Chemotherapy is effective at killing the majority of cancer cells in a tumor. But some cells can survive.
Are teachers really ready for the Common Core?
The controversial standards are about to be tested for the first time, yet questions remain if educators have been adequately trained.
Bob Ryan on Larry Bird: ‘He possessed a total game.’
In an excerpt from his new memoir, “Scribe,” the legendary Globe columnist covers the legendary Boston Celtic.
Designer Erin Gates on her new book ‘Elements of Style’
Gates’s Elements of Style may be one of Boston’s most noteworthy blog success stories.
Designer Erin Gates’s go-to wall colors
One of the first steps in a room makeover is settling on a wall color.
Resignation won’t fix Secret Service woes
What’s needed is a reexamination of an internal culture that permitted serious security breaches and a failure of communication.
Coming to the screen, ‘Gone Girl’ doesn’t go anywhere
The much-anticipated adaptation, starring Ben Affleck, is perhaps a little too faithful to the novel.
‘Gracepoint’ goes through the motions
The new 10-part Fox series is a bland cover version of the extraordinary British murder mystery “Broadchurch.”
Residents displaced by Dorchester house explosion suing National Grid
Residents displaced by a home explosion are accusing the utility of negligence for failing to address reported gas leaks and odors.
‘A to Z’: Where romcoms and ‘Sesame Street’ meet
NBC’s charming new romantic comedy stars Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti as potential soulmates.
Even Walsh’s talents can’t save ‘Bad Judge’
The new comedy is the second NBC show this fall to waste a great actress in a starring role.
‘Shoplifter’ by Michael Cho
Cho’s work is a graphic novel debut in which text and illustrations fit together like two halves of the same mind.
She digs work clothes that work for women
Gardner Museum horticulturalist Taylor Johnston launched Gamine Co., a new line of workwear that addresses both fashion and function.
A guest room becomes a nursery
After admiring a gracious 1896 Georgian revival in Waban for years, interior designer Kelly Rogers and her family had the chance to purchase the house in 2012.
Schools push to offer 21st-century technology
Many area schools are upgrading technology for students, but these improvements can come at a price.
Danvers selects successor to longtime town manager
The town has chosen a successor for town manager Wayne P. Marquis, who has served for more than 30 years.
Watertown residents lobby for better MBTA services
Chronic overcrowding and spotty scheduling have pervaded the system, according to riders.
Model plane enthusiasts zoom into the wild blue yonder
Aficionados of model planes showed off their radio-controlled crafts at the Rumney Marsh Reservation in Saugus.
Possible demolition delay for Holliston barn
The town’s historical commission may try to save a 19th-century barn and farmhouse from demolition.
After 40 years, shellfishing to resume in Plymouth harbor
The sight of families digging for soft shell clams and quahogs could soon become a familiar one in Plymouth.