Anna Kendrick goes ‘Into the Woods’
How the Maine native came to play Cinderella in the star-studded Disney adaptation of the musical.
Patrick’s selections leave imprint on Mass. judiciary
Governor Patrick has appointed nearly half of the state’s 411 judges, creating along the way a substantially more diverse bench.
Hillary Clinton’s likely presidential bid runs into headwinds from liberals who back Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Support by liberal groups toward Senator Elizabeth Warren puts pressure on Hillary Clinton to move further to the left.
State school athletics group doesn’t conduct criminal background checks on referees
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association lags behind athletic groups in other states in screening officials.
Northeastern University students uncover forgotten killings from Jim Crow era
Northeastern University students are working to identify every racially linked murder in the South between 1930 and 1970.
2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees
The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.
Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice
The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.
Company reassigns partner of legislator
Bryon Hefner, who works for a prominent Boston PR firm and is the domestic partner of Stanley C. Rosenberg, has been reassigned out of state.
Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers
When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.
Congress finishes up, with productivity near bottom
WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Hurricane Sandy victims. They did, eventually.
If productivity is measured by laws enacted, this Congress one was near the bottom. President Obama signed 296 bills into law as of Friday, the second lowest total, by just 13 measures, for any two-year Congress in records dating to the 1940s.
Does anyone use their dining room anymore?
Granny would be intrigued to learn that today’s dining rooms often serve as playrooms, nurseries, or home offices.
A family reunited, after a man wanders the globe
One day, after a big blowout with his dad, William Wallace Scott Hudson hit the road. He just walked away and didn’t look back. A years-long search followed.
North Korea, denying Sony attack, proposes joint investigation with US
TOKYO — Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it over the damaging cyberattack on Sony Pictures, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not behind it and offered to prove its innocence by taking part in a joint investigation with Washington to identify the hackers.
The message appeared to be the secretive government’s response to President Obama’s statement the day before that the United States would take action in response to the hacking.
A great week for Pope Francis in American PR
The Vatican couldn’t have scripted a better week for Pope Francis. Plus: The investigating nun and LCWR president speak on the nuns’ report.
Singing the praises of older voices
This year was flush with mature artists who released strong albums anchored by the wisdom and sophistication they bring to their singing.
Erasing regret, one dot at a time
This is where mistakes go to die. Or at least to cease proclaiming themselves publicly.
As holidays arrive, Broadway beckons
For top-notch theater, there’s nothing like a night on the town at this festive time of the year.
Harsh realities depicted in Dickens classic still haunt us
Despite areas of progress, some things have not changed since the publication of “A Christmas Carol.”
What is it like to live in Stockbridge?
The Stockbridge of today is more than a quintessential New England village.
US wants China to cast cybernet on North Korea
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China’s help in recent days in blocking North Korea’s ability to initiate cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Barack Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said.
“What we are looking for is a blocking action,’’ one official said.
US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
WASHINGTON — The United States has transferred four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Saturday, fulfilling a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.
Officials here characterized the move as a show of good will between the United States and the government in Kabul.