Temporary truce in Gaza to begin in hours

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire, which will start at 1 a.m. Boston time.

weekly poll

Massachusetts: even more liberal than you thought

Despite disliking the liberal title, Massachusetts voters consistently side with left-leaning policies over more conservative ones.

Campaign finance, housing bills sent to Patrick

State legislators continue their work on other measures before the end of formal legislative sessions.


Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BeamAlex-1724.jpg Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.


movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/9.jpg No lasting magic in Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

The minor movie isn’t a Woody Allen disaster, nor is it one of his recent high points.