O’Malley laments discord on nuns

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Catholic archbishop of Boston, said he is worried and saddened over the perception the church is inhospitable to women.

Mass. life sciences push brings fewer jobs than expected

The $1 billion program has brought new companies and jobs — but not as many as Governor Deval Patrick anticipated.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Researchers put selves under the microscope

A growing cadre of scientists are taking advantage of faster and cheaper technologies to monitor aspects of their behavior and biology in unprecedented detail.

50 years later, Boston Strangler case still captures fascination

Memories are still vivid and uncertainties linger a half-century after the start of the murderous reign.


Surging MBTA ridership could overwhelm system, report warns

Boston’s subways could grow so packed that trains would roll past waiting commuters, unable to accommodate more, a land-use think tank says.

Yvonne Abraham

In Wellesley High’s you’re-not-special speech, larger truths

The slap-down part of the commencement speech speaks to a popular view of kids today — that they’re coddled and overpraised.

Theo Epstein discusses his Red Sox legacy

The general manager, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series, sat down with Dan Shaughnessy before Boston’s weekend series with Epstein’s new team, the Cubs.

Diego Boneta (center) hits the high notes in a scene from “Rock of Ages.”

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Tom Cruise, ‘Rock of Ages’ bring back hair metal glory

This star-studded adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, dedicated to the enduring power of cheesy ’80s pop-metal, alternates plastic bombast with moments of comic invention.


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Much of the George H.W. Bush documentary “41” was filmed in and around his compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

‘41’ documentary gives H. W. his turn at bat

This film about George H. W. Bush, who turned 88 on Tuesday, isn’t a birthday present. Rather, it’s a valentine.

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Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris of Nyopoly.com and Niraj Shah of Wayfair, who have been building businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.