Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling
My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.
The big picture
Photographs by Reuters show cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living in the clouds.
Album review: Alesso, ‘FOREVER’
The best parts of Swedish producer Alesso’s debut LP hint at his knack for crafting mood music; too bad the rest feels incomplete without streamers, lasers, and crowds.
With Wynn casino license award, gaming commission actions deserve scrutiny
Did the gaming commission violate state law in granting a casino license to Steve Wynn?
Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates
Only 1,554 of the license plates, which debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, have been sold.
Families with a transgender child learn, change
No one can truly understand the journey unless they’ve gone through it — or supported a loved one during the process.
State lawmaker gets $4.8m in cyberbullying case
A jury agreed that neighbors of Rep. James Lyons intentionally inflicted emotional distress for opposing their proposed subdivision.
Cost to insure cars rising in Mass.
The rise comes as insurers recover losses from a harsh winter and an improving economy encourages more driving — and accidents.
Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge
Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.
7-year-old boy shot in Dorchester
The Brockton boy, who was in Dorchester visiting relatives, was shot while riding his bicycle on Sunday.
MIT sets up bitcoin research, development
MIT hopes to help the sprawling bitcoin project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile platform.
Remembering loved ones lost
For some families of the fallen, Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it is an improvisation of what feels right.
Actors bonded in Durango desert in ‘Texas Rising’
A star-studded cast of actors play famous historical figures in the 10-hour miniseries about the Alamo and its aftermath.
Helping children deal with the loss of a grandparent
How are we supposed to simultaneously act as a parent, an emotionally supportive partner, and a mourner?
Parents call for ouster of top aide to incoming Superintendent Tommy Chang
Some local parents want to dismiss the freshly appointed chief of staff to Boston’s next school superintendent before she ever reports to work.
Asian influences come together in harmony
Add a global outlook to your home with these interesting pieces.
Lorelai Ensemble revels in ‘Shelter’
The female a cappella group charted a characteristically polished old-and-new mix of musical harbors.
Friends mourn shooting victim
On Sunday, friends of Larry Moore gathered at the corner of Weaver Way and Weaver Court to mourn his death. Moore was fatally shot May 23 at the Academy Homes housing development in Roxbury.
Odyssey stages British ‘folly’ and ‘extravaganza’
Odyssey Opera’s festival of English musical dramas included Arthur Sullivan’s “The Zoo” and William Walton’s “The Bear.”
‘Rude Cakes’ by Rowboat Watkins
In the early pages it becomes clear that this is not a book about food choices.