Self-written obituaries give many the last word

Having done all they can to dictate exactly how their funerals will go, many are now taking control over the story of their lives.

Video | The Back Story

Writing your own obituary

The Globe’s Dina Rudick speaks with reporter Beth Teitell about the recent trend of self-written obituaries.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Globe Magazine

23 expert tips that can change your life

Improve your smile, love life, savings, and more.

// Maine baseball bat maker virtually a one-man operation

Jesse LaCasse cuts down trees and turns them into baseball bats, but can’t get Major League Baseball to accept his product.

Dwight Howard joined the Lakers after a trade from the Magic.

Christopher L. Gasper

NBA stars just say no to Boston

The Lakers and Celtics may be eternal NBA rivals. But they’re not equals in the eyes of today’s superstars, who don’t see the Celtics as a premier destination.

Cab drivers irate as ban against livery app reversed

The mobile car service app Uber is stirring a technology-driven battle between the area’s cabbies and hired drivers of livery sedans.

// As battles rage in Afghanistan, focus fades in US

The longest war in American history commands little attention or debate — in the halls of Congress, on the presidential campaign trail, or in the public square.

Chief Petty Officer Select Tracy Walker helped hoist a sail aboard in preparation for Sunday’s commemoration.

USS Constitution to mark anniversary with rare voyage

The world’s oldest commissioned warship will sail on its own Sunday, only the second voyage for Old Ironsides in 131 years.

Latest news


New England Aquarium receives $5.5m grant

The National Science Foundation grant will enable the aquarium to educate the public about climate change.

Elizabeth Warren (left) spoke with Howard Gaffney as she toured a sewage treatment project this week.

In new ad, Warren touted as agency’s ‘founding mother’

The ad uses ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer’s words to define Elizabeth Warren as a champion for the consumer.

A supporter of the punk band wore a-shirt with the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed out in red at a protest in Barcelona on Friday.

Russian punk band gets 2 years in jail for stunt against Putin

The three women were arrested after a guerrilla performance in Moscow against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nation & World

Tags in this section: