The films of Ruben Östlund screen at the MFA
Few filmmakers can depict awkward social occasions with the excruciating accuracy of the Swedish director Ruben Östlund.
Sheila Pepe invites viewers to sit, look around, observe
Sheila Pepe’s new show at Carroll and Sons, Brian Zink at Miller Yezerski Gallery, and Sandra Erbacher at GRIN.
‘The Americans’: The war at home
“The Americans” refracts light onto our present-tense situations with Russia and Afghanistan, but it also remains a sharp, emotionally rich portrait of the politics of family life.
‘The Jaguar’s Children’ by John Vaillant
Vaillant’s “The Jaguar’s Children” is a woozy heartbreaker of a novel.
We lose sight of how parents are children’s primary educator
“Why is there more public spending on so-called special education than on parent involvement and education, which is inherently preventive?” — David P. Magnani
Bring parents, not bureaucrats, into schools
“When parents are monitoring their children, students do well in school. The obverse is also true.” — Robert Waldron
Here’s a message Netanyahu could deliver to Congress
“Yes, Benjamin Netanyahu’s protocol breach is unprecedented. But the expected content of his address is far more troubling.” — Michael Felsen
Israeli leader is fighting for his country
“It would be refreshing to see our president be as stringent in doing whatever he can to protect American interests around the globe.” — Lynn Engle
In defense of ‘wasted’ time
Robert Finch lauds Carlo Rotella’s column on “wasted time” among teenagers.
With each team using own footballs, this farce is tailor-made
“Who was the genius who decided that a football game needs different balls for each team?” — James Blakey
Why free speech is fundamental
We must have the reasons at our fingertips when this right is called into question.
Healey opposes deal with Partners HealthCare
Attorney General Maura Healey said she’ll file an antitrust suit if a state judge rejects the pact Partners signed with Martha Coakley.
Phoenix-bound jet soars past guilt to Super Bowl
One of the last Super Bowl-bound non-stops before the blizzard hit left Logan Airport as planned Monday afternoon.
Graduation rates rise, with big gains for those at risk
Groups that have struggled to complete high school showed notable gains as state graduation rates climbed last year.
Years of battering took toll on 1980s Patriots star Mosi Tatupu
Mosi Tatupu, a Patriots fan favorite in the 1980s, underwent a heartbreaking metamorphosis toward the end of his football career. Now, his family knows why.
Charlie Baker pulls first storm duty
Governor Charlie Baker, in his debut as the public face of a weather crisis, chose to cast a more formal image than some of his predecessors.
State of emergency in Mass.
A winter storm struck Massachusetts with heavy snow, strong winds, and expected coastal flooding.
Advocates seek shelter for the homeless ahead of ferocious storm
Outreach workers in vans vowed to continue the push through Governor Charlie Baker’s travel ban as long as roads remained safe.
Science behind the storm: Atmospheric blend for a behemoth
Two weather systems are combining to produce the potentially historic storm.
Excerpt from ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’ by Holly Black
In Black’s new January release, “The Darkest Part of the Forest,” two siblings live in a small town, where tourists coexist with townies and suburbia stretches to meet the wild.