Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health examined household gun ownership and homicide rates over a period of almost 20 years and found a strong correlation between gun ownership and non-stranger homicides. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUSPH researchers find correlation between gun ownership, non-stranger homicide

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of 26 […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
LittleFoot Energy is a company based in Somerville that helps support energy projects free of charge. PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN POULSEN

Environmentally-friendly businesses add strength to Boston’s sustainability efforts

Energy-guzzlers and pollution-emitters are some names that may get thrown around when placing businesses in context […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
"The Room," labeled "the 'Citizen Kane' of bad movies" by Entertainment Weekly, screens on a monthly basis at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. SCREEN CAPTURE VIA COOLIDGE.ORG

‘You’re all here for a terrible film': A first-time viewer’s take on ‘The Room’

“PS if you have plastic spoons, bring them tomorrow.” That is what the text on my […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Despite its award-winning cast and interesting premise, "Good People" suffers from a lack of heart. PHOTO COURTESY OF MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT

Moody action thriller ‘Good People’ is all flash, no substance

It’s OK to say no, James Franco. Really. People will understand. You apparently thrive on doing […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
All-female Boston University a cappella group, Chordially Yours, will perform two songs at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday as the opening act for Lena Dunham's book tour. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHORDIALLY YOURS

BU a cappella group Chordially Yours opens Lena Dunham’s book tour at Wilbur Theatre

When Boston University College of Communication senior Jen Gregorio heard that her all-female a cappella group, […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Tattoos, piercings and other body modifications are becoming more common in the workplace. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tattoos, piercings becoming more acceptable in various work spaces

With more Americans getting inked and pierced, companies and employees are starting to rethink workplace policies […]

by and · October 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Boston University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to work on "Smart City," a program that aims to simplify a variety of municipal functions via a mass centralized database. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. GRAPHIC BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Smart City: BU researchers work to improve urban living

English zoologist and author Desmond Morris once said, “The city is not a concrete jungle. It […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Boston has organized an urban apple orchard in the lobby of the hotel, which features apples, pastries, donuts, and apple cider¬¬. PHOTO COURTESY OF RITZ-CARLTON

Ritz-Carlton urban orchard brings rural fall favorite to city dwellers

As fall approaches the breezy streets of Boston, students and residents all over the city are […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Ross Huston (COM ‘15) and Will Dowsett (COM ‘16) dub as a young girl and clown at the Liquid Fun event at Faneuil Hall Sunday. PHOTO BY CARLY ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

BU comedy group Liquid Fun performs at Faneuil Hall

The sun streamed down on a restless crowd Sunday afternoon at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Local Berklee […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez visited Boston for the first time on Thursday as part of her campaign to advocate for breast cancer awareness and celebrate the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure. PHOTO COURTESY OF REGAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Miss USA visits Boston in campaign to raise awareness for breast, ovarian cancer

It’s become a comfortable and ubiquitous cliché: what pageant queens lack in substance, they make up […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight