Alvin Chang / Globe Staff
In Gloucester’s ‘Sweet and Sad,’ the mourning after
Presence and absence, remembering and forgetting — these themes hover in and around Richard Nelson’s “Sweet and Sad” at Gloucester Stage.
E-mails show MBTA chief’s frustration with Keolis
Beverly Scott’s e-mails offer a window into the T’s chaotic response to the repeated snow storms.
Seth Klarman opens up about his financial support of GOP
In an exclusive interview with The Globe, Seth Klarman discussed a wide range of issues connected to his political giving.
New England’s top GOP donor isn’t a Republican
Seth Klarman gave more than $3 million in the 2014 federal elections — but he’s registered as an independent.
Ben Mezrich’s non-fiction life
Last week, in the days leading up to his latest book release, the Boston author offered a peek into his personal life.
Whatever bill passes, mass collection of phone records will end
The fractious debate over restarting the government’s sweeping surveillance program is expected to reach its final Senate showdown.
Mass. economy outpaces US’s
Despite the growth, the state still faces a number of critical challenges, including high youth unemployment and rising costs for energy and housing.
Syrian rebels plea for help amid Islamic State push
Syrian rebels appealed for help to counter a new offensive by the Islamic State in the northern province of Aleppo.
The failure of neoliberalism
The migrants who are risking their lives tell us something vital about the global economy.
Florence + the Machine, ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’
On Florence + the Machine’s third album, British singer Florence Welch is scaling back a bit, with more intimate acoustics and lyrics.
Lindsey Graham seeks GOP nomination, says he will confront perils
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina opened his campaign with a grim accounting of radical Islam “running wild.”
An Olympic effort at transparency is needed
After a winter of missteps, candor would go a long way to building the public’s trust.
Jamie xx, ‘In Colour’
On his debut solo album, Jamie xx goes widescreen with a sprawling foray into dance-pop.
Justices revive hiring lawsuit
The discrimination lawsuit is against Abercrombie & Fitch for refusing to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a head scarf.
John Kerry back in Boston, will have leg surgery Tuesday at Mass. General
The secretary of state, who injured his leg during a cycling crash in France, returned to Boston late Monday night.
Boston officials skip crucial Wynn casino meeting
Boston’s failure to appear at the table represented the latest bureaucratic hurdle in the way of Wynn’s ambitious plans for the banks of the Mystic River.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, ‘Django and Jimmie’
The country legends have teamed up for a terrific new album of duets.
Wikipedia editors honor Caitlyn Jenner’s identity
The swift revisions to her entry show the growing recognition of Jenner’s right to define herself in her own terms.
Gap in rate Mo. police pulled over blacks compared to whites jumps in 2014
The disparity in the rate surged to its highest level since the state began compiling data 15 years ago.
A few words for Vertex execs on big bonuses
Chief executive Jeffrey Leiden received nearly $15 million in retention bonuses from Vertex last year.