Wind farms being developed in New England
Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert chatted with readers Friday on Boston.com. Here are excerpts.
Q. What about the new fall comedies? Anything you’re curious about?
A. I’m curious about “The Michael J. Fox Show.” Could be fun, if they don’t hammer the Parkinson’s jokes too much. He’s done that material on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and on “The Good Wife.” And he should do some on his own show. But it can’t be the only focus of the series, or it will get old. It’s on Thursdays on NBC, along with Sean Hayes’ show, “Sean Saves the World.”
I’m also curious about the CBS Robin Williams sitcom, “The Crazy Ones.” Will he be annoying? Cute? Hyper? Schmaltzy? I’m an Andy Samberg fan, so his “Brooklyn Nine-West” on Fox appeals
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The new Fox sitcom isn’t awful, really, but it might have made a better lighthearted movie than a weekly series.
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Less than a decade ago, the quest to clone human embryonic stem cells fueled a heated scientific race toward a technology that seemed to hold the promise of transforming medicine, by giving doctors the power to create replacement parts customized for individual patients.
Harvard University launched an effort to clone human cells in 2006. A major scandal erupted when a South Korean scientist fraudulently claimed he had successfully cloned embryonic stem cells. A biotech company founded by a fringe movement claimed in 2003 to have cloned such cells and used them for reproductive purposes.
On Wednesday, scientists from Oregon Health and Science University finally — and apparently legitimately — declared success. Yet their paper, published in the journal Cell, is generating little excitement.
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A Revere man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of breaking and entering while being a habitual offender, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office. Patrick Wiswall, 41, was found guilty on Tuesday of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony and larceny under $250, following a five-day trial at the Middlesex Superior Court, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.
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A fisherman was rescued from Megansett Harbor in North Falmouth Sunday morning after he was found unresponsive in the water, Falmouth police wrote in a statement. The man’s fishing companion alerted area residents, who pulled him from the water. He was resuscitated and taken to Falmouth Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Sunday night. The man was identified as a 69-year-old Somerville resident, though police have not released his name.
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Residents gathered for the daylong event to jump in moon bounces, paint, eat, and raise money for the One Fund.
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Five Bruins scored as Boston extended its lead over the Rangers in their second-round playoff series.
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The Sox swept the three-game series against the Twins in a game that didn’t last as long as the rain delay in the seventh inning.
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The Red Sox DH drove in six with a pair of home runs to right field as the Red Sox beat the Twins, 12-5.
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From fried fish sandwiches to lobster rolls, from blueberry pie to ice cream, the Globe magazine highlight the must-try options in the region.
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Two of the state’s top inns, Blantyre and its nearby rival, Wheatleigh, are internationally ranked and exorbitantly priced.
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It’s as if Barack Obama thinks of himself as the average, outraged citizen, not as the president with the power to set high standards of behavior for everyone who works for him.
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Aside from a handful of box office hits, the old-fashioned theatrical film is under assault. Globe critic Ty Burr’s take on how the communal sense of wonder is falling by the wayside.
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