Batali bursts into town with Babbo
Mario Batali’s arrival in Boston seems to cement the Innovation District’s transformation from grit to glitz.
Roche Bros. unveils downtown store
The two-level shop will operate largely in a space previously occupied by Filene’s Basement in Downtown Crossing.
Anthony Fantano brings Needle Drop to Middle East
The online music reviewer will host an evening of music chatter, both serious and lighthearted.
Professional rescuers from Boston help in Nepal effort
A Boston-based rescue service for international travelers said it would send helicopters and medical teams to Mount Everest.
Villages near Nepal earthquake’s epicenter are desperate as death toll tops 4,000
Three days after Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years, the official death toll had risen to more than 4,000, and humanitarian aid was starting to flow to the capital.
Katmandu’s airport had been so overloaded by aid and passenger planes that incoming flights sat for hours on the runway.
Portland’s Telling Room helps young writers, many from refugee and immigrant families, give voice to their struggles
Portland’s Telling Room program uses storytelling, in all forms, to foster personal and artistic growth in youths ages 6 to 18.
At Fruitlands Museum, photos of Afghanistan, nature’s exploitation
Photography shows at the Fruitlands Museum look at Afghanistan and man exploiting nature.
It’s all about Hillary Clinton, not the country
Until she flips that equation, the former secretary of state can’t run the campaign she wants to run.
Boomers, rejoice! 60 is the new 50
So long as the definers of age keep moving the goalpost, boomers may never have to grow old.
Phone rates for prison inmates exploitive, counterproductive
It’s quite a business model: Set predatory high rates for a captive population that has no other communication options.
Charlie Baker should put the brakes on Daly Field plan
The governor shouldn’t approve the lease to Simmons College unless he concludes there’s no other way to get improvements for the property.
When nothing is everything
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are begging jurors to send him for the rest of his natural life to a place considered the worst 7-by-12 foot plot in the United States, a cell in the prison its former warden calls a clean version of hell. The defense strategy became clear on Monday: hell in a cell is infinitely preferable to dead in a bed.
Ten-day event could bring music to a business near you
Act fast, business owners, because getting a permit to host live music at your bar or restaurant may never be this cheap and easy in Boston again.
‘Voices in the Night’ by Steven Millhauser
This masterful story, told in the first-person plural, is written in the form of a committee report.
Partners moves to commercialize more of its research
Partners is among many hospitals trying to expand partnerships with industry as the federal funding for medical research wanes.
Brockton man arraigned in stabbing death at city park
The incident struck a nerve in Brockton, which had invested about $750,000 in improvements to a park where the stabbing occurred.
Shawn Mendes parlays online stardom to chart success
Mendes is the 16-year-old singer-songwriter who came to fame via the six-second video app Vine.
Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Tuesday night
Sarah Rodman on what to watch, including “Younger” on TV Land.
Riverfront events boost Conn. economy
Connecticut development officials say more people are using Hartford’s riverfront.
Chamber Players offer French polish at Jordan Hall
With the pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players presented a program that epitomized French polish and craft.