Mass. court to record some trials for Web, TV

The US District Court in Massachusetts is one of 14 federal courts around the country that will participate in a pilot program to record civil cases.

Obama endorses millionaire ‘surcharge’

At a White House news conference today, President Obama said it was not the time for political games, and added Republicans should “love this plan.”

Boston customers mourn passing of Steve Jobs

After learning of the death of Steve Jobs many Apple customers and admirers of his ground-breaking innovations expressed sorrow for his loss.

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People paid tribute to Steve Jobs at a plaque in Cambridge's Kendall Square.

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A woman took a photo of a makeshift memorial at the Boston Apple Store.

A photograph of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sits near a candle, an apple and flowers to form a portion of a tribute in front of an Apple store in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs died Wednesday at 56. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Candles, flowers, and apples were placed outside the Boston Apple Store.

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People on Boylston Street stopped to check out the memorial to Jobs.

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Daniel Berube, with his iPad and iPhone in tow, came by the Boston store today.

An apple with tributes written on it is part of a memorial for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the sidewalk in front of an Apple store, in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs died Wednesday at 56. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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People wrote messages on apples and left them outside the Apple Store.


Exclusive Friday Preview | Movie Review

‘Real Steel’ is rock ’em sock ’em fun

It’s the most richly embarrassing movie of the year. You’re ashamed to say you laughed, that your eyes might have welled up, that if Mattel made a Dakota Goyo doll, you’d buy one and never let it leave your side.

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Tom Tykwer comes home, returns to form with ‘3’

The movie is bursting with intelligence, filmmaking, and sex. It’s a pleasure to be in the presence of a filmmaker who appears to have found himself again.

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‘Margaret,’ a perfectionist’s portrait of imperfection

What emerges from the tinkering and legal skirmishes is an occasional marvel, a kind of everyday highbrow social X-ray, Paul Mazursky by way of Krzysztof Kieslowski.

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Critic’s corner

On TV tonight: The History Channel documentary “History of the World in Two Hours’’ and VH1’s countdown of the “100 Greatest Songs of the 00s.’’

On hockey

Go ahead, Bruins fans, enjoy those shivers up your spine

The Bruins stand tonight as champs. They are back in their house for the first time since finally reclaiming the Cup. Tonight, it’s time to enjoy a splendid moment.


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Peabody sprays for West Nile in flood aftermath

Following flooding that closed 12 city streets, officials announced that it planned to begin targeted spraying of mosquitoes to prevent the West Nile virus from spreading.


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Tech Lab

Mango update for Windows phone is hard to resist

Microsoft has found its way. The company has tweaked the powerful, elegant system it delivered last year in ways that are pretty near irresistible.


Swedish poet and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer

Swedish poet Transtromer wins Nobel in literature

The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet whose surrealistic works explore the mysteries of the human mind.



A week of fashionable firsts

For a such a big undertaking, the introduction of last week’s Tent at Boston Fashion Week flowed as smoothly as a bolt of silk charmeuse, with the occasional minor snag.


“To become a citizen of a nation is a choice that involves more sacrifice and pain than tearing down the sculpture of a dictator.”

Gal Beckerman,   on the challenges facing some Middle Eastern countries