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  • 'Lone Survivor' carries out its mission, reviews say

    "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,...
  • Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

    Former South Boston crime boss JamesĀ "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...
  • Hope chests can be a death trap

    Hope chests can be a death trap
    A brother and sister died yesterday after apparently suffocating in a wooden chest in their home, The Boston Globe is reporting. The chest was made by Lane Furniture. The company's website says: "Between 1912 and 1987, Lane and Virginia Maid...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    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,...
  • Federal court OKs gender-reassignment surgery for murderer

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a convicted murderer in Massachusetts can get a gender-reassignment surgery while in prison. In 1990, Michelle Kosilek -- who was born physically male, and who at that point still identified as Robert -- murdered...
  • 'Kick-Ass 2': Superhero sequel takes a beating from critics

    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...
  • Future of Print Journalism? Jeff Bezos' Washington Post Purchase Spurs Questions

    Around the time "Man of Steel" opened in June, media watcher Jim Romenesko circulated an it-only-hurts-when-you-laugh letter explaining why Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was having his application rejected to become a reporter for a great metropolitan...
  • Orlando Philharmonic presents 'Barber of Seville'

     Orlando Philharmonic presents 'Barber of Seville'
    When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began staging operas, it had a very simple concept: Focus on the music. That was in 2009, when the Phil presented a concert staging of "Carmen," in partnership with Mad Cow Theatre, after Orlando Opera closed...
  • Crime & Punishment: Store Clerk in Critical Condition After Attempting to Stop Theft of David Hasselhoff Cardboard Cut-Out

    Crime & Punishment: Store Clerk in Critical Condition After Attempting to Stop Theft of David Hasselhoff Cardboard Cut-Out
    A Cumberland Farms clerk in Shelton went beyond the call of duty when he was seriously injured trying to stop a man stealing cutouts of David Hasselhoff. The "Baywatch" star appears in the convenience store chain's summer advertising campaign. Stores have...
  • Could More Have Been Done To Protect Jennifer Martel?

    Last week's killing in Massachusetts of Jennifer Martel shows once again why domestic violence is so difficult, yet so essential, to curb. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is right to call for a review of this terrible case and of the...
  • Baseball quotes: John Lackey doesn't think Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to play

    "If it's set up properly, it will be the greatest thing to happen to Major League Baseball." —Retired umpire Don Denkinger, best known for his blown call in the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals-Kansas City Royals World Series, to Time magazine on the...