Hospitals have often hosted lavish events in Palm Beach, Fla., seeking donations from rich donors, many of them northern transplants. Now, with many out millions, that strategy is being reevaluated. (Boston Globe)
MATTHEW GILBERT'S TV-14 Top holiday TV episodes They can be kooky and snarky and even subversive, providing a great antidote to the commercialization and forced joy of the season. Remember this "Friends" episode (left)?
NEW ENGLAND BLOGS Musings of Domenico Bettinelli The US Census Bureau has redefined the word ''parent,'' according to a New York Times story... Why re-define parenthood? For one thing, it's the bureaucratic impulse.