Steve Bannon?s brilliance stood out at Harvard

Jeffrey Beir

Many of Bannon?s former classmates view him as a great thinker, even if they don?t agree with his politics.

// Falwell says Trump offered him education secretary job

Jerry Falwell Jr. says he turned down the Cabinet post for personal reasons.

Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Bill Clinton, spoke the day after the election.

Clinton campaign to participate in recount in Wis.

Clinton lawyer Marc Elias said he doesn?t expect the recounts to overturn the election results.

The legacy of Fidel Castro

Victoria Wainwright and her brother Dave talked about the death of Fidel Castro while visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

At the JFK Library, memories of a war that almost happened

The Dorchester museum is filled with artifacts and exhibitions on the tense relationship between John Kennedy and Castro.

// Joy, relief, and worry in Boston with Castro gone

Many Cubans and Cuban-Americans stayed awake all night, texting with friends and calling family members.

// In Havana, remembering ?the only leader I ever knew?

The nightclubs shut down early. Police officers and soldiers were on patrol as crowds of young people spilled into the darkened streets.

// Students repaint school rock defaced with hate speech in Harvard

Swastikas, anti-Semitic symbols and words, and profanities at Bromfield High School were covered up.

Kevin Cullen

// Reaching refugees with music

Judy Stillman went to Greece to meet people who left everything behind.


The Desperate and the Dead: The ?new asylums?

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the ?new asylums.?

Lexi Simmons (left) and Speros Verinos collected donations for Globe Santa at the Burlington Mall. The programs gives toys to families in need in Greater Boston.

globe santa

Santa hears about a family?s drug issue

With the state ready to take custody of her addicted sister?s children, the aunt stepped in to keep the family together.

// Is Cyber Monday all that special?

Condensing hours of holiday shopping into a series of clicks is an attractive option.


// Tim Raines, Manny Ramirez, and how Hall of Fame voters can get it right

One writer?s hypothetical ballot: Raines, Bagwell, Clemens, Bonds, Ramirez, Rodriguez, Schilling, Martinez, Mussina, Kent.

Protesters sang Friday in Cannon Ball, N.D., near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Defiant N.D. pipeline protesters say they?re going nowhere

The government has ordered everyone off the federal land by Dec. 5, but activists scoffed at the idea.

Associated Press

Globe Magazine | Perspective

I won?t be guilted into giving $1 in the checkout line

The case for ignoring the shakedown and making your own decisions about charity.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

//[1].jpg ?Alt-labor? reorganizes politics in the age of Trump

Can an old movement plot a new way forward?

// How will climate change affect South Shore?s coastal communities?

A symposium will focus on what towns have been doing, and can do, to mitigate the effects.

// Look what he found on Plum Island: rare toads

Tim Beaulieu was excited to see his first eastern spadefoot in the wild. After three hours on Plum Island, he found 21 more.

// Leaving the summer cottage to your children? Consider an LLC

Passing a family cottage on to the kids means laying down the laws.

Special reports

// With no function in her legs, she?s still hiking the Appalachian Trail

Stacey Kozel has hiked more than two-thirds of the trail, trekking solo with a major disadvantage: She cannot walk on her own.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People are seen on giant fried eggs art installation as part of ?Hecho en Casa? (Made at home) urban artwork festival in downtown Santiago, Chile, Nov. 8.

Pablo Sanhueza/Reuters

big picture

Art for the public

A look at how artists around the world are transforming shared spaces. Photographers captured recent exhibitions and permanent works on display in various locations for all to experience.

Real Estate

A hot summer for home sales has continued into fall

A hot summer for home sales has morphed into a sizzling fall, with the number of homes put under contract up by double-digit percentage points in Massachusetts as we head into the holiday season, new real estate stats show.