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Movie Review: 'Spotlight' -- A Seamless Must See

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Brilliant acting, pacing, script and economy make the true story Spotlight a well deserving whisper candidate for an Oscar. Spotlight is about the decades of sex crimes within the Catholic Church that were uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2002.

Spotlight: The Struggles of Faith, Religion and Abuse

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

While the topic was painful and could have been expressed in a way to manipulate and shock, Spotlight tenderly and honestly showed the ways in which abuse impacts people at every connection point.

'Spotlight' Film Talk of the Town at Hamptons International Film Festival

Stacy Schneider | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Schneider

Spotlight refers to the name of a close-knit team of investigative reporters who reported to Ben Bradlee, Jr. and were permitted to keep the subject of their investigations confidential from the rest of the newsroom. In 2001, these journalists began painstakingly uncovering the decades-long sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.

In Search of Elizabeth Warren

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Warren has star power. She is a natural at the podium, and revels in it. At least she did at Suffolk, where the cognoscenti came out to roar their affirmation every time she threw them some red meat, which she did often.

In Search of Cardinal Bernard Law

Phillip Martin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Phillip Martin

When Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston, fled to the Vatican in late 2002, he left behind a trail of human and financial wreckage. The actual number of victims, by some estimates, could be nearly three times the number who settled with the Church in 2003. Meanwhile, Law was assigned a comfortable post in Rome, where he disappeared from the headlines.

Sparks Fly: Competency-Based Education Catches

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Our educational outcomes -- particularly for lower-wage workers -- remain abysmal. And, our quality of life is suffering -- the Social Progress Index 2015 ranks the U.S. 16th in the world on that measure. And, yet, I see a glimmer of hope.

Colleges Are Offering Freshman Orientations For Parents

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

Colleges across the U.S. have put a new spin on "take your child to work day," or in this case, "take your parent to school day." By flipping the ...

Senate Majority PAC Not Telling Whole Story | Eugene Kiely | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A Democratic ad says former Sen. Scott Brown “delivered” for “big banks” in the Sen...

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...

Help Find The Missing Son Of Boston Globe Columnist Jeff Jacoby

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Massachusetts police are asking for the public's help in locating Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. Brooklin...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

New and Old Media's Shifting Roles After Bombing

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Among all the other aching distress caused by the Boston bombing, its coverage in the major media gave us precious little of American journalism's best work. The wall-to-wall team coverage that such appalling events now engender operates to the severe detriment of meaningful journalism.

WATCH: The Real Story Behind Scumbag Steve

Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy

Some men were born to be Internet memes. Blake Boston was one of those men. Boston became an accidental Internet meme in 2011, when a photo from hi...

WATCH: Father And Sons Earn Diplomas Together

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

A father and his three sons all earned their MBAs together from Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School this week, after five years of night schoo...

Prizes, Central Banking and Some Thoughts on Equilibrium

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The pretense is that through some deliberative and democratic magic, the prize is bestowed correctly. In short, there's equilibrium out there at every moment that the market is reaching for. Unfortunately, for both markets and prizes, humanity makes the call.

Would Pope Benedict XVI Ever Quit?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

It has become clear that Pope Benedict is willing to engage with the problems the Church faces. Yet, I wonder if he still considers walking away.

Paper Defends Naming FBI Informant Who Helped Nab Mobster

Posted 12.11.2011 | Media

The Boston Globe has found itself under fire for publicly identifying the woman who led the FBI to the notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger. In a Globe...

Finding A Musical Muse At Midlife

Second Act | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

Joan Anderman once had what a lot of other rock-obsessed baby boomers would consider a dream job. As a popular music and culture writer for The Boston...

Life's Just a Comic Book: Thor, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.

Saki Knafo

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011: See The Full List | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...

A Baker's Dozen of Essential Blogs More Than Worth Your Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Steve Young has been a writer for the David Letterman Show since 1990. One year ago he happened to glance out a window in the upstairs hallway and noticed a piece of petrified gum on the window ledge.

GE Versus The NYT: Who Pays More Taxes? | David Cay Johnston | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

Just as the individual income tax falls more heavily on the affluent than the super-rich, so too does the corporate income tax. The giants of American...

Harvard President Links Campus Ban On ROTC To "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust said that ROTC will be welcome on campus once it repeals "don't ask, don't tell," the Boston Globe repo...

Why Do These Wimps Need a Magazine?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From the very beginning, I said that ten percent of men will "get" the Good Men Project right away, ten percent will never get it, and eighty percent will need convincing.

UMass Rapist Went Unpunished (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A University of Massachusetts-Amherst student who confessed to raping a woman was allowed to continue to live and study at school after receiving a wa...