The "fiscal cliff" is the series of automatic US budget cuts and tax increases slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers can strike a deal on the budget deficit before year's end. The deadline arose out of a deal to end a prolonged standoff over raising the United States debt ceiling in August 2011. Here is a look at the fiscal cliff, by the numbers.
The potency of a muted style on display in Hundred Waters’ show at the Sinclair
The Florida four-piece Hundred Waters' approach to making music is reminiscent of lacework: The skeletal piano lines of lead singer Nicole Miglis thread through the drones and pulses provided by the guitars and electronics of Trayer Tryon and Paul Giese, while drummer Zach Tetreault anchors the grace. Miglis's vocals float within this landscape, murmuring introspective lyrics. The end result has a staggering amount of beauty, which the band's live presentation on Saturday at The Sinclair only intensified.
Broadway in Boston announces 2015-16 season
The season is full of Tony Award-winning shows, and opens with the return of the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon”
High school Poetry Out Loud semifinals scheduled
High school poetry readers from across New Hampshire will compete at four Poetry Out Loud semi-final competitions in March for a chance to represent their school at the state championship.
Curt Schilling responds to offensive tweets about his daughter
After the former Red Sox posted a tweet congratulating his daughter, a slew of his followers replied with comments that ranged from stupid to deeply offensive.
Worcester native Bryan LaHair happy for another shot at majors
LaHair was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2012 before his career detoured to Japan and the minor leagues.
Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee still on Red Sox’ radar
The Phillies continue to scout Boston’s talent, and while neither team is desperate, a deal could still happen.
Shoveling your space, over and over, earns you a claim to the spot
“There should be a clear policy, but it should be to leave the space savers alone.” — William Shoucair
City’s failure to clear snow piles creates thorny scarcity of parking
“It’s time for the Globe to stop agitating against space savers and instead advocate for residents.” — Jen Gordon
Instead of digging in, shovel it forward — help a neighbor
“It could flip a tradition based on intimidation to one of kindness and neighborliness.” — Karyn Wilson
For federal agency, Muddy River work is foremost about damage control
“With limited funds, it is critical to consider the cost of various project features in determining what can be supported and funded under corps programs.” — Colonel Christopher J. Barron
What will Somerville do with all its parking space savers?
The city is seeking creative ways to dispose of the growing mound of debris collected over the past two months.
Philanthropist Peter Norton donates art to Rose Museum
The multimillionaire computer programmer has donated dozens of works by contemporary artists to the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
Madonna to play Boston in September
The Material Girl will be back in Boston in the fall as part of a US tour announced Monday.
State to offer early retirement deals; layoffs may follow
The Baker administration projects that 4,500 will take advantage of the pension-sweetening program.
God was James Foley’s witness
It is for the largeness of his heart, and the spaciousness of his faith, that the world cries out today.
The art, and science, behind growing medical marijuana
For dispensaries, it’s never as easy as sticking a few seeds in the ground and watching the plants, and profits, grow.
Tsarnaev plea now the big question
Maintaining his innocence in the face of seemingly overwhelming evidence could antagonize jurors, analysts say.
Mass. legislators pressed to boost at-home services for elderly
A coalition of advocacy groups will urge state lawmakers Monday to support initiatives they say will bolster the independence of older adults.
Inaugural donors have dealings with state treasurer
Over two-thirds of donations for Deborah Goldberg’s inaugural costs came from special interests that deal with her office.