The Red Sox are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, and they bucked another trend: bad records in the month of September. Since their last postseason appearance, the Red Sox had finished at or below .500 in three straight seasons before posting a .640 winning percentage in this season's final month. A look at winning percentages by month for the past four Sox clubs:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
In ‘Shockheaded Peter,’ no child is safe
In Company One’s production of “Shockheaded Peter,” children pay for their misdeeds with their lives.
Llewellyn comes to Handel and Haydn for ‘Elijah’
Stepping in for the late Christopher Hogwood, conductor Grant Llewellyn returns to the Handel and Haydn Society for two concerts this weekend.
‘Act of God’ by Jill Ciment
Jill Ciment’s darkly comic jewel of a novel recounts the tale of four bedeviled women who find themselves homeless in New York City.
For ‘Queen and Country’ and family laughs
British director John Boorman returns to autobiographical precincts by following his 18-year-old alter ego into the army and various affairs of the heart.
‘Unfinished Business’ never gets off the ground
Vince Vaughn faces a challenge getting laughs as an uptight small business owner trying to get a contract signed in Berlin.
Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed ‘stress tests’
The nation’s 31 largest banks could all withstand a severe US and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said.