| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Kerry's nomination as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Remember a few years ago when a consortium of energy giants wanted to build a $700 million floating liquefied natural gas plant in the middle of Long Island Sound? It was going to help Connecticut and New York consumers and be wonderful for the economy....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Two men were removed from a United Airlines flight from Boston to Chicago on Tuesday morning for what passengers said was "suspicious activity."
The men, aboard early morning United Flight 636, were questioned by authorities and returned to the plane,...
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Mar 20, 2013
Ron Rash, one of America's most-admired contemporary Southern writers, is conscious of working in a venerable literary tradition that goes back through O'Connor, Welty and Faulkner.
But he notices modern trends, too, such as the recent emergence of...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The story line seems the same. Just change the sport from football to basketball, and the states from Texas to Kentucky.
Keith O'Brien's new book, "Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness," is the basketball...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, October 31. Happy Halloween!
Throwing a party in the Northeast Valley? The police department may be monitoring them more closely after City Councilman Richard Alarcon won support for a "party patrol," reports...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The sobering and straightforward account of a task force assigned to examine the culture and climate of the Boston University’s men’s hockey program was revealed in a letter and report on Wednesday on the website of BU President Robert Brown....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:46 PM
As news of Jim Calhoun's retirement broke Wednesday night, reaction was swift on Twitter. A sampling of what people were saying:
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! @DanWetzel: Jim Calhoun, as expected, is set to retire. Nate Miles story ended our relationship but I...
| Jun 3, 2012
Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25.95
Two-thirds of the way through Nell Freudenberger's second novel, her Bangladeshi narrator, Amina, wonders, "Why were some people attracted to what was unfamiliar, and others...