Why do people earn what they earn?
Sometimes the answer is simple supply and demand. But often it’s something much stranger.
16 must-visit New England diners: Have you tried them all?
Housed in those fabulous prefab buildings of yesteryear, these restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.
Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?
A plan to get Boston area shop owners to give up on dangerous chemicals is just the kind of bold thinking we need.
Compassion for New Yorkers after Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’
It takes a special kind of tragedy to inspire Bostonians to feel compassion toward New Yorkers. Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” videos do just that.
Neil Patrick Harris is the host with the most
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting a weekly live variety show in 2015.
Play of the Week: Kelli Gagnon, Bedford High field hockey
Bedford High senior Kelli Gagnon describes her game-winning goal against North Reading, in the final game of her high school career Oct. 24.
Book review: ‘Mermaids in Paradise’ by Lydia Millet
“Mermaids in Paradise,” by Lydia Millet is a farce with no hilarity, a serious riff on environmental exploitation that is only half as strange as it promises to be.
Voters know it’s not that hard to find ‘pork’
“Waste, fraud, and abuse” may not appear as a line item in government budgets, but the fortune it’s costing taxpayers is all too real.
A need for campaign finance reform: Current system is exhausting
The issue is becoming more salient in this election.
A guide to campaign finance reform
The corrosive effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case in 2010 become more apparent with each new attack ad.
World Series completes immigrant experience in America
For an ex-Ukrainian, Game 7 of the Red Sox-Yankees ALCS game in 2004 marks the greatest moment of his assimilation.
Boston Ballet presents enchanting new ‘Swan Lake’
Mikko Nissinen’s new production of “Swan Lake” for Boston Ballet at the Opera House, with sets and costumes by Robert Perdziola, is a spellbinder.
Hopsters jumps into branded brew market
Hopsters, a brew-your-own beer establishment and bar in Newton, has begun distributing its own branded brews.
Boston was Menino’s extended family
The former mayor stood apart as a politician with a common touch and uncommon skill at overcoming obstacles.
With details murkier, no sign of Charlie Baker’s fisherman
Baker, who teared up during a debate earlier this week while recounting a fisherman’s life story, said that he may have gotten some of the details wrong.
Across the city, tears and memories of Menino flow
To many Bostonians, Thomas Menino had seemed invincible, a fighter who repeatedly survived serious illnesses.
The specter of Ebola arrives on the doorstep of rural Maine
Kaci Hickox, who went to Africa to treat people with Ebola, defied what the state has called a voluntary quarantine.
Menino was ‘bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong,’ Obama says
President Obama and Thomas Menino, vastly different politicians, shared the political gene of empathy.
Edward Snowden’s story unfolds in chilling ‘Citizenfour’
“Citzenfour” is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it.