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The evolution of Swift River Valley

Use the scroller above to see photos of Swift River Valley in Petersham in the 1880s (left) and in 2010, which show that forests have returned to the area.

Credits: Harvard University (left) and David Foster.

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘A Fighting Chance’: An exclusive excerpt on the foreclosure crisis

Senator recalls an unsettling conversation from the depths of the mortgage crisis.

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Make a great home brew and become a pro

Several local contests are giving home brewers the chance to put their batches up for some serious critique.

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Session IPAs just in time for warmer weather

This summer, several major breweries are releasing session IPAs marketed as hoppy, flavorful beers you can take to the beach or drink with lunch.

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Hacker group Anonymous targets Children’s Hospital

The hospital was hit by a series of attacks apparently in response to its involvement in the Justina Pelletier custody case.

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Demise of 5 cherished ducks brings a trail of human turmoil

A complicated saga has ensued after N.H. state representative David Campbell ran over a flock of ducks at a Nashua hotel.

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Top grads from Boston art schools

A look at some of the most promising of this year’s master of fine arts candidates from local programs.

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SEC urges Nevada judge to move TelexFree case to Mass.

The bankruptcy case involves a Marlborough company that is accused of running a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.

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‘As You Like It’ a comic ramble in the woods

Robert Walsh directs a fluid, funny production of “As You Like It” in Medford by the Actors’ Shakespeare Project.

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In ‘Sila,’ perspectives on climate change inspired by the Arctic

The world premiere of the first of Chantal Bilodeau’s planned eight-play cycle opens at the Central Square Theater.

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Soprano Voigt forges her own path forward

Deborah Voigt is still an opera singer, yet she’s entered a phase in which opera performance is taking something of a back seat to other projects.

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More help needed to expand tech education

College graduates who code can start out making close to six figures. If we were all 17 again, wouldn’t we all aim to become programmers?

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Gear up for spring edition of ArtWeek

More than 140 arts groups and community partners are involved in the event, which aims to bring buzz to the Greater Boston cultural scene.

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At the MFA, making photography a fine art

The way in which ambitious photographers actively sought to change the attitude towards photography as an art form is the burden of “Truth and Beauty.”

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In ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ Jarmusch fully embraces the allure of the night

Jim Jarmusch turns the notion of hipster vampires into one of the more affecting movies of his career.

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Berkshire Medical Center agrees to buy former North Adams hospital building

Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the building and grounds of the former North Adams Regional Hospital as part of a broader deal reached in a US Bankruptcy Court that would reopen the North Adams emergency room next month.

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Watching the (13-year-old) detective in ‘The Zigzag Kid’

A delightful kids’ film from Europe, it’s about a 13-year-old budding criminologist.

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Uplifting ‘Dancing in Jaffa’ succeeds despite missteps

Hilla Medalia’s documentary captures Pierre Dulaine’s flamboyant energy and growing frustrations.

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Mass. granted extra year to comply with Affordable Care Act

State health insurers have until 2017 to replace their criteria for setting small business premium rates with federal criteria.

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In ‘Alan Partridge,’ a star remembers his roots

It’s refreshingly small, rude, and funny — the cinematic equivalent of Marmite, but try some, you might like it.

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In ‘Other Woman,’ you go, girl — but where, exactly?

The film is one of those female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.

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