’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.
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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Locally shot ‘New Mutants’ bumped back to 2019
One explanation is that Fox didn’t want the film to play against the highly anticipated “Deadpool” sequel.
TV Critic’s Corner
As a satire of cubicle culture, ‘Corporate’ does the job
The new Comedy Central series premieres Wednesday.
Dolores O’Riordan, 46, lead singer of the Cranberries
Ms. O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often music for the band’s 1990s hits, including “Linger,” which remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 24 weeks.
TV Critic’s Corner
Showtime offers an inside look at how the press covers the president
Liz Garbus’s documentary series, which has the working title “The Fourth Estate,” will follow The New York Times as it covers President Trump.
MLK Day brings out athletes old and new
Red Sox rookies and former Bruin Willie O’Ree attended holiday events.
Tonya Harding doesn’t want to hear Sufjan Stevens’s song about her
The figure skater isn’t interested.
Jamie Lee Curtis voices support for Eliza Dushku after account of assault
Dushku wrote that she was sexually abused at age 12 while working on “True Lies.”
Queen Elizabeth II goes rogue with a ‘conversation’
It’s the first televised interview the 91-year-old British monarch has granted during her 65-year reign.
After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee
The move followed an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between Wahlberg and co-star Michelle Williams.
Hervé Koubi explores night and day at the ICA
The French choreographer’s presentation moves from the spiritual to the historical and political.
TV Critic’s Corner
Letterman launches Netflix show with a disappointing Obama interview
David Letterman covers too much familiar turf with the former president on the debut of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”
California dreaming with Lana Del Rey at TD Garden
Seven years after “Video Games,” the LA singer now has the live chops and deep catalog of hits to put on the arena show of her dreams.
At House of Blues, Passion Pit gets blissfully carried away
Frontman Michael Angelakos connected with the sold-out crowd with an enthusiastic and cathartic performance.
WBZ-FM host Marc Bertrand ‘relatively OK’ after Route 1 crash
Bertrand was transported to an area hospital and released after the incident.
Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: ‘I had no idea’
Couric spoke to People magazine Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against her former “Today” co-host.
Fake news jeans: travesty or sign of the times?
Since the Golden Globes on Sunday, the question of what to wear to the various awards shows has become even more fraught than usual. It’s not just about a dress any more, but about solidarity.
‘Proud Mary’ isn’t here to show the good side of the city
Surely Taraji P. Henson deserves better than the routine gangland shoot-’em-up that is “Proud Mary.” Surely we do, too.
Chris Matthews apologizes for joking about a ‘Bill Cosby pill’
The MSNBC host joked about having a “Bill Cosby pill” before an interview with Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In Symphony Hall, early works from modern masters
Francois-Xavier Roth led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Stravinsky, Bartok, and Webern.
Shanghai Dance gives its ‘Crested Ibis’ wings
Making its Boston debut, the “dance drama” is a journey to remember.
Zac Brown Band sets Fenway dates
The band has played at the ballpark before.
Your Week Ahead
Five things to do, Jan. 15-21
Martin Luther King Day commemorations, “America’s Test Kitchen” live in Cambridge, and more.
Bay State children’s literature exhibit opens at Logan Airport
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney made the scene.
A repair café, a documentary, and a dance show
Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.
A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.
The Seaport gets a (swanky) multiplex
The new theater — it’s already screening films, just make sure to check listings before you go — houses a lounge with an in-house chef preparing shrimp tacos, ponzu salmon, and pierogies.
new england literary news | Nina MacLaughlin
Turning Old Corner Bookstore into a museum; legacy of MLK’s murder
Paul Lewis, Boston College professor, is spearheading a petition effort to change the 300-year-old building.
DocTalk: Geniuses, collectors, and tell-all films
A round-up of documentary screenings and other documentary-related events for the week.
A Daniel Day-Lewis festival comes to the Coolidge
If Daniel Day-Lewis really means it when he says he’s done with film acting, then at least he’s going out in high style.
The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world
This week’s picks from Globe critics.
Greater Boston author readings Jan. 7-13
A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.
story behind the book | kate tuttle
Stories that form the DNA of a culture
Martin Puchner looks at 16 international texts spread over 4,000 years that tell the stories of how cultures came to be and what they value.
The downside of being a prodigy
“Off The Charts’’ examines the stories of 15 gifted children and emphasizes the strains and difficulties that accompany prodigious gifts.
Justice delayed in ‘No Stone Unturned’
In 1994, six men were killed in a pub in Northern Ireland. That looked like the end of the story, until Alex Gibney started digging.
Hamilton and Jefferson of the environmental movement
Mid-20th century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, represent the poles of approach to the problem: changing the way we live or pursuing technologies that make change unnecessary.
Author likes a helping of science in her fiction
Nathalia Holt, who has a PhD in biochemistry, can tell when an author has a real love of science.
FX’s great ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ traces the making of a monster
The new season of “American Crime Story” is a remarkable portrayal of serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Trump accuses FBI agent of ‘treason’ in newspaper interview
President Donald Trump has accused an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team of “treason.”
@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur
YouTube apologies may signal a cultural shift
A closer look at Logan Paul and Shane Dawson.
Costume designer takes pride in look of ‘Proud Mary’ cast
Styling the actors was entrusted to costume designer Deborah Newhall, a Rhode Island resident with diverse film credits.
A Hattie McDaniel biopic is in the works
The actress was the first African-American to win an Oscar, for her role as Mammy in “Gone With the Wind.”
Before #MeToo, there was ‘Mad Men’
No TV series has exposed the insidiousness of sexism in the workplace as brilliantly.
At Mass MoCA, a dark look at a possible future
Liz Glynn’s show is even more a physical experience than a visual one.
A behind-the-scenes look at foreign policy in ‘The Final Year’
The documentary follows President Obama’s foreign policy team for the last 12 months of the administration.
Justin Timberlake cover band readies for his new record
The Timberfakes play Saturday at the Sinclair.
What I want to see at Sundance
This year’s festival will screen 110 films. Here are the 13 that Ty Burr is most excited about.