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Around 40 classmates of 2013 at Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia University gathered at a candle vigil for Kim Wall to offer candles and flowers at the university campus in New York.

Slain Swedish journalist remembered at NYC vigil

A slain Swedish journalist last seen alive on a celebrity entrepreneur’s home-made submarine was remembered at a candlelight vigil by classmates who went to journalism school with her.

Frontman Adam Granduciel (far left) with the rest of The War on Drugs.

Album Review

On ‘A Deeper Understanding,’ a deeper dive from The War on Drugs

Adam Granduciel and band have enriched their unique sound — with hazy dreampop here, touches of Springsteen there.

The story behind the book

Writing — and reading — for the ear

A girlhood obsession with words — their meanings, their sounds — was “the earliest symptom” she would grow up to become a writer, said Melissa Febos

Celebrity News

Trevor Noah among nominees for Thurber humor prize

The Comedy Central host’s memoir, ‘‘Born a Crime,’’ was among three finalists prize officials announced Wednesday.

Singer Charlie Puth performs at Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe on Aug. 23.


Charlie Puth plays songs and talks about Boloco during AMP show

He also talked about a now-closed McDonald’s.

My Instagram: Ginny Chang

Originally, Ginny Chang’s Instagram was going to be Paris-themed, but she has turned to a more local focus.

Buddy Duress in “Good Time.”

Movie Review

Robert Pattinson is at his best in gritty, powerful ‘Good Time’

“Good Time” re-establishes Pattinson as one of the most charismatic actors of his generation.

Movie Review

Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, and Instagram star in dark satire ‘Ingrid Goes West’

There’s a bravery to Plaza’s performance that recalls Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin in “The King of Comedy.”

Catherine Deneuve (left) plays a gold-digger who connects with the daughter (Catherine Frot) of a former lover in “The Midwife.”

Movie Review

‘The Midwife’ gives birth to tragedy

The film is buoyed by the performances of Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot.

Elle Fanning voices the character of aspiring ballerina Felicie in “Leap!”

Movie Review

In ‘Leap!’ the girl can dance, but her tale has no lift

Spectacular backdrops are wasted on spotty character animation and predictable storytelling.

Local bestsellers


An explosive tale of a father and daughter, abuse, and love

Gabriel Tallent is a lapidary realist, exhaustively (and beautifully) describing everything.

The Ferris wheel at the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

By David M. Shribman | Globe Correspondent

Our history of racial, cultural, economic turmoil

“The Republic for Which It Stands’’ chronicles the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age and offers great erudition, sweep, and timeliness.

Movie Review

In ‘Patti Cake$,’ same old story isn’t a bad rap

Geremy Jasper’s feature debut is an underdog saga that sticks closely to the classic “Rocky” template.

Tig Notaro says executive producer Louis C.K. “has nothing to do with” her show “One Mississippi.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Tig Notaro says it’s hard to see Louis C.K.’s name in her show’s credits

It turns out that the much-noted relationship between the two comics has not weathered well.

Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.


Why Rosie O’Donnell is in Southie

She’s there to film “SMILF” along with Miguel Gomez of “The Strain,” Samara Weaving, and Frankie Shaw.

Singer Kenny Chesney, holding a football, chats with Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines of the Patriots practice field Thursday.


Which country star stopped by Patriots practice today?

Hint: He’s playing at Gillette this weekend.

Ryen Russillo


ESPN Radio jock Ryen Russillo arrested in Wyoming

The former Comcast SportsNet regular is charged with criminal entry.

This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album,


Taylor Swift announces new album ‘Reputation’ out in November, first single drops tomorrow

Taylor Swift, who’s been dropping hints about a new album, finally announced that “Reputation,” her sixth LP, will be out Nov. 10.

Lionel Richie performs at TD Garden Tuesday.

Music Review

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey deliver hit after hit after hit

Tuesday night’s stop at TD Garden bobbed along on the performers’ charm and superlative catalogs.

Maria Menounos.


Maria Menounos, on the mend, will judge Miss America pageant

The Medford native underwent surgery earlier this summer to remove a brain tumor.

Kyrie Irving


This is what Kyrie Irving said about the earth being flat

The new Celtics point guard is an extreme skeptic.

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, right, speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)

Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered on debate stage

In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, ‘‘Back up you creep, get away from me.’’

President Trump looked up toward the solar eclipse in Washington on Monday.

Thing Tank

From solar eclipses to ugly dinosaurs, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Billy Joel at a May concert in New York.

Celebrity News

Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket during NYC show encore

Monday’s performance by the Piano Man’ came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Va., ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters.

Sophie Turner (left) as Sansa and Maisie Williams as Arya in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

If it’s Sansa vs. Arya, I know who I’m rooting for

Of the two Stark sisters, only one is stuck in the past.

Aparna Nancherla


Boston Comedy Arts Festival headliner list includes Aparna Nancherla

“We’re curating headliners and acts that can get meaningful conversations started,” said ImprovBoston artistic director Mike Descoteaux in a statement.

Mark Wahlberg at the Chicago premiere of “Transformers: The Last Knight” in June.


Mark Wahlberg is the highest-paid actor, according to Forbes

The highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, made about $42 million less than Wahlberg last year.

Taylor Swift


From Taylor Swift, another snake but no single

She wasn’t the only person to use the eclipse as a marketing tool this week.

Malia Obama sported a Harvard cap at a festival last fall.

Malia Obama politely brushed us off when we tried for an interview at Harvard

The eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama has moved into one of the dorms on campus, just like all the other freshmen in the class of 2021.

Malia Obama at Harvard move in day Tuesday.


Looks like Malia Obama has moved in at Harvard

President Obama was spotted at Harvest restaurant Monday and the timing lines up perfectly with freshman move-in day at the school.

Bea Arthur starred in the 1970s sitcom “Maude.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

That moment when ‘Maude’ seemed 20 years ahead of its time

The 1977 episode was called “The Gay Bar,” and that’s where it took place.

Ellen Barkin in “Animal Kingdom.”

TV Critic’s Corner

The wonderful baddies of ‘Animal Kingdom’

The TNT series is packed with an extended family of awful people who do awful things.

Amy Schumer on Tremont Street earlier this month during the filming of “I Feel Pretty.”


Amy Schumer film remains in Boston as Hub once again stands in for New York

“I Feel Pretty” has filmed in Chinatown, the South End, Salisbury Beach, Lynn, and Dedham, and the Financial District may be next.

John Mayer at the Mix Beach House concert.


John Mayer performs at Mix 104.1’s Beach House

Angela Almada of Taunton, along with her friends and family, got to hear some of the former Berklee student’s hits.

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows Bill Cosby arriving on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby is being forced to hire a new legal team after a second top-flight attorney withdrew from his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault. After Brian McMonagle quit earlier this month, his California-based co-counsel Angela Agrusa has also filed a motion asking to be taking off the trial. The pair helped Cosby secure a hung jury on trial for sexual assault in June. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Cosby’s spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team.

epa06145219 (FILE) - Singer Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 02 May 2016 (reissued 15 August 2017). Swift won a sexual assault case against former radio DJ David Mueller in Denver on 15 August. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday.

Pedro Pascal attended Comic-Con in San Diego last month.


Pedro Pascal might be around Boston this fall

A report indicated that the actor — who tweeted a shoutout to Boston over the weekend — will star with Denzel Washington in the sequel to “The Equalizer.”

A scene from Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Who can save Jon Snow from himself?

Jon’s plot in the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” was a bizarrely illogical maneuver.

FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. Christie says he confronted a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers because the man said

Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job

N.J. Governor Chris Christie says it was him who told a New York sports radio station he’s not considering accepting a job there after his term is up, not the other way around.

Dancers gather at the studio with longtime teacher Jeannette Neill (in foreground, with glasses).


End of an era at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

The school founded by the beloved dance teacher will close its doors at the end of the month after 38 years.

FILE -- Jerry Lewis during an interview at the Waldorf Towers in New York. Oct. 24, 2005. Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

‘‘We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels.’’ — George Takei wrote on Twitter.

Taylor Swift


For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media

The pop star’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated. Why?

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 1990, file photo, entertainer Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died according to his publicist. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)

Jerry Lewis, comedian and telethon fund-raiser, dies at 91

Mr. Lewis made the long-running Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon a television institution.

President Trump’s Twitter feed on a computer screen earlier this year.

TV Critic’s Corner

Expect CNN to explore why Trump and Twitter are bad for each other

The cable news channel airs a special Monday night.

Tommy Labanaris as Dr. Frankenstein and Brian Padgett as the Monster in North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “Young Frankenstein.’’

Stage Review

Brains aren’t the only thing being recycled in ‘Young Frankenstein’

Despite spirited performances, Mel Brooks’s musical adaptation of his film falls short at North Shore Music Theatre.