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ON GUARD

Why did I go to work for the TSA? To try to connect with my father? To soothe various concerns as a new father myself? Was I researching a book? Having a midlife crisis? All of the above?
WHO KILLED THE RHODENS?

In April 2016, eight family members were slain in their homes in Ohio. Nine months later, the killer or killers are still on the loose, and the town has all but forgotten the crimes.
A WICKED GOOD CITY

Ever since Gus Van Sant’s "Good Will Hunting" introduced 1997 audiences to a beautiful but violent and appealingly damaged young man — stuck doing construction in Southie, wrestling with undiscovered genius — the “Boston” movie has become its own specific genre.
VALIDATION NATION

Despite the recent changes at Facebook, the “like” has very little to do with the actual emotional content of a response. It’s a simple nod in your direction. But it also serves as the ultimate validating gesture. If social media amounts to an existential assertion, it’s left incomplete until at least one “like” enters the picture.
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