Living in a box: stories of chronic pain

Alison Novak is trying to get her son, Jace, to understand that she can?t lift him and that he must be gentle with her because of her pain.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

For those who live with it every day, pain confines in ways that others cannot see.

// Bruising contest now heads to swing states

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will now turn toward a handful of states that are likely to determine the election.


// David Duke, Trump?s fellow traveler

How did a celebrity developer from New York and a professional racist from Louisiana end up with the same set of issues?

// Mass. insiders turn to lobbying careers

Time and again, consultants who help candidates win elections then go on to represent corporate clients with interests before the new office holder.


// Selling souls and other things

Some convicted of sickening violence make money by putting their thoughts, their clothing, even evidence up for sale.

// Winning ticket in $487m Powerball drawing sold in N.H.

One person in the Granite State will wake up nearly half a billion dollars richer after claiming the jackpot in Saturday?s lotto.

Jeffrey Dykens, chairman of the Chatham Board of Selectmen, says, ?We are deeply concerned about the future.?

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

As sands shift, Cape Cod refuge changes and tensions rise

The tension over whether the state or federal government controls the waters off Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has peaked in recent months.

// Despite mayor?s plea, Beacon Hill retains control of liquor licenses

Mayor Martin Walsh and the city council wanted the authority to grant additional liquor licenses in the city.

// Harvard Summer School student ID?d as drowning victim

The body of 18-year-old Tyler Greene was pulled from the Charles River Friday night.

angels 5, red sox 2

// Drew Pomeranz, Red Sox can?t get it done in loss to Angels

Pomeranz allowed five runs on six hits over 5? innings, boosting his ERA with the Red Sox to 7.53.

2016 Olympics

Bob Ryan

// I love the Olympics, but the future of the Olympic movement is at stake

After covering 11 Olympics, I am troubled by the Games and by the way they?ve evolved.

Active shooter situation reported in Austin, Texas

Police said multiple victims were shot in the downtown of Texas? capital.

Yvonne Abraham

// AG faces sexist, antigay slurs after imposing gun ban

Nobody was prepared for how vile so much of the pushback would be.

A woman held copies of ?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? in a bookstore in London early Sunday. The play made its debut on stage Saturday and was released around the world in book form on Sunday.

Neil Hall/Reuters

J.K. Rowling says she hopes Potter play goes global

??Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?? was released in bookstores at midnight, and fans gave a standing ovation after its theater debut.

// Skydiver jumps from 25,000 feet ? and doesn?t use a parachute

Luke Aikins became the first person to jump from the sky into a net on the ground without the device.

// Why the state?s plan on wood pellets is drawing criticism

Fuel derived from felling trees in forests may soon be deemed a form of renewable energy and qualify for state subsidies.

Ideas | Beena Sarwar

// Queer life undercover in South Asia

We need to compassionately support the struggle of Muslim queers is because it is not just a fight for LGBTQ rights but part of the larger war for inclusion.

Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe


Coldplay makes stops in Bourne, Foxborough

The band was in the Boston area as part of its international ?A Head Full of Dreams? tour.


// Packing a lot into baby?s first vacation

No amount of self-awareness prevented a writer from turning into a cliche, the frazzled mom sweating every detail.

// In Dorchester, street hockey for a cause

The Baker family, reeling from the death of father and husband Michael Baker, were the beneficiaries of this year?s ?Dot Pot.?

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Globe Magazine

400 years of flops, flubs, and failures in Boston

Parallel to Boston?s proud legacy lies another, less inspiring track???one prone to derailments, blunders, and fiascoes.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Mt. Tabor, VT - 7/3/2016 - Rainbow Family members hold hands with a man dressed as an Ent as they walk into a meadow during a Rainbow Gathering in Mt. Tabor, VT, July 3, 2016.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ?70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.