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Sam Durant


Artist Sam Durant is recipient of Rappaport Prize

The Massachusetts College of Art grad is the latest to earn the honor, which is given annually by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island arranged a meeting between Tom Brady and 13-year-old Shravya Kallkurchi, shown here with her family.


Tom Brady makes wishes come true for a couple of ailing kids

Visits to Gillette Stadium were arranged by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Chelsea Clinton's new book, “She Persisted.”


Chelsea Clinton visits Falmouth bookstore to sign her children’s book

More than 650 people showed up to get a glimpse of Clinton and perhaps pick up a copy of her book.

Condola Rashad (left) and Chris Cooper in “A Doll's House, Part 2.”


Chris Cooper heads home after successful Broadway debut

The actor has departed “A Doll’s House, Part 2” and returned to his home on the South Shore.

Six months in, how is NBC Boston faring against its established rivals?

It’s been six months since NBC Boston launched, joining the city’s five other TV outlets, including WHDH-TV Channel 7.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon producing Showtime pilot based on ‘Boston Miracle’

The pilot will be set in Boston and center on a DA who forms an unlikely alliance with an ethically-challenged FBI veteran.

Hillary Clinton


Title of Hillary Clinton memoir revealed

Everyone, it seems, has a theory about how Donald Trump was elected president. We’re about to learn what Hillary Clinton thinks happened.

On anniversary of her death, video of Bobbi Kristina Brown singing Adele is posted

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter died two years ago.

Partygoers celebrate the Podcast Garage’s one-year anniversary.


The Podcast Garage celebrates a year

Podcasts made at the Garage include Heidi Legg’s “The Editorial,” which features interviews with visionaries; Larry Cohen’s “Ringler Radio”; Lucas Spivey’s “Culture Hustlers,” and the Rev. Jeffrey Brown’s “The Courage to Listen.”

Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive

PEN America has assembled more than 1,500 hours of audio and visual material for a digital archive featuring many of the world’s leading writers and public thinkers of the past half-century.

Esperanza Spalding is shown performing at the Shubert Theatre in April 2016.


Esperanza Spalding is a Harvard professor

The school announced this week that the 32-year-old Spalding was named a Professor of the Practice.


Wait, that’s why Justin Bieber canceled his tour?

The singer may have new priorities.

Judd Apatow (back row, second from right) met with teens from Zumix as well as Mark Kates (right) from Shout Syndicate and Madeleine Steczynski (front row, right), executive director of Zumix, before Apatow’s stand-up performance at the Wilbur Theatre.


Judd Apatow says hi to local kids

The “Knocked Up” director donated to the new Shout Syndicate.

Chrissy Teigen

Celebrity News

Chrissy Teigen joins the ranks of those blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter

Apparently, it took the model tweeting “no one likes you” to get blocked by the President of the United States.


Nat Faxon leads voice cast of new Matt Groening show

The Manchester-by-the-Sea native voices an elf on “Disenchantment,’’ which debuts on Netflix next year.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow


MSNBC scores primetime ratings win, thanks in part to Rachel Maddow

The left-leaning network likely has President Trump to thank as well.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman (left) and Jake Gyllenhaal at Fenway Park in April. Gyllenhaal is portraying Bauman in “Stronger,” which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.


These Mass. movies will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF, which runs Sept. 7-17, released its gala titles Tuesday morning.

Dick Lehr


Dick Lehr writes YA novel inspired by Shawn Drumgold case

Lehr, who teaches journalism at Boston University, wrote a novel inspired by the case of Shawn Drumgold, who spent 14 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Brian Stratton


Musicians donate time, talent to benefit ALS ONE

Marshfield musician-producer Brian Stratton is behind a new charity CD.

Chester Bennington


Refunds available for Linkin Park show at Xfinity Center

Live Nation says ticket holders can get money back at the point of purchase.

Brandon Vallee of Thunderbar Comedy, which is hosting seven themed stand-up shows starting Tuesday.


Underground comedy is front and center at this week’s ‘Thunderfest II’

Organizers hope to make it an annual tradition.

Canadian band Arcade Fire performing in France last week.


Arcade Fire e-mails fans a dress code

It’s not clear if the strict rules — no shorts or tank tops allowed — will be enforced when the band plays TD Garden Sept. 15.

From left: Boston Marathon bombing survivors Adrianne Haslet and Jeff Bauman, Marathon bombing responder Carlos Arredondo, Henry Richard, and DMSE race director Dave McGillivray at the finish line of the DMSE Sports Classic Celebrity Mile.


Marathon bombing survivors join other VIPs at road race

Bauman takes part in DMSE Sports Classic.


Twitter enjoys Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan

The actor is attending a film festival.


Justin Bieber cancels rest of tour, including date at Gillette Stadium

No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.

From left: Elisabeth and Bruce Percelay, publisher of Nantucket Magazine, with Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday at the Crystal Ball on Nantucket.


Belichick and Beatty make the scene on Nantucket

The Patriots coach and the 14-time Academy Award nominee were at separate events on the island over the weekend.

Maria Menounos


Maria Menounos reflects on brain tumor surgery

In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, the TV host and Medford native said her initial reaction to the diagnosis was not what she expected.

Ben Affleck at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.


Don’t count Affleck out of Batman role

Appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego, the actor said Warner Bros. executives have told him that they want him to stay on.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Someone is asking $500 for a mousepad signed by Tom Brady’s better half

The seller calls Gisele Bundchen a “money-making machine” and says buying this not-quite-one-of-a-kind mousepad is a “smart investment move.”

Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in a scene from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”


Is Ben Affleck done as Batman?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is “working on plans to usher [Affleck] out” as the Caped Crusader.

The mantelpiece discovered in a Beacon Street basement by Heidi Pribell


Recovered mantelpiece makes its way from Tuscany to the MFA

Boston interior designer Heidi Pribell found “a diamond in the rough.”

Boston stars in trailer for ‘Proud Mary’

The film was shot in the area and is about a hit woman who works for a Boston-based organized crime clan.

Marco Rubio suggests Tom Brady be given a Brazil

The Florida senator knows the Dolphins can’t beat Brady and the Patriots.

Mayor declares Monday to be Judd Apatow Day in Boston

You’ve got to admit Mayor Martin Walsh has the proclamation thing down.

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck says questions about 2010 lawsuit were ‘sobering’

The actor calls harassment of any sort “unacceptable.”

Shellee Mendes and Oprah Winfrey.

Newbury Street salon owner sets sail with Oprah

Shellee Mendes calls Winfrey an inspiration.

Mike Campbell (second from right), guitarist in Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, joined the Grateful Dead cover band Bearly Dead at the Somerville club Thunder Road Wednesday.

Heartbreakers guitarist takes stage in Somerville club

Mike Campbell joined local Grateful Dead tribute band Bearly Dead during a cover of the Dead song, “Loser.”

Artist Percy Fortini-Wright paints a city landscape during the HUBweek preview party.


HUBweek preview party an artistic success

HUBweek hosted a few hundred people Wednesday night at Coppersmith in South Boston to start the countdown to this year’s festival.

Aly Raisman with residents of Heading Home in Dorchester.


Aly Raisman, mattress maker support local homeless shelter

The 23-year-old gymnast, who became a brand ambassador for Leesa after last year’s Olympics, was on hand for the company’s donation to Heading Home.

Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito (left) with Jay Leno at a USC gala in 2014.


Explosive exposé says former Tufts doctor led secret life

An LA Times piece alleges that Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, founding director of the New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical School, led a double life while dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine.

Actors John Zdrojeski and Gracyn Mix at Fenway Park.


Romeo & Juliet . . . & Wally at Fenway Park

Stars of Free Shakespeare on the Common production take in a ballgame


Judge halts sale of love letter to Madonna from Tupac Shakur

Madonna had objected.

Felicity Jones will star in “On the Basis of Sex,” a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets its lead

Natalie Portman pulled out of the biopic she had been attached to since 2015 and now Felicity Jones will portray RBG.

Ben Affleck


Decades-old quip by Ben Affleck causing him some trouble today

Director Kevin Smith said he recalled Affleck saying that kissing another man is the “greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face.”

The Grateful Dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967.


Grateful Dead photographer Herb Greene has nothing but love for MFA’s ‘Summer of Love’

When he was in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967, he never imagined the photos he was taking would someday be in a museum.

Corey Hart (left) with fan Bill Wik at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Corey Hart — remember him? — plays for fans in Boston

The Canadian singer had two hits in the 1980s.

Susanna Fogel has a novel, “Nuclear Family,” out Tuesday and is busy shooting “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” an action comedy, in Budapest.


New novel (and big movie) keep Susanna Fogel busy

The New England native’s humorous novel is out Tuesday

Mindy Kaling


Actress Mindy Kaling is pregnant

E! News reports that Kaling is having a baby, which one unnamed friend described as “an unexpected surprise.”

Chris Evans.


Chris Evans trolls Ann Coulter on Twitter over airline saga

Of the more than 5,000 replies Coulter received, the most popular came from actor and Sudbury native Chris Evans.

Tom Brady


SI ranks the most fashionable athletes and Tom Brady doesn’t crack the Top 10

In fact, Brady is No. 12, behind Russell Westbrook — who nabbed the top spot — and Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and LeBron James.