Patrick and Jess.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Her decision, their life

A Boston Marathon survivor’s journey as she debates whether to live with pain or become a double-amputee. By Eric Moskowitz

Clifton Oliver plays Berry Gordy Jr. in “Motown: The Musical.”

Music

In ‘Motown: The Musical,’ Gordy captures his life on stage

“Motown,” which opens at the Opera House on Tuesday, tells the tale of the storied record label and the man who founded it, Berry Gordy Jr.

There was a long line last week to buy cases of The Alchemist brewery’s Heady Topper at Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier.

Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew

Craft beer is exploding, and Heady Topper and the Vermont town where it was born are at the movement’s liquid-gold center.

Theodore Postol

How a nuclear near-miss in ’95 would be a disaster today

Twenty years ago, a string of coincidences nearly set off a US-Russia nuclear crisis, but calmer heads prevailed. The risk is much higher today.

Demonstrators gathered on the steps of the State House in Montpelier on Dec. 18 for a rally in favor of single-payer health care, following Governor Peter Shumlin’s decision to pull the plug on Vermont’s single-payer plan.

Glenn Russell/Burlington Free Press/AP

Costs derail Vermont’s dream of a single-payer health plan

A financial report that showed the cost of the program would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year alone.

Samira Wiley (left) in “Orange Is the New Black.”

BuzzSaw

On TV, dramatic acting is flourishing

For decades, TV acting was considered the cousin to film and theater acting, but that’s changing on the small screen.

Jose Bautista is coming off another big season for the Blue Jays, and he’ll have more lineup help in 2015.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL Notes

Better days have been building in Toronto

Jose Bautista is coming off another big season for the Blue Jays, and he’ll have more lineup help in 2015.

Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks

Many nonprofit heads are not only well-paid, but receive perks like housing allowances, club dues, and free travel for spouses.

A plow cleared snow from School Street near the entrance ramps to Route 128 in Manchester-by-the-Sea Saturday.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Blizzard watch is issued with up to 2 feet of snow expected

Forecasters say a storm could bring blizzard conditions and 1 to 2 feet of snow in some areas between Monday evening and Tuesday night.

NFL playoffs

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-6985.jpg Belichick blinds NFL with science on Deflategate

Bill the Science Guy made an impassioned, entirely plausible and convincing case for why Deflategate is a bunch of hot air.

Bill Belichick said the Patriots conducted their own internal study this week about football preparation and air pressure.

Belichick ‘100 percent’ sure Patriots met NFL rules

New England’s coach flatly denied any wrongdoing and explained the team’s gameday football preparations.

Kevin Cullen

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For the NFL, this is an opportunity to pretend it cares more about the integrity of the game than its $45 billion net worth.

john l. allen jr. | all things catholic

Apocalyptic trends might explain why pope is hurrying

Plus: African Catholics in the line of fire, and a Filipino cardinal’s star shines.

Opinion

editorial

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2015-01-21T210904Z_309540410_GM1EB1M0E6K01_RTRMADP_3_OLYMPICS-USA-BOSTON.jpg US should foot part of the bill for Olympics

When an American city is selected, the Games should be considered a national event of sorts.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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