Passionate Debates In Mass. House Over Transgender Public Accommodations Bill

Debates are underway in the Massachusetts House over the Transgender Public Accommodations Bill.

Lori Gillen displays a banner with the names of businesses that she said support the transgender community during a ceremony commemorating the raising of a flag representing the transgender community at Boston City Hall. (Steven Senne/AP)

Mass. House Set To Debate Transgender Bill

If signed into law, Massachusetts would join 17 other states with similar laws already on the books.

Spirituality And Transformation On Boston’s Inner-City Basketball Courts

Onaje Woodbine grew up poor, honing his basketball talents on the hard courts of Roxbury and ended up playing for Yale. But then he quit because he wanted more.

Daniel Shapiro's new book is Negotiating the Nonnegotiable. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)

How Can We Get Better At Negotiation?

Master negotiator Daniel Shapiro on how to resolve the most emotionally-charged conflicts, from a rocky marriage to a nation at war.

A young couple takes a stroll in New York City in 1961. (Dan Grossi/AP)

In The Age Of Texting And Tinder, Is Dating Dead?

Workers are told that they have to be “flexible” in their careers, that they should expect nothing more than short-term gigs in the current job market. So, is it any surprise that they bring the same approach to the dating market?

Commencement Roundup: Speakers Entreat Graduates To Tackle Life’s Challenges

Over the course of this week, several commencement speakers challenged newly minted grads to dig deep and consider the question of justice.

An archival photo from 1898 of Thunder Cloud, Blackfeet, an Algonquian Native American. (Boston Public Library/Flickr)

The Lost Languages Of Massachusetts

New research indicates the region contained at least five Native American languages.

A copy of Wallace Stevens' "Harmonium," a collection of his poetry.(J E Theriot/Flickr)

‘The Ghost Still Cries Out 60 Years After His Death’: The Life Of Poet Wallace Stevens

It was Stevens’ roiling internal life that led to his world-famous poetry.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Courtesy Bridgewater State University)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Nina Tassler, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Offer New Grads Advice

An oft-repeated theme with commencement speakers this weekend was amazement at the unexpected twists and turns of life.

UMass Boston Professor Padraig O'Malley testifies at a House briefing on political reconciliation in Iraq in 2008. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Cambridge Peacemaker Padraig O’Malley On Conflict, Addiction, New Documentary

A new documentary by Central Square Films and Brookline-based director James Demo dives deep into the professional — and personal — life of Padraig O’Malley.

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