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Two years later, brothers made good

In 2011, Billy Baker profiled two teenage brothers from Dorchester struggling to overcome steep odds as part of the Globe's Bus 19 series, a project in which a team of Globe reporters chronicled stories along one of the city's key bus routes. Two years later, Baker provided a follow-up on the subjects of his story in a series of Twitter posts, collected below.

We’re Boston’s Dudley Square: Witnesses to a neighborhood’s rebirth

Renowned photographer Nicholas Nixon captures the people of a community long neglected but now on a rising tide of renewal.

Board games are back, and Boston’s a player

A Golden Age of tabletop games, from nerdy to mainstream, is afoot.

What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy

It’s quantifiable: Editors are suckers for cute pups. But we have a defense!

Quarry Street development returns to Quincy City Council

Avalon Bay Communities’ proposal to build a 398-unit residential development off Quarry Street in Quincy will return to the City Council.

Are modern guitars the best ever made?

A new book looks at modern complications for makers of handcrafted guitars.

Various Artists, “The Art of McCartney”

A chat with producer Ralph Sall, who assembled a star-studded cast for the new tribute compilation “The Art of McCartney.”

Music Gift Guide: Box sets

A look at a few of the deluxe box sets vying for the attention of music fans this holiday season.

Music Gift Guide: Books

A few books — including one on Peggy Lee’s musical life — vying for music fan’s attention this holiday season.

Music Gift Guide: DVDs

DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.

Music Gift Guide: Reissues & rarities

Some new reissues, including Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.

Music Gift Guide: Holiday albums

New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.

Varejao’s fleshy, grisly art unconvincing at the ICA

Brazilian artist Adriana Varejao is represented by works more compelling in concept than in practice.

In a new biography, Harris composes a fugal view of Handel

With “George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends,” Ellen Harris composes a new view of a world-famous composer.

‘Limonov’ by Emmanuel Carrère

Carrère’s “pseudobiography” of the stranger-than-fiction character was published in France in 2011 and translated into English last month.

In Gold Dust Orphans’ holiday sendup, Melendy has it covered

Paul Melendy’s character in the Orphans’ holiday show is his second most outrageous role of the year.

Along with signature songs, expect some ‘Girl’ talk

Broadway veterans are appearing onstage at “4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together.”

Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents a puzzling ‘Phèdre’

The actors, under the direction of M. Bevin O’Gara, aren’t all on the same page, and there’s a fair bit of grandstanding in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Phèdre.”

At New Rep, ‘Little Prince’ tumbles to earth

The New Repertory Theatre’s earnest actors can’t overcome the weaknesses of Rick Cummins’s and John Scoullar’s musical adaptation.

The enduring realities of ‘Rome, Open City’

A digital restoration of Robert Rossellini’s classic plays at the Brattle.

Cheering the art of the dance in ‘Flamenco, Flamenco’

The film combines images, sound, editing, and a poetic narrative of sorts to integrate the power of film with the seductive passion of the music.

Signature Sounds celebrates 20 years of success

The Northampton record label celebrates 20 years of shaping tastes and nurturing artists with a three-day, four-concert festival.

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