A taste of everything

Hong Kong's 'symphony of lights' laser show illuminate skyscrapers along the harbor.

Claudia Capo for the Boston Globe

Aboard the Ocean Princess, Southeast Asia’s ports of call boast ancient histories and modern tourist economies.

The BSO opens its new season on Friday.

Who will pick up the baton?

As the Boston Symphony Orchestra sets out on its search for the next music director, questions have been swirling about the process and what the public can expect.

Hundreds mourn toddler who died in day-care van

Relatives and other congregants gathered today to mourn the 17-month-old who was left in a sweltering transport van.

UBS Chief Executive Oswald Gruebel attended his company's second quarter 2011 results news conference in Zurich on July 26, 2011.

UBS CEO resigns over trading loss

The company’s chief executive resigned over a $2.3 billion loss caused by rogue trading at its investment division.

New Boston Marathon registration goes like clockwork

Opening day for qualifying runners played out in marked contrast to last year, which was plagued by a crush of applicants, computer issues, and confusion.


A civil divide

Today’s disputes aren’t just functions of economic differences and red state/blue state clashes over social issues, writes Peter S. Canellos.


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An online success with cats and dogs

The founder of the popular I Can Has Cheezburger? Internet network believes his company’s success proves that quality is subjective.


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“With FEMA expected to run out of disaster funding as soon as Monday, the only path to getting assistance into the hands of American families immediately is for the Senate to approve the House bill,” said Speaker John A. Boehner.

Impasse leaves Congress with a week to avoid a shutdown

An impasse between the House and Senate over a bill to keep the government open after Sept. 30 and provide financial aid to natural disaster victims deepened yesterday.


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Lindsey Buckingham: Life outside the Mac

Lindsey Buckingham is back with a new solo album, “Seeds We Sow,” and will bring tunes new and old to the Wilbur Theatre on Sept. 25.


“It doesn’t make any difference whether you assign more homework in English, science, or history. Students will still do the same.”

Ozkan Eren,   assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, on whether homework works