| Jan 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be.
The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Bill Sharman, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach who guided the Lakers to their first National Basketball Assn. title in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, has died. He was 87.
Sharman, who coached teams to championships in three...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Aaron Hernandez once said that rejecting UConn to play football for the University of Florida was the best decision he ever made — in part because it allowed him to get away from his hometown of Bristol.
While Hernandez might have tried to flee...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Having commented repeatedly on the literacy and exclusivity of the audience for this blog, I'd like to turn today to some particulars. Assuming, I think reasonably, that people who follow me as @johnemcintyre on Twitter are also likely readers of this...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A quick glance at recent movie openings might give you the impression that Hollywood has something against humanity, which has been brought to the brink of annihilation in such films as "Oblivion," "After Earth," "Rapture-Palooza" and now "This Is the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:29 AM
These days it seems like every superhero under the sun has been given a modern makeover for the big screen -- Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor -- so it only makes sense that the grandaddy of them all is finally up for an overhaul in "Man of Steel."...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
That moment you learn your hero's not who you thought he was — that's how it was for an 18-month-old Massachusetts boy who was brought to tears by Robert Downey Jr.
Seems the kid expected to meet the real Iron Man. The one in the suit.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Brad Pitt's character in "World War Z," an ex-U.N. crisis specialist called back into action, faces the daunting task of stemming a global zombie pandemic. The film itself has also faced considerable trials, including extensive reshoots and a six-month...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:12 PM
With the Los Angeles Clippers closing in on a deal to hire Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, fans in the Boston area expressed surprise, disappointment and some anger Sunday night, along with resignation about the seeming inevitable.
On the Fish Pier...