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Inside the board game renaissance

Greg Klee/Globe Staff

Can a cardboard box take over your mind? What the new generation of board game designers is doing to an old-fashioned pastime.

Louise White went to the store in search of rainbow sherbet and wound up buying a lottery ticket worth $336.4 million -- and put her winnings into an account labeled The Rainbow Sherbert Trust.

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The scoop on labels

Copy editors were thrown askew when Louise White, the $336.4 million lottery winner, placed her winnings in a trust that misspelled “sherbet.”

Matthew Emmi, 12, jumped into the arms of his father, Michael Emmi, after his bar mitzvah. Since Matthew, who is autistic, couldn’t recite all the prayers and blessings, he used an iPad during the ceremony at Temple Emanuel in Andover.

Globe photos of the week

The best staff photos taken in the past week by Globe photographers, as selected by the Globe’s photo desk.

songwriter and performer Lori McKenna

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Stoughton’s Lori McKenna is writing her heart out

Fifteen years after she broke into the Boston folk scene, Lori McKenna is becoming one of Nashville’s most in-demand country songwriters. But the Stoughton mother of five is still home for dinner.

Obama: New jobs report a sign economy on rebound

President Obama applauded another burst of job growth Friday as proof the economy is recovering from the recession.

Boston Capital

Markets rebound. Now what?

It’s been three years to the day since the stock market hit rock bottom amid the recession. The market has since recovered, but there is still fear of danger ahead.

FDA considers putting more drugs over-the-counter

Faster drug approval and curtailing off-label use of certain drugs are among several initiatives outlined by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Michelle Obama to headline event at ICA

The First Lady is in Boston for an Obama Victory Fund fund-raiser at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

In ad, Scott Brown takes credit for spending pledge

Brown praises his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren on the agreement to curb outside spending, while taking full credit for initiating the pact.

“For anyone who thinks this isn’t life-changing, consider that more than 90 percent of the kids at East Somerville Community, where we’ll start our El Sistema, are recipients of the free instruments.”

Joanne Sadler,  teacher in Somerville

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Globe Talk | March 21, 6 p.m.

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Join Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke for a talk about the city’s comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed.


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Chaz Williams and UMass survived to play again in the Atlantic 10 tournament.

UMass stuns Temple, stays alive in Atlantic 10

The eighth-seeded Minutemen (22-10) ousted the top-seeded Owls, 77-71, on the strength of a 15-0 run to open the second half.


“Unless the GOP is suicidal, [Mitt] Romney will ultimately persevere, and with good reason: He’s the only remotely plausible president in this field.”

Scot Lehigh 


“The story of St. John’s University reflects the power — and the threat — that such an education still represents to a proud nation that nevertheless hungers for new ideas.”

Patricia Wen  on the lost liberal arts university of China