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Latest Polls: Gubernatorial Candidates In Dead Heat As Election Day Draws Near

The latest polling from several sources, including WBUR, shows the contest between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker in a statistical dead heat.

Shopping Online? Beware Of Price Discrimination

We’ve all seen those personalized internet ads. You search the internet one day for pair of shoes. Then, for the next two months, you receive countless ads for shoes right on your browser. Thanks to big data, big brother — or big business — is watching.

Huntington Theatre’s ‘Ether Dome’ Reexamines Surgery Before Anesthesia

The sound of a woman screaming – pure human agony – is how the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Ether Dome” begins.

Herbie Hancock Pushes Boundaries In Career Spanning 50 Years

If Hancock has transcended any single musical identity — and he has — the music that inspired and guided him more than any other is jazz.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Legacy Of Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee

The Boston-born Bradlee led the Post during some of the most tumultuous times in modern U.S. politics.

How People Catch Ebola — And How They Don't

A tutorial on how people can — and can’t — catch the Ebola virus.

Two Perspectives On Question 3: To Repeal Casinos Or Not To Repeal?

A “yes” vote on Question 3 means yes to repeal and no to casinos. A “no” vote would uphold the state’s gaming law.

Littlefield On Sports: Bill’s New Book Of Athletic Verse

Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield talks about “Take Me Out,” his new illustrated book of verse on sports.

‘One City, One Story’ Selection Looks At Family, Change, Love

We speak with author Jennifer Haigh about her short story “Sublimation,” this year’s reading for the One City, One Story program.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Republican Candidate For Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito

Republican Karyn Polito is a veteran state legislator from Shrewsbury, an attorney and part owner of a commercial real estate development firm and she’s running to be the state’s next lieutenant governor.

The Remembrance Project: Madeline Barnes

Madeline Barnes died November 26, 2012, in Boston. She was 74 years old — a single mother, a nurse and nursing instructor, an eternal dieter, and a determined force who didn’t ask for help.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rebellious Roots Of The Birth Control Pill

Oral contraceptives were born in Massachusetts out of the ardent efforts of four people: a researcher ousted from Harvard in the 1930s, a Catholic gynecologist in Boston, an MIT-trained millionaire and feminist Margaret Sanger.

Shakespeare’s Globe Arrives In Boston For Production Of ‘King Lear’

This week in Boston, Shakespeare’s Globe, the London-based theater company, is performing King Lear in a production presented by ArtsEmerson.

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