Major changes proposed in redistricting plan

Legislative leaders have drawn a sweeping new plan for the state’s congressional districts that may force a face-off between Democratic incumbents William Keating and Stephen Lynch.

Dr. Conrad Murray

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s drug death

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver. Facebook’s Zuckerberg returns to Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg, in Cambridge today visiting Harvard and MIT, said recent remarks he made were meant to convey to start-ups that they don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to succeed.

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux watched batting practice.

Maddux withdraws from Sox consideration

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next manager of the Red Sox.

Sharon Bialek watched her lawyer, Gloria Allred, speak during a news conference.

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Woman alleges unwanted sexual advances from Cain

Sharon Bialek became the first woman to go public with accusations that Herman Cain engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior. Cain’s campaign instantly issued a denial.

A coffee cup you fill, fold, sip from

A dedicated coffee drinker, architect Peter Herman is working to make not only good coffee, but to create a more ingenious cup.

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How willpower works

Why can't you resist that cookie? How can you stick with your exercise routine? New research is helping us understand.


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Charles C. Yancey will be challenged for the District 4 councilor’s seat for an 11th time by J.R. Rucker.

Familiar foe joins Yancey on ballot

For all but two of the biennial races for Boston City Council since 1987, Charles C. Yancey has faced a challenge from J.R. Rucker, a 57-year-old community activist.


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The new Nook Tablet is shown during a demonstration at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York today.

Barnes & Noble’s unveils $249 Nook Tablet

The book reader includes more features of a full-blown tablet than its prior offerings as the tablet wars heat up ahead of the all-important holiday season.


 Supporters cheered Mitt Romney at a rally in Concord, N.H., late last month.

Female voters drawn to Romney this time

Mitt Romney’s strength with female voters — they support him by about five percentage points more than men do — was not something he saw in his 2008 presidential run.

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On football

Tom Brady

This time, Patriots offense is to blame

Sure, the Patriots offense made plays when it counted in the fourth, but what they put together for the first three quarters was borderline atrocious.


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Opera Review

Daniel Sutin as Macbeth with members of the BLO Chorus in a dress rehearsal of Verdi’s ‘‘Macbeth’’ at the Shubert Theatre.

Verdi’s ‘Macbeth,’ set in a dark dream

The dead never really die in Boston Lyric Opera’s exceedingly dark and psychologically driven new staging of Verdi’s “Macbeth.’’

Health and wellness

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Dr. Michael Siegel is a tobacco researcher and professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

A policy’s smoke screen

Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher and professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, talks about tobacco use in modern times.

Top Places to Work

Special section

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Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


“Elections are traditionally a mechanism of restoration, yet the GOP, by reducing itself to the absurd, has undercut faith in the entire enterprise.”

James Carroll 


“Scholars who take on punk find themselves working amid bedeviling contradictions, as they try to methodically define a culture that refuses definition, rejects method, and denies the very idea of expertise.”

Leon Neyfakh