Columnists

Grieving Borrowers Told to Repay Student Loan

By Kimberly Hefling | Apr 24
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Fast Theatre for a Good Cause :: Boston Theater Marathon

By EDGE | Apr 24
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 16th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the sixth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 55 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in ten hours.

Navajo Nation Wants to Ditch Junk Food

By Felicia Fonseca | Apr 24
Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The White Party and Club Culture: Is It Really for Everyone?

By Caleb Rainey | Apr 24
Circuit parties, clubs and events like them can be wonderfully inclusive spaces, where all can be made to feel welcome and expect to be treated kindly. Let’s make sure this year’s White Party is precisely that type of inclusive space.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

By Kevin Taft | Apr 24
You can now discover Ben Stiller’s beautifully gentle adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, which was was one of the most underrated films of last year.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

By Steven Bergman | Apr 24
Another pop star catalog is given the Broadway biography treatment, and despite heartfelt performances the results don’t yearn for necessity.

Breaking the Waves

By Jake Mulligan | Apr 24
It’s a beautiful restored presentation of a brutal movie - an absolutely necessary upgrade if you’ve only seen the film via DVD.

TCM Greatest Classic Legends: John Wayne

By Ed Tapper | Apr 24
Turner Classic Films once again turns the spotlight on John Wayne, issuing yet another DVD collection of previously released films.

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in STEM Fields

Apr 23
A study by U.S. News & World Report finds America is not producing enough workers to keep up with growing STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

MoneyWatch :: AT&T Eyes Streaming Video

Apr 23
AT&T wants to challenge video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. The company will invest more than $500 million to buy and develop a streaming video brand or website. No specifics have been released yet.