Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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Andris Nelsons leads Julia Bullock and Frederica Von Stade during opening night at Symphony Hall.

music review

With Leonard Bernstein evening, BSO season starts with a bang

On opening night, Andris Nelsons and the orchestra lit up Symphony Hall.


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.

Kylie Jenner, 20, is the youngest member of the Jenner-Kardashian family.

Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan?

New Kid on the Block singer Joey McIntyre (left) saw the new Stephen King movie “It” starring Bill Skarsgard as the demonic clown Pennywise.


Joey McIntyre approves of New Kids references in the box office hit ‘It’

He texted us about it. Also, he’ll be in Boston next month for a Mass. Eye and Ear benefit.

The nine-piece Scottish band Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their “bagrock” sound to the Cabot in Beverly.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Halloween happenings at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Roxbury Open Studios, and more.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: TOKiMONSTA performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


The album TOKiMONSTA wasn’t sure she’d be alive to make

The L.A. producer was on the cusp of composing “Lune Rouge” when a brain disorder forced her out of the studio and into surgery.



Reboots and dull messes: eight new shows to avoid

Tired concepts, cheap one-liners, and trash that isn’t trashy enough? No thanks.

From left: Vice President George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988.

Book review

Gorbachev: a tragic hero

In “Gorbachev: His Life and Times,” William Taubman writes that the Soviet leader is celebrated in the West as a reformer and visionary but scorned in his own land.

“Another Axon” by Jennifer Bonner of MALL.


High concept design

Architecture firms show off site-specific projects on the Greenway through Oct. 11.


Who wants their Facebook TV?

Facebook makes a foray into TV with Watch.

Julian Janowitz in his home in the woods in Shutesbury.

The curious world of Julian Janowitz

Since the mid-1970s, the psychiatrist-artist has shaped dozens of acres of land where he resides in rural Shutesbury. Now, as his health fades, he imagines what it could become.

“Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot will host “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 7.

tv critic’s corner

‘SNL’ returning soon with Gosling and Gadot

The show has announced hosts and musical guests for the season’s first three episodes.

Jonathan Wilson (left) plays guitar in Roger Waters’s band and on his new album.

The ‘hippie’ at Roger Waters’s side has his own squad, too

Guitarist Jonathan Wilson may resemble Dave Gilmour, but that’s not the reason the accomplished session player, producer, and solo artist landed a job with the band.

The invention of concentration camps

What made concentration camps possible, Andrea Pitzer said, were a series of technological advances.

Harvard sophomore Amanda Gorman reads her work at the Library of Congress.

A young poet for whom words are not enough

Harvard sophomore and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman on writing, finding inspiration in Lin-Manuel Miranda, and, just maybe, running for president.


Power through art at Latino film festival

Among the documentaries in the festival are three outstanding works about how art empowers people, especially women.

Stranger Things


From ‘Curb’ to ‘The Crown,’ eight shows to welcome back

These returning series left us hanging, in a good way.

Jimmy Kimmel has criticized the GOP health care bill on his show.


Jimmy Kimmel’s an unlikely advocate, but he’s got everyone’s attention

Kimmel isn’t just complaining about the health care bill and making jokes about the politicians who support it. He’s crossed over into advocacy.

Patti Smith at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016.


‘I really don’t know what they see in me,’ says Patti Smith

Smith, who still seems stunned by celebrity, says she’s going to spend the next decade focused on writing.

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in “Victoria and Abdul,” the latest film from Stephen Frears.

A conversation with Stephen Frears

The veteran British director talks about life, filmmaking, and casting Eddie Izzard in “Victoria and Abdul.”

Taniya Nayak (center) with fellow BAC alumnae Soramy Le (left) and Maria Martinez Romo.


Taniya Nayak returns to Boston Architectural College

The interior designer talked about her experiences since leaving school.

Andrea Riseborough and Austin Stowell in “Battle of the Sexes.”

Billie Jean is his lover, onscreen

Austin Stowell talks about playing Larry King, the tennis star’s husband, in “Battle of the Sexes.”

From her post, stage manager Heather Chockley can view every angle of the stage.

Backstage at ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ a maestro runs the show

In this lavish production, Heather Chockley makes sure everything runs as precisely as it should.

Solange performs Sept. 28 at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Boston Casting seeks single women

Apparently, they’re casting for a reality show featuring women who are smart, successful, and driven, but can’t find a partner and want to have a child.

Annette Lemieux’s new exhibition of works at the MFA is based on movies the artist loved while growing up.

Annette Lemieux didn’t intend her new show to be political — but it is

Politics informs her “Mise en Scène,” at the MFA.

Robbie Fulks

The funny thing is Robbie Fulks can be serious, too

The irreverent singer-songwriter, who comes to Club Passim Tuesday, took a more somber turn on his recent “Upland Stories,” with its focus on society’s underdogs.

Photographic Resource Center finds a new home

It’s not going too far away.

“The Work” will screen at the Brattle Theatre Monday.

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‘Work,’ brains, and faith

Documentaries highlight Folsom Prison inmates, a Rastafarian musician, and a Cambridge church celebrating its 100th year of service.

Dmitri Shostakovich (pictured) was working on the Eleventh Symphony while the Soviets were crushing the revolt against the Stalinist regime in Hungary.


With the BSO, a symphony of white birds and revolution

Under the baton of Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its very first performances of Shostakovich’s dramatic Symphony No. 11.

My Instagram

My Instagram: William Mann

While his day job is as a Canton carpenter, he has a side gig shooting everything from weddings to portraits.

French troops arrive at a British port after heroically fighting their way out of Dunkirk in June of 1940.

book review

Good, bad, and bloody of Dunkirk

Michael Korda places Dunkirk against the background of the larger strategic picture as Europe erupted into war.

book review

The dichotomy of fraternities

Fraternity defenders will rise in a chorus of opposition to “True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities’’ by John Hechinger. But he is not a crusader for the abolition of fraternities.

book review

A variety pack of stories, with mixed results

National Book Award winner James McBride alternates historical narratives with fantasy, parable, and Vietnam-era memory pieces.

Anusha Senapati of Acton received a golden ticket from Roald Dahl’s granddaughter, Chloe Dahl.

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Children’s story contest winner, an Alcott novel, and slam poetry fund-raiser

Eleven-year-old Anusha Senapati of Acton was one of five winners of a national children’s story contest that drew 20,000 entries.

the discovery

Turning to the light in dark times

The poems in “The Unfastening’’ possess a distinctly New England strain of candor and restraint.


Greater Boston author readings Sept. 24-30

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.


Rock bios are his choice for a road trip

New Yorker writer and best-selling author Adam Gopnik talks about his reading habits and likes and dislikes.

Karen Allen will screen her new film, ‘A Year by the Sea,’ in West Newton on Friday

Allen will be joined by Cape Cod author Joan Anderson, who wrote the best-selling memoir on which the film is based.

Bernie Casey, football player turned actor, dies at 78

‘‘It was just a gig,’’ he told The Washington Post in 1977 about football. ‘‘But it limits the way people perceive you. That can be frustrating.”

A 19th-century fishhook made by a Haida or Tlingit artist is among the objects in the Andover Newton Theological School collection.

Peabody Essex Museum gains ownership of controversial collection

The collection had been the subject of federal warnings over the violation of a law governing the return of sacred objects to native peoples.

“Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship” by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.


A cover reveal for a children’s book by Marathon bombing survivors

“Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship,” is about Jessica Kensky’s relationship with her black lab. The story is set to be released April 3, 2018.

Lawrence O'Donnell, host of


Watch MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell throw a tantrum

The anchor was upset about errant chatter in his earpiece and some banging behind the scenes.

Actress Maisie Williams, one of the stars of “The New Mutants,” which just wrapped principal photography in Massachusetts.


‘New Mutants’ producer says movie will be scary good

The “X-Men” spinoff has wrapped up work in Massachusetts.

Sarah Newhouse, Richard Snee, Jesse Hinson. Exit The King. (Nile Hawver) 10falltheaterpicks


‘Fun Home,’ ‘The Color Purple,’ and more stage highlights

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to fall productions in Boston and beyond.

Karen Allen plays a woman who leaves her husband and moves to Cape Cod to rediscover life.

Movie Review

Karen Allen is the one true thing in ‘Year by the Sea’

If you have a taste for voyages of personal growth with dialogue written in the style of inspirational greeting cards and for small-town whimsy spread as thick as Marmite . . . this movie is for you.