Santorum surge is telling for Romney

Rick Santorum’s three-state sweep Tuesday is sending a message in the political world: Many voters remain dissatisfied with Mitt Romney’s business-minded appeal.

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Social networking helps singer land an unlikely Grammy nod

Linda Chorney, a singer-songwriter originally from Sudbury, got on the ballot after connecting with Recording Academy voters through

Sager defends support of dictator

Philanthropist Bobby Sager said his comments reflected what he saw during a trip to Syria last March, but that he is now “greatly saddened” by what is unfolding there.

Erika Christakis

Fair-trade pornography

We have fair-trade coffee and humanely raised chicken. So why can’t we create a market for ethically sourced pornography?

O’donnell family photo

Brian McGrory

Driven by loss, father inspires tireless pursuit of a cure

Joey O’Donnell’s death from cystic fibrosis led to an unusual collaboration between his father, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a treatment for the disease.

Want to switch banks? There’s a fee for that

Many banks across the country, including several in Massachusetts, are charging customers if they close a checking or savings account within several months of opening it.

Tech Lab[1]--90x90.jpg The secret history of a video game

Five years was barely enough for Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios to produce its first game — and weave the backstory of a magical world.

Survey shows where doctors shade the truth

A national survey by Massachusetts General Hospital found that nearly one-fifth of doctors had not fully disclosed mistakes during the past year in order to avoid a lawsuit.

“I am like the Boston Red Sox before 2004. The nominees in my category won’t know the joy I will feel if I actually pull this off and win.”

Linda Chorney,  on her Grammy nomination

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Talk movies with Ty and Wesley

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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Two Mattapan slay suspects seek dismissal

Lawyers for two defendants slated to go trial in the fatal shootings of four people are seeking a dismissal because authorities recently turned over evidence implicating someone else.


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Greek bailout accord stalls

Greek coalition leaders held debt talks with the prime minister to review a draft deal on steep cutbacks demanded by creditors in return for a $170 billion bailout.


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On basketball

Celtics, Lakers in similiar positions as they face off

In a stark indication that both franchises are in slow decline, the Celtics and Lakers enter tonight’s showdown in nearly identical positions, making them peers as well as archrivals.



Sealed with a kiss: Valentine’s Day gift guide

For all its heartfelt sentiment, Valentine’s Day has acquired a cheesy sheen, becoming the holiday equivalent of a carnival midway.