| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hold on to your bowl of milk, feline friends: An entrepreneur wants to open a Boston cafe for cat lovers who'd love a spot to eat, drink and play while surrounded by whiskers.
To which I say: Why didn't I think of that?
There's a Tumblr dedicated to...
| Sep 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26
It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino.
Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:09 AM
In searching an apartment leased to Aaron Hernandez, Massachusetts State Police have found more evidence in their investigation into the slaying of Odin Lloyd, police documents say.
Authorities recovered ammunition -- including the type of .45-caliber...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:12 AM
NBA center Jason Collins, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, has become the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay. Collins made his announcement to Sports Illustrated, which will feature Collins...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago.
Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
| Mar 26, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.
Lewis worked for 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times, taking up...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan."
Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 12:34 PM
When Les Blank arrived in the lush, untamed Amazon in 1981 to make a documentary about Werner Herzog's film, "Fitzcarraldo," he knew the German's reputation as a daredevil director. Herzog had chosen the remote jungle locale, plagued by tribal...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy, who oversaw the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana for 24 years during a time of church closings, a national sex-abuse scandal and some run-ins with University of Notre Dame leaders, died Sunday of cancer at his...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Matt Molina, the executive chef at Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, was named the best chef in the Pacific region at the 2012 James Beard Foundation restaurant awards. Wolfgang Puck was awarded the lifetime achievement award....