Boston’s French Accent

Sure, we’re in New England — but a surprising number of our greatest figures were inspired by the French.

Person of Interest: Charles Czeisler

Meet the Boston doc — no, not Rivers — responsible for keeping the Celtics perked up in the playoffs.

Cap and Groan

Just in time for graduation: our formula for a less-awful commencement speech.

On a Roll: The Anatomy of Wheelchair Marathon Cyclist

The marathon is set for April 18, and chances are that we already know the winners of the wheelchair division.


Two black politicians were just sentenced to prison for taking bribes. If Sal DiMasi convicted, will he get the same? 

Person of Interest: Ellen Zane

The Tufts Medical CEO can see the future. So pay attention to what she does next.

Last Call?

Internet deals allowed the thirsty among us to drink at a discount. Until the state stepped in.

River Rage

How did Tom Menino get the People’s Republic so riled up? He stole its companies.

When Crime Doesn’t Pay

It’s a local tradition: convicts lining up to publish their life story. So why muzzle the guy who faked his way into Harvard?

Q&A: Bobby and Peter Farrelly

The Rhode Islanders — and die-hard Boston sports fans — tell us why they have no regrets over Fever Pitch, and suggest that Bill Simmons man up.

Real Dough-Getters

In a tough economy, not all philanthropies are created equal.

Person of Interest: Rich Miner

Meet the techie who put Cambridge on Google’s map.

Person of Interest: Ken Burns Goes into Extra Innings

Ken Burns has always refused to return to the subjects of his famed documentaries.

Sports: The Comeback Kid

BC linebacker Mark Herzlich was diagnosed last May with a rare form of cancer and told he’d never play again.

Snapshot: Boston’s Royal Wedding

Leave it to Boston’s “Rascal King,” James Michael Curley, to throw the closest thing to a royal wedding this city has ever seen.