Best picture win caps Ben Affleck’s resurgence

Ben Affleck celebrated Sunday night after “Argo” was named best picture at the 85th Academy Awards.


With his best picture Oscar win for “Argo,” Affleck has gone from the pit of pop scorn to the apex of Hollywood respect.

“Argo” producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, director Ben Affleck, and award presenter Jack Nicholson celebrated.

The 85th Academy Awards

‘Argo’ takes top prize at Academy Awards

The film won best picture as well as the awards for best adapted screenplay and editing, marking a stunning career return for actor-director Ben Affleck.

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Secretary of State John Kerry


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In a nine-nation swing through Europe and the Middle East, a volatile international scene will test the new secretary of state.

Female surgeons note gains, subtle gender bias

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Adrian Walker

City Councilor John Connolly’s bold move

It says everything about Mayor Menino’s five terms in office that the boldest act one can commit in Boston politics may be to run against him.


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Despite awakening late in the game and bringing the score within two, the Celtics couldn’t overcome the Trail Blazers.