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?
The danger of neglecting community colleges
As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.
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.
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.
Yelp! terrorists? Think twice about turning the tables.
The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.
English High School dean charged with shooting student
Shaun Harrison allegedly committed an “execution-style shooting’’ of an English High student.
Youth may fade, but ability to learn does not
Our capability to perform certain functions, like learning new words, doesn’t peak until later in life, according to a new study.
In gripping testimony, carnage in Marathon attacks is recalled
“I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion,” William Richard said of his son.
Admitting guilt, but not pleading it, aims at sparing Tsarnaev’s life
Allowing jurors to reach a verdict gives them the cathartic opportunity to convict a heinous criminal, but still show compassion, specialists say.
Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice
Recent disclosures underscore just how easily politicians can set up systems that operate beyond public scrutiny.
A skewering of racial stereotypes in ‘Colored Museum’
Tony winner Billy Porter is directing the Huntington Theatre’s production of George C. Wolfe’s satirical “The Colored Museum.”
Better T service or bigger convention center? Can we have both?
Charlie Baker is telling the Legislature to pick either tax breaks to Hollywood stars or working families. The governor may have a similar twist up his sleeve.
Iran-backed militias take lead in Iraqi offensive
Iran’s powerful influence in Iraq has been on display as the counteroffensive against Islamic State militants around Tikrit has unfolded in recent days.
Baker’s budget plan shifts Medicaid payments
A significant part of Governor Baker’s proposal involves squeezing savings out of the state-federal health care program.
What price must Chicago pay for Obama library?
The competition to host Barack Obama’s presidential library is a spectacle not unlike a presidential campaign itself.
Film tax credit is a local production
The face of Massachusetts filmmaking isn’t fat-cat Hollywood stars, it’s below-the-title locals who dress sets, provide props, fix hair, and on and on.
Winter storms battered sales of small businesses, survey shows
As snow has piled high this winter, sales have slumped dramatically for small businesses across the state, especially for retailers and restaurants, according to a new survey.
Youth basketball coach is a mentor, brother to his players
Kendrick Jackson, 24, is the founder of the Beantown Bulls, a program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 18.
Baker considers merger of tech, biotech, energy agencies
Governor Baker’s budget does not include money for the Mass. Life Sciences Center, an agency launched to promote the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
Wellesley College to accept transgender women
Wellesley is the third local college to create a more inclusive admissions policy by admitting transgender students.