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A Pats fan on Deflategate: ‘apologize for nothing’
Embracing the uncertainty and standing proud in the shadow of Deflategate.
Tom Brady’s troubles: A Bill Littlefield poem
Plus, send in your own Deflategate poem for a chance to win a Brady jersey.
Searching for the inspiration behind Archie Comics’ Betty
A new documentary film called “Archie’s Betty” explores Archie Comics cartoonist Bob Montana’s past in Haverhill.
Mass. film tax credit pays dividends — for Hollywood
As state officials know, the film industry goes where it’s paid to go.
How we’re failing our female veterans
From ill-fitting equipment to an ill-equipped VA medical system, we must do better.
What makes shows like ‘Mad Men’ so great?
What is the tie that binds “Mad Men,” “The Wire,” and others that puts them in a more rarefied group?
What can’t grads afford because of student loans? Kids, for one.
Crushing debt is making a generation put off living their lives.
Curb presidential pensions
Every living former president is a multimillionaire, so why should taxpayers fund an allowance for any of them?
Want to own a Modern marvel?
For the first time since architect Henry B. Hoover built his Modern-style home overlooking the Cambridge Reservoir in 1937, the house is going on the market.
New restaurant taking shape in former Hamersley’s space
Restaurateur Rebecca Roth Gullo will open Banyan Bar & Refuge with chef Phil Tang early this summer.
Christie’s paints the records with $1.76b week
The auction house’s May art sales were the highest single-week total in auction history.
A day to remember: Memorial Day 2015
Memorial Day is more poignant for veterans, from those who served in World War II to the troops who were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Executive function not a panacea for education ills
Despite the promise and the hype, there isn’t solid evidence that improving executive function leads to better grades.
WWII vet Bob Fuller of Melrose proudly remembers
“I say a prayer [at Memorial Day ceremonies] every year that they should not be forgotten.”
Is it worth reading the comment section?
For a Northeastern University professor, the comments provide valuable insight into digital communication.
Jim Doherty of Holbrook makes sure latest era of vets welcome
“I saw a lot of action in the sky . . . I got shot at a lot. I shot back a lot.”
How writers of endangered languages are embracing sci-fi
The genre has been intimately connected to the Welsh revitalization movement over the past 60 years.
Pay attention, or you’ll miss the glory that is so not winter
From my office window, from which I could see nothing for months, the snow so high it covered every pane, I now watch my rhododendrons bloom. And I am awed. And grateful. And determined to keep paying attention all summer long.
Fight breaks out in ice cream parlor; two private eyes spotted near preschool; runaway garbage truck crashes into house
A fight erupts in a crowded ice cream parlor, a runaway garbage truck crashes into a house, and two private eyes are questioned near a preschool in this edition of Blotter Tales.