Allston, MA - May 25, 2018: Lead singer Brandon Flowers performs with the Killers during the Boston Calling Music Festival in Allston, MA on May 25, 2018. With 45 musical acts, seven comedians, two podcasts, and one Natalie Portman performing on three stages and one arena over the course of three days, Boston Calling has never offered festival-goers so many options. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: arts reporter:

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music review

Boston Calling gets off to a spirited, crowd-pleasing start

Shorter lines and a fan-friendly lineup of artists, capped by the Killers’ arena-rock set, made for a seamless first day.

// Today will start sunny, but rain is possible this afternoon — and likely on Sunday

Today will see sunny skies and high temperatures in the 80s, with a chance of rain this afternoon. Sunday will be cooler and rainy. Memorial Day will see cloudy skies but less of a chance of rain.

What She’s Having

// In search of a perfect brain freeze in Boston

Shaved ice is a blank template on which we impose the flavors of the world.

Fort Myers, FL 2/20/2018: With the impending signing of free agent slugger J.D. Martinez (not pictured), could Red Sox veteran Hanley Ramirez be packing his bag and heading out of town? He is pictured carrying his equipment bag this morning at Spring Training at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


‘Why now?’: Baseball executives surprised by the Hanley Ramirez move

It appears Ramirez will find a home, but among a limited number of teams.

BOSTON, MA 10/08/2017 Red Sox Hanley Ramirez rated after hitting two-run double in the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game Three of the ALDS at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 8, 2017. (San Grossfeld/Globe Staff)


There are powerful reasons not to like this Hanley Ramirez move

In the interest of saving money, the Red Sox cut loose a proven postseason hitter.

Cleveland, OH: 5-25-18: The Celtics Aron Baynes (46) and Marcus Morris (13) combine to slow down the Cavaliers LeBron James on a first quarter drive to the basket. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Six of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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LeBron’s one-man show, the Celtics on the doorstep, and the symmetry of it all

It’s time for a new generation of Celtics to take back what LeBron James seized from their predecessors. It’s time, and there is no better place.


// It took a royal performance for the Cavaliers to survive Game 6 against the Celtics

There wasn’t much to feel good about for the Celtics on a lost night in Ohio. But they can click their sneakers together and chant, “There is no place like home.”

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,

Movie review | ★ ★ ½

‘Solo’ turns an iconic character’s backstory into a decent B-movie

Alden Ehrenreich has the swagger and the sarcasm; he rents the role nicely from the man who still owns it.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ‘We both get up early (5 a.m.!) to work out’

Will these two early birds stay out way past their bedtimes?

Talking shop

// Check out all the new shops opening on Newbury Street

More than a dozen new storefronts are opening on the city’s best-known shopping street.

Harvard student’s arrest to be reviewed by former state chief justice

The former chief justice of the state’s highest court will review the forcible arrest last month of a visibly distressed black Harvard University student.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Opinion & Ideas


// For bike-sharing programs, it’s time to share

Getting cars off the road should be as easy as riding a bike.


// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

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Real Estate

Back Bay penthouse goes for $8 million

In our weekly roundup, the four priciest home sales were in Boston proper. A penthouse apartment on Huntington Avenue took the top spot, raking in $8,000,000, followed by a downtown high-rise that sold for $5,000,000, and units in the South End and the Seaport District that went for $3,000,000-plus.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

The activity of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has become destructive since early May, burning dozens of homes and forcing residents to flee.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.