Why do people earn what they earn?
Sometimes the answer is simple supply and demand. But often it’s something much stranger.
Dispatch from the disruption zone
While Boston entrepreneurs focus on selling to corporate buyers, the motto in San Francisco is “Ask forgiveness, not permission.”
16 must-visit New England diners: Have you tried them all?
Housed in those fabulous prefab buildings of yesteryear, these restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.
Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?
A plan to get Boston area shop owners to give up on dangerous chemicals is just the kind of bold thinking we need.
Text ‘aye,’ matey! The Pirate Party’s push for direct democracy
Leaders of a new movement say we now have the technology for government that is literally by the people. What could possibly go wrong?
Compassion for New Yorkers after Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’
It takes a special kind of tragedy to inspire Bostonians to feel compassion toward New Yorkers. Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” videos do just that.
Neil Patrick Harris is the host with the most
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting a weekly live variety show in 2015.
Play of the Week: Kelli Gagnon, Bedford High field hockey
Bedford High senior Kelli Gagnon describes her game-winning goal against North Reading, in the final game of her high school career Oct. 24.
Book review: ‘Mermaids in Paradise’ by Lydia Millet
“Mermaids in Paradise,” by Lydia Millet is a farce with no hilarity, a serious riff on environmental exploitation that is only half as strange as it promises to be.
A guide to campaign finance reform
The corrosive effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case in 2010 become more apparent with each new attack ad.
Voters know it’s not that hard to find ‘pork’
“Waste, fraud, and abuse” may not appear as a line item in government budgets, but the fortune it’s costing taxpayers is all too real.
A need for campaign finance reform: Current system is exhausting
The issue is becoming more salient in this election.
World Series completes immigrant experience in America
For an ex-Ukrainian, Game 7 of the Red Sox-Yankees ALCS game in 2004 marks the greatest moment of his assimilation.
Boston Ballet presents enchanting new ‘Swan Lake’
Mikko Nissinen’s new production of “Swan Lake” for Boston Ballet at the Opera House, with sets and costumes by Robert Perdziola, is a spellbinder.
Mena, Zimmermann offer fresh insights with BSO
The Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena once again revealed a knack for providing fresh insights into core repertoire in his return to the Boston Symphony podium.
Kholodenko imposing, then impressive, in Boston debut
Pianist Vadym Kholodenko offered playing that was imposing and enchanting by turns.
He won’t visit
I thought that I was over my ex. He is British (we’ll call him Oliver Twist) and we dated for about 2.5 years.
Three startups split prize in Children’s ‘shark tank’
Three health care startups competing for seed money at a Children’s Hospital “shark tank” competition Friday each took home a share of the $30,000 prize
Legal Sea Foods to close Prudential Center restaurant
The seafood chain said the 20-year-old Back Bay location will close Dec. 28, when its lease expires.