Pope Benedict’s life
They heard the call of freedom, a summons that still haunts
They were idealists taking on the nation’s shame, students who stood with brave, black Mississippians denied a most basic civil right: the vote.
Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes
The death of a patient at Tufts Medical Center last year highlighted medical errors involving “cognitive bias.”
Maine puts bear baiting on the Nov. ballot
Baiting is either the problem with bear hunting in Maine or the solution for bear management, depending on whom you ask.
Jeff Bridges shows his musical side at the Wilbur
Taking a break from his primary career, veteran actor Jeff Bridges embraces his alter-ego as a rootsy singer-songwriter.
Leave room in your carry-on for pet guilt
While we are away on vacation, should we feel guilty about leaving our pets behind?
Tight housing market expected to let up in fall
Real estate specialists say the tight inventories should ease in fall as more sellers list their homes.
Malcolm Rogers: Adding up 20 years at the MFA
Rogers, who marks his 20th anniversary as director of the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, has transformed the institution over his tenure.
In Somerville, shuttered factory now a hub of innovation
The Ames Business Park is not only fully occupied, it has also become the entrepreneurial epicenter of the city.
Dawnn Jaffier’s legacy ‘will never go away’
More than 200 mourners gathered at a Mattapan church to mourn the 26-year-old.
Painting your house an unusual color
If you’re confident about your color choice, own it — no matter what the neighbors say. These homeowners did, and they couldn’t be happier.
Feel bad about taking those toiletries? Don’t.
Those little self-assigned parting favors from hotel rooms were rightfully yours as part of your room charge, weren’t they?
Boston schools bypass internal hiring of some teachers
More than a 100 veteran teachers have no class assignments despite a cost in salary and benefits of more than $10 million.
Counters that take abuse and still look good
Consumer Reports stained, sliced, scratched, scorched, and nicked 14 materials and found huge differences.
Phone carriers migrating from copper to fiber optic lines
It shouldn’t cost more to make the switch.
Picking a color to paint my house is stressful
I knew deciding which house to buy would be difficult, but I had no idea that choosing the color to paint it would be even more so.
Auto glass installer repairs life’s nicks, cracks
Shaun Arsenault is the proprietor of Titan Auto Glass in Woburn.
Respecting cultural norms part of being a good guest
When entering a different culture, knowwhat the standards are, respect them, and be ready to reflect those standards.
Don’t undersell volunteer experience on a resume
You are not destined to become “just a long-term volunteer” unless you choose that as your path.
Even minus a few premieres, still plenty to see in Toronto
The Toronto International Film Festival is still Oscar season’s prime launching pad, and there are some terrific films you may not see anywhere else.
‘Eddie from Malden’ went blind, then shrugged it off
When blindness came for Eddie Tribble, he did what did not seem possible for him: He simply turned the fun up a notch.