Ben Volin | On football

Patriots’ attack was a breath of fresh air

The Lions knew the Patriots would throw the ball Sunday, but they expected a lot more running.

Tom Brady celebrated a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

This is the team we’d hoped Patriots would be

The Patriots have passed the regular-season test and it looks like they are well on their way to the Super Bowl this season.

 Cicely Tyson, 89, stars in “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Performers prove age to be irrelevant

A generation of older performers are thumbing their noses at cultural expectations that they will just disappear.

New video screens dominate the T’s updated operations control center near South Station.

Starts & Stops

Boston traffic website launches to help gridlock-weary commuters

A trio has teamed up to launch Traffic Hackers, aimed at helping Boston-area drivers find the best times to hit the road.

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The trick $3 gas plays on us

Lower prices at the pump have a way of making us feel suddenly rich. But don’t celebrate yet.

Katy Perry, 30, has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Katy Perry to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Perry, 30, has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits.

Charlie Baker taps Kristen Lepore for budget chief

Lepore, whose world spans both business and Beacon Hill, would be responsible for managing state coffers.

Kate Nelson of Beverly said she pieces together an income working as an adjunct instructor at a community college and a training consultant to nonprofits.

Many can’t get beyond part-time positions

Even though they want full-time jobs, 7 million Americans are working part-time — 3 million more than in 2007.

Tech companies see few big gains in Obama’s immigration plan

Boston companies said the president’s plan will not help the shortage of well-educated, technologically sophisticated workers.

Chelsea Housing Authority seeks recovery of money

The agency has filed a lawsuit to force its former director and others to help make up for allegedly misappropriating funds.

A Wellesley College student read a controversial poster on a bulletin board at the school’s campus center.

Ousted Hillel staff upsets Wellesley students

Wellesley College has abruptly removed its Hillel director and Jewish chaplain in a restructuring, angering Jewish students.

13 New England students named Rhodes Scholars

Of the 32 American students named, at least 13 have New England ties, including two from Harvard and three from MIT.

Cleveland police officer kills boy who had fake gun

Police said the officer fired twice after the 12-year-old boy pulled the replica gun from his waistband at a park.