Open offices seem great — until you work in one
For years, this favored style of architects and CEOs has reigned supreme. Could that finally be changing?
On the record about ‘Empire,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’
All three shows are, more or less, slick soap operas. What do they get right about the creative process? What seems outlandish?
The danger of neglecting community colleges
As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.
Keolis is getting a bum rap
The transit company can’t be blamed for blizzards nor for invoking the “force majeure” clause in its contract.
Jobs in demand in Massachusetts
What occupations are growing through 2022 — and what kind of degree do they require?
Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By’ is a killer
Lehane’s new book “World Gone By” is bursting at the seams with great stories.
The rise of the be-your-own boss office
Today’s workers demand a big say in where they do their jobs. That can actually be good for employers.
Brianna Wu on why Gamergate trolls won’t win
Threats are keeping my female game developers from PAX East, but they’re not going to silence us.
Trial nears for suit challenging police treatment of intoxicated people at Gillette Stadium
A federal case challenging the way Foxborough police handle intoxicated eventgoers at Gillette Stadium could soon go to trial. A lawsuit filed in 2012 alleges that the police practice of placing intoxicated, but not incapacitated, people into protective custody violates state law and the US Constitution.
‘The Mindy Project’ is subverting genres
When the Fox show sets up conventional expectations, it’s usual to defy them.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The awards bestow honors, exhibition opportunities, and scholarships on creative students in grades 7 through 12.
Campus Angle: Kelly Martin, Scituate High/Stonehill College women’s basketball
The sophomore point guard is averaging 13.6 points and a team-leading 4.5 assists for the 22-4 Skyhawks.
Can 50-somethings rekindle that old startup magic?
Even though the average age of Onshape’s founding team is over 50, they still talk like 20-something disruptors.
Steps to take before the snow melts
Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath. The outlook isn’t as dire as it seems.
Bush, Clinton have yet to place selves before voters
It may make the best-known 2016 contenders seem walled off, but it helps them avoid unscripted moments that can reshape a campaign.
Bay State is crucial for Merck Serono
The German drug maker will hire dozens in Mass. as scientists develop cancer treatments at a research center in Billerica.
Saw her with another guy
I have to say I felt hurt since it had not even been two days since I told her about what I’ve been through. That said, I don’t think I have the right to feel that way after going out three times.
RadioShack franchisees band together amid bankruptcy
With the company in bankruptcy court, many independent dealers are turning to a Boston lawyer to represent their interests.
Hernandez DNA matched item at crime scene, expert testifies
A crime lab scientist said Aaron Hernandez’s DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt near Odin Lloyd’s body.
‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ by Anne Tyler
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist’s new book is a thoughtful study of the role of memory in creating and destroying stories we tell ourselves about love.