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The life and rise of Ayanna Pressley

Long before her stunning win Tuesday, unseating a 10-term congressman with just about the entire party establishment on his side, Pressley’s was an against-the-odds story. Time and again, she has toppled expectations, surprising everyone but those who know her best.


// The age-old question: How good can Tom Brady be this year?

“He’s not beating Father Time, but he is capable of keeping the lead longer than any of the rest of us ever could,” analyst Tony Romo said.

Devra First | Critic’s Notebook

// The Patriots are a world-class team. So why isn’t the food at Gillette better?

In Foxborough, stadium concessions are definitely not the G.O.A.T.

Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune/AP

Retired N.J. priest says his complaints were dismissed by Boston Archdiocese

A retired Roman Catholic monsignor said that his efforts to report accusations of clergy sexual misconduct to Cardinal Sean O’Malley were rebuffed by the prelate’s secretary.

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

In the biotech hurly-burly, a cautionary tale

For the CEO of a biotech startup, there may be no bigger asset than a compelling sales pitch. Frank Reynolds had a great one.

The Nation

East Coast faces rising hurricane threat from Hurricane Florence

Florence, Isaac, and Helene could all pose a threat to the East Coast. Above: where the storms were on Saturday night.

By Brian K. Sullivan

South Carolina’s governor already has declared a state of emergency. The storm could hit the US by the end of the week.

Trump doesn’t think deal with Stormy Daniels is valid, lawyer says

An attorney for the company set up to handle Stormy Daniels’s 2016 nondisclosure agreement with the president had offered earlier Saturday to rescind that deal.

By Michael Balsamo and Catherine Lucey

President Trump does not believe the hush-money deal is valid and will not carry out threats to sue Daniels for breaking the agreement, Trump’s attorney said Saturday.

For Sessions, Trump’s constant attacks may define his legacy

By Eric Tucker

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pushed President Trump’s agenda at the Justice Department.

The World

Trump administration discussed coup plans with rebel Venezuelan officers

Most Latin American leaders agreed Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro (center), has ruined his country’s economy.

By Ernesto Londoño and Nicholas Casey

The Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela to discuss plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro.

India hunts man-eating tiger blamed for 13 deaths

A 10-month-old cub in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar

The killings have gone on for more than two years, sowing panic in the hills around one town in central India.

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence

Iraqi special forces patrolled a street in Basra, Iraq, Saturday, following protests a day before.

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings.

Editorial & Opinion


Charlie Baker: Four years later

 Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker speaks to supporters during his primary election night victory rally Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Boston. Baker will face state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Four years after endorsing Baker, the editorial board reflects on how 2014 priorities can inform the 2018 election.

Renée Graham

Americans are the greatest threat to their democracy

Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a town hall forum at the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Dalton, Ga. Abrams is running against Republican candidate Brian Kemp in Georgia's November general election. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

By Renée Graham

Voter suppression has a long history. And is more dangerous than Russian meddling.

Dante Ramos

Young voters, claim your power

Boston, MA - September 04, 2018: Courtney Leonard, left, and Lianne Hughes make a selfie with a portrait of Ayanna Pressley during the Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign primary night celebration at IBEW Local 103, in Dorchester, MA on September 04, 2018. Ayanna Pressley is a Boston City Councilor and Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter: slider

By Dante Ramos

There’s one sure way to make our politics healthier and our economy fairer: Young renters need to show up at the polls.


Living history thrives at new Hancock-Adams Common

A young girl played behind the newly unveiled statue of John Hancock in Quincy on Saturday.

By Aimee Ortiz

History was alive in Quincy on Saturday as Colonial reenactors, politicians, families, and history buffs gathered at the opening of the Hancock-Adams Common.

Retired N.J. priest says his complaints were dismissed by Boston Archdiocese

By Brian MacQuarrie

A retired Roman Catholic monsignor said that his efforts to report accusations of clergy sexual misconduct to Cardinal Sean O’Malley were rebuffed by the prelate’s secretary.

Many college students don’t sleep well. This Harvard course hopes to change that

Raymond So, a sophomore, and professor Charles Czeisler talked to freshmen about sleep.

By Laura Krantz

Freshmen are required to take an online course about sleep before they arrive on campus, part of an initiative to help students have healthier sleep habits.

Business & Tech


How much was lost? Lessons learned 10 years after the financial crisis

Lehman Bros.’ September 2008 collapse was one of the key moments in the recession.

By Michelle Singletary

Financial and consumer experts offer thoughts on the last economic crisis and how people can protect themselves before the next one hits.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

They’re betting you’ll enjoy robot-prepared meals

By Scott Kirsner

Automated restaurant Spyce says it has raised $21 million in new funding.


Bone by bone, he connects whales and public

Dan DenDanto with his whale bone exhibit at the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington.

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Marine biologist Dan DenDanto owns a company aptly named Whales and Nails.



When will the Patriots’ dominance end? Probably not this year

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, holds the AFC championship trophy beside team owner Robert Kraft, left, honorary captain Tedy Bruschi, second from left, and head coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The New England Patriots defeated the the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By Tara Sullivan

As the rest of the NFL wondering how long this can last, the signs point to another season of excellence.


Will losing Super Bowl have a lasting effect on Patriots?

Minneapolis, MN - 2/4/2018 - The Patriots bench is not a happy place in the fourth quarter, including quarterback Tom Brady (12) and some of his teammates, including Danny Amendola (80), and Rob Gronkowski in the backround during Super Bowl LII. The New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe staff

By Ben Volin

The last team to get back to the Super Bowl the year after losing it was the early ’90s Bills.


BC-Holy Cross football rivalry better left in the distant past

Boston College running back AJ Dillon left Holy Cross in the dust early and often, rushing for three touchdowns in the first eight minutes.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The two storied programs were headed in opposite directions when they stopped the annual matchup in 1986. It’s a bigger mismatch now.

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bruins notebook

Kyle Keyser getting his dream chance with Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont


For Alex Cora and Red Sox, a missed opportunity

By Nick Cafardo


Austin Prep has built itself a winner

By Craig Larson


A few fascinating facts about the fellows in Foxborough

By Jim McBride

BMW Championship

As scores go low at BMW, Justin Rose grabs first place

By Doug Ferguson

NASCAR Monster Energy Series: Brickyard 400

Jimmie Johnson rides 48-race losing streak into Brickyard

By Jenna Fryer

US Open men’s final (Sunday, 4 p.m., ESPN)

Four surgeries later, Juan Martin del Potro to again play for US Open crown

By Howard Fendrich


Catholic Memorial rolls to victory in John DiBiaso’s debut

By Nate Weitzer


UMass bows to Georgia Southern


Matt Barnes out indefinitely with a sore hip

By Peter Abraham


No. 6 Oklahoma rolls over UCLA

By Cliff Brunt


Hall of Fame wait lifted off of Charlie Scott’s shoulders

By Gary Washburn


Matt Maiona leads Wellesley over East Bridgewater

By Lenny Rowe

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Let’s look at the impact of the Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

By Kevin Paul Dupont


BC football routs Holy Cross

By Frank Dell’Apa


Patriots’ keys to victory over the Texans

By Jim McBride


Here’s what’s at stake for the Patriots’ big three this season

By Ben Volin


Rick Middleton honed his skills on the streets in Ontario

By Kevin Paul Dupont


A Red Sox-Cubs World Series would be the perfect end to the season

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | Kory Stamper

The long, long history — and bright future — of the genderless ‘they’

The XOXO art and technology festival in Portland, Ore., distributed pins so attendees could make their identifying pronouns clear.

By Kory Stamper

Complex views of gender go back further than many people think.

Ideas | Amy Crawford

When American politics was a blood sport

Representatives William J. Graves of Kentucky and Jonathan Cilley of Maine.

By Amy Crawford

Congress was surprisingly violent in the years leading up to the Civil War. What’s that say about our own era of incivility?

Ideas | Terence Young

When Americans realized that roughing it stinks, the RV was born

1937 Covered Wagon at the Gilmore Car Museum in Indiana. CREDIT: Greg Gjerdingen

By Terence Young

In 1915, new creature comforts created by technology merged with the back-to-nature movement.

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Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

Kickoff of the fall (political) football season

By A.J.B. Lane


A long history of humans and cheese

By Alex Kingsbury


Samuel W. Bodman, 79; former Fidelity executive served as US energy secretary

Dr. Bodman served as president and chief operating officer at Fidelity Investments, and then chairman and chief executive at Cabot Corp.

By Bryan Marquard

When President George W. Bush nominated him in December 2004 to be the new US energy secretary, Dr. Bodman saw the position as the culmination of his career.

Sunday Arts

Devra First | Critic’s Notebook

The Patriots are a world-class team. So why isn’t the food at Gillette better?

Gillette Stadium.

By Devra First

In Foxborough, stadium concessions are definitely not the G.O.A.T.

23 hot picks for cool fall books

Fiction from masters like Knausgaard, Murakami, and Kingsolver and buzzy novices like Saviano and Riker. Timely histories from Lepore and Goodwin and probing memoirs from Gerald, Chung, and Laymon examine lives and pose the question: What is an American?

Fall Arts Preview 2018

For this champion of mind-reading, tricks are far from routine

Alex McAleer has toured with “Champions of Magic” since 2014.

By Hayley Kaufman

One of the stars of “Champions of Magic,” Alex McAleer has made a career of you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me moments, translating the intimacy of his mental magic onto the big stage.

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Pop Music

Fall Arts Preview: Pop and rock

By Maura Johnston


Fall Arts Preview: Dance picks

By Jeffrey Gantz

Classical Music

Fall Arts Preview: Classical music picks

By Zoë Madonna

Scene here | Local Films, festivals, and faces

Fall festivals and special film occasions

By Loren King

It’s a Thing

From canceled panels to train training

By Michael Andor Brodeur

World Music

Fall Arts Preview: World music picks

By Kevin Lowenthal


Fall Arts Preview: Comedy picks

By Nick A. Zaino III

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Graphic-novel of Berlin amid rise of Nazism; P-town book fest; macabre New England

By Nina MacLaughlin

book review

From West Roxbury to fashion legend

By Christopher Muther


Picked up a love for Russian lit while in prison

By Amy Sutherland

story behind the book | kate tuttle

How the top 1 percent fosters inequality

By Kate Tuttle


Fall Arts Preview: Album picks

By Isaac Feldberg

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Schoenberg at the movies

By Jeremy Eichler

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Shakespeare’s son, forgotten, alone, and unknown — until now

By Christopher Wallenberg

Folk & Country

Fall Arts Preview: Folk and country picks

By Stuart Munro


Fall Arts Preview: Jazz picks

By Jon Garelick

Fall Arts Preview 2018

At the ICA, making the viewer a participant

By Cate McQuaid

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Groundbreaking dance in a new black box theater

By Karen Campbell

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Lily Tomlin can just be herself — or lots of other people

By Nick A. Zaino III


For 32 years, they’ve been catering to quilt-loving travelers

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon was part of the Sensational Sisters tour.

By Necee Regis

Country Heritage Tours runs about 18 trips a year — nationally and internationally.


Hotel Viking Newport is ‘big birthday’ worthy

A $6.2 million restoration aimed to honor the Hotel Viking’s historic roots while adding up-to-date technological amenities.

By Necee Regis

This renovated classic is one of those places that makes you consider hunkering down for your whole stay.

Prague’s Museum of Communism offers a sober (and sometimes light) look into a dark time

The Prague museum shows various phases of life — from schools to sports to spies — during the Communist era, which stretched from 1948 to the Velvet Revolution of 1989.

By John Hanc

“If you expect that we will glorify Communism or apologize for it, you have come to the wrong place,” declared Pavel, our guide.

Real Estate


How to buy a home when you don’t have enough saved up

By Katheleen Conti

Saving enough for a down payment, particularly in a housing market as red-hot as Greater Boston’s, is among the top concerns for many would-be first-time home buyers.

Home of the Week: Sideboards serve as vanities in Melrose antique listed for about $1.3 million

By John R. Ellement

The current owner has made extensive updates to this five-bedroom home. Search the latest listings at

Ask the Gardener: Why your hydrangea may never bloom again

By Carol Stocker

Ask the Gardener writer Carol Stocker offers advice on what to plant if you want more cutting flowers next summer and your hydrangea to bloom. |


Your Home | Magazine

Bringing a little California style to a Victorian in Cohasset

Homeowner and designer Jenny Minns in her home office with her daughter, Isabelle.

By Marni Elyse Katz

Transplants from San Diego buy and completely renovate a fixer-upper close to family.

Your Home | Magazine

How a Joss & Main style director transformed her own Charlestown Victorian

The bronze dog statues in the parlor came from homeowner Donna Garlough’s childhood home. She favors inexpensive furniture in classic silhouettes. “I don’t want any rooms to be off-limits to kids,” she says.

By Marni Elyse Katz

By day, she’s got a dreamy job at Joss & Main. In her spare time, she’s slowly transformed her family’s home.

Your Home | Magazine

When an old home has a disjointed addition, how do you fix it?

Above: West Elm chairs add seating in the breakfast nook. “Meals, art projects, it all happens here,” says homeowner Jennifer Schley Johnson.

By Marni Elyse Katz

An irregularly shaped mudroom and revamped kitchen connects old and new in a young family’s home in downtown Beverly.

Globe Local


For Randolph football team, volunteering is part of the game

Randolph 08/31/2018: Members of the Randolph High schoolteam take a break along the sidelines during practice. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Joe Rice

Community service also goes hand in hand with sports at Central Catholic in Lawrence and Millis high schools.

Message for today’s girls: Define. Strengthen. Own.

Pembroke 07/25/2018: Maria Wood, a model, works with children at her Fashion Focus Studio in Pembroke. She works with the girls to help them build self-esteem and confidence through her program. (l-r) Brooke Amato, 5, from Kingston and Paige Stewart, 9. from Norwell write in their journals during the class. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

By Hattie Bernstein

The founder of the Fashion Focus Program in Pembroke encourages kids to develop their own style.


When the trickle-down effect of disrespect becomes a flood

By Beverly Beckham

Disrespect is in the spotlight, center stage, made legitimate by President Trump, because disrespect and ridicule are his first lines of defense.