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We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Gays and Corpses

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a mob of more than 10,000 people led by men of the cloth from the Georgian Orthodox Church, attacked 50 gay rights demonstrators marching in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia.

Worcester Art Museum Offers Unusual Promotion For Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday

ARTINFO | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Friday Bob Dylan will celebrate his 72nd birthday, and to mark the occasion the Worcester Art Museum, whose current exhibition "Kennedy to Kent Sta...

Tsarnaev Burial Saga Highlights Flaw in the Law of Human Remains

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Tanya D. Marsh

It is sad that a system that is dependent upon everyone exercising character has shown such a fatal weakness.

See No Evil: Easter, Facebook, and Where the Bodies Are Buried

Eleni Gage | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

I don't know how long I'll be able to oversee Amalia's use of media. But this weekend brought me a flicker of hope that Amalia may be able to fill her life with enough hope, faith, and love, that, even when she's confronted with an image of evil, she'll know there's light in the darkness.

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

In Story Of Stolen Car, Bank Of America Stonewalls

Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

When it comes to metaphors describing foreclosures, weak economic growth, and -- especially -- lost American muscle, it's hard to find a real-life exa...

David Lohr

Baby Found In Road Leads Massachusetts Police To Gruesome Crime Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime

A baby found in a car seat in the middle of a Massachusetts street recently led police to a grisly crime scene. The events leading up to the shocki...

Charges Upheld Against Woman Accused Of Cutting Fetus From Pregnant Neighbor

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Crime

WORCESTER, Mass. -- A Massachusetts judge has denied a request to dismiss charges against a woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the ...

Worcester Diocese Seeks To Have Priest Defrocked

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has asked the Vatican to defrock a priest who is facing charges of possessing child...

First Nighter: The Great Barbara Carroll Even Greater at the Algonquin's Oak Room

David Finkle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In her mid-80s, Barbara Carroll's still doing what she does best and what few others even begin to do as well as. Nowadays she does it more regularly at the Oak Room, where management is wise enough to turn the paneled room over to her every Sunday brunch.

It's Madness: the Incarceration of Disabled Homeless People in the US

Paul Boden | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

The criminal justice system has displaced the mental health system as the main institution for dealing with poor people with psychiatric disabilities in the United States.

Where Elites Fail

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.20.2011 | College
Craig K. Comstock

Elites in both corporations and government are often quite good at running systems they create, and bad at looking beyond these systems at larger social effects. This doubleness was on display at the Worcester Polytechnic commencement.

Are College Presidents Encouraging Teen Drinking?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...