South Boston stabbing suspect ‘suicidal,’ court doctor says

A man being eyed in the Amy Lord killing was not arraigned today in other nearby attacks after the doctor’s diagnosis.

Leslie Berlowitz, President of The American Academy of Arts.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences head to resign

Leslie Berlowitz has agreed to resign on July 31 following reports that she embellished her resume, the institution announced Thursday.

Appeals court backs new sentencing for serial killer

The court said convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson, who was sentenced to death, deserved a new hearing because of juror dishonesty.

MIT scientists plant false memory in mouse’s mind

Using genetic techniques, researchers were able to make a mouse recall something that had never occurred.

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‘Fruitvale Station’ takes the measure of a life

It’s a film to make you weep with sorrow and anger, and one of the most necessary of the year.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Team needs to redefine ‘Patriot way,’ Brady says

Tom Brady, in his first comments since Aaron Hernandez’s arrest, said he and his teammates need to re-assert themselves as positive role models.

Alex Beam

Really real summer reading list

Here’s a different summer reading column. All these books are at your local library, and they are recommendations you won’t forget on the beach.

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.

Kennedy says he’ll be ‘adamant’ in advocating surveillance program oversight

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy was the only member of the Massachusetts House delegation to vote against legislation curtailing the government’s data snooping power.



// Warren’s on right side of loan bill

The government makes money off the backs of students, as Senator Elizabeth Warren rightly describes it.


In his home studio in Jamaica Plain, Mike Irwin instructs members of the band the Brookline Village People: 8-year-old bassist Stefan Gordon and 7-year-old guitarist Catherine Macenka.

A band for kids about to rock

With the pop charts littered with performers just out of their teens, it’s no wonder kids want to sign up for rock-band instruction.