The Red Line: The way subway travel should be

The MBTA introduced its new Premier Class service the other night - or maybe it was all an elaborate performance:

The butlers handed out magazines for passengers to enjoy and offered platters of snacks. ... Meanwhile, as our attendants dutifully cleaned and wiped the cars' interiors, our musicians behind them filled the air with lilting, soothing melodies.

Court rules popping the cork not the same as making the beast with two backs

The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out a Harvard Square merchant's conviction for running a brothel because the judge in his case incorrectly told the jury to consider whether the women he employed offered traditional sex when they actually only offered hand jobs and anal sex.