Former backups who led a team to the Super Bowl
“The Goodwin Games” isn’t awful, really, but it might have made a better light-hearted movie than a weekly series. The concept is so limited, it is very tiresome very fast. The idea is that three estranged, far-flung siblings are reunited in small-town New Hampshire after their father, Benjamin Goodwin (Beau Bridges), dies. At the reading of his will, they learn that he was a secret multimillionaire, to the tune of $23 million. They also learn that they’ll need to compete in various games every week, in order to determine which child will win all the money. In the first episode, they must play a game of family-themed Trivial Pursuit with a mysterious outsider named Elijah. By the end of the half-hour, I was already irritated by the whole “games” thing.
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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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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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What the Benghazi-IRS-AP scandals suggest — and what victims of drone strikes and people such as Aaron Swartz might testify — is that protections like the Bill of Rights are inadequate.
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The 54-year-old Concord native and Rangers coach has matched his edgy personality with an insatiable appetite for practice and a relentless will.
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From an adventure course in the trees to a mecca for train-loving children, we highlight the top destinations in the region.
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Full of movement and color, the works in Smith College’s “Summer of Love” show were produced by inventive designers in the Bay Area.
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The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy offers his thoughts on random sports topics, including Toronto fans lamenting the disastrous Game 7 in Boston.
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