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Elizabeth Alexander Turns Grief Into Art With ‘The Light Of The World’

April 28, 2015
"The Light of the World," a memoir by Elizabeth Alexander. (Courtesy)

In her essay collection, Elizabeth Alexander brings readers through her shock of her new unwanted reality in the year after the unexpected death of her husband.

Walsh: After Quake, Nepal Has Boston’s Support

April 27, 2015

The mayor made that promise Sunday night at a vigil on Copley Square, where hundreds of people gathered, waving Nepalese flags and holding signs reading “Pray For Nepal.”

Full Speed Ahead: Prolific Choreographer Twyla Tharp Not Slowing Down Soon

April 27, 2015
Tharp rehearses "The Princess and the Goblin" with Atlanta Ballet dancers Christian Clark and Jesse Tyler in 2012. (Charlie McCullers)

Choreographer Twyla Tharp set out on her own at 23, founding Twyla Tharp Dance. Now 73 years old, this famously-scary-to-interview genius is aggravated by the very notion of slowing down to smell the roses.

LeBron James Vs. The Boston Celtics, Part 5

April 26, 2015
Cleveland's LeBron James lifted the Cavaliers to a 103-95 win in Game 3. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Boston Celtics are facing a familiar opponent: LeBron James. This is the fifth time in the last eight years the Celtics have matched up against the four-time NBA MVP. The Celtics came out on top in the first two series, but James has since had the upper hand.

Watch: The First Trailer From ‘Black Mass’

April 24, 2015

“Black Mass,” the biopic about Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, has released its first trailer.

‘Nurse Jackie’s’ Ugly Truths Are Better Than Fiction For Sunday Nights

April 24, 2015
Matt Maher as Matt and Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie." (Courtesy David M. Russell/Showtime)

Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” comes to a conclusion in its seventh season, but the end might not be so tidy.

JazzBoston Kicks Off ‘Jazz In The Neighborhood’

April 24, 2015
Danilo Pérez and Miguel Zenón in an improvised performance at JazzBoston's International Jazz Day concert. (Courtesy JazzBoston)

JazzBoston seeks to bring jazz to a wider audience with this year’s Jazz Week from April 24 to May 3.

Watch: President Obama Honors Super Bowl Champion Patriots

April 23, 2015
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, gives a thumbs down to President Obama's "Deflategate" joke during a ceremony Thursday honoring the team for their Super Bowl victory. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The New England Patriots are headed to the White House to meet President Obama.

Troubled By Police Brutality, Terence Blanchard Trumpets On

April 23, 2015
Jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. (Henry Adebonojo)

“Breathless” is a departure from Terence Blanchard’s previous straight-ahead jazz albums, but he isn’t playing this music just to change things up — he believes in the new sound, and the story.

A ‘Coerced’ Confession And Its Aftermath, Onstage

April 22, 2015
Brandeis student Christine Kim portrays Truong. (Julian Seltzer)

To tell the story of a Worcester teenager who was coerced by police into confessing to a crime she didn’t commit, two Brandeis University students write a play whose words are taken directly from the historical record.

Celebrity Series Debuts ‘Solid Soul’ Tour And Goes Behind The Scenes Of ‘Serial’

April 22, 2015
Circa Opus (Courtesy, Celebrity Series Boston)

Celebrity Series upcoming season of performances features favorites such as Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang and debuts new performances by Ana Gasteyer and a speaker event with “Serial” podcast creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder.

With A Season Behind Him, How Did Andris Nelsons Do?

April 21, 2015
Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood last summer. (Hilary Scott)

Andris Nelsons’ conducting — however unorthodox — is organic, and his results have been unmistakably successful, writes Keith Powers.

With More Shorts At The IFFBoston Than Ever Before, Here’s The Top 7

April 21, 2015
"Wire Cutters" creates another planet from the ground up. (Courtesy Jack Anderson)

Short-format films may not be considered the “meat” of most film festivals, but for three years running IFFBoston has given short films increased screen time. This year’s 44 shorts marks an all-time high.

Photos: The 2015 Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015
Runners, runners everywhere on Boylston Street (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our photos from the 119th Boston Marathon.

A Spectator’s Guide To The 2015 Boston Marathon

April 18, 2015
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Boston Marathon, from street and MBTA station closures to items prohibited for spectators.

Mayor Walsh Holds Public Safety Presser On Boston Marathon

April 17, 2015

Boston officials, including Mayor Marty Walsh, are speaking Friday about security measures being taken for the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday.

Mass. Adds 10,500 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Down To 4.8 Percent

April 16, 2015

Massachusetts’ strong job growth occurred in a month in which national jobs figures fell short of expectations.

Boston Marks 2 Years Since Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2015
A man stops and prays for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing Wednesday at a small memorial near the finish line on Boylston Street.(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Church bells tolled across the city Wednesday afternoon, as many residents paused to mark the moment two years ago when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, killing three and injuring more than 260.

Photos: Boston Raises Banners At Bombing Sites On ‘One Boston Day’

April 15, 2015
Boston Marathon survivor Jane Richard, left, watches as her brother Henry removes a drape covering a memorial honoring victims and survivors at one of two blast sites near the finish line in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Mounted on light poles, the banners are yellow-orange, with the word “Boston” and a road inside a white heart.

First Responders Hurt In 2-Alarm Fire In Boston’s North End

April 14, 2015
A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a vacant apartment building in Boston's North End Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Matt Sloan)

A police officer and two firefighters have been treated and transported from the scene of a two-alarm fire in Boston’s North End.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Head To Retire

April 01, 2015
Edward Benz, in a 2005 file photo (John Deputy/AP)

Dr. Edward Benz, the longtime president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will retire next year.

Partners HealthCare Drops Bid To Acquire South Shore Hospital

February 17, 2015

The move comes less than a month after a judge rejected a deal that would have allowed Partners to acquire South Shore and two other local hospitals, saying it wasn’t in the public interest.

Colleagues Mourn Surgeon Fatally Shot At The Brigham

January 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Davidson was remembered both for his skills as a surgeon and his rich personal life.

Health Connector Head Will Step Down

January 06, 2015

Jean Yang, who oversaw the problematic launch of the Connector’s new website, will depart the agency next Friday.

First Dispensary Cleared To Grow Marijuana In Massachusetts

January 02, 2015

Assuming a three-month growing cycle, the storefront in Salem could begin selling marijuana in April. However, the plants must first undergo a series of safety tests, and the state will continue to inspect the company’s business plans.

Health Connector: Insurance Signups Up, But Many Unpaid

December 19, 2014

The deadline is Tuesday for those who want to be covered on the first of the year.

MGH Patient Monitored For Possible Ebola ‘Cleared Medically,’ Discharged

December 05, 2014

The patient’s release and current condition are not a threat to anyone else, MGH officials said.

Baker Names Sudders As His Health And Human Services Chief

November 21, 2014
Marylou Sudders (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Marylou Sudders is the state’s former mental health commissioner.

Westminster Pulls Tobacco Ban Proposal

November 19, 2014

The proposal — which would have been the first such sweeping measure in the country — was met by staunch opposition.

4 More Mass. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Approved

November 07, 2014

The four dispensaries in Boston, Taunton, Greenfield and Fairhaven fill counties that did not previously have any medical marijuana dispensaries in the works.

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