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.

Opinion

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.

Movies

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.