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At Florida strip mall, a giddy tone belies a grave accusation

Former Massachusetts resident and Patriots fan Lynn Eisenhauer of Jupiter, Fla., took a photo as she drove by the now-closed Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter on Saturday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accused of soliciting prostitution at the spa.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The spectacle outside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter was in sharp contrast to the gravity of the case involving Robert Kraft as detailed by authorities.

// Sex traffickers rely on the vulnerable and ‘keep reselling people’

Commercial sex trafficking operations such as the one Robert Kraft is accused of patronizing have taken hold in plain sight in Massachusetts and across the country.


// Message from the bishops summit: The problem is everywhere

No church official, no matter where he comes from, should return thinking this isn’t a problem back home.

Sonya Bandouil (right) embraced registered nurse Thuy Le while visiting Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge this month. The Bandouil family had stopped into the hospital to say goodbye to staff members that cared for Sonya during her stay.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Young pianist crushed in building collapse must find a way to start again

All her life, she’d wanted nothing more than to be a professional pianist. Then the massive concrete facade of a building in Allston fell on her.

Ty Burr | Critic’s Notebook

// The Oscars ain’t what they used to be — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

The Academy, like the movie industry, finds itself at a crossroads.

The Nation


Message from the bishops summit: The problem is everywhere

Pope Francis addressed cardinals and bishops during the Vatican summit for bishops on the sex-abuse crisis.

By John L. Allen Jr.

No church official, no matter where he comes from, should return thinking this isn’t a problem back home.

Eager to stave off Medicare for all plan, lobbies unite

A supporter of Medicare for all at a 2017 rally for Senator Bernie Sanders.

By Robert Pear

Doctors, hospitals, drug companies, and insurers are intent on strangling Medicare for all before it advances from an aspirational slogan to a legislative agenda item.

Iceland to keep hunting up to 2,130 whales over 5 years

Iceland’s whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new regulation issued by the Nordic nation’s government.

The World

Maduro breaks ties with Colombia over efforts to bring in aid

Venezuelans demanded national guards to allow the entry of humanitarian aid in Cucuta, Colombia, Saturday.

By Nicholas Casey, Albinson Linares and Anatoly Kurmanaev

Meanwhile, hundreds of anti-Maduro protesters along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil tried to pierce a blockade of foreign aid.

Amid Brexit strains, Anglo-Irish relations are ‘fraying’

A former IRA safehouse in Cavan, which is home to much of Ireland’s agricultural industry

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

Britain’s expected departure — possibly a messy one — from the EU is reopening old wounds and resentments in Ireland against its former colonial master.

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

A minesweeper patrols before Kim Jong Un arrives for the North Korean leader’s Hanoi summit with President Trump

By Denis D. Gray and Hau Dinh

The capital of Hanoi once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Trump he won’t find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation.

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

Leaving Michael Jackson

By Renée Graham

AFTER THE GUEST of honor was roasted and toasted at her birthday party last year, the DJ cranked up the evening’s playlist.

Opinion | Luke O’Neil

Covington Catholic student may not have set out to become an avatar for Trumpism, but he sure is now

Snow covers the grounds of Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. The school has received national attention in the wake of videos showing students from the school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Lisa Cornwell)

By Luke O’Neil

Here is the smirking MAGA teen again, and here is the picture of his face and his face in the hat, and thanks to the lawsuit, he’ll be dragged through the political cycle anew.


Good policy, bad policymaking, and the fight over the 2020 census

FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments in a trial over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge Richard Seeborg is not expected to issue a ruling immediately on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

By Jeff Jacoby

Should adding a census question about citizenship raise hackles? Only if it was added dishonestly.



In Robert Kraft’s name, a professor wrestles with sex and slavery

Bernadette Brooten is a Brandeis University professor. She is the Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis.

By Nestor Ramos

As a Brandeis professor, Bernadette Brooten has studied the long, intertwined history of sex and slavery. One of the names on her endowed chair? Kraft.

Sex traffickers rely on the vulnerable and ‘keep reselling people’

Authorities say Orchids of Asia Day Spa (above) in Jupiter, Fla., was part of a sex trafficking operation.

By Laura Crimaldi and Jeremy C. Fox

Commercial sex trafficking operations such as the one Robert Kraft is accused of patronizing have taken hold in plain sight in Massachusetts and across the country.

Solicitation charge raises many questions about Robert Kraft’s future

By Bob Hohler and John Hilliard

The Patriots owner faces one of his greatest personal challenges as he tries to protect his image as one of Boston’s most prominent business leaders.

Business & Tech

Michelle Singletary | The Color of Money

Does America have a savings crisis?

By Michelle Singletary

If faced with an unexpected expense of $400, four in 10 adults said they wouldn’t have the money to cover it, according to a report from the Federal Reserve last year.



Work paying off for Bruins’ Karson Kuhlman

Boston Bruins forward Karson Kuhlman (83) skates with the puck during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Providence call-up has impressed enough to stay on the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.


Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis the closest he’s ever been to the majors

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 23, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Yankees vs. Red Sox- Sox Michael Chavis is greeted in the dugout after his three run home run in the third inning. The Sox beat the Yanks 8-5.

By Peter Abraham

A breakout season in 2017 was clouded by an 80-game suspension in 2018.


North Attleborough surprises with fourth-place finish

By Jenna Ciccotelli

Winning the floor exercise provided the difference in their bid to reach All-State meet.

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Are Carolina Hurricanes jerks or just having fun?

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Saturday’s spring training report: Red Sox open with a win

By Peter Abraham


It’s back: The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is renewed

By Dan Shaughnessy


How much damage has Robert Kraft done to his reputation?

By Ben Volin


Ryan Garlitz closes in on state record with victory

By Riley Overend


Tewksbury’s Makayla Paige stars in record-setting 600; Wellesley girls’ repeat as team champions

By Alex Bensley


Blues end Bruins’ seven-game winning streak in shootout

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Austin Prep girls headline strong Division 1 field

By Dan Shulman


Framingham prepped to take its best shot in Super 8

By Jake Levin


Duke phenom Zion Williamson has everybody talking

By Gary Washburn


NFL teams discounting Kyler Murray would be short-sighted

By Jim McBride


Ideas | Marcela García

‘Roma’ exposes Mexico’s darkest secret

By Marcela García

In the age of Trump, American racism and Mexican racism can seem like matter and antimatter. How can both exist at the same time?

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Farewell, Afghanistan

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. Marines stand guard during the change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field in Shorab military camp of Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)

By Stephen Kinzer

We should pull out of this never-ending war. But do we have the political clout to do it right?

Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

2019 Oscars BINGO

By A.J.B. Lane

Here’s a better way to watch the Academy Awards.


Jack Swift, 77, political and civic activist in North Adams

Mr. Swift in 2005 with his grandson Sam.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Swift was a longtime political and civic activist who guided many campaigns, including those of his daughter, former acting governor Jane Swift.

Don Bragg, Olympic pole-vault champion, dies at 83

Mr. Bragg let out a Tarzan yell at the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where he won a gold medal.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Bragg, who was denied his dream of playing Tarzan in the movies but parlayed his imposing physique into a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, died Saturday at his home in Oakley, Calif.

Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, dies at 94

Mr. Donen posed with his Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1998.

By Jake Coyle

Mr. Donen often teamed with Gene Kelly but also worked with Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Fred Astaire.

Sunday Arts

At the Davis Museum, Latin American art writ large

Davis Museum exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey. Caption: Jose Clemente Orozco (Ciudad Guzman, Mexico 1883 - 1949 Mexico City, Mexico) Rear Guard, 1929, Lithograph, Museum purchase, The Dorothy Johnston Towne (Class of 1923) Fund, 2004.7

By Murray Whyte

A sprawling new show is ambitious, if to a fault.

Critic’s Notebook

Issues of nudity and power take center stage

Ashley Risteen in “Bare Stage.”

By Don Aucoin

Against the backdrop of #MeToo, a new play on a Boston stage examines the pressures theater performers face.


A surprising blend of poetry, sci-fi, and ‘Bloom County’

By Amy Sutherland

Pulitzer finalist Evie Shockley is a fellow at Radcliffe’s Advance Institute for Advanced Study.

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story behind the book | kate tuttle

Blending Shakespeare, time travel, and insanity

By Kate Tuttle



Sudbury woman is at center of restoration and reconciliation in Montgomery, Ala.

Sarah Beatty Buller. (Michelle Consuegra) 24montgomery

By Linda Matchan

Sarah Beatty Buller and her husband bought 13 buildings in Montgomery, part of a major revitalization in a community that resonates with history.

Planting the seeds of what to do on your marijuana getaways

An early visitor to New England Treatment Access in Northampton.

By Lauren Daley

Tourists can now find marijuana in several cities across the state, and suddenly people are traveling hours to places they might know next-to-nothing about. So what else do you do once you’re there?

Boston to London, with legroom and Terra Chips?

By Christopher Muther

JetBlue is weighing plans to begin transatlantic flights. Its first route would likely be Boston to London.


Globe Magazine

As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off eviction

Tenants, landlords, and attorneys wait to hear their cases called in Courtroom 10 in Eastern Housing Court.

By Jenifer McKim and Alejandro Serrano

With an estimated 43 evictions a day in Massachusetts, should the state guarantee legal help to renters who can’t afford an attorney?

Globe Magazine

At summer camp, friendships blossom without technology

A former camper says the Episcopal Conference Center camp experience influenced her career choice: social work.

By Meaghan O’Neill

Camp is the perfect incubator for building rewarding relationships — a life skill that today’s kids need more than ever.

Globe Magazine

Anxious parent? Sending the kids to camp can be great for you, too

Collage of middle age mature beautiful couple of senior wife and husband over white isolated background looking stressed and nervous with hands on mouth biting nails. Anxiety problem.

By Meaghan O’Neill

Experts offer advice on loosening the reins and letting kids find their own way.

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Globe Magazine

Summer camps where kids can learn from sports pros

By Mary Shertenlieb

Connections | Magazine

I feel certain Dad is watching over me

By Mara Krausz

Globe Local


With each paper crane, a child’s love takes flight

The author’s granddaughter made this card and 73 paper cranes for her grandfather.

By Beverly Beckham

Soon my grandchildren will stop giving these hand-hewn gifts. Soon they will think that a jar full of sayings and a homemade card are not good enough.

Will your high school grad understand dollars and cents?

By Ysabelle Kempe

Massachusetts students can earn a diploma without knowing how to save for retirement or even write a check. But a new law could change that.


Somerville at crossroads of new Tufts study

Traffic on Interstate 93 in Somerville. A new study will look at improving air quality for people living near busy roads.

By John Laidler

Tufts University will conduct a study on how to improve indoor air quality for Somerville residents living near busy roads.

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At Ellis Square Social, changing menu passes the taste test

By Coco McCabe and Doug Stewart