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The road to the finish line

Along the way
Finish line
Epilogue

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

Chiqui Esteban, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

Inside the battle for Boston’s country music soul

A brash radio newcomer, WBWL/The Bull, takes on a legacy station, WKLB, spurring a good ol’ throwdown.

Seeing Hokusai in Boston? Thank this eccentric Brahmin

The vast majority of the Japanese works in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston show come from a rebel named William Sturgis Bigelow.

What to do when disaster strikes your home

Three families share what you need to know when a fire, tornado, or flooding strikes.

35 must-see spring and summer arts events in New England

Boston Globe critics share what’s at the top of their list for books, visual arts, dance, film, pop music, classical music, and theater.

Lessons learned from disaster

Advice from disaster experts, an insurance firm, and victims.

Think it’s tough to rent? Try being a landlord

An owner of two apartments tallies the pro-tenant leaning of Massachusetts.

Organizations to use after disasters

A list of organizations you can turn to in the event of a disaster.

Very proper ending for lords, ladies of ‘Downton’

Teacups around the world were heard dropping with the news that PBS’s “Downton Abbey” would end after the sixth season.

In suburbs, more Jews find a spiritual home in Chabad

The Hasidic sect, which has become the fastest-growing Jewish movement in the state.

Not even Paul Krugman is a real Keynesian

Lance Taylor and Duncan Foley of the New School argue that John Maynard Keynes’s insights have yet to go mainstream.

In the war vs. loud leaf blowers, a strategic retreat

Leaf blower opponents have shifted from seeking bans to educating the public about the issue and encouraging landscapers to try alternatives.

Sri Lanka’s pivot to India breaks China’s dreams

The new regime seeks to improve the relationship with India without losing China’s friendship.

Sri Lanka’s balancing act

The island nation’s new leader is trying to improve its relationship with India without losing China’s friendship.

The thin true line

“No art form can give us truth on a silver platter,” wrote filmmaker Errol Morris as he pondered the relationship between film and reality.

Errol in a box, and other things

Errol Morris “got the brass ring” with “The Thin Blue Line.” That’s how he describes his achievement.

Bringing a charter-school approach to college

Supporters say such programs could give more people a route to the middle class, but opponents worry it could actually increase inequality.

It’s political season (again) on social media. Watch your step.

Here are some “don’ts” when it comes to expressing your political opinions on social media.

Joe Biden recalls Ted Kennedy as mentor who made a difference

With Kennedy’s Institute for the US Senate ready to open in Dorchester, the vice president says his influence is missed.

Nothing like cold, hard cash

Feeling warm? Consider dipping your hand into a bowl of cash.

Behind the Kennedy Institute experience with Edwin Schlossberg

The story behind the software, the programs, the tablets, and Ted Kennedy’s vision for his institute.

Outdoor sports store Cabela’s opens to big crowds in Berlin

To the hunting, fishing, and camping crowd, it is a holy grail, its arrival here as thrilling to them as Wegman’s was to foodies.

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