Temporary truce in Gaza to begin in hours

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire, which will start at 1 a.m. Boston time.

weekly poll

Massachusetts: even more liberal than you thought

Despite disliking the liberal title, Massachusetts voters consistently side with left-leaning policies over more conservative ones.

Campaign finance, housing bills sent to Patrick

State legislators continue their work on other measures before the end of formal legislative sessions.

Moscow’s Cold War site evokes the unthinkable

A Soviet-era bunker offers lessons that resonate at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.

Dan Shaughnessy

Trades offer few clues to direction of Red Sox

Sox fans had better hope there will be some money spent on pitching help during the offseason.

The dining room at the Olympia Restaurant in Lowell.

Shirley Leung

To understand Market Basket feud, head to Lowell

The old mill city, the cultural heart of the state’s Greek community, is where the Demoulas saga begins.

Opinion

Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BeamAlex-1724.jpg Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.

Movies

movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/9.jpg No lasting magic in Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

The minor movie isn’t a Woody Allen disaster, nor is it one of his recent high points.