| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Donald and Dorothy Lutz were married more than 60 years ago, but they had only one snapshot to show for it. That's because their wedding photographer stood them up on their big day.
So when the Boston-area couple celebrated their 61st anniversary, a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Houston defensive end Antonio Smith implied that "spying" or something "just kind of fishy" may have aided the New England Patriots in their 34-31 comeback victory Sunday over the Texans.
Hmmmm. A now 9-3 team led by a pair of future Hall of Famers in...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:22 PM
2013 was a superb year for fans of genre entertainment. Major comic book heroes celebrated milestone anniversaries, as did “Doctor […]...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
"Lone Survivor," Peter Berg's new movie about a Navy SEAL mission gone horribly awry in the mountains of Afghanistan, gives away its ending in the title. But spoilers are beside the point for the gritty drama based on Marcus Luttrell's 2007 memoir,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Former South Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the Boston Globe revealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:10 PM
For the second time this week, a community is mourning the killing of a teacher, allegedly by a student. The latest victim, Colleen Ritzer, math teacher at Danvers High School in Massachusetts, was 24. A 14-year-old student was charged in the killing...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Now that we all live inside hermetically-sealed political feedback bubbles when it comes to receiving and reacting to news, it's never been easier to form an opinion on a given story. That's particularly true of the type of Rorschach-test-like stories for...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Amid complaints over the effectiveness and efficiency of HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enable Americans to avail themselves of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Monday shared his own frustrations with what he called...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:38 PM
The title character of the new superhero sequel "Kick-Ass 2" is a teenage vigilante (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) known for his ability to take a licking and keep on ticking. Time will tell if the movie itself displays the same resilience, because the first wave...