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  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    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...
  • Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state

    Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state
    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....
  • Remember the Broadwater LNG Plant for Long Island Sound? Maybe It Wasn't Such A Hot Idea After All

    Remember the Broadwater LNG Plant for Long Island Sound? Maybe It Wasn't Such A Hot Idea After All
    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....
  • 2 men removed from United flight from Boston to Chicago

    2 men removed from United flight from Boston to Chicago
    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,...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 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 Tom Acitelli is author...
  • Authors R-Z

    Nathan Rabin 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,...
  • Ron Rash: Appalachian trailblazer

    Ron Rash: Appalachian trailblazer
    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...
  • 'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'

    'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'
    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...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: City Council approves 'party patrol,' Man pleads to pointing laser at police helicopter

    San Fernando Valley roundup: City Council approves 'party patrol,' Man pleads to pointing laser at police helicopter
    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...
  • Boston University hockey team has culture of 'sexual entitlement,' report says

    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....
  • Calhoun's Retirement Stirs Twitter Commentary

    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...
  • Book review: 'The Newlyweds' gives uncanny take on immigrant dream

    Book review: 'The Newlyweds' gives uncanny take on immigrant dream
    The Newlyweds A Novel Nell Freudenberger 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...