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opinion | tom keane

In the dumps with the American Dream


We used to be ambitious and enthusiastic; now the new normal is malaise. Shouldn’t we strive for more?


‘Knight’ time is the right time

Few if any franchise characters are more vital to their corporate parent’s bottom line than Batman is to Time Warner’s. But where can the character go from here?

Olympia Dukakis posed with some props used in the Shakespeare and Company production of “The Tempest.’’

theater & art

Olympia Dukakis channels the storm within

At 81, Olympia Dukakis seems to be having the time of her life as she explores the violent undercurrents of Shakespeare’s last play as Prospera in “The Tempest.”

Latest news


Mary Kennedy reburied away from Kennedy family

Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in a Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave, which was located near relatives of Robert Kennedy Jr.

Parishioners pray for kidnapped Boston-area residents

About 70 people gathered Saturday in a Mattapan church to pray for the safe return of the Rev. Michel Louis and Lisa Alphonse, both kidnapped in Egypt.

200 rally to support Carol Johnson

The rally at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jamaica Plain came a day after a group of public school parents called for the superintendent to resign.

rays 5, red sox 3

Price outduels Buchholz in Tampa Bay

Clay Buchholz pitched well Saturday night in his first start in more than three weeks, but David Price and the Rays rallied for the win.

Ainge gives view on Allen’s departure

Danny Ainge said Saturday that he was “not surprised” by Ray Allen’s decision to sign with the Miami Heat.


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Penn State Coach Joe Paterno stood with his players in this Nov. 7, 2009, file photo.

Report: Paterno deal reached amid scandal

Joe Paterno and Penn State agreed on an amended contract that eventually totaled $5.5 million in August, months before charges were filed against Jerry Sandusky.


On the day after Romney took over the Winter Olympics, the Boston Herald reported that “Romney said he will stay on as a part-timer with Bain, providing input on investment and key personnel decisions.”

Account of Romney’s Bain departure has evolved

Until his run for governor in 2002, Mitt Romney had characterized his departure from Bain Capital more as a “leave of absence” in which he would be a “part-timer.”

Nation & World

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Saturday.

Clinton holds first meeting with Egypt’s new president

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used the meeting to steer Mohammed Morsi toward opening a dialogue with the military that could end the country’s political crisis.