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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.

Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew

Craft beer is exploding, and Heady Topper and the Vermont town where it was born are at the movement’s liquid-gold center.

How a nuclear near-miss in ’95 would be a disaster today

Twenty years ago, a string of coincidences nearly set off a US-Russia nuclear crisis, but calmer heads prevailed. The risk is much higher today.

Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks

Many nonprofit heads are not only well-paid, but receive perks like housing allowances, club dues, and free travel for spouses.

Her decision, their life

A Boston Marathon survivor’s journey as she debates whether to live with pain or become a double-amputee.

‘Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession’ by Ian Bostridge

Organized as 24 somewhat self-contained essays — each one exploring one of the cycle’s songs — Bostridge casts his net wide.

In ‘Motown: The Musical,’ Gordy captures his life on stage

“Motown,” which opens at the Opera House on Tuesday, attempts to tell the tale of the storied record label through the eyes of the man who founded it, Berry Gordy Jr.

A B-side Motown playlist

To mark the arrival of “Motown: The Musical” in Boston, we’ve scoured the vaults to create a playlist of some of the best Motown B-sides by the label’s B players.

Old planes refurbished to offer taste of luxury

Intricately restored vintage aircraft, complete with all the elegance and service of a bygone era, fly in Canada, Africa, Australia, and Europe.

Defending those accused of unthinkable crimes

The cases of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jared Loughner, Whitey Bulger, and others demand a special breed of lawyer.

Costs derail Vermont’s dream of a single-payer health plan

A financial report that showed the cost of the program would nearly double the size of the state’s budget in the first year alone.

How Polaroid created a world of need-it-now shutterbugs

Long before megapixels, iPhones, and Instagram, Edwin Land’s camera ushered in a revolution.

How not to calm a child on a plane

An excerpt from Johanna Stein’s “How Not to Calm A Child on a Plane.”

Studying up on ‘smart homes’

Transforming your property into a ‘smart home’ is a lot less expensive than you think.

John Fish carries the Olympic torch, sets Boston’s agenda

A private citizen having so much power in setting the public agenda — that’s a different leadership model.

Too many patients forgo getting a second opinion

Regardless of education level, Americans instinctively trust the accuracy of their doctor’s advice.

What is it like to live in Canton?

Canton has a lot to offer: a commuter rail stop, Wampatuck Country Club, and corporate residents that keep taxes down.

Vermont’s proposed single-payer plan at glance

Here’s a look at the key components of a single-payer health care proposal recently rejected by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

On TV, dramatic acting is flourishing

For decades, TV acting was considered the garish cousin to film and theater acting. There was little of the development that is now a highlight of great TV dramas.

A look at Toronto’s new Aga Khan Museum

The new Aga Khan Museum honors centuries of Islamic art while providing a welcoming space for all.

A cautionary tale on high-tech houses

What we discovered the hard way is that when something breaks, it’s not like someone from the IT department can make a house call.

5 things to do in Boston Jan. 26-Feb. 1

“Defiant Requiem,” a chili cook-off, the Burrito Bowl, and a hike before the Big Game.

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