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In this May 25 file photo, a man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting in Reno, Nev.

A 15-year-old makes it clear why she values critical race theory

It has helped me learn how I can find ways to criticize my country because of my love for it.

In this May 16, 2006, file photo, Theodore McCarrick pauses during a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Charges against defrocked cardinal can’t erase trail of corruption

I’m glad to see him facing criminal charges. However, it’s terribly unfortunate that McCarrick was able to rise through the ranks of the church despite his corruption.

A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia in May. New evidence showing the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted US health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus.

Pandemic is a war of many fronts, and we’re not unified in the fight

We are all at risk. If many people continue to be unvaccinated, the virus will continue to survive and mutate.

Simone Biles shows her support for teammate Sunisa Lee at the Olympics July 29.

Our Olympic icons — they’re just like you and me

Athletes were isolated and alone in ways none of us could ever have imagined. None more so, perhaps, than Simone Biles.

Despite light rain, customers filled up outdoor seating at restaurants along Salem Street in the North End on July 11.

North End patio dining is a day-to-day nightmare

North End residents are more than fed up. The rules that govern outdoor dining do not work for all neighborhoods.

US Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) shakes hands with DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone on July 27 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington after Fanone and other officers testified before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

On day of Jan. 6 hearing, McConnell and McCarthy were otherwise engaged

Those officers put their lives on the line and were beaten, tortured, chemically attacked, and tased by a mob incited by a sitting US president. The officers did this in the service of protecting those who then actively ignored them.

In this March 4, 2020, file photo, a movie theater at the Silver City Galleria opens up into the near empty mall.

A trusted film critic departs

Ty Burr has been a wonderful and consistently reliable guide to our movie enjoyment since he arrived in 2002.


Connecting with the world of dreams

I thought about other research involving an experimental device that allows a paralyzed man to transfer text — to essentially “type” sentences — to a computer screen by imagining he is handwriting on a sheet of paper.