Winter arts guide 2019

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// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

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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Runner apologizes for slapping reporter’s rear on live TV

A Georgia man apologized on-camera for slapping a female reporter’s rear end on live TV after the video clip garnered outrage among millions who viewed it online and prompted police to investigate the case as a possible sexual battery.

Adam Sandler was in Boston on Sunday for a screening for his new film “Uncut Gems.” Sandler also was featured Sunday on “60 Minutes.”

‘60 Minutes’ takes a tour through Adam Sandler’s childhood

Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi spoke with the comedian about his family and his newest film, “Uncut Gems.”

Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

A new indictment claims R. Kelly bribed an Illinois government employee in 1994 in order to obtain a fake ID for the singer Aaliyah, then 15, so they could get married.

R. Kelly is charged with using bribes so he could marry a 15-year-old singer

R. Kelly bribed an Illinois government employee in order to obtain a fake ID for Aaliyah, according to a federal indictment.


Adam Sandler lets ‘60 Minutes’ tour his childhood home in N.H.

The interview comes as Sandler seeks to drum up interest in his new critically acclaimed movie, “Uncut Gems,” which will be in theaters later this month.

A screenshot from a recent ad for Peloton, featuring “Grace from Boston.”


If Peloton is canceled, here are some gifts that won’t get you in trouble on Twitter

Here’s what to get each of the extremely-hard-to-shop-for types of people on your list.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo Jessica Biel, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessie Biel weeks after he was seen holding hands with the co-star of his upcoming movie. The pop star and actor wrote on Instagram, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that he prefers to


Justin Timberlake apologizes to Jessica Biel after photos show him holding costar’s hand

He wrote that in the images that went viral last month of him and actress Alisha Wainwright at a New Orleans bar, he “displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my costar.”

Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit ‘Day-O,’ dies at 95

Mr. Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music, also wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Barbados — his mother’s homeland.


Brady credits ‘clear current communication’ as a key to balancing career and family

In an interview as part of E!’s new “In the Room” series, Brady said “CCC” has helped him and Gisele Bündchen navigate demanding schedules and maintain a healthy relationship.

President Donald Trump (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Watford, England.

President Trump calls Justin Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after NATO reception remarks

The comments came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was overheard appearing to gossip about Trump on video.

A Peloton bike.

Here’s what Peloton had to say about the viral reaction to its ‘Grace in Boston’ ad

A seemingly innocuous commercial featuring “Grace in Boston” led to visceral reactions, with many criticizing it as sexist and demeaning. Peloton shared its side with the Globe on Wednesday morning.

 11-30-2019 Boston, Mass. 325 guests attended 73 Mistletoe Ball held at the Copley Plaza Hotel, the event raised over 100,000 dollars. The event is one of the longest standing holiday traditions in Boston. Since 1946, friends and family have gathered to share a meal and enjoy an evening of music and dancing as they kick off the holiday season. The Hellenic Women’s Club has raised over 2 million dollars in support of its established charities. L. to R. Angelina Spiropoulos of Quincy, Georgia Souliotis of Salem, N.H., Nikoletta Moutsopou of Quincy and Chrisanthee Coufos of Salem, N.H. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.


Mistletoe Ball kicks off the holiday season at Fairmont Copley Plaza

Guests donned their holiday finery for the 73rd Mistletoe Ball, held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston on Nov. 30.

Channing Tatum on Monday in Melbourne, Australia. The actor-producer recently made an appearance at Harvard Business School.


Channing Tatum makes a special appearance at Harvard Business School

Tatum was a guest speaker at HBS three years after he took an executive education course at the school.

Ms. Morrison (left) was honored for her work as a cast member on the original run of “Will & Grace.”

Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2002, file photo, actress Shelley Morrison arrives to the NBC's television series

Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said.

The story behind the Easton mansion in ‘Knives Out’

The new movie was filmed in a dozen Mass. locations in 2018, including Ames Mansion, the centerpiece of Borderland State Park.

The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. Owner Kristina Smith says the Callicoon is more than a place to see “Frozen 2” or “Parasite.” It’s a meeting place, a Main Street fixture, a hearth.

The small-town movie house braces for an unexpected threat

The Justice Department last week moved to terminate a bedrock Hollywood tenet, and one takeaway is agreed upon: It’s bad news for small-town movie houses.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya as Slim, left, and Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen from the film

Jeneé Osterheldt

‘Queen & Slim’ is both a black romance and an American horror story

Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas put the beauty and the bruises of black life on the big screen in a way so loving it cannot be denied.

At left, a Frozen journal between auntie and niece; at right, Jeneé Osterheldt, her 9-year-old niece, and Elsa in matching Frozen gear.

Jeneé Osterheldt

‘Frozen 2’ shows us what love looks like when you let go just a little

The Disney sequel is a love story for sisters, but in our family, it’s about a snowman built by an auntie and niece.

Producer, director Arthur Marks dies; helmed ‘Perry Mason’ episodes

Mr. Marks was the director and producer of 80 episodes of “Perry Mason.” He also directed episodes of the TV shows “I Spy,” “Mannix” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Taylor Swift performed at the American Music Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift breaks Michael Jackson’s record with big night at AMAs

“This year has been a lot of good, a lot of really complicated, so behalf of my family and me, thank you so much for being there and caring,” said the pop star, who now has 29 AMAs.

Braintree, MA - November 23, 2018: Alexandria Tartt, 17, of Randolph, takes a nap while shopping with family at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA on Black Friday, November 23, 2018. Tartt arrived at 12:30 AM. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:


In a city where something is always for sale, where can we check out?

Walking around Boston these days, from the Museum of Science to the Greenway and beyond, it can start to feel like someone is always trying to sell you something.

Susan Choi, Cape Cod author Martin W. Sandler win National Book Awards

Choi’s “Truth Exercise” won for fiction while Sandler’s book on the year 1919 took top honors for young people’s literature.


Holiday open house, extra large book sale, and a festival of trees

Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury is holding its 13th Annual Open House and Art Show on Dec. 7 and 8.

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018 file photo shows James Taylor performing at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration in Los Angeles. Taylor has a deal with the producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years and end on “the cusp” of his 1970s fame. Scheduled for early 2020, the book features an interview with journalist Bill Flanagan and highlights from his music. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


James Taylor to release audio memoir in early 2020

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter James Taylor is creating an audio memoir called “Break Shot” to be released on Audible in early 2020, the company announced Thursday.

The Green Sisters will perform on Nov. 27 at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley.


What’s happening west of Boston

The Framingham History Center presents “Framingham’s Top 10” now through April 15.

The Bradley Estate in Canton presents “Winterlights,” an illuminated trail, weekend evenings through Dec. 29.


What’s happening south of Boston

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate presents “Winterlights,” an illuminated woodland trail, plus holiday light displays and installations.

Greater Boston Stage Company presents “Miracle on 34th Street,” from Friday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 22, at 395 Main St. in Stoneham.


What’s happening north of Boston

Lowell’s 31st annual City of Lights Festival begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Jeneé Osterheldt

We need a ritual to remember black lives like DJ Henry’s. This play gives us one

Aleshea Harris’s “What to Send Up When It Goes Down,” presented by American Repertory Theater and Hibernian Hall, is a ritual to help us reckon with racism and healing in a world that’s hard to breathe in.

Terry O’Neill and his wife Faye Dunaway attended the opening night of an exhibit of his work in New York City.

Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81.

Tom Brady, left, and Gisele Bundchen attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the


Tom Brady reveals how he and Gisele Bundchen balance work and marriage

The Patriots quarterback will guest-star in an episode of the Entertainment Network’s upcoming series, “In the Room.”

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen plays a benefit show for Boston College

Springsteen played at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., to benefit Boston College, where his son was a student.

Visitors looked over the “Seeing Is Deceiving” exhibit at the Museum of Science.

The Museum of Science ranks among the best in the nation. The accolades don’t come without turmoil

The museum is embarking on a 10-year renovation plan despite its lack of a president, employee discontent, and the challenges of museum management.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway had a tense exchange Thursday when the anchor sought reaction to Conway’s husband's televised criticism of President Trump a day earlier.

Political Notebook

‘I’m embarrassed for you’: Kellyanne Conway lays into CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after he asks about her husband

Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he embarrassed himself following a tense exchange Thursday where he asked the White House counselor to respond to her husband’s criticism of President Trump on television.

Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly bought Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbecks’ estate at 79 Turkeyland Cove Road on Martha's Vineyard.


$14.85 million Martha’s Vineyard estate rented this summer by the Obamas is under agreement

The Edgartown spread, owned by Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, has been on the market since 2015.


As the Astro Poets, Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky reach for the stars

Kate Tuttle talks to "Astro-Poets" Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov ahead of their reading at Coolidge Corner Theatre on Tuesday.

WEEI's Christian Fauria speaks during the

Christian Fauria kicks off 25-hour radio marathon

The former Patriot is broadcasting live on WEEI from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. Thursday in an effort to raise $25,000 for diabetes awareness.

Atlanta, GA - 2/01/2019 - 98.5 sports hub radio host Michael Felger had his wife Fox 25 morning news anchor Sara Underwood as a guest on the afternoon show with co host Tony Massarotti. Super Bowl LIII Media Row. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 02Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.2998834641.

Jon Wallach taking leave of absence from The Sports Hub

Wallach, the third voice of the “Toucher and Rich” morning drive program, is having surgery to remove a benign tumor behind his ear.

Ricky Gervais spoke at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in 2016.

Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Gervais memorably hosted the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.

Vince Wilfork attends Joslin gala for pediatric diabetes patients

The retired New England Patriot has been a long-time supporter of the Boston diabetes research center.

The House Ways and Means Committee hearing room will host the first public Trump impeachment hearing.

TV Critic’s Corner

A furor over where impeachment hearings will re-air

Last week, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship urged PBS to air the Trump impeachment hearings in prime time.

Maya Noyes, 12, of Wayland on the set of Chopped Junior in New York City in July.


Wayland girl, 12, to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’ Tuesday

Seventh grader Maya Noyes will test her cooking skills Tuesday night as she competes on a Thanksgiving episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.”


En route to Royale, Sasha Sloan reflects on her Boston roots and her sad, sonic ‘Self Portrait’

Ahead of a show at the Royale this Saturday, the Boston-born “sad girl” chanteuse reflects on her unusual path to stardom and turning depression and anxiety into pop hits.

Denis Leary hosted the 25th installment of Comics Come Home Saturday at TD Garden.

Comedy Review

Quite a day for Denis Leary (and friends) at Comics Come Home

Early in the evening, Mayor Marty Walsh appeared onstage to declare Denis Leary Day in Boston.

John Bolton in Washington in September.

John Bolton, who won’t testify without a subpoena, appears to have a book deal

The former national security adviser departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Trump. Bolton’s name has come up often recently during the House impeachment inquiry.

D’Arcy Carden (left) and Jameela Jamil on “The Good Place.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Good Place’ will finish at a good place: on top

When it’s all said and done, the show will have run for only four seasons.