Shawn Mendes parlays online stardom to chart success
Mendes is the 16-year-old singer-songwriter who came to fame via the six-second video app Vine.
Making weapons of our own destruction
The events of 9/11 took place a long time ago. A callow United States showed itself to be grossly ignorant in its indiscriminate striking out at Islamic targets, as if there were no differences between Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan and Iraq. But the deeper ignorance was America’s utter blindness to the long-simmering conflict between Sunni and Shitte Muslims.
No one likes spending caps, so they must be good
Behold the spending cap; so simple, almost bland, yet rarely has so little so irritated so many. Known as “sequestration” in the stilted language of Washington’s Beltway universe, that innocuous number on a piece of paper brings forth an endless stream of winces, sighs, and eyeball rolls.
Police seek driver of car that hit boy, 4
The boy was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
A wrongheaded ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Fiddlehead
This misbegotten production tries to find a connection between the journey of Jesus Christ and the events of September 11, 2001.
Olympic bid gains support, but with a big ‘if’
A new Globe poll shows a majority across the state and within Boston would back a bid that prohibits public spending.
Colorado prison ‘a high-tech version of hell’
The Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst. It’s the place Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon be sent.
Icon of sport and unreality TV, Jenner finds a truth inside
Bruce Jenner, once the most emasculated man on TV, bravely reached out and reclaimed his dignity. As a woman.
Old battle lines drawn anew in Kansas
In the state where “separate but equal” died, the governor’s bet on supply-side economics imperils school gains.
Music for kids Popping Up in Newburyport
In addition to playing guitar and singing, Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein use a colorful cast of original puppets to engage the audience.
Spiritual tourism has travelers asking the big questions
Travel companies report that the number of people taking “faith-based” vacations is up as much as 164 percent in the last five years.
A boy, badly burned by fire, travels from Burundi to Boston in an extraordinary journey of resilience and devotion.
Solo shows present singular risks, rewards
Is there a more daunting performance challenge in theater than the solo play? To hear actors tell it, no, there isn’t.
How Boston’s Bill Bratton is making over the NYPD
Thanks to the police commissioner, an idea hatched in ’70s Boston is rolling out in 21st-century New York.
In Lynnfield, some say ‘Not in my backyard’
Rail trail abutters worried about the environment, safety, finances, and a potential decrease in property values.
Jorma Elo combines precision, flow with Boston Ballet
Choreographer Jorma Elo is finishing the last sections of his world premiere of “Bach Cello Suites,” which opens at Boston Opera House on April 30.
Cheapskates, do your homework on carriers
For a tightwad, it pays to dig deeper when booking flights, even on the discount sites.
America’s next president will carry a big stick
Regardless of who’s in the White House, our enthusiasm for waging foreign wars swings like a pendulum.
What a doctor can learn from being a patient
An internist’s cancer scare helps show her how care can be improved.