| Jan 22, 2009
| 1:28 PM
"Killer Poet" is so strong, so evenhanded in its examination of the life of Norman Porter (a.k.a. Jacob A. Jameson) that a viewer will see no need for this documentary ever to inspire a feature film.
The facts are wildly cinematic: By 19, in 1960,...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 10:54 AM
Hobbs, who played under Dom Perno in 1980-84, is still fifth on the UConn all-time assists list with 534, trailing only Doron Sheffer (559), Kevin Ollie (619), Tate George (677) and Taliek Brown (722). He had four 10-plus assists games as a senior in...
| Jul 16, 2010
Family and friends of George Woods gathered Friday at the Aliso Creek Inn to share memories of the actor and longtime Patriots Day Parade commentator, who died July 3. He was 75.
"He was a wonderful man, full of personality and always a pleasure to have...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:24 PM
One of the suspects in an alleged spy ring has confessed to federal agents that he worked for Russia's intelligence service, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
The revelation came on a day when several defendants in the case were making court...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 2:52 AM
Within hours of his capture, U.S. prosecutors say, Russian spy suspect Juan Lazaro admitted his name was an alias.
So who is he? Lazaro wasn't saying -- not "even for his son," court papers say.
Lazaro's admission -- and defiance -- was revealed...
| Jan 8, 2010
| 3:33 PM
By Mary Karr
HarperCollins, 386 pages
Mary Karr, prizewinning memoirist and poet whose bestselling volumes of autobiography, The Liars’ Club and Cherry, describe her hardscrabble Texas childhood, grew up convinced that the only way to...
| Jan 1, 2010
| 1:49 AM
This column was published in January of 2010, a month before National Signing Day
There was a time when decommitting from a college after having originally pledged your services was big news.
"How dare they go against their word," everyone would...
| Jan 10, 2010
In a sign that authorities are still pushing to solve the 1982 Tylenol murders, investigators sought and obtained DNA samples from a longtime suspect in the infamous case.
Sources familiar with the probe said James William Lewis of suburban Boston...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 11:33 AM
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- An 82-year-old Somerville woman struck by a fire hose that had come loose from a Cambridge fire engine that was responding to a call has died.
Cambridge police says Gertrude King died Thursday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital,...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 12:54 AM
BARCELONA -- Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers at a breast cancer conference said Thursday - comments that could ignite heated discussions among victims and...
| Jan 8, 2010
By Mary Karr
HarperCollins, 386 pages, $14.99
Mary Karr, prizewinning memoirist and poet whose bestselling volumes of autobiography, "The Liars' Club" and "Cherry," describe her hardscrabble Texas childhood, grew up convinced that the only way...
| Mar 19, 2010
"Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough"
By Lori Gottlieb
Text Publishing Company, 336 pages, $25.95
I have a lot of sympathy for 40-something single women: After all, I happen to be one. Over the course of the past few decades, I've had...