The bigot in the stands, and other stories

There are still bigots in Boston as there are everywhere. But we cannot condone this offensive behavior in any form. Rather, we must condemn it in no uncertain terms. When will we all protect the rights of every human being to exist and live in peace? — Richard A. Wilson

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Office towers made for dark canyons downtown around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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It’s 4:11 p.m. Do you know where your daylight went?

A reporter battles SAD and meets the man who might be the cure for the 4:11 sunset.

// The Season Ticket podcast

The Harlem Globetrotters join guest host Joe Sullivan to talk about their jobs as ambassadors of goodwill.

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// Anti-Semitic incidents in New England have risen. The ADL partly blames Trump

Incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti and other hateful acts have surfaced in several Massachusetts communities in recent months.

Chris Muther

// George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants

George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

Television Review

// Errol Morris’s riveting ‘Wormwood’ probes the cost of pursuing an elusive truth

The Netflix miniseries centers on the mysterious death of a CIA scientist and his son’s lifelong quest for answers.

A Christmas ornament in Daniel Faneuf’s law office in Boston. Faneuf bid $10,000 on the ornament at last year’s “No Rest for the Wicked Funny” 24-hour improv fund-raiser.

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A simple ornanment yields a gift of $10,000

A lawyer donated $10,000 to Globe Santa because a simple ornament reminded him of his childhood and how impoortant gifts at Christmas were for him then.

The best books of 2017

Our critics list their top picks in various genres.

// An expecting dad staged his own pregnancy photo shoot. Hilarity ensued

The Peabody resident surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party before their son, Logan, was born.

// Republicans have an agreement on tax proposal

Details still need to be drafted and assessed by congressional scorekeepers but the final compromise is on track to be unveiled this week.

// Three schools sever ties with influential musician amid abuse allegations

Eric Alexander Hewitt, a leader in Boston’s contemporary classical music scene, was let go amid a Globe investigation of alleged sexual improprieties.

// Former Fidelity analyst can sue for retaliation, judge rules

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Mary Ames cited sufficient evidence of a “pattern” of retaliation as she denied motions by Fidelity to dismiss the case.

Ann McKee with a specimen in her laboratory at VA Boston. She is also director of the Boston University CTE Center.

Bostonian of the Year

Bostonian of the Year 2017: The concussion researcher

Football may never be the same after the VA Boston scientist’s research on head injuries.

// We tried to find the rabbi Roy Moore’s wife said they’re friends with. Here’s what happened

Alabama may not have that many rabbis. How hard would it be to find the one who befriended Roy Moore and his wife?

// ‘Not fit to clean the toilets’ — USA Today torches Trump

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low,” the editorial said.

Capital Source

// Jackson, LaMattina say goodbye to Boston City Council

On Wednesday, they were celebrated with tears and cheers, and praised for their service on the City Council during their last hearing as councilors.

// Omarosa Manigault Newman set to leave White House

One of President Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters plans to leave the administration next month.

Hiawatha Bray | TECH LAB

// On Net neutrality, it’s time for Congress to act

Ferocious backlash against the FCC could spur Congress to settle the long-running Net neutrality debate.

Opinion & Ideas


// Craziness has its limits in Alabama

In Alabama, Roy Moore came to represent a bridge too far for at least 671,151 voters.


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//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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