Exclusive Thursday Preview

Cowan’s path to Senate began in small-town North Carolina

Mo Cowan, Governor Deval Patrick’s pick for interim senator, said his upbringing in a largely segregated tobacco town was essential to his rise.


Cowan isn’t the best option

Mo Cowan is likable, but he has never been involved, in a policy-making way, with the crucial concerns facing Washington.

William ‘Mo’ Cowan

Yvonne Abraham

Cowan pick is 100% Patrick

Mo Cowan knows his constituents and gives Governor Patrick a direct line to Washington.

Chinese hackers attacked New York Times for four months

The attacks coincided with Times reporting, published Oct. 25, that found relatives of China’s prime minister accumulated several billion dollars.

The Celtics Brandon Bass tried to maintain his balance to avoid tripping over a fallen Francisco Garcia of the Kings as he looked for an outlet pass in the first half.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Celtics 99, Kings 81

Celtics trounce Sacramento Kings

The Celtics had six scorers in double figures, led by 16 from Paul Pierce, and hit 62.5 percent of their shots.

Steven Pasquale stars as a doctor with an alternate personality in “Do No Harm.”

Exclusive Thursday preview | Television Review

NBC’s ‘Do No Harm’: a Jekyll-and-Hyde operation

“Do No Harm” isn’t a psychological exploration so much as a medical drama with a gimmick, but it’s pretty darned silly.

Susan Battista and Fritz Klaetke of Visual Dialogue creative agency.

Fritz Klaetke has designs on a Grammy

The South End designer is nominated for a Grammy for his inventive music packaging of “Woody at 100.”

Book review

‘The Best of Youth’ by Michael Dahlie

Dahlie’s ironically titled book gives piquant observations about the thorough silliness of hipster diversions.

A car was flipped over as a tornado moved through Adairsville, Ga. on Wednesday.

At least 2 dead as powerful storm slams Southeast

A massive storm system spawned tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on a Georgia interstate and demolished buildings.

Globe Insiders

From the Archives

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/bridge003a-930[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.