Student deaths hit BU’s campus hard

The deaths of three Boston University students in New Zealand has brought further tragedy to a campus slammed by several catastrophes this semester.

nba playoffs game 2: Celtics 92, 76ers 91

Celtics edge Sixers in series opener

Kevin Garnett scored 29 points, his highest total all year, and added 11 rebounds as the Celtics took the first game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Sixers.

Starter Felix Doubront was greeted by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez at the end of the sixth inning.

Red Sox 4, Indians 1

Doubront leads Sox past Indians

Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings, allowing one run on three hits, as the Red Sox won consecutive games for the first time this month.

Mobster’s widow confirms husband gave art to ‘friend’

Robert Guarente’s widow says that she saw her husband give a painting to the man who is the latest person of interest in the Gardner Museum heist.

Mitt Romney delivered the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Saturday.

Mitt Romney evokes faith, family in speech

In a closely-watched commencement address at Liberty University, Romney spoke in deeply religious terms about his family, his faith, and the country.

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Miko Fogarty is one of the young ballet dancers in “First Position.”

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Ballet dancers square off in documentary

It’s no surprise that “First Position” is the name of Brookline native Bess Kargman’s directorial debut.

Wilford Brimley (right, with Richard Farnsworth) in “The Natural.”


12 winning movie baseball coaches that endure

Dozens of baseball movies have given us memorable managers who chew the scenery like a wad of tobacco.


4 books to celebrate Mother’s Day

Katharine Whittemore offers capsule reviews of books about the occasion.

opinion | All the presidents’ dogs

Animal welfare is a matter of perspective

From Seamus Romney’s car trip to Bo Obama’s bunny ears, canines are an issue in 2012. But does it make sense to judge a candidate by his behavior toward animals?


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Surrounded by teammates on Saturday, Miami Heat's LeBron James spoke after accepting the NBA MVP trophy in Miami.

James lauds teammates after winning 3rd MVP award

Lebron James accepted his third NBA MVP award Saturday, but said his goal is for the Heat to win the title.


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The lesser-known maladies of motherhood

Was J.D. Salinger right? Are mothers all “slightly insane”? As lovely as motherhood is, most moms do suffer from a (humorous) malady or two.