Constance Alexander: From fit to spry in the blink of an eye — but assuring you, Paul McCartney lives

Two good habits, maybe three, are all I can boast: Wearing a seat belt, not smoking, and maintaining a regular regimen of jogging. Since these practices are part of my routine, I don’t think about them much. Up until last Friday, in fact, I considered myself reasonably fit. But now that has changed. Please let me explain. It was an annual wellness visit, and I was chatting with the health care professional...

Matt Jordan: Region’s music festivals feature big names, can’t-miss acts from around world

Wilco at Forecastle 2012 (Photo by Matt Jordan)   With summer about to officially begin, it’s time to start planning out your fun in the sun. For many people, that means making time for music festivals. Whether you’re the type to go to every day of every festival wtihin a six-hour drive or someone who just wants to see a few bands on the weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks...