Open offices seem great — until you work in one
For years, this favored style of architects and CEOs has reigned supreme. Could that finally be changing?
The danger of neglecting community colleges
As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.
Brianna Wu on why Gamergate trolls won’t win
Threats are keeping my female game developers from PAX East, but they’re not going to silence us.
Steps to take before the snow melts
Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath. The outlook isn’t as dire as it seems.
Yelp! terrorists? Think twice about turning the tables.
The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.
Youth may fade, but ability to learn does not
Our capability to perform certain functions, like learning new words, doesn’t peak until later in life, according to a new study.
Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice
Recent disclosures underscore just how easily politicians can set up systems that operate beyond public scrutiny.
Tsarnaev admission may be part of strategy to avoid death penalty
Allowing jurors to reach a verdict gives them the cathartic opportunity to convict a heinous criminal, but still show compassion, specialists say.
A skewering of racial stereotypes in ‘Colored Museum’
Tony winner Billy Porter is directing the Huntington Theatre’s production of George C. Wolfe’s satirical “The Colored Museum.”
Baker’s budget plan shifts Medicaid payments
A significant part of Governor Baker’s proposal involves squeezing savings out of the state-federal health care program.
What price must Chicago pay for Obama library?
The competition to host Barack Obama’s presidential library is a spectacle not unlike a presidential campaign itself.
Film tax credit is a local production
The face of Massachusetts filmmaking isn’t fat-cat Hollywood stars, it’s below-the-title locals who dress sets, provide props, fix hair, and on and on.
Winter storms battered sales of small businesses, survey shows
As snow has piled high this winter, sales have slumped dramatically for small businesses across the state, especially for retailers and restaurants, according to a new survey.
Elizabeth Warren plan would bolster NIH funding
The Medical Innovation Act is built around the idea of drug company lawbreakers chipping into a “swear jar” for their transgressions.
At Gallery Kayafas, Jules Aarons and Bill Yates
Two different worlds: photography of Boston’s North End and a Tampa roller rink.
Franklin apartment complex neighbor testifies at Hernandez trial
Tire tracks left at the industrial yard where Odin Lloyd’s body was found matched a car rented by Aaron Hernandez, the officer said.
Ringling’s elephant move is a start
The circus hasn’t promised to end the use of elephants until 2018, and this change shouldn’t stop with only one species.
The stories O’Neill could tell are now in a script
Catherine O’Neill’s new play, “The Fence” is rooted in her Dorchester upbringing while it reaches out to explore ideas about identity.
Where hoping is easy, and change is hard
“That Hopey Changey Thing” is a substantial inquiry into the roles we play both inside our own heritage and out.
Interim city superintendent seeks to reassure school closure foes
John McDonough said that the school system would continue to provide resources for at-risk students.