With Illuminus, cutting-edge art comes to Lansdowne

Illuminus, a celebration of public art that mixes creativity and technology, returns in expanded form for a second year, with a new partner and a new address. By Jeremy D. Goodwin

// Food shortages? Floods? Experts detail climate change fallout

The question of how Boston would cope with either a serious winter storm or a hurricane was the topic of a sobering HUBweek panel.

HUBweek forum highlights economic inequality

The stark divide between haves and have-nots was on display throughout the discussion.

STAT | Kendall Squared

// Kendall Square opens its doors to the public for HUBweek

The open house in Kendall Square will feature tours, talks — and lots of honeybees.


// Tom Brady leads Globies winners with six awards

Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, and the Providence College hockey team each won two awards at the inaugural event.

People with Alzheimer’s press for answers

Is anyone paying attention to the intense feelings of isolation among those struggling with the disease, they want to know.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Data privacy? It’s mostly gone, but that can change

Just about everything we do these days is under some form of electronic surveillance.

// We might drive ourselves crazy. Can we drive ourselves happy?

People can make conscious decisions to feel positive emotions, says one researcher. Here are her tips to a happier life.


Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.

// Problem-solving emerges as a theme on HUBweek’s third day

A number of big names grabbed microphones and dove head-first into some of the area’s — and world’s — biggest issues.

Ty Burr

// A funny thing happened on the way out of the Forum

Say what you want about Boston, but how many cities can pull an overflow mob on a blustery October day to hear a philosophy professor and his friends?


// MITX celebrates the city with party at WeWork

The marketing association’s affair got locals from tech companies, nonprofits, and restaurants mingling in the same room.


// Foodies flock to ‘Let’s Talk About Food’

The event is called “Let’s Talk About Food,” and that’s just what people did in Copley Square Saturday.

// GlobeDocs festival celebrates the Hub of filmmaking

Documentaries are hot, and Boston is their Hollywood.


// Telling the story of the girl who took on the Taliban

Davis Guggenheim wanted to tell Malala’s story withough making her a victim.

// Ted Dintersmith is putting education to the test

Dintersmith’s mission is to transform the way we teach, and to that end he has produced the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.”


// Michael Sandel tackles the big questions on new technologies

Michael Sandel is leading an all-star panel during Hubweek on the ethical questions that arise from new technologies.

// HUBweek organizers hope to focus on local flair

The festival intended to showcase local science, art, and technology will be about Boston and all the area has to offer.

Q & A

// Lessons from Italy on pasta

Restaurateur Sara Jenkins and her mother, author Nancy Harmon Jenkins, are co-authors of “The Four Seasons of Pasta,” which draws on their experiences on the family’s farm in Tuscany.


// Making the Green Monster sing

Percussionist Maria Finkelmeier has organized a special performance at Fenway Park as part of HUBweek.

About HUBweek

HUBweek (Oct. 3-10) is founded by The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Visit for a complete list of events, and follow updates on Twitter with the hashtag #HUBweek.



// The latest in tech and innovation

Want to keep up with the news that matters from Boston’s innovators? Get coverage of apps, biotech, computing, data, and everything else.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Things to do

// Things to do in Greater Boston this fall and winter

Your calendar of events, concerts, and more into the cold weather.

Where to eat

Where to Eat

// Where to eat in Greater Boston

A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.