State’s Ebola response is unclear, critics say

The Mass. Department of Public Health is being criticized for not clearly communicating how it would deal with the disease.

Brianna Wu with a poster of some of her video game characters.

Threats, anger at gender all too real for gamemaker

Brianna Wu became the target of a frightening online campaign, forcing the Arlington game developer to flee her home.

// ‘Top Chef’ pays a visit to Fenway Park

Contestants in the third episode in Boston were tasked with making a dish inspired by concession-stand snacks.


Recording of Mafia induction made history 25 years ago

The recordings in Medford were the first and only ever made by law enforcement and helped lead to a host of indictments.

// Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly discloses that he is gay

The public declaration makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out.

Do people want to vote for a politician who cries?

Tears can endear political hopefuls to voters or make them come across as not having sufficient toughness to lead.

// Baker’s fisherman tale occurred 5 years ago

The encounter with a fisherman that a choked-up Charlie Baker recounted in Tuesday’s debate occurred in 2009.

Yvonne Abraham

Turning the tables

What if Charlie Baker and his tears were treated the way women candidates so often are?

All five candidates running for Massachusetts governor posed for a photo before participating in their first televised debate at WBZ-TV studios in Boston on Oct. 7. From left, Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley, and independent candidates Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk, and Jeff McCormick.

My Morning Cup

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates

Here, the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates share their coffee rituals.

Rajon Rondo was the star of the show, getting a pat on the head from teammate Marcus Smart as he does an interview. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic:


Rajon Rondo back to his old self

Rondo’s impact in the Celtics’ season opener went beyond numbers, as he picked apart the Nets defense with surgical precision.