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‘We’ve had the Kardashians visit’: Nantucket unfazed ahead of President Biden’s vacation on the island

In the next week, Air Force One will thunder onto Nantucket, and President Biden, likely wearing his typical vacation uniform of aviator glasses and a bomber jacket, will herald a new chapter in his long relationship with the island that began at the start of his political career. Continue reading →


‘We have been in this long enough.’ Uncertainty abounds as case numbers spike ahead of a second COVID winter

In the last week, COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts have risen to levels not seen since last February. Hospitalizations have edged up, too. Continue reading →

Spotlight Follow-up

One correction officer, two excessive force allegations in less than two weeks

An ex-prisoner’s account focuses on an officer, with a dog, who was also cited in a Globe Spotlight report about an allegedly brutal lockdown in 2020. Continue reading →

A Beautiful Resistance

We cannot only celebrate trans and queer life after death. We must fight for their lives.

To live. To love. To joy. These things should be a birthright, not a battleground. Continue reading →


Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts in fatal Kenosha, Wisc., shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism, and racial injustice. Continue reading →

The Nation


McCarthy’s late night speech punctuates week where the two party’s disdain for each other was on full display

By the time House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California, yielded the floor at 5:11 a.m. Friday, completing a speech that began some 8 ½ hours earlier, he had repeatedly taken aim at House Democrats and their $2.1 trillion social spending and climate change agenda. Continue reading →


House narrowly passes Biden’s social safety net and climate bill

The House on Friday narrowly passed the centerpiece of President Biden’s domestic agenda, approving $2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care, and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans. Continue reading →


Jury begins deliberations in ‘Unite the Right’ civil trial

A jury deliberated for over seven hours on Friday without reaching a verdict in a civil trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly rally in Charlottesville four years ago. Continue reading →

The World


In rare show of weakness, Modi bows to India’s farmers

Narendra Modi has dominated politics in India for seven years. With broad public support and big majorities in Parliament, the prime minister has pushed through dramatic and sometimes damaging policies. His government has fiercely advocated a Hindu-focused nationalist agenda and used increasingly heavy-handed tactics to silence critics, with little effective opposition. Continue reading →


Belarus’s Lukashenko tells close ally Putin he de-escalated the migrant crisis with Europe

Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko said he had de-escalated a months-long migrant crisis on the Polish border in a call Friday morning with his closest supporter, President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin press service. Continue reading →


Austria announces COVID vaccine mandate, crossing a threshold for Europe

Austria on Friday became the first Western democracy to announce that it would mandate COVID vaccinations for its entire adult population as it prepared for a nationwide lockdown starting Monday. Continue reading →

Editorial & Opinion


How to expand health care coverage for trans and gender diverse populations

Public and private insurers should increase reimbursement for diagnoses associated with marginalized populations. Continue reading →


An epic failure on Beacon Hill

Lawmakers dawdled over ARPA funds, delaying economic relief to millions of their constituents. Continue reading →


What I’m thankful for: The turkey shortage

Sure, we all ooh and aah at the golden behemoth atop our tables. But face it. We don’t really like the stuff. We eat because we’re supposed to, not because we want to. Continue reading →



As billions hang in limbo, lawmakers take a breather

If there’s one thing our state lawmakers have historically been good at, it’s spending large pots of money. Continue reading →


Boat owner arraigned on manslaughter charge in fatal Boston Harbor crash

Jeanica Julce, 27, and the five passengers who were hospitalized are listed as victims in the boat captain’s manslaughter case, according to a criminal indictment. Continue reading →


Wu names Segun Idowu as Boston’s chief of economic development

Mayor Michelle Wu has appointed Segun Idowu, president of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, to be her chief of economic development. Idowu previously worked in City Hall and at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Continue reading →


Gary Washburn | On basketball

Against a Lakers team full of stars, Jayson Tatum was the best player on the floor

Jayson Tatum and the Celtics slapped back at their arch-rival, playing a brilliant final three quarters as this team appears ready to run off some victories. Continue reading →

Celtics 130, Lakers 108

‘We’re not perfect, but the fight is in us’ declare Celtics after thrashing Lakers

Jayson Tatum led the Boston effort with 37 points. Continue reading →


There’s a lot of credit to go around on the surging Patriots defense

The group — a healthy mix of young and experienced players, draft picks, and free agents — is making a statement in this win streak, giving up just 10 points per game. Continue reading →



Can Boston diversify e-sports and gaming?

Amid the backdrop of toxicity in the gaming industry, four local gamers wanted to change things by launching XSET, which aims to be a more diverse and inclusive e-sports team. Continue reading →


Boston’s own Sean O’Brien poised to lead Teamsters in fight with Amazon

Labor experts say O’Brien’s win shows members want to see an attitude shift among the Teamsters leadership ranks, to be more aggressive against big corporations. Continue reading →


Boston Newspaper Guild approves new contract with Boston Globe

After nearly three years of negotiations, employees at Boston Globe Media Partners on Friday approved a new three-year contract that provides for annual raises and protects overtime pay and arbitration rights, according to the company and the Boston Newspaper Guild. Continue reading →



Young Dolph, promising Memphis rapper, shot and killed at 36

Young Dolph began releasing mixtapes in the late 2000s, and his last solo album, “Rich Slave,” debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart last year. Continue reading →

Arts & Lifestyle


‘Julia’ directors discuss Julia Child’s groundbreaking history in new documentary

Betsy West and Julie Cohen sit down with the Globe to discuss their new documentary, "Julia." Continue reading →


Donnie Wahlberg on NKOTB and New Edition AMAs performance: ‘It’s a brotherhood from Boston’

Sunday’s awards show will mark the first time the two Boston-bred boy bands have performed together onstage. Continue reading →


Andris Nelsons, BSO, and Håkan Hardenberger offer an evening that was extra and then some

Go see Andris Nelsons conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Jörg Widmann's "Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI)" and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 on Saturday night at Symphony Hall, a pair of pieces that could teach a master class on the manifold aspects of extra. Continue reading →