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Photos: The 2014 Boston Marathon

April 21, 2014
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., breaks the tape to win Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From Hopkinton to the finish line in Boston, our photos from the 118th Boston Marathon.

Hear Silent Films As, Uh, They Were Meant To Be Heard

April 21, 2014
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performing "Battleship Potemkin." (Henry Hayes)

There was a time when the movie theaters featured silent films and a pitted orchestra. Thanks to the efforts of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Somerville Theatre, it is possible to hear and see the silents as they were nearly a century ago.

A Festive Mood Prevails In Boston In The Days Before The Marathon

April 20, 2014
Cousins Laura Snebold, left, of Washington, and Christine Kenney, of Dedham, Mass., display their bibs to run in Monday's 118th Boston Marathon after picking them up Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Boston. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

BOSTON — Just one day to go now before the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, and the race promises to be one of the biggest ever. A festive mood is prevailing in Boston, despite the tragedy that took place at last year’s event.

Requests Skyrocket For Handmade Marathon Signs To Line Wellesley’s ‘Scream Tunnel’

April 19, 2014
Wellesley College students cheer the runners during the 2013 Boston Marathon. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

WELLESLEY, Mass. — For years, Wellesley College students who live along the Boston Marathon route have offered to make signs of encouragement for anyone who wants one. This year, they got more than double the usual requests.

A Spectator’s Guide To The Boston Marathon

April 17, 2014
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — The BAA and cities and towns along the route have put in place new security measures this year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Updike Touch: Making The Mundane Magical

April 17, 2014
Adam Begley, author of "Updike" chronicles the life of prolific writer, John Updike. (Courtesy)

Adam Begley’s new biography, “Updike,” chronicles the life of prolific writer John Updike. He’s praised as “a national treasure whose writing continues to resonate like no one else’s.”

Study: Young Adults’ Casual Marijuana Use Causes Brain Changes

April 16, 2014

The study found abnormalities in areas of the brain related to emotion, motivation and decision-making.

A Complex Legacy For Marathon Manhunt

April 14, 2014
A SWAT team unloaded from their armored vehicles on April 19. 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — The effort to capture the bombing suspects raised questions for legal experts, scholars and Watertown residents, and inspired state authorities to incorporate new guidance into their crisis management plans.

Mass. ACLU Files Suit On Terrorism Task Force

April 10, 2014

BOSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is suing the FBI and the state’s U.S. Attorney to obtain information about the operations of the state’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Congressional Hearing Reflects On Marathon Response

April 09, 2014
Ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, left, and Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, center, applaud as Watertown Police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese and fellow Watertown officers are acknowledged during a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

BOSTON — The former Boston police commissioner and the Watertown police chief testified on the response to last year’s marathon bombing.

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