Elections in Massachusetts: This is the latest coverage from Globe reporters around the state, as well as notable reports from the social media world.
Writing and living with an eye on the future in ‘Legacy’
Daniel Goldfarb’s smartly layered new play examines our need to strive for some kind of immortality, however illusory.
The silence is deafening on Ex-Im Bank demise
The federal budget is thick with forests of corporate welfare built up over decades.
William Inge’s flawed ‘Off the Main Road’ now at Williamstown Theatre Festival
The first-ever full production of William Inge’s drama makes news, but not always a lot of sense.
Vanessa Williams to perform at We Are Boston gala in the fall
Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of New Bostonians has something special planned for its upcoming gala. Singer-actress Vanessa Williams is set to perform and writer Junot Díaz (inset) and chef Ming Tsai will both be honored with the We Are Boston Award, which recognizes “individuals who embrace diversity and immigrant heritage.” Díaz, who teaches at MIT and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” says Boston’s diversity is one of its biggest assets. “Boston is beautiful precisely because of our immigrant communities. Our energy and sacrifice is the dynamo that drives the city forward,” said Díaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, in an e-mail Thursday. “My mother encouraged academic success and hard work. . . . I think she still would prefer that I was a doctor or something practical but, hey, we are what we are.” The We Are Boston anniversary gala — this is the 10th year — takes place in November at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
Big Smo brings heartland hick-hop to Brighton Music Hall
Tennessee rapper Big Smo fused hip-hop’s storytelling and beats with heartland-friendly tropes about trucks and hard work at Brighton Music Hall on Friday.
Nursing home firm hit with new complaints
Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.
Plymouth DA faces fire for witness deals
In the last four months, three judges have separately rebuked Timothy Cruz’s office for its handling of cases before them.
Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools
In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.
Richmond split over Confederate history
It’s not just the city’s history of inequality but its continuing unequal treatment of the Confederacy over slavery, says one activist.
Changed by Emily Dickinson — and a stray baseball
Alice Kociemba is the director of the Calliope Poetry Series in Falmouth and the author of “Death of Teaticket Hardware.”
Higher egg prices hitting shops, consumers
The price of eggs has doubled in just a few short weeks after an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest.
A stand-up time in Barnstable Harbor
The Cape is covered with spectacular natural landscapes, but Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Cummaquid takes your breath away.
The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel is a down-home oasis in LA
It’s a boutique hotel with honky-tonk character and a storied, and sometimes seedy, past.
Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say
Free speech can be irritating, but if somebody harbors views you find offensive, it’s better to know it.
A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
Many of the children who arrived from Central America a year ago still have cases churning through the immigration courts.
Christians suffering in the Middle East
Christians in the region are a convenient target anytime someone is mad at the state, the West, or any other perceived enemy.
What’s behind the home buyer pilgrimage to Plymouth?
The development of the upscale Pinehills community helped kick things off, but downtown Plymouth has also seen a vigorous revitalization.
At Bowdoin College Museum, dark visions illuminated
“Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960” investigates the implications of night vision in American art.
In an LA music store, I found my holy place
As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, California’s Amoeba Music proves independent record stores can still thrive.
Community colleges are crucial to Mass. economic growth
These graduates fill important middle-skill technical jobs in health care, manufacturing, and other fields critical to the state.