22, 2012
Sasha Issenberg's "The Victory Lab" is a groundbreaking look at how computer data, analysis and the application of behavioral science changed the way campaigns are run in this country. A former political correspondent for the Boston Globe, Issenberg...