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Commencement speaker wisdom

We contacted three of this year’s speakers and asked them: What are three things you wish you’d known when you were in college?

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

You’ll flip for these tongs

They are the perfect grilling-season accoutrement.

This cookout season’s alterna-condiment

Avonaise: Better than mayo?

The Davis Square Farmers’ Market

What to expect from this year’s farmers’ markets

When it comes to tomatoes, you’re going to have to be patient.

Comfort me with burgers at Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

The Allston spot has ambitions well beyond college-bar food.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Roasted red pepper and almond dip

Pantry basics add up to an appealing hors d’oeuvre.

The confident cook

When making linguine with clams, less is more

A streamlined list of very good ingredients makes for a very good dish.

Recipe: Grilled lamb burgers with tzatziki and spicy pickles

Adapted from Cultivar chef Mary Dumont, this recipe puts a flavorful spin on the classic hamburger.

Recipe: Grilled soft-shell crab lettuce wraps with fish-sauce mayonnaise

In this recipe adapted from Mei Mei chef Irene Li, a seasonal New England favorite pairs perfectly with Southeast Asian flavors.

Health agency spends more on travel than on AIDS

The World Health Organization has routinely spent about $200 million a year on travel expenses.

Julian Edelman looks unhappy about losing a video game to Dante Polito during a visit arranged by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Julian Edelman makes Beverly boy’s wish come true

The Pats receiver hung out with 8-year-old Dante Polito thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Love Letters

He’s bad at texting

I don’t know if I’m expecting too much by wanting him to reply, but I would probably be satisfied with an emoji or a one-word answer in response.

Tom Brady, David Blaine, and Gisele Bundchen in April.


Remember when Tom Brady fed glass to David Blaine? Wait, there’s more.

Yes, Tom and Gisele watched the magician eat a piece of glass back in April, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Bob Vila (front right) with BAC president Glen LeRoy leading the college’s processional down Newbury Street to Old South Church.


Bob Vila addresses BAC graduates

Boston Architectural College isn’t the largest commencement ceremony in the city, but that doesn’t mean the school doesn’t get a top-flight speaker.

Adam Sandler (right) with Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.


Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes

The actor is the toast of the Cannes Film Festival. Yes, you read that right.

Comedian, author, and Internet sensation Lilly Singh.


Lilly Singh, Tyler Oakley among big names at fall Under 30 Summit in Boston

The Forbes Under 30 Summit will return to Boston in October, this time with YouTube stars in tow.

Ask Amy

Family stuff is aired on Facebook, not in person

Advice from Amy Dickinson

The home features a wraparound composite deck in the backyard.

home of the week

This Scituate ranch is just minutes from beach

You’ll get into a beachy mood as soon as you drive up to this three-bedroom home in Scituate.

Keeping the peace at the family retreat

Play nice, lawyer up, and get organized.

Pippa Middleton (center) and her husband James Matthews (left) smile, after their wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England Saturday. Middleton’s sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, (right), and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were in the wedding party.

Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Middleton, the sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge who is married to Prince William, married a wealthy financier Saturday.

David Ortiz in the final game of his career at Fenway Park.


David Ortiz says he thinks ‘New York’ leaked his name in that 2009 PED report

“So who was the big guy in Boston? That was me . . . They were just trying to do what they did: Call the attention to someone else.”

Volunteers are needed to help plant the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common.

Your week ahead

Five things to do, May 22-28

Memorial Day events, theater therapy, an arts festival in Marshfield, and more.

Style Watch | Magazine

Making a temporary apartment feel like home

A short-term rental gets a short-term face lift.

Connections | Magazine

As a kid, summer camp was an adventure. As a parent, it’s bittersweet

I loved the experience as a kid, and I want my daughter to have that too. But the letting go is tougher than I expected.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I was down to order wings on a first date!’

Will the risky appetizer order lead to a match, or just a big mess?

Spouse coming home late? Hiding texts? Some enlist a private eye for answers.

Have you noticed your spouse acting sheepish? Did he or she spend most of April vacation week checking texts poolside? Maybe you should hire a private investigator.


At PEM, the romance of the ocean liner

New exhibition at PEM showcases life aboard ocean liners of yesteryear

Quinn Fitzgerald (left) and Sara de Zarraga inside the Harvard Innovation Lab.

With prize win, Flare gets a step closer to selling safety technology designed for women

As of April 25, Fitzgerald and de Zarraga have a $75,000 boost; Flare beat out more than 50 teams to win the top prize in the social enterprise category of Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition.

Guide Sandra Goos with a visitor to the Valse Kunst Museum.

True or ‘Valse’? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.

The museum’s founders hatched the idea of collecting and exhibiting fraudulent art after they were fleeced by an art dealer.

A lounging elephant seal.

Cruising the Antarctic peninsula amid frazils, growlers, and bergs

Two of Hurtigruten’s ships now make a few annual passenger trips from Argentina to Antarctica. We were on one, along with two hundred other outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, mostly from Europe.

F. Earl Christy, design for a poster for the White Star Line and Moet & Chandon, about 1912.

Opulence and elegance on the high seas

The Peabody Essex Museum revisits the golden era of cruising with its new exhibit “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style.”

A falconer in the desert near Riyadh.

A look inside Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s least explored countries. But that’s about to change.

Colt State Park offers views of Narragansett Bay.

Only have a day in Bristol? Here are two worthwhile stops.

Colt State Park and Linden Place Mansion are two attractions steeped in the town’s history.

A reminder of Tiverton’s farming heritage in Pardon Gray Preserve.

The quiet artistry of Tiverton, R.I.

A bridge away from storied Newport, R.I. — and from the maddening crowds — the historic farming town of Tiverton is an overlooked coastal gem.

Travel Troubleshooter: I’m still waiting for a refund from Hotels.com

When Mike Foley cancels his resort reservation, Hotels.com promises him a refund. But more than a year later, his $1,400 is still missing.

Helena Cohen, owner of Ardan Medspa + Salon in Wellesley.

For summer, lashes get a boost

A technique is designed to thicken and lift natural eyelashes with no gluey extensions or makeup in sight. Just in time for summer.

The One Thing

Little lovelies at Kodomo (annex)

Edgy fashions in miniature — plus a play area — define new Beacon Hill boutique

A scene from the documentary “Obit.”


‘Obit’ to screen at the Coolidge

Vanessa Gould’s documentary film looks at the lively, wild world of obituary writing.

Swordfish Paris-Nice with eggplant, olives, and Provencal Raito sauce at Self Portrait in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

At Self Portrait, trendiness is so yesterday

T.W. Food’s new incarnation emphasizes proper plates like roast chicken, scallop boudin blanc, and duck leg with duck fat frites.

Doug Rodrigues (left, with Ryan Kelly in 2014)


Nantucket sushi, North End oysters, cupcakes circa ‘Sex and the City,’ and other restaurant news

Plus: Bar by the Elevator, lovin’ it up till you hit the ground . . .

My Instagram: Michelle Martin

Scrolling through 29-year-old Michelle Martin’s Instagram account (@michellekmartin) is a visual journey.


How to make the Friendly Toast’s Two Evils cocktail

It’s a good way to extend bourbon season into summer.

Performers at the PVDFest.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you’ve ever wanted to see live a chainsaw-carving demonstration, now’s your chance.

Pope embraces those afflicted with Huntington’s disease

Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effects that its sufferers are often shunned and abandoned.

love letters

He says I’m his girlfriend but he’s not my boyfriend

He laughed and replied, “Just because you’re my girlfriend doesn’t mean I’m your boyfriend.”