Why do female CEOs get fired more often than male ones?
The reason female CEOs get fired more often may lie in a term you’ve never heard: The Glass Cliff.
Wonder Woman’s secret history and surprising lessons
Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, on her new book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”
Deal completed, Tufts, Lowell General look to expand
Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital are seeking additional health care organizations to expand their new network.
‘Alice’ stumbles on the way to Wonderland
At the heart of “Alice,” Andrew Barbato’s new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved adventure, lies a tender coming-of-age story. It’s sweet and sincere, and thanks to a knockout performance by Leigh Barrett as Alice’s mother and the Queen of Hearts, the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production nearly hits its mark.
Book review: Thrown by Kerry Howley
Kerry Howley has fighting words for those who consider mixed martial arts to be purely the purview of “toothless cretins,” “backwater voyeurs,” and “sadistic thrill-seekers.” In “Thrown,” a fresh, funny, and highly cerebral treatise on the philosophical merits of cage fighting, she challenges not only the stigma surrounding the sport but the conventions of literary nonfiction itself.
Maura Healey for attorney general
Her competitive drive is tempered by a deep understanding of complex and high-stakes issues.
Birkin: the smell of luxury?
The news of a bad batch of Birkin bags has created a minor le stink for the French fashion house Hermes.
A small number of the leather handbags sold within the last year have revealed a not so odor-able problem: a pungent stench similar to skunk or marijuana. The opulent bags sell for $20,000 or more.
Deb Goldberg for state treasurer
Unlike her opponent, Goldberg has held elected office on the local level, gaining valuable political and fiscal experience.
Galvin files civil fraud charges against EmGoldex
Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin on Wednesday filed civil fraud charges against EmGoldex Team USA Inc. and four principals, alleging that the Andover group was running a pyramid scheme.
Spanx to open a standalone boutique, but why here?
Is it a compliment — or an insult? On Friday, when the fat-squeezing juggernaut Spanx opens a store in the Natick Mall, it will be one of only a dozen standalone boutiques in the entire country.
Updating a mid-century classic
Diane Burcz and her husband were drawn to this Newton home, built in 1949, for its historical significance and for the way it recalled the West Coast architecture they’d left behind when they relocated from Berkeley, Calif.
One of the earliest examples of Modernist residential design in the region, the house was designed by renowned Boston architect Samuel Glaser, known for his work with Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative (TAC) on Boston’s John F. Kennedy Federal Building.
Iredale Mineral Cosmetics celebrates its 20th anniversary
GREAT BARRINGTON — Lots of companies start at the family dining table or in the garage with the dream that the business will outgrow the house. But Jane Iredale, who runs a cosmetics empire that now reaches more 48 countries, grew her house instead.
Beyt by 2b design is offering 20 percent off on all its creations tomorrow and Saturday to mark its two-year anniversary. The home decor company transforms architectural salvage from conflict zones into elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces, such as lamps fashioned from balustrades and vintage Chanel fabrics and coffee tables made from antique cabinet doors.
About 550 guests recently attended 2014 Storybook Ball to benefit Mass. General Hospital for Children. The event, which raised $1.8 million, was held at the Boston Park Plaza Castle.
US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September
WASHINGTON — US consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
To Do List
Since the launch of his eponymous jewelry line in 2000, Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase “timeless luxury.” His unique manipulation transforms luxurious 18-karat gold into textured designs of beads, links, and coils.. Bicego showcases his newest collection. Oct. 23 from 1-5 p.m. Free. Saks Fifth Avenue, 800 Boylston St., 617-262-8500. www.saksfifthavenue.com
The week ahead: Pop & rock
James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop and rock concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.
Critics’ picks: Theater
Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “It Felt Empty When the Heart Went At First But It Is Alright Now,’’ “Assassins,’’ “Bad Jews,’’ “Two Boys Lost,’’ and “Dear Elizabeth.’’
Nightlife in and around Boston:
DIGITALISM The Facebook page for this German electro-punk duo compares their songs “to simple chapters in a complex novel about social interaction and attraction, with distorted baselines and thumping rhythms comprising the punctuation.” They appear with Baltimoroder. Oct. 25, 10 p.m. $19, $16 advance. Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 617-547-5200, www.sinclaircambridge.com
THE CRANKTONES Dance to rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll when DJ Easy Ed presents an encore show by rockabilly artists The Cranktones with guests Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins. When the band’s not playing, Easy Ed is spinning. Oct. 25, 9 p.m. $12. Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-9038, www.midwaycafe.com 617-524-9038
Critic’s Corner for Thursday, Oct. 23
“Newsreaders,” an amusing little show on Adult Swim, probably wouldn’t exist without the serious fake news of “The Daily Show.”