Writing and living with an eye on the future in ‘Legacy’
Daniel Goldfarb’s smartly layered new play examines our need to strive for some kind of immortality, however illusory.
The silence is deafening on Ex-Im Bank demise
The federal budget is thick with forests of corporate welfare built up over decades.
William Inge’s flawed ‘Off the Main Road’ now at Williamstown Theatre Festival
The first-ever full production of William Inge’s drama makes news, but not always a lot of sense.
Cargo ship arriving Monday in New Bedford
The first heavy freighter to offload cargo at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is arriving this week.
Reddit CEO Pao under fire as users protest removal of executive
More than 130,000 people have signed a petition demanding the removal of Ellen Pao, Reddit Inc.’s interim chief executive officer, after she dismissed an executive and was accused of censoring online message boards.
Five-alarm fire damages apartment building
Fire departments from at least six towns battled a 5-alarm fire in a Northbridge apartment building early Sunday.
Man dies after setting off firework on his head
A 22-year-old man from Maine died yesterday after setting a mortar tube firework off on the top of his head, officials said.
Police investigate shooting that left 1 dead, 4 injured
A 25-year-old man was killed and four others were injured in a late night shooting in Pittsfield Saturday, officials said.
Driver’s arm severed in SUV rollover crash
A 50-year-old man suffered serious injuries when an SUV he was driving rolled over in Rhode Island near the Massachusetts line, police said.
Vanessa Williams to perform at We Are Boston gala in the fall
Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of New Bostonians has something special planned for its upcoming gala. Singer-actress Vanessa Williams is set to perform and writer Junot Díaz (inset) and chef Ming Tsai will both be honored with the We Are Boston Award, which recognizes “individuals who embrace diversity and immigrant heritage.” Díaz, who teaches at MIT and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” says Boston’s diversity is one of its biggest assets. “Boston is beautiful precisely because of our immigrant communities. Our energy and sacrifice is the dynamo that drives the city forward,” said Díaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, in an e-mail Thursday. “My mother encouraged academic success and hard work. . . . I think she still would prefer that I was a doctor or something practical but, hey, we are what we are.” The We Are Boston anniversary gala — this is the 10th year — takes place in November at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
Big Smo brings heartland hick-hop to Brighton Music Hall
Tennessee rapper Big Smo fused hip-hop’s storytelling and beats with heartland-friendly tropes about trucks and hard work at Brighton Music Hall on Friday.
One last ingredient for a well-stocked bar
Even if you are a complete cocktail novice, you can deliver delicious drinks, as long as you have the right app.
International Space Station R&D conference to meet in Boston
The International Space Station Research and Development Conference will hold its fourth annual meeting in Boston this week.
Traders recall the ‘rush’ and ‘roar’ as famed pits close
Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’ ” and decided no more classroom for him.
Massachusetts businesses get break on worker comp costs
Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year.
In a sprint finish, Andre Greipel wins second stage of Tour de France
Greipel crossed ahead of Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish for the victory on Day 2.
Venus and Serena set to square off at Wimbledon for sixth time
Serena holds a 14-11 all-time lead over Venus and a 3-2 edge at Wimbledon.
Nursing home firm hit with new complaints
Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.