fb-pixel Skip to main content

Latest Headlines in Letters

A view of exhibits at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 7, 2021.

How to teach the Holocaust

Readers respond to Jeff Jacoby's April 7 column, “The problem with Holocaust education.”

The underpass where people used to assemble to enter the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was nearly empty in this Feb. 4 file photo, as the museum had been closed as part of government measures to limit the spread of COVID-19,

‘Viewing history through contemporary lens’ is a valuable yet delicate endeavor

It is critical to gaining an understanding of who we are and where we are in the unfolding of cultural evolution. Caution, however, is needed.


Young people’s mental health must be addressed

Mental health should be given the same priority as physical health; it shouldn’t be a line item on a list of questions asked at annual physicals or by a school nurse.

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in "Iron Man 3."

Where’s the populism in superhero movies?

The genre lionizes elites, from genius billionaires like Batman and Iron Man to noble monarchs like Black Panther and Thor, while leaving the common people to passively admire their betters’ magnificence.

Rendering of Don Chiofaro's proposed skyscraper on the Boston waterfront.

Bullish on Boston

Readers weigh in on developer Don Chiofaro's stalled plan for the Boston Harbor waterfront.

Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton has hands-on learning that is crucial to many of their vocational programs, from automotive technology and electrical to cosmetology and culinary arts.

What determines ‘fairness’ in vocational school admissions?

Readers respond to the March 28 editorial, “Fighting for fairness in vocational-ed admissions.”

A mural of the eyes of the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in the center of Caracas during the first day of the strict curfew ordered by President Maduro, on March 22, due to the surge of cases of COVID-19 and the lack of vaccines.

One’s totalitarian, the other isn’t

Cuban and Venezuelan voters in the United States hear about Democratic policies and think “socialist.” But what they most likely fear is communism.


MBTA must restore crucial bus lines

Despite reversing course on cuts, many crucial MBTA busroutes are still without service.