Sharp script and a versatile cast add color to Lyric’s noir-ish ‘City of Angels’
“City of Angels,’’ now at Lyric Stage Company of Boston under the energetic direction of Spiro Veloudos, is a clever but uneven musical.
Tsarnaev defense may take advantage of lone-wolf image
The lone-wolf attacker portrayed by prosecutors could also be someone who was troubled and easily influenced by others, defense lawyers may argue.
T.S. Eliot’s old summer home could become writers’ retreat
Eliot spent his formative childhood summers in a wood-shingled, seven-bedroom seaside house on Gloucester’s Eastern Point.
The goal is a bidding war
Some real estate agents are setting prices low to attract a mob to an open house and set off a frenzy.
Obama, senators, honor Kennedy at dedication
President Obama and a parade of other top officials, Democrat and Republican, spoke at the dedication of the Edward Kennedy Institute.
MBTA didn’t use common methods during storms
Frank DePaola, interim general manager for the MBTA, said the T could have used anti-icing fluid on its third rails.
As jurors weep, Martin Richard’s death detailed
With boy’s parents in the courtroom, a medical examiner detailed Martin Richard’s fatal injuries before the prosecution rested its case.
One killed, one hurt as car charges NSA guards in Maryland
One man was killed and a second was injured Monday at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md., when their car sped toward an NSA police vehicle and security personnel opened fire.
A law enforcement official said both men were dressed as women, and identified the survivor as Kevin Fleming of nearby Baltimore.
Air raid on camp for displaced Yemenis kills at least 40
An airstrike killed dozens of people on Monday at a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, in what appeared to be the single most deadly attack since a Saudi Arabia-led coalition sent warplanes to target Shi’ite insurgents advancing across the country.
As many as 40 people died and about 200 were wounded in the attack on the Mazraq camp in Hajjah province, said
In ‘Dovekeepers,’ romance is hot but historical drama lacks sizzle
The miniseries displays an abundance of sincerity, too-perfect costuming, and soap opera faces and a shortage of real grunge, nuance, and complexity.
German copilot had been treated for ‘suicidal tendencies’
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The copilot of the Germanwings jetliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday had been treated for “suicidal tendencies” before receiving his pilot’s license, the office of the public prosecutor in Düsseldorf said Monday.
The copilot, Andreas Lubitz, had been treated by psychotherapists “over a long period of time,” the prosecutor’s office said, without providing precise dates.
Pentagon chief considers easing of some enlistment standards
Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs.
In this ‘Mikado,’ there’s no such thing as too absurd
“The Mikado,” which opens Tuesday and runs through April 5, represents the Hypocrites’ fourth visit to town.
In-hospital care saves money — and lives
Hospitals that discharge patients to expensive skilled nursing facilities are raising costs and reducing care quality.
Bodies found in Bedford, N.H., home were mother, 2 children
The bodies of a mother and her two daughters were found in their home in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.
Iran nuclear talks going down to the deadline
As the White House said that talks on the Iranian nuclear program would go ‘‘down to the wire,’’ negotiators struggled to bridge their remaining differences in the hours before a Tuesday deadline.
Diplomats from the six world powers conducting the negotiations with Iran held a string of meetings Monday that resembled an endurance test in their search for a preliminary agreement.
Church van plunges into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.
Sufjan Stevens, ‘Carrie & Lowell’
Written in the wake of his mother’s death, Sufjan Stevens’s devastating new album is a beautiful elegy to loss and grief.
High court says sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life. North Carolina is among at least eight states that have a system for lifetime monitoring for convicted sex offenders.
Mass. Lottery vendors look the other way as minors gamble
The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission has a share of the responsibility in ensuring its games are played responsibly.