Dan Shaughnessy

The day of reckoning

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This Super Bowl has zero connection to Super Bowl XLII, when Elisha Nelson Manning broke New England’s heart and killed dreams of perfection and immortality. Baloney. This is all about revenge.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Manager Tony LaRussa of the St. Louis Cardinals talks with head coach of the New England Patriots Bill Belichick before game one of the NLCS against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on October 12, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Pals know a different Belichick than fans do

We think we know the man inside the hoodie, the scowl on the sideline, the cold-blooded, humorless molder of champions. But we don’t really know him at all.

Brady looks to join Montana’s club

Tom Brady has another chance to join childhood idol Joe Montana in an exclusive club with his fourth Super Bowl title.

Winter Arts Guide

The Globe takes you through upcoming events in art, theater, dance, pop, and classical music.

Fired conductor says his ordeal has been transformative

Benjamin Zander refuses to see a dark side of his firing from New England Conservatory for hiring a sex offender to videotape students. The mess, he says, has humbled him.

Suit raises questions about contractor safety

A lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court over the death of Romulo de Oliveira Santos during a Walpole Walmart’s renovation seeks to hold the company accountable for actions of contractors.

Three-strikes rhetoric heats up

With November looming, analysts say lawmakers may already have in mind that voting against the three-strikes proposal could become potent ammunition for opponents.

nevada caucuses

Romney wins Nev. by wide margin

Mitt Romney notched his campaign’s second straight victory, while Newt Gingrich reiterated he would stay in the race until the Republican convention in August.

“There have been times when he has been so ridiculously generous with his time and insights that I have gotten embarrassed by his kindness.”

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa,  on Bill Belichick

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Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.


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Pupil, 6, dropped off at wrong bus stop

The incident, confirmed by a Boston School Department spokesman, occurred on students’ first day back at school after Christmas vacation, and followed months of frustration over tardy bus arrivals.


Political Intelligence

Romney, Brown face tests of sincerity

Mitt Romney and Scott Brown are two different political animals with two different political goals this year, yet their fates are intertwined with two offsetting challenges.


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Women’s growing role at Davos

After attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Liz Claman spoke with Globe correspondent Kara Miller about women’s slow progress in the business world.


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Welker is the Patriots’ little big man

The Patriots hit the jackpot when they traded for versatile slotman Wes Welker. Over five seasons and 83 games, he has 600 receptions, an average of more than seven per contest.


“It’s hard to see how a Republican victory in November becomes more likely if [Mitt] Romney, [Newt] Gingrich, and Rick Santorum spend the next several months bashing each other instead of [Barack] Obama.”

Jeff Jacoby 


“For American enthusiasts of the Kagame regime, the Ingabire case points to a dilemma: Rwanda’s remarkable reconciliation and success have gone hand in hand with severely curtailed freedom of speech.”

Peter Canellos,  on free expression in Rwanda