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MAGIC: The Life of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, by Roland Lazenby I once asked a portrait photographer why no one ever smiled in her pictures, and she replied, “A smile is a mask.” I thought of this aphorism as I read Roland Lazenby’s 800-page biography of Magic Johnson. Sports Illustrated declared his smile to be one […]

Tundra Swans have a peach colored bill when they are younger. Working in environmental education at a time when inquiry-based learning is the norm, the practice of learning how to make observations and ask questions comes up a lot. I am constantly reminded of how it is an intentional, not intuitive, practice for me. I […]

A sign announces Black Friday specials on luggage sets inside a Macy’s department store on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, in Denver. Retailers are kicking off the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season on Friday with a bevy of discounts and other enticements. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It’s an easy, if perhaps outdated, joke to say the greeting card companies have come up with a designated day for just about everything. Son’s Day, Daughter’s Day, cats, coffee, donuts … even every dog really does have a day. You see it all over social media, because, apparently, there’s something about human […]

The World Athletics Championships for track and field took place from Aug. 19–27 in Budapest, Hungary, where many athletes representing the United States gave incredible performances. Sha’Carri Richardson, 23, ran the women’s 100-meter race and set a championship record with a time of 10.65 seconds. Another U.S. athlete who performed incredibly well was Noah Lyles […]

X, the social media company formerly known as Twitter, could lose as much as $75 million in advertising revenue by the end of the year as dozens of major brands pause their marketing campaigns after its owner, Elon Musk, endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy theory this month. Internal documents viewed by The New York Times this […]

Dozens of Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protested outside the Puma store at Somerville’s Assembly Row on Black Friday, one of the nation’s busiest shopping days. The event came as the nation of Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant political group that governs within the Gaza Strip, entered into a four-day pause in the conflict that’s raged since […]

Retailers have high hopes this year as Black Friday shoppers headed out today to begin their holiday shopping. It’s important for those shoppers to keep the momentum going and keep our local, small shops in mind as they continue their spending into “Small Business Saturday.” It is, after all, our small, locally owned […]

The NFL’s first-ever Black Friday game will be on Amazon’s Prime Video rather than traditional TV. The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets play at 3 p.m. ET. The streaming broadcast will feature nods to Amazon’s Black Friday deals and an exclusive performance by Garth Brooks. Sports fans have so far remained loyal to […]

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