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November 23, 2015 Comment

New Exhibit Highlights Native American Fashion

A new traveling exhibition called Native Fashion Now has debuted at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

November 17, 2015 Comment

Facial Feminization Surgery: What Makes A Face Feminine?

“We hear beauty is only skin deep; it’s not. It has to do a lot with the bones,” says one of the surgeons who pioneered the surgery.

November 9, 2015 20 Comments

Beyond Counting Footsteps: Wearable Tech That Measures How You Work

Humanyze builds devices to analyze things like how an employee talks, with whom they’re talking, body movement and location.

November 3, 2015 2 Comments

With New Film, Globe Editor Walter Robinson Steps Into The Spotlight

The Boston Globe’s Walter Robinson, played by Michael Keaton in “Spotlight”, discusses how it feels to be depicted on the big screen.

October 19, 2015 Comment

EMC Sale Tests Massachusetts Tech Sector

Dell is buying the data storage company for a whopping $67 billion. So why is it renewing doubts about the state’s tech sector?

October 16, 2015 7 Comments

Jacques Ze Whipper Cracks His Way To The Guinness Book

News anchor by day, performer by night, Jack Lepiarz set the world record for the most whip-cracks in a minute.

October 7, 2015 2 Comments

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into DraftKings, FanDuel

The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man’s incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

September 22, 2015 20 Comments

Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Dreads Pope Visit

Robert Costello, who survived sexual abuse by a priest, says it’s like a “punch in the gut” seeing Pope Francis visit the U.S.

September 9, 2015 Comment

‘Black Mass’ Simplifies Boston Mobster’s Story

The movie is named after the devil worship used to describe the corrupt deal that brought “Whitey” Bulger into the fold of the FBI.

September 1, 2015 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what’s happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

August 10, 2015 176 Comments

‘Waking Up White’ Explores White Privilege

Author Debby Irving writes how she began to question her long held assumptions about race and culture.

July 20, 2015 3 Comments

Snapshots Make Way To Fine Art Museum

Peter Cohen has rescued 50,000 “found” vintage photographs. Now, about 300 are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

June 24, 2015 Comment

Boston Bombing Trial Culminates With Victim Impact Statements

Two dozen people, including survivors and family members of those killed in the bombing, faced the convicted bomber today.

June 22, 2015 Comment

Remembering Composer Gunther Schuller

We revisit Robin Young’s interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on the occasion of his 75th birthday, 15 years ago.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain’s bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 19, 2015 4 Comments

Can Boston Lose Its 2024 Olympic Bid?

U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston, but a member of the committee says “there’s no guarantee that Boston will be the city.”

May 15, 2015 2 Comments

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

May 11, 2015 4 Comments

Defense Rests In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial

Today saw the final day of testimony from witnesses called on behalf of the defense team for the convicted Boston bomber.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Runners Fight To The Finish In 119th Boston Marathon

It’s the first Boston Marathon victory for 30-year-old Caroline Rotich, and the second win for 25-year-old Lelisa Desisa.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 29 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.