Bill Beuttler

Way More Mr. Nice Guy

Can Scott Brown convince Massachusetts voters to return him to the U.S. Senate just because he’s a good man?

We Work Too Hard

Blame the Puritans. You remember those dour, austere folks, don't you, from your high school history and Hawthorne? The white European settlers who, during the Great Migration of the 1630s, fled religious persecution and what they considered the laxity of…

Global Warming

What a difference a few months make. Boston Globe editor Martin Baron — tall, bearded, bespectacled, sleeves rolled to the elbows — strides back to his corner office from a midafternoon news meeting several weeks into the war on terrorism…

Black, White, and Crimson

Harvard president Lawrence Summers's first semester in charge was barely under way last September when Artemis Records released Cornel West's CD Sketches of My Culture. Essentially, Sketches was a collection of the Harvard Afro-American Studies professor's musings on black culture,…

Tom Brady Avoids the Blitz

The blitz is on, and it's a fierce one. They're coming from every angle, desperate for a piece of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, eager to knock him off balance. That's why those blocking for him are doing everything possible to…

The Provocateur

Thomas Derrah, playing the title character in Shakespeare's Richard II, walked onstage near the start of each performance in an enormous, hooped Elizabethan dress and crowned with a goofy white diadem one critic likened to a Ping-Pong ball. And, at…