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  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
  • The Internet shows some weekend love for actors, dancers, politicians

    The Internet shows some weekend love for actors, dancers, politicians
    Jacoby Jones will get an even wider repertoire of moves, Kristin Stewart has recapped the role of the clumsy mumbler, and tweeps dislike Seth MacFarlane. Welcome to your post-weekend online trends report for Feb 25. Ravens wide receiver Jones will be a...
  • Vermont's Kearney is the ski mogul

    Vermont's Kearney is the ski mogul
    You look at Hannah Kearney’s record beginning with the 2010 Olympics, and you figure it has to be a misprint. I mean, how does anyone win the Olympic gold in freestyle moguls and then 18 of the next 21 events on the World Cup circuit –...
  • Tribune's 'Playing With Fire' garners 3 awards

    Tribune's 'Playing With Fire' garners 3 awards
    The Chicago Tribune has won three national awards for its series “Playing With Fire,” an investigation of toxic flame retardants and the deceptive campaigns that two powerful industries waged to promote the chemicals. Among the awards is...
  • Van Cliburn dies at 78; pianist who gave U.S. a Cold War victory

    After a tense decade of air raid sirens, duck-and-cover drills and fears of Soviet superiority, hope for America came in an unlikely form in the late 1950s: a lanky, 23-year-old Texan with a head full of curls and huge hands that ranged across a piano...
  • Music Critic Matthew Guerrieri Discusses Beethoven at The Greenwich Library on Nov. 27

    Music Critic Matthew Guerrieri Discusses Beethoven at The Greenwich Library on Nov. 27
    Dun, dun, dun, dunnnn. You probably just put those syllables to the tune of the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, one of the most popular musical phrases of all time, without even realizing you were doing it. Boston Globe music critic...
  • Catholic officials knew of teacher's abuse, court files indicate

    Catholic officials knew of teacher's abuse, court files indicate
    The Catholic-school teacher had a pre-teen student pinned to the ground in his Baltimore classroom, the girl's blouse open and her chest exposed when the doorknob suddenly turned and the school principal — a nun — burst in. The screaming...
  • Marketing expert seeks outside-the-box challenges

    Marketing expert seeks outside-the-box challenges
    Who: Brenda Bailey of Fort Lauderdale Why: Bailey was recently named business development directorat SmartWater CSI in Fort Lauderdale. She joined the company in December 2012 as business development manager. About the company: SmartWater, founded...
  • Aaron Hernandez indicted on murder charge by grand jury

    Aaron Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder charge Thursday by a Massachusetts grand jury. Hernandez, a Pro Bowl tight end released by the New England Patriots in June upon his arrest on murder and weapons charges, has pleaded not guilty to...
  • Tighten Rules, End Sweetheart State Hiring

    Courant readers have been paying close attention to my colleague Jon Lender's stories on state government officials hiring relatives for summer jobs in their departments. It's a dispiriting enough tale to have caught the attention of Gov. Dannel P....
  • Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times

    Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times
    Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers, said Friday he has been exploring a possible purchase of the Los Angeles Times. "The Los Angeles Times says something," Walter said before the Dodgers played the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. "It...