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August 29, 2014 Comment

It’s A Dog’s Life In ‘Finding Neverland’

Thayne Jasperson channels his canine side to play Porthos, the family dog, in the play at the American Repertory Theater.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Reaches Deal To End Standoff

After a six-week protest, thousands of workers and customers are celebrating a deal that will bring back the ousted CEO.

August 14, 2014 7 Comments

After Six Decades, Painter Jamie Wyeth Continues To Surprise

Jamie Wyeth has long lived in the shadow of his famous father and grandfather, but now he’s getting his due.

August 13, 2014 Comment

‘Good Will Hunting’ Landmarks Become Makeshift Memorials

Many Bostonians feel a special connection to Robin Williams, who made a lasting impression when filming there in 1997.

August 7, 2014 Comment

Company Seeks Approval For Experimental Ebola Drug

The head of the Massachusetts company explains how the treatment would work and what it would take to get it to patients.

July 25, 2014 Comment

As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows

WBUR’s Curt Nickisch has the strange story of the $4 billion grocery store chain and the lone shopper who stepped into its online void.

July 24, 2014 6 Comments

Good Movies You Might Have Missed

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr shares a few of his recent favorite films, many of which escaped the attention of the public.

July 7, 2014 3 Comments

Is It Time To Get Rid Of Noncompete Agreements?

The debate over noncompetes in Massachusetts pits many established corporations against Greater Boston’s tech sector.

July 1, 2014 Comment

Rwandan Man’s New Arms Replace Those A Father Destroyed

WBUR’s Martha Bebinger brings us the story of Patrick Mbarushimana, a patient in Boston who is learning to use artificial arms.

June 26, 2014 5 Comments

Supreme Court Rules On Recess Appointments, Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

The court limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies and struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

June 17, 2014 Comment

Startup Aims To Score With World Cup

The head of Boston-based Dashbell says only 4 percent of Brazilian pousadas offer their rooms online, so she saw a huge need.

June 16, 2014 6 Comments

Building Tiny Human Organs With 3-D Printing

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia is part of a bio-engineering revolution that is transforming the field of medicine.

June 16, 2014 16 Comments

A Veteran’s View Of The Crisis In Iraq

Seth Moulton, who served four tours in Iraq, says “I think the war was a mistake but at the same time, it’s very hard to see it all fall apart.”

June 6, 2014 Comment

‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Resonates For Esther Earl’s Parents

The film, inspired by the life of Esther Grace Earl, who died from cancer in 2010 at age 16, comes out in theaters today,

June 6, 2014 Comment

D-Day Artifacts On Display At Massachusetts World War II Museum

The Museum of World War II in Natick, Mass., houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts about the war.

June 6, 2014 Comment

Uber Tests The Waters Of Boston Harbor

The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.

June 2, 2014 Comment

Teller Works His Magic In Production Of ‘The Tempest’

The normally-silent half of Penn & Teller’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s fantasy includes a live band, acrobatics, and illusions.

May 30, 2014 Comment

Aretha Franklin Performs The National Anthem At Harvard Graduation

“The Queen of Soul” had the crowd cheering with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

May 23, 2014 2 Comments

Tom Rush’s Rite Of Passage Song

The folk singer’s rendition of “Child’s Song” takes on special significance during graduation season.

May 20, 2014 2 Comments

Catching Up With Michelle Chamuel Of ‘The Voice’

A year after she finished second in the TV singing competition, the fan favorite discusses her music and life after “The Voice.”

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.