The greening of gay marriage in Ireland
A May 22 vote could make the deeply Catholic nation first in the world to approve a national popular referendum on same-sex marriage.
A look at nation’s vast wealth gap, in sharp relief
The chasm between the super-rich and the working poor is widely seen as the greatest division in America. Yet there is no consensus on what to do.
Capitol thinking at the Kennedy Institute
Seen from outdoors, the Institute is nothing but a single-story white box. But it’s hard to imagine a better design for this purpose and this site.
Suspect fired at police with no warning
The man accused of shooting a Boston police officer in the face at point-blank range had a “violent criminal past,” officials said.
Elizabeth Warren casts a shadow on Hillary Clinton
The senator will affect a Clinton campaign, regardless whether the Mass. Democrat runs for president.
Learning the tools and treats of house swaps
A house swap erases the cost of accommodations and takes much of the pressure out of international travel.
Inside the battle for Boston’s country music soul
A brash radio newcomer, WBWL/The Bull, takes on a legacy station, WKLB, spurring a good ol’ throwdown.
Wounded officer commanded respect in Iraq
Those who served under John Moynihan said he always worked shoulder to shoulder with his soldiers and wasn’t afraid of action.
Yemeni president calls rebels ‘puppets of Iran’
Yemen’s embattled president directly blamed the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanded airstrikes against rebel positions continue.
Seeing Hokusai in Boston? Thank this eccentric Brahmin
The vast majority of the Japanese works in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston show come from a rebel named William Sturgis Bigelow.
At home in Armenia
Visitors to this ancient mountainous country feel as though they are traveling back in time.
Plains Indians saga finds artistic expression at the Met
A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York traces the development of Plains Indian art, and through it, the rise and fall of a culture.
In Armenia, orphans make music with us
Many of the kids are starved for attention and affection, so just spending time together meant so much to them — and to us.
What to do when disaster strikes your home
Three families share what you need to know when a fire, tornado, or flooding strikes.
Don’t fall in love with natural gas
A nonrenewable energy that’s fraught with risk, gas should be no more than a bridge to sustainable energy sources.
Racially tinged e-mails expose rift in Plymouth County DA’s office
The e-mails included a seemingly mocking attitude toward a crime victim, raising doubts about the former prosecutor’s integrity.
Noah Baumbach’s career arc
Baumbach’s previous films have been funny, but, even he will acknowledge, not so deliberately as “While We’re Young.”
How to design a family cruise
It’s more popular than ever for extended families to travel together, and a cruise vacation accommodates clans of all ages and interests.
35 must-see spring and summer arts events in New England
Boston Globe critics share what’s at the top of their list for books, visual arts, dance, film, pop music, classical music, and theater.