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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.

Color-Coordinated?

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.