Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut
A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.
Recipes for stromboli, three ways
With store-bought pizza dough, it’s an easy and filling snack for Super Bowl celebrations.
Handworks Gallery of American Crafts
Glenn Johnson is a weaver and painter who has been making and selling artwork since he was 6 years old. A 40-year member of the American Craft Council, he has owned Handworks Gallery of American Crafts in Acton since 1995.
‘Intimate products’ store opens in Weymouth, vexes local officials
A new store specializing in lingerie, bongs, and “intimate products” has opened in Weymouth next to a Friendly’s restaurant – despite efforts by town officials to keep the enterprise off such a conspicuous site.
No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’
How can an entire planet, with its multifarious systems, be said to have a temperature, or even an average temperature?
How your brain sees the world, according to Kepler
A new work in the history of science explains a pivotal moment that changed the way we think about sight.
State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics
Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.
Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected
A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley.
N.J. treasurer’s office clears Baker in pay-to-play probe
Governor Baker did not violate pay-to-play laws with a controversial donation, according an audit by the N.J. treasurer’s office.
Lawyers offer divergent portraits of Aaron Hernandez
In opening statements, prosecutors laid out the evidence that they say proves Hernandez’s role in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Robert DeLeo, the indispensable man on Beacon Hill
When you find yourself in the position of undoing the very reform you once insisted was vital, you will grasp at any straw you can.
Suzan-Lori Parks’s ‘Father’ is a timeless tale
Suzan-Lori Parks’s “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” examines what it means to be free, and what it means to be true.
Not bowled over by the Super Bowl
Good luck to Tom Brody and Bill Beelzechick, but I think I’ll just settle for a cross-country ski down the Mass Turnpike. You’re welcome to come along.
At what price will the Games be worth it to Boston?
Any added expenses to the $8.1 billion organizers say it will cost to bring the Olympics to Boston may obscure its eventual worth.
Gas blast wrecks Mexico children’s hospital, at least 3 dead
Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday.
Wind power auction draws limited interest
Are falling energy prices and the collapse of the Cape Wind project undermining other offshore wind projects?
Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy
Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday.
Dartmouth bans hard alcohol, forbids Greek life pledging
The major overhaul places the school among the leaders of colleges targeting binge drinking, sexual assaults, and other problems.