The Patriots have allowed an NFL-high 33 passing plays of 20 or more yards and are on pace to break last season’s total of 79 (also a league worst). The 33 plays include five of 40 yards or longer. Some of the big breakdowns in the secondary (compiled by Jim Hoban):
Olympic Bid 2.0 is a winning plan for the city
This combination of sound fiscal management, contingencies, and insurance provides multiple layers of protection for taxpayers.
Hank Willis Thomas’s slick image masks a closed door
Hank Willis Thomas hides a sly message about race in the trappings of a slick, advertising-inspired image in “Basketball and Chain.”
What they’re saying: Greece and the euro, ISIS
What opinion writers around the world have to say about key issues.
The R&B sensualist Miguel has been simmering over the past five years but finally reaches a full-on boil on his latest album.
Offshore wind still the best bet for clean energy
It’s time for Massachusetts to stand up to the billions of dollars that funded the opposition that stopped Cape Wind.
Album review: Joy Williams, ‘Venus’
If fans and critics argued about what genre label suited Joy Williams’s former group, the Civil Wars, the debate should be dispelled as Williams embraces her inner Kate Bush.
Vince Staples, ‘Summertime ’06’
After years of gearing up for his shot at the big time, Vince Staples goes all-in on his sprawling double-LP commercial debut.
Album review: Neil Young, ‘The Monsanto Years’
Neil Young and his backing band, Promise of the Real, protest mightily, but can’t clear the bar that Young himself set so high years ago.
Album review: Sasha Siem, ‘Most of the Boys’
British composer-songwriter Sasha Siem’s ability to turn the voices in her head into a twisted orchestra results in a brazen take on womanhood.
Saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson tells stories in sound
Raised in Chicago and based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Parzen-Johnson brings his personal approach to unaccompanied playing to Cambridge.
‘Book of Numbers’ by Joshua Cohen
There will be a point at which you realize Joshua Cohen’s novel “Book of Numbers’’ is a brilliant book.
‘Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks’ by Christopher Cardozo
Edward S. Curtis’s 40,000-plus photographs documenting North America’s disappearing native populations amount to a historical record of paramount importance.
‘Every Single Word’ captures Hollywood’s lack of diversity
If you need a clearer view of how racially skewed Hollywood is, click on over to Dylan Marron’s “Every Single Word” series on YouTube.
James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’ tops Billboard 200
Veteran troubadour James Taylor earns his first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Before This World.”
He overreacted. But did she?
A reader asked her boyfriend why he stood her up and he became furious.
Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Tuesday
A look at what’s on TV Tuesday, including “Zoo”on CBS and “Beat the Champions” on Fox.
Drivers arrested after road rage assaults
State Police have arrested the drivers involved in a road rage incident that ended last week with a shooting and a slashing on Interstate 95 in Orange, Conn.
State officials praise changes on tribal recognition
Connecticut’s top elected leaders are declaring victory in their efforts to see that it does not become easier for local American Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition.
Officer shoots woman advancing with homemade weapon, police say
An investigation is under way after a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy shot a woman who advanced toward him holding what was described as a homemade weapon.