Players could return, but fans may not

Some local fans were not ready to forgive NBA players and owners today after a tentative deal was reached to end the league’s lockout.

NATO strikes allegedly kill at least 25 Pakistani troops

The Pakistani government ordered the CIA to abandon its operations in the north of the country in response to the alleged attacks.

$11.4b spent on Black Friday, largest amount ever

Retail sales were up 7 percent over last year as shoppers spent nearly $1 billion more this Black Friday.


Fold Chelsea housing into Boston

Chelsea doesn’t need a housing authority, writes Lawrence Harmon, because the city’s public housing can be managed by Boston.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Winslow Homer’s “The Army of the Potomac - A Sharpshooter on Picket Duty.”


Seeing the Civil War

Several exhibits mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a conflict which remains a constant presence in the national imagination.

Isaac Julien’s film “Ten Thousand Waves’’ is projected onto nine screens at the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Imagery to swoon over, all but devoid of meaning

Isaac Julien’s films are instructive examples of gorgeously bad art, writes Globe critic Sebastian Smee.

Wilensky’s Light Lunch in Montreal’s Mile End has nine stools and an aura from the ’30s, when it was established.


10 for $10: Lunch deals unlock the tastes of Montreal

Two Globe writers searched Montreal for memorable meals that served up the city’s character with every bite. Here are their top 10 picks for Montreal $10 lunches.


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New data on cod could have dire impact on industry

Preliminary data suggest the valuable species is in dismal shape and won’t rebuild in the time set by federal law, which could mean a broad fishery shutdown to protect the cod.


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Biden to target 3 battleground states in ’12 campaign

Democrats are planning for Vice President Joe Biden to target Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, where he might be more of an asset to President Obama’s reelection than the president himself.


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New Red Sox manager on the horizon?

No new candidates have emerged, according to team sources, leaving Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont and ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine as the finalists.


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Madeleine de Sinéty’s fine focus

“Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs’’ consists of 71 black and white photographs, three countries, several ways of life, and (most important) a single sensibility.

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Director Caitlin Lowans (center, in black) directs a theatrical adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the Stoneham Theater.

Holiday Arts Preview

Our critics give their top picks for what to see and experience this holiday season in the worlds of theater, dance, movies, DVDs, classical music, and pop music. This is your guide to holiday season entertainment.