‘Dear Sugar’ ushers in a new era of podcasts at WBUR
WBUR enters the podcast game with “Dear Sugar Radio,” which focuses on frankly dispensed advice.
TV Critic’s Corner for Friday, Dec. 19
Syfy, you are so weird — I mean silly — I mean campy. In the latest Syfy original, “Christmas Icetastrophe,” an explosive wave of ice crystals engulfs a small town. That sounds so very pretty — I mean scary — I mean stupid — I mean funny
Victims of meningitis outbreak welcome criminal charges
“They deliberately sold a product that was tainted,” said a family member of a victim who died.
Horrific details emerge in New Hampshire teen kidnap case
Nathaniel Kibby faces more than 200 charges, including sexual assault, for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and imprisoning her for nine months.
Can Aaron Hernandez beat the rap?
In January, the disgraced player will be back in the same news cycle as his old team.
Sony may set risky precedent by canceling ‘The Interview’
With its decision to not release “The Interview,” Sony may have emboldened other people bent on threats and intimidation.
Best merch of 2014: What a music critic wants
Globe music critic James Reed rounds up the 10 most offbeat items he found for sale at concerts this year.
Delivery firms vow to avoid holiday delays
Companies are trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s debacle, when more than one million packages weren’t delivered in time for Christmas.
Pakistan school attack takes Taliban to a new level of atrocity
The extremist group is trying to match the Islamic State’s terror strategy.
Pakistani Army Chief Asks Afghans to Help Find Taliban Commanders Behind Massacre
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan’s army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, traveled to Afghanistan on Wednesday to seek help in locating the Pakistani Taliban commanders who orchestrated the massacre at a Peshawar school Tuesday in which 148 people, mostly schoolchildren, were killed.
AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Obama’s coal plant regulations, saying a White House ‘‘crusade’’ has devastated his state’s economy.
At UPS, a delivery machine kicks into high gear
In 2013, UPS and FedEx were forced to apologize after an estimated 1 million packages were delivered later than promised.
ArtLifting exhibit highlight of Designers’ Night Out
ArtLifting promotes and sells artwork by homeless and disabled individuals.
The year’s tech, for better and worse
While there were no spectacular, game-changers like the iPad to liven up the tech beat, there were plenty of significant innovations, and quite a few fumbles.
New US approach on Cuba is a welcome turning point
The US policy conversation can finally focus on half a century of atrocities committed by the island’s totalitarian government.
Is Hanukkah beginning to look a lot like Christmas?
December is when the festival of Hanukkah collides with Christmas.
Greenpeace took the wrong tactic in Peru stunt
The group must cooperate fully with the investigation into the vandalism at an ancient landmark.
Blackstone mother’s lawyer casts doubt on murder indictment
The lawyer for a Blackstone mother indicted in the deaths of two infants found in her squalid home earlier this year said Wednesday that the murder charges are “extremely speculative” and that she plans to plea not guilty at her arraignment later this month.