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Nicholas Nixon was photographed at his exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in 2010.

Sex, power, and photography. At MassArt, how far is too far?

Photographer Nicholas Nixon has long been known for his provocative classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. But even students awestruck by his work were stunned when he asked them to analyze pictures of his own penis.

The Massachusetts State Police substation at the Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District.

In Seaport, it’s State Police vs. Boston police in battle over turf

State Police scandals have ignited a long-running tug of war over who polices the several-block South Boston waterfront.

Students Eric Harpootian and Theodore Bakas received a pizza delivery from Marc Prophet of Stoovy Snacks, while Prophet live streamed the delivery to the company's followers on social media. Stoovy Snacks delivers food directly to students’ rooms at Boston University's Student Village 2 dormitory.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Food delivery right to your dorm door: How some campus dining halls are competing with GrubHub

Schools are turning to technology to let students order ahead for food and even delivering the goods right to their dorms.

// Mass. Legislature sends Baker sweeping criminal justice bill

The bill is part of a national movement to ease punitive “tough-on-crime” measures crafted in the 1980s and ’90s.

// Facebook says Cambridge Analytica harvested data of up to 87 million users

The new figure is substantially greater than the previous estimate.

The World

Aiming high? That’s classic Anderson East.

Anderson East

By Stuart Munro

The Nashville singer says he wants to make music that brings something new to timeless forms.

White House says US troops will remain in Syria

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that the United States is committed to continuing to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, signaling a retreat by President Donald Trump from his insistence that the 2,000 U.S. forces there quickly return home from the conflict.

Rights group urges soldiers to refuse orders to fire on protesters at Israel-Gaza border

By Josef Federman

A leading Israel human rights group urged Israeli forces in a rare step Wednesday to disobey open-fire orders unless Gaza protesters pose an imminent threat to soldiers’ lives.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Stephen Kurkjian

Getting the whole story on Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick

Senator Edward M. Kennedy's car after it crashed, killing Mary Jo Kopechne July 19, 1969.

By Stephen Kurkjian

The new film is clear and accurate regarding Ted Kennedy’s behavior around that incident — but a more even-handed epilogue is needed.

Opinion | Padraig O’Malley

Northern Ireland is still in need of healing

The street art duo Nomad Clan worked on a mural in Belfast on March 1.

By Padraig O’Malley

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, nationalists and unionists still struggle with collective trauma.


The state Senate spat of Harriette Chandler vs. Karen Spilka

Boston, MA - 3/22/18 - Senator Karen Spilka (cq) (glasses), who on Wednesday said she has enough votes to be the next Senate president, speaks to the media on Thursday. Second from right is current Senate President Harriette L. Chandler (cq). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 23spilka Reporter: Michael Levenson

By Joan Vennochi

Two women are squabbling over the job of Senate president.


In Seaport, it’s State Police vs. Boston police in battle over turf

The Massachusetts State Police substation at the Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District.

By Matt Rocheleau

State Police scandals have ignited a long-running tug of war over who polices the several-block South Boston waterfront.

State Police overhaul will require union talks, Baker says

Governor Charlie Baker and State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin spoke to reporters Monday.

By Matt Stout

“Nothing changes on the timetable,” Baker told reporters Wednesday at the State House.

Mass. Legislature sends Baker sweeping criminal justice bill

Among Governor Charlie Baker’s options now: signing the bill into law or sending it back to lawmakers with an amendment. He is not expected to veto it.

By Joshua Miller

The bill is part of a national movement to ease punitive “tough-on-crime” measures crafted in the 1980s and ’90s.

More Stories

Music Review

Lorde scripts a party, and then brings it

By Maura Johnston

Business & Tech

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

YouTubers angry with ad restrictions shouldn’t be able to dictate company policy

Police tape was visible outside of a YouTube office building in San Bruno, Calif., Wednesday.

By Hiawatha Bray

Do you have a right to be seen on YouTube? The suspect in Tuesday’s shooting, Nasim Aghdam, seems to have thought so.

Wynn construction worker who died after getting injured on the job ID’d as Seekonk man

Joseph Teixeira , construciton worker, who died operating an excavator at the site of Wynn Boston Harbor resort and casino.

By Katheleen Conti and Elise Takahama

The 56-year-old worker reportedly regained consciousness at the scene before being taken to a Boston hospital, where he later died.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Volatile stocks hint at a crisis of faith among investors

The tit-for-tariff trade battle between the United States and China isn’t the only thing haunting today’s market. Investors may also be losing faith in the future.

By Evan Horowitz

Trade tensions, rising interest rates, and a lack of new initiatives from the White House are threatening to end a long bull market.


Peter Munk, 90, builder of world’s biggest gold mining company

Barrick Gold Chairman Peter Munk speaks to shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 22, 2004. Munk has died at 90. MUST CREDIT: Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

By Ian Austen

Mr. Munk built a business empire years after suffering one of Canada’s most notable business failures.

Bill Rademacher, 75; played for Boston Patriots

Mr. Rademacher also was a member of the Jets’ 1968 Super Bowl-winning team.

Ray ‘Butch’ Wilkins, 61, World Cup midfielder for England

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1984 file photo, AC Milan's Ray Wilkins, left, and Mark Hateley, both from England, celebrate at the end of a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan. Ray Wilkins, who captained England’s national soccer team and played for illustrious teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan in a 24-year career, died Wednesday April 4, 2018. He was 61. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

By Steve Douglas

Mr. Wilkins played for such illustrious clubs as Manchester United, Chelsea, and AC Milan over a 24-year career.



Natick boys’ volleyball cruises past Newton North

Newton, MA - 4/04/2018 - Natick's Brett Olen (10) spikes the ball past Newton North's Cameron Lee (19) and Sam Thayer (30). Natick at Newton North boys' volleyball. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Dan McLoone, Topic: 05schrdp, LOID: 8.4.1500891318.

By Dan McLoone

Despite initial rustiness, experienced Redhawks (2-0) scored a three-game sweep over the host Tigers.


Celtics’ main priority now should be rest

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown picks up an offensive foul after running into Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Gary Washburn

They have been grinding, with coach Brad Stevens using every available player to compete.


Rhode Island promotes David Cox to men’s basketball coach

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, Rhode Island associate head basketball coach David Cox, left, sits on the bench during an NCAA college basketball game in Amherst, Mass. Rhode Island announced Wednesday, April 4, 2018, it had promoted Cox to be the men's basketball coach. He served as associate head coach for the last four years under Dan Hurley, who left in March to become head coach at UConn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

He replaces Dan Hurley, who left to lead UConn.

Thursday Scene

Boston in the late ’70s: when rock was grimy

The Rat was the site of shows by guitarist David Minehan and the Neighborhoods.

By James Sullivan

New documentary pogos around bands like Nervous Eaters and DMZ back in the era of the Rat

Nik Wallenda walks the line with Big Apple Circus

The Wallendas’ seven-person pyramid.

By Robert Steiner

The high-line daredevil, who has crossed the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, will perform under the Big Top at Assembly Row.

Television Review

A legend crumbles in HBO’s ‘Paterno’

Al Pacino as Penn State coach Joe Paterno.

By Matthew Gilbert

Al Pacino stars in the movie, which explores the Penn State coach’s legal and moral liability in concealing the sex crimes of assistant Jerry Sandusky.