Discovery may aid quest for male birth control pill

Local researchers found a compound used in cancer research decreased the number of sperm in mice, but the mice were able to sire offspring when taken off the drug.

// In 2010, Paul Ryan denied appealing for stimulus funds

After seeking millions of dollars in 2009 from a federal stimulus program he opposed, Paul Ryan appeared on a Boston radio program a year later and denied lobbying for the aid.

Romney says he paid at least 13% in taxes the past 10 years

Mitt Romney responded to accusations that he paid no taxes some years, but declined again to release the tax returns that would confirm his claim.

A123 signs agreement with Chinese investor

The struggling Waltham battery maker would receive a $25 million injection after reaching a deal with a Chinese conglomerate that could ultimately gain control of the firm.

Clay Buchholz improved to 11-3.

Red sox 6, orioles 3

Red Sox avoid series sweep in Baltimore

Clay Buchholz came on strong after a rocky start and Alfredo Aceves picked up his 24th save Thursday night as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles, 6-3.



Advice for the college freshman

Success is a simple matter of hard work and avoiding a few pitfalls, writes Carlo Rotella.

Sy Alassane in a scene from “Restless City.”

Movie Review

‘Restless City’ is a Harlem with dreamy, vivid backdrop

The Harlem in “Restless City” is a lonesome place — haunted, homesick, and mysterious, writes Wesley Morris.

From left: Julie Delpy, Talen Riley, Chris Rock, Alex Nahon (with back to camera), Malinda Williams, and Albert Delpy at the dinner table in “2 Days in New York.”

Movie Review

Delpy and Rock make for an engaging ‘2 Days in New York’

Actress-writer-director Julie Delpy’s follow-up to 2007’s “2 Days in Paris” is an engagingly sloppy comedy about the ways our families drive us nuts.


CNN, Time reinstate Fareed Zakaria

The writer and television host had been suspended by both outlets last Friday for lifting several paragraphs from a New Yorker piece for use in a recent Time column.

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Ryan Higginson sports a casual look while hanging at Emerald Lounge with Megan Demianiuk (left) and Jill Miller.

Hot spots try to get guys to improve their style

In Boston, where pulling on a clean Tom Brady jersey counts as dressing up for a lot of guys, a handful of restaurant and bar owners around the city are trying to turn that around.