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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.

‘Gather Round’ For The 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston

April 20, 2015
This year, the Independent Film Festival Boston's theme is "Gather Round." (Courtesy)

“We want to be more,” says Independent Film Festival Boston’s executive director, Brian Tamm, as the 13th annual festival kicks off. “We want to be more of a resource and community for filmmakers here in Boston and Massachusetts.”

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.

Some Very Tipsy Shakespeare On Tap In Davis Square

April 18, 2015
Faced Shakespeare featured

The conceit is simple, if baffling. A troupe of six actors presents a play by Shakespeare, while one of the actors is drunk. Very drunk.

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.

Olivier Assayas Knew How To Pick ‘Em For ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ Cast

April 17, 2015
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in "Clouds of Sils Maria" (Courtesy IFC)

Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria” is a slippery, enigmatic and altogether mesmerizing movie about the passage of time, and the way our ideas about art evolve according to our life experiences.

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.

Punk Rock’s Johnny Angel Turns To The Written Word, And Takes His Past With Him

April 15, 2015
Johnny Angel in his punk rock days in Boston. (Courtesy)

“Looking for Lady Dee,” is “a semi-fictionalized account of an unrequited love between boy and girl and boy and his band.”

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.

Tsarnaev Trial Penalty Phase Likely To Take 4 Weeks

April 14, 2015

In the penalty phase, jurors will decide whether convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the death penalty or life in prison.

Rebuilding Celtics Clinch Playoff Berth

April 14, 2015
Since their trade for point guard Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 19, the Celtics have gone 18-11. (Winslow Townson/AP)

With the Nets’ loss to the Bulls Monday night, the Celtics have clinched a spot in the NBA playoffs. The Celts are currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.

Israeli Stage’s ‘Ulysses On Bottles’ Masterfully Navigates Politics And Metaphor

April 14, 2015
Karen MacDonald and Jeremiah Kissel in "Ulysses on Bottles." (Paul Marotta)

Helmed here by 25-year-old Israeli Stage artistic director Guy Ben-Aharon, “Ulysses on Bottles” is both compellingly themed and masterfully acted, says Carolyn Clay.

Boston Marathon Security Procedures Outlined

April 13, 2015
In this file photo from the 2014 Boston Marathon, Boston Police check bags along the marathon route near Kenmore Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

State and local safety officials say security for this year’s Boston Marathon will be similar to last year’s and are asking spectators not to bring backpacks, large bags, coolers and glass containers.

Out From Behind The Lens: Lynsey Addario On The Reality Of War Photojournalism

April 13, 2015
Lynsey Addario in 2009. (Lynsey Addario/Getty Images Reportage)

Connecticut native Lynsey Addario, who recently released a memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” has photographed the dirty work of war and its selfless heroes.

Playwright Lisa D'Amour's 'Detroit' In Chelsea, ‘Airline Highway’ On Broadway

April 11, 2015
John Greene, Courtland Jones, Becca A. Lewis and Stephen Libby in "Detroit" (Danielle Fauteux Jacques).

The dark comedy “Detroit”, which won the 2013 Obie Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, receives its Boston area debut from Apollinaire Theatre Company, April 10 through May 9 at Chelsea Theatre Works.

Huntington’s ‘Come Back, Little Sheba': Frozen In Time, Steaming With Feeling

April 10, 2015
The milkman, Michael Knowlton, and Lola, Adrianne Krstansky, in the Huntington's "Come Back, Little Sheba," directed by David Cromer. (T. Charles Erickson)

Director David Cromer returns to the Huntington Theatre Company to make a case for “Come Back, Little Sheba” as not only painstakingly realistic but also existential.

Cracking The Case Of The Bookseller-Novelist Josh Cook

April 09, 2015
Multitasking bookseller and book-writer Josh Cook. (Emily Hamm Daigle)

Somerville local Josh Cook balances selling books with writing them.

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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