Updated at 7:46 p.m. ET Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election . Barr notified congressional leaders in a letter that said he is "reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend." Mueller is not recommending any more indictments, a...
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In our look back at the week's news, several interfaith services were held in New England after the mosque shootings in New Zealand. In Connecticut, a group of mosques has been talking about safety, including asking local police for increased patrols.
Massachusetts state Sen. Don Humason is angling for a new job. The Westfield Republican announced early Thursday that he’s running for mayor.
The new movie Us , Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out , is a horror movie. It starts with a black family on vacation. They go to the beach; dad buys a boat. Then things start getting creepy. One night, another family dressed in red jumpsuits shows up in front of the house. And each member of this new family — mom, dad, sister, brother — is an identical copy of the family inside. They're doppelgangers. "It starts with the fear that I can't explain," Peele says in an interview. "This idea that...
Most people in America want the Electoral College gone, and they want to select a president based on who gets the most votes nationally, polls say. Democratic presidential candidates are weighing in too. "Every vote matters," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in Mississippi on Monday. "And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the electoral college." That line garnered one of her largest roars of applause for the evening. Gregg says...
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Dan Román began composing as a young teenager growing up in Puerto Rico. He doesn't know why he started, exactly — just that simply playing instruments wasn't enough.
A recent survey conducted by Smith College found that only a meager 3 percent of students identify as “conservative.” From over 1,000 respondents, only two identified as “very conservative.”
Among Charlie Parker's many admirers, Lennie Tristano was especially respectful of Bird's character and astute in his assessments of the saxophonist's music. The blind pianist recognized Parker as the single most important innovator of modern jazz, and rejected the commonly held view that bebop was formulated in a workshop-like atmosphere at Minton’s and Monroe’s and other after-hours venues. Eunmi Shim’s 2007 biography , Lennie Tristano: His Life and Music , quotes a 1973 interview in which...
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Opera fans, and even non-fans, are familiar with the music of Bizet's "Carmen" or Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." Lesser-known is the world of new opera, like "Here Be Sirens," composed by a Smith College professor and on stage in Northampton, Massachusetts, this weekend.