Seven dead after shooting rampage in Calif.

A gunman driving a BMW near a university campus went on a “premeditated mass murder,” police said.

all things catholic

// Pope begins pilgrimage with political edge in Jordan

The Globe’s John Allen also looks at the Vatican against the UN and an emerging reformer.


Pleasant surprises at Boston Calling opening

Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros kicked off the three-day event in City Hall Plaza on Friday.

Sports wearables are the wave of the future

Teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL are exploring wearable technology options, recognizing the value of tracking a player’s fitness around the clock.

Guest conductor Sarah Hicks made her Boston Pops debut leading a program featuring music inspired by outer space, hosted by the legendary Leonard Nimoy.

music review

Nimoy hosts Pops concert

With a twinkle in his eye, Leonard Nimoy hosted the “Out of this World” Boston Pops concert Friday.

Ian McKellan (top) and Patrick Stewart as Magneto and Xavier, respectively.

Movie Review

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is fast, smart, and intermittently inspired

The latest film in the series upholds the acceptably high batting average of Marvel’s second-tier movie franchise.

// How a White Mountains trek turned into a survival test

A combination of bad weather, bad luck, and bad decisions turned an overnight outing into a near-disaster for a Harvard professor and his group.



// Coyote Gulch, the supermodel of national treasures

The pinnacle of this adventure is the canyon’s bottom, where your world loses its horizons.


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Dance Review

Boston Ballet dancers rehearse the “Emeralds” portion of George Balanchine’s “Jewels” at the Boston Opera House Thursday.

Boston Ballet glitters in ‘Jewels’

The company is presenting George Balanchine’s triptych as the Boston climax of its 50th-anniversary season speaks to how far Boston Ballet has come in 50 years.