1. How hot was it? It was so hot that…

    Hot-weather jokes were flying as the mercury soared to 96 degrees, a record for the date in Boston.

    (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  2. For Claire Danes, Hasty honor is a hoot

    - When receiving the celebrated Pudding Pot from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, it helps to be a good sport. And Claire Danes, the Pudding’s 2012 Woman of the Year, certainly was yesterday.