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WHERE'S GUSTAVE? (pt. 2): 1908, 1909 and Gustave Whitehead

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 08.23.2015 | Books
Carroll F. Gray

Part 1 of 'Where's Gustave?' asks why Gustave Whitehead didn't appear in the press as "First to Fly" at critical times between his supposed "flight" in 1901 and 1928, on many occasions when he reasonably ought to have.

Ballot Selfies, Perverts and Censorship: Presenting the 2015 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

At the heart of the Muzzles is a simple but powerful idea: "Congress" -- and all levels of government, thanks to the 14th Amendment -- "shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."

Cartoon Nails Why So Many People Are Frustrated With Brady's Suspension

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports

Something is sketchy.

This Newspaper Shows What Copycat Generosity Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.29.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'

Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Seung-yoon Lee

"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on. I use Google all the time, I'm happy it's there. But just as when I read the New York Times or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal knowing that they have ways of selecting and shaping the material that reaches you, you have to compensate for it."

Lowering the Pressure in Order to Prevent Suicides at MIT Is Admirable But It Doesn't Address the Real Problem

Jerome Schultz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Jerome Schultz

While suicide at elite, highly competitive colleges is certainly a concern, this tragic scenario plays itself out in colleges of all kinds schools.

Boston Globe Urges Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

The editorial board of the Boston Globe on Sunday urged Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to reconsider her decision not to run for president in 2016. ...

Michael Calderone

Media Outlets Already Planning For 2016 New Hampshire Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Boston Globe has been lucky the past three presidential election cycles, with Massachusetts' then-Sen. John Kerry or former Gov. Mitt ...

Guns, Steel, Grit and Grief

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Guns and grief are a bad combination. Our judgment is clouded and undone in moments of aggrieved passion; we are least suited at such times to take on the roles of both jury and judge, leaving aside the illegality of such vigilantism. We may, in the throes of passion, misconstrue causes and misdirect blame. But we may hope to live through such moments, and see in a calmer, clarifying light.

Youth Designs: Designed With the Future in Mind

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Zoey Gulmi

A recent National Endowment for the Arts study has found that lower-income students have higher academic results, college aspirations, and civic participation when they are engaged in the arts for long periods of time.

To Harvard and Other Universities: In Protecting Students From Sexual Assault, Don't Disregard Due Process

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Michael Shammas

Yes, Harvard's previous sexual assault policy was utterly inadequate to protect survivors of sexual misconduct -- as are far too many policies still in place at other American universities. But the new policy goes dangerously far in another direction, and law professors were right to call their university out.

Here's How Newspapers Covered The Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

As one might imagine, every major newspaper in the country lead this morning with Tuesday night's midterm election results. While some focused nationa...

How Obama Cut the Deficit in Half -- And Made Us Pay the Price

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.

10 Things I Learned #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order of importance here are 10 things I learned during the 39th Annual National Association Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Aaron Kushner's Latest Cuts Raise Serious Doubts About His Orange County Venture

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.

College Class Tries To Revive The Lost Art Of Dating

Boston Globe | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

In a Starbucks on the Boston University campus, Dave Griffin sat down with an acquaintance from his hometown of Duxbury. Griffin placed two coffees an...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.

WINNERS

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Baltimore's WBAL radio and CBS Sports have won top honors as "best of show" winne...

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

Photographer Relives Taking Iconic Boston Marathon Bombing Photo

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media

Nearly one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, there are still certain images from April 15, 2013, that remain engraved in people's minds. Jo...

The View From New Haven: What Went Wrong With Digital First

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The end may be near for one of the most widely watched experiments in local journalism. But for someone who has been watching the Digital First story play out in New Haven for the past five years, what happened today was more a disappointment than a surprise.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Does Aaron Kushner Have Enough Money to Go the Distance?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner run into nothing more than a bit of turbulence from which he can recover?

Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

www.bostonglobe.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A decline in the number of black teachers in Boston public schools has put the city in violation of a federal court order, prompting officials to step...

Missing Son of Boston Globe Columnist Found Safe in New York

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Caleb Jacoby, a 16-year-old Massachusetts teen who was reported missing on Monday, has been found safe in New York City, authorities said Friday. O...