| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:27 AM
One unlucky New York couple became the subject of comedian Kyle Ayers's tweets on Saturday night.
Using the hashtag #roofbreakup, Ayers spent the hours live-tweeting all of the sordid action, if you can call it that -- the banality of banality might...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Adding to Americans’ confusion about the ever-changing news from the medical world, there’s a new recommendation that would, in effect, drastically increase the number of people who take statins in an effort to reduce their risk of heart...
| Nov 14, 2013
How do you measure school quality?
For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:18 PM
BOSTON -- Whitey Bulger sat in court as he was called a rat, Satan, a coward, a punk, a psychopath, a bag of jailhouse rags and some other terms not suitable for mention in a family newspaper, and after all that, decided to keep silent.
| Nov 13, 2013
Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now?
Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners.
After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:09 PM
When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The Boston Red Sox sure are a classy organization.
Either that or they sure know how to rub a championship in the face of the team they just beat in the World Series.
Red Sox ownership took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Based on the popular young-adult novel by Orson Scott Card, the new film "Ender's Game" shares at least superficial similarities with the recent sci-fi smash "Gravity" (with its dazzling zero-G effects) and last year's YA blockbuster "The Hunger Games"...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Boston loves its Red Sox, but after the team's World Series championship win Wednesday night at Fenway Park, many of the Boston faithful paid tribute to an entirely different sporting event, the Boston Marathon.
Amid the jubilation outside Fenway, which...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:13 PM
As a Massachusetts community paused Saturday to remember a young teacher killed at her high school this week, the mother of the 14-year-old suspect in the death said Saturday that she was “struggling to understand” the case.