Expert networks give investors an edge

For years, these networks operated — legally — in the shadows of the financial industry, but have recently been thrust into the spotlight by a series of insider trading scandals.

Ravens 20, Texans 13

Ravens move into AFC title game

A fierce defense lead Baltimore to a 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans today, sending the Ravens into the AFC championship game against the Patriots.

Evangelical divide lifts Mitt Romney in S.C.

Unlike Iowa, where evangelical Christians coalesced around Rick Santorum, South Carolina’s religious right remains divided as the Jan. 21 primary nears.

2 more bodies found on Italian cruise ship

Coast guard divers searching the submerged part of the Costa Concordia today found the bodies of two elderly people, raising the death toll to five.

Picking a run to satisfy every skier’s style

Skiers and snowboarders are passionate about the trails they choose: Terrain, scenery, weather, conditions, technical prowess, even mood, move people to certain runs around New England.


Individual and group ski lessons are available at Okemo in Ludlow, Vt.


Mountain coasters, zip lines, and tubing are alternative activities for those adverse to Okemo's snowy trails.

Brooks Dodge Photo/Wildcat Mountain

Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine serves as the backdrop for a cruise down the Polecat Trail at Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch, N.H.

In western Maine, skiers get above treeline on Sugarloaf’s west side on the Timberland quad chair.

Special section: The Gardner Grows

Renzo Piano gets museum airborne

Piano designed with the museum’s original mission in mind.

WALKING THE WALKBoston University assistant professor Ashley Mears turned her career as a model into the jumping-off point for a sociological study.

A former model delves into the industry

A sociologist goes undercover in the fashion world — and comes out with her PhD and a fascinating book.

“You have to create a climate for kids so they want to go to school. Chronic absenteeism is a leading indicator of whether a school is on track.’’

Hedy Chang,  director of Attendance Works

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Gardner’s new concert hall is attuned to musical legacy

The Calderwood Performance Hall is an airy, sleekly modern space that feels far away from the cloistered confines of the museum’s former music hall.


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Absenteeism rife at Boston high schools

More than a third of the students in the city's public high schools were chronically absent last year, even as the city undertook additional efforts to lure students to school.


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Chris Rossi, senior vice president of North American operations for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Running an airline is about the people and the food

Quincy native Chris Rossi is senior vice president of Virgin Atlantic’s North American operations, overseeing the carrier’s 11 destinations in North America.


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Hurricanes 4, Bruins 2

Jy Harrison, Tim Brent, and Justin Faulk of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrated Harrison's game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins.

Hurricanes take down the Bruins

With 1:30 remaining in regulation, Jay Harrison snuck the game-winner past Tim Thomas on a shot from the point as Carolina rallied to beat the Bruins, 4-2.


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Ambition and the arts grow due south

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, helped transform Hobart, Australia. These days, the country’s poorest state prompts fewer jokes and more envious glances among mainland Australians.