Ryan releases two years of tax returns

Paul Ryan and his wife paid an effective tax rate of 20 percent in 2011 and 15.9 percent in 2010, according to tax returns released this afternoon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/Romney%202012.JPEG-07aa7--90x90.jpg Mitt Romney to hold high-dollar fund-raisers in Mass.

The candidate will spend much of Saturday raising money, starting with a lunch event on Martha’s Vineyard and ending with a dinner on Nantucket.

Franklin Morales reacted after giving up a solo home run to Derek Jeter.

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Red Sox lose to Yankees in HR fest

Franklin Morales allowed four of the five home runs the Red Sox gave up as they dropped the opener of their weekend series in the Bronx, 6-4.

Kraft Group seeks to expand Patriot Place

The company run by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants to add hundreds of housing units, several restaurants, and a hotel.

Reported rapes shake Harvard community

Security has been increased on the campus after two rapes were reported there in the last two weeks.

Os Gemeos’ mural on the Greenway of a boy with a shirt on his head reminds some viewers of a terrorist.


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In the eye of the beholder

Lawrence Harmon on how the Greenway mural done by Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos has set off a culture clash on the border between art and life in downtown Boston.

Sorriso (foreground) and the Compagnie Käfig performed their blend of street and formal dance at Jacob’s Pillow.

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At Jacob’s Pillow, a French impresario and 11 dancers from Rio’s favelas

Compagnie Käfig is what you get when you mix one Frenchman trained in circus, martial arts, and hip-hop with 11 male street dancers from Rio de Janeiro’s notorious shantytowns.

Demolition of the New York Streets in progress in 1956. From left to right, Troy Street, Rochester Street, Genesee Street, Oswego Street, Oneida Street, and Seneca Street.

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Boston’s vanished New York Streets

What the strange name of a long-gone neighborhood reveals about the city’s changing ambitions.

Cigar rollers at the Gonzalez y Martinez Cigar Factory in Ybor City, Tampa’s historic Cuban district.

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In Tampa, Cuban influences mix with beach

Republicans will fire up their fall offensive with a national convention in a place where sunshine is an affordable fuel.

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Gene DeFilippo had been with BC since 1997.

BC’s Gene DeFilippo is retiring

The athletic director, who led Boston College from the Big East to the ACC, said a recent bout with skin cancer helped him decide to leave.


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Pete Hegener and wife, Rachel Kuhe, are writing their own obituaries.

Self-written obituaries give many the last word

Having done all they can to dictate exactly how their funerals will go — down to playlists, menus, and off-beat hearses — many are now taking control over the story of their lives.


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Movie Review

Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones costar in “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” a romantic comedy that Jones co-wrote with Will McCormack.

‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’ as smart as it is funny

This mostly charming L.A. comedy-drama, co-written by star Rashida Jones, offers a warm, slightly blinkered insider’s eye to the city and its neighborhoods.