How prosthetic legs work
Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist
As CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dreyfus is convinced medical costs can be reined in.
Escape to Cape Ann
For a day trip, a weekend, or longer, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea have loads to offer, minus the travel hassles.
‘Will’ leaves Shakespeare’s Anne in a haze
Anne Hathaway gets to speak her piece in “Shakespeare’s Will,’’ now at Shakespeare & Company. If only she had more interesting things to say.
Horrified Lowell residents had little time and few options
In two minutes, police were shouting over the radio for reinforcements as flames engulfed an apartment building.
Community holds vigil to remember Lowell fire victims
More than 300 people participated in a traditional Cambodian Buddhist mourning ritual.
Four adults, three children killed in Lowell fire
The powerful fire reportedly led some people to jump from windows to safety.
Art exhibits, documentary put De Niro’s father in the spotlight
With an HBO documentary and exhibitions in Provincetown and New York, Robert De Niro hopes his late father, a painter, will finally get his artistic due.
The 2016 primary circus is coming to New Hampshire
A cluster of possible 2016 hopefuls is making the trek to New Hampshire in what some say is the most wide-open GOP field in memory.
Data shows Sarepta’s muscular dystrophy drug is effective
The Cambridge biotech will seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration later this year for the treatment.
Andris Nelsons invites players, audience to connect at Tanglewood
Nelsons on his return to the Tanglewood Music Festival for the first time since his appointment as the Boston Symphony Orchestra music director.
Mass. economy on the mend, but voters worry about their wallets
Eight in 10 poll respondents say their personal financial situation is about the same or worse than it was a year ago.
‘Bouts of Mania’ by Richard Hoffer
The book is an entertaining reminder of the days when fighting had the power to thrill the country and cause riots at the same time.
Harpoon Brewery chief executive steps aside, turns stake over to employees
The Harpoon Brewery will become an employee-owned company, with cofounder Rich Doyle handing over the CEO role to cofounder Dan Kenary.
‘Search’ is tangled up in Bob Dylan
“Search: Paul Clayton,” premiering at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, tells the story of Dylan’s friend and mentor.
FX’s ‘The Strain’ raises the ick factor
The horror-disaster-supernatural mashup thriller is captivating, though most assuredly not for the squeamish.
Andy Serkis breathes life into ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
In bearing, speech, and agonized expressiveness, Serkis’s Caesar conveys the conflicts of a king with almost Shakespearean grandeur.
The book Democrats are reading about
The book to name-drop among Democrats these days isn’t Hillary Rodham Clinton’s latest.
Campatelli draws five challengers for register of probate post
With incumbent Patricia Campatelli suspended over allegations of wrongdoing, no fewer than five challengers are clamoring for attention.
Gambling fight is Harshbarger’s long crusade
Scott Harshbarger is a driving force behind the campaign against expanded gambling in Massachusetts.