James Austin Stumbo and Kevin Norton, both high-level competitors in the internationally popular card game, had traveled from Iowa to take part in the event.
Alicia Thomas has tattooed 130 of the 151 original Pokémon, and she won't stop until she's caught them all.
The 21-year-old lapsed pothead and Game of Thrones fan was formally sentenced to die on Wednesday, though a prolonged appeal process is likely.
When the food truck rolled into Boston's North End this weekend, to pass out free breadstick sandwiches, some called it "an insult to everyone selling Italian food [here] for more than 100 years."
It's so sweet-looking that audience members even cheered the game's rendering of a cola bottle.
When Usaamah Abdullah Rahim was killed on Tuesday, it looked to some like just another case of police excess. But the feds say the 26-year-old was planning to behead serial Muslim antagonist Pamela Geller.
While the inspiring force behind the band's sound is obvious, the songs remain deeply introspective without being too self-serious.
An appeal is likely, but the defense's argument that the 21-year-old was influenced by his older brother and expressed remorse for the 2013 attack did not sway the 12-member jury.
Reporters don't seem to be sure whether or not the convicted 21-year-old shed a single tear, but his life could depend on it.
A jury will have to decide whether the Boston Bomber deserves to die—but if they do, they'll be serving vengeance, not justice.
What Fenway Park's infamous $29 lobster roll taught me about the commoditization of tragedy.
After closing arguments begin next week, we'll move on to the sentencing phase, and the Boston Marathon bombing trial's key moment.
Mar 25, 2015
Can Hollywood cash in on national tragedies without making it more painful for victims?
Everyone knows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was one of the brothers behind the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, so why do we need to revisit the brutal facts of this case again?
The defendant's lawyer opened things up by admitting her client did the deed, leaving jurors to puzzle over the "why" and whether he should go to jail for life or be executed.
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Minneapolis's large Somali community has seen plenty of local youth recruited by extremists over the years, but some say the problem is inequality, not a lack of counseling or outreach.
OpenBiome pays donors $40 per poop, but not just anyone can donate their shit—getting approved as a stool donor is harder than getting into Harvard.
For the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the big game is usually marked by debauchery that can resemble a riot, and administrators are taking drastic steps to prevent that from happening again.
Climate-change deniers will happily seize #Blizzard2015 as proof of a vast liberal conspiracy. But is global warming actually making snowstorms worse?
Protests in Boston and Washington, DC, fighting between the Libyan government and opposition forces in Benghazi, and more news from around the world.
How can a hotel room capture the essence of Boston's legendary shithole? And why would anyone want to?
On the third Wednesday of every month in Boston, grown-ups gather at the Legoland Discovery Center. You may think people are attending because they're obsessed with nostalgia, but Adult Night's appeal is more complicated.
This June, a Boston activist organization occupied a house in the Dorchester neighborhood after the government denied a nonprofit's offer to buy the house. This occupation was another retaliation against an equity draught which has been stymieing Boston's…