Harvard Yard locked in wake of Occupy protests

A Harvard official said a police officer was “roughed up” at last night’s protest, and that the yard will be closed “for the time being” to anyone without a Harvard identification.

Romney meets with supporters in Michigan

Mitt Romney returned to his birth state today and spoke about his performance in last night’s debate.

Juliette Kayyem

US, Israel have time to deal with Iran threat

Iran does not have a nuclear bomb, and nothing in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report released Tuesday brings the world any closer to doomsday.


Movie Review

Kirsten Dunst improves the sad state of ‘Melancholia’

Watching “Melancholia’’ is like being stuck next to a brilliant depressive at a dinner party.

Movie Review

Twice the Sandler, half the fun in ‘Jack and Jill’

Adam Sandler goofs around in a dual role as an LA ad exec and the screechy twin sister he can’t stand.

Longtime Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was fired last night in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.

Dan Shaughnessy

Penn State should cancel season, fire staff

The school’s Board of Trustees should take the next step and announce the cancellation of the remainder of Penn State's football season.


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FBI begins Chelsea inquiry

Federal agents are looking at how the Chelsea Housing Authority may have “spun the budget’’ to cover up former director Michael E. McLaughlin’s $360,000 salary.


GOP Debate

Cain gets cheers, Perry stumbles in debate

Although Herman Cain was seen as vulnerable going into last night’s debate, a gaffe by Rick Perry may have been the most damaging moment by a candidate.

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Stage Review

‘Moby Dick’ plunges into the soul

Conor Lovett delivers a performance that illustrates the power of storytelling to enlist an audience for a journey of the imagination.