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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DEAN WINTERS and LAUREN VELEZ on “Oz,” which ran on HBO from 1997 to 2003.

TV Critic’s Corner

The wonderful foresight of ‘Oz’

The creators and cast of the pioneering HBO drama look back 20 years later.

A ‘Daily’ dose gave Wood’s comedy the boost it needed

Roy Wood Jr.’s experience on the Comedy Central news show has given his stand-up act a topical edge it once lacked.

Thelonious Monk at the Prudential Center’s War Memorial Auditorium in 1967.

A centennial celebration of the one and only Thelonious Monk

New England Conservatory is hosting the free event that features a tribute from pianist Fred Hersch, among many others.

Brooklyn, New York-John Hodgman, author of “Vacationland” lies on a grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery. John Hodgman is a writer, comedian and author of three best-selling books about fake facts. He is the host of the Judge John Hodgman podcast and contributes a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. Vacationland is his first non- fiction book. The Brookline native will appear at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on November 1 at 6 PM , followed by a book signing at the Brookline Booksmith at 7 PM.

Q&A | Magazine

Comedian John Hodgman runs out of fake facts, turns to the truth

The Brookline native weighs in on his first nonfiction book, rage and spite here in Massachusetts, and Maine’s “painful beaches.”

Katy Tur (left) at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Dorchester Tuesday night with Robin Young.


Katy Tur brings her election story to Boston

WBUR’s Robin Young led an interview with the MSNBC anchor.


Another accolade for Andris Nelsons

The BSO music director is Musical America’s artist of the year.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 15: Guest applaud Margaret Atwood during the 'Peace Prize of the German Book Trade' ceremony of German Publishers and Booksellers Association, at St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) on October 15, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood to be the recipient of this year's Peace Prize. The Peace Prize has been awarded since 1950 and is endowed with a sum of 25,000 Euro. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Margaret Atwood receives Franz Kafka award in Prague

The celebrated Canadian novelist and poet has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize.

A scene from the movie “It.”


Casting call for ‘It’ clowns

Can you look like Pennywise the Dancing Clown? If so, you might have a job on Halloween.

Bruce Springsteen in “Springsteen on Broadway” at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York.

Critic’s Notebook

A lifetime of connection with Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen is on Broadway in a transcendent evening of songs, stories, and ruminations, performed almost completely solo.

Alyssa Milano.

Where’d the #MeToo initiative really come from? Activist Tarana Burke, long before hashtags

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet, a black women’s advocate was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

“Fuller House” on Netflix.

Here are the top Netflix shows for ‘binge racing’

“Binge racing” is defined as plowing through a series’ entire season in less than 24 hours after its release.

“Lady Bird” is one of the films that will appear at the festival.


IFFBoston adds festival hits to fall lineup

Its Fall Focus festival events run from Oct. 22-26.

South African musician Johnny Clegg performs at Berklee Performance Center on Saturday.

Music Review

A buoyant farewell from Johnny Clegg

The singer delivering a bright and celebratory performance ping-ponged through the four decades of song.

Jimmy Fallon on the set of “The Tonight Show.”

TV Critic’s Corner

For Fallon, political pressure of a different sort

The “Tonight Show” host addresses whether his rivals’ success will cause him to change his approach.

Harvey Weinstein (above, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival) was fired last week.

Weinstein Co. agrees to a rescue investment from Colony Capital

The embattled studio is reeling from the scandal surrounding co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says many people knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior.


Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says he knew all about Harvey Weinstein — everyone did

The Needham native says he overlooked Weinstein’s misdeeds because he was a generous friend.

The late Joan Rivers will be inducted by the Television Academy on Nov. 15.

TV Critic’s Corner

Rivers and Rhimes among this year’s Hall of Fame inductees

The Television Academy’s inductees also include the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players.


Matt and Ben bringing Globe Magazine piece to big screen

“The Shadows” will tell the story of America’s first detectives.

This combination photo shows Sophie Turner at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016, left, and musician Joe Jonas at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif., on March 5, 2017. Turner and Jonas are engaged. They shared the same photo on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, of her hand sporting a diamond ring and resting on top of his. Turner noted in her caption: “I said yes.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Joe Jonas engaged to ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner

Turner and Jonas shared the same photo on Instagram on Sunday of her hand sporting a diamond ring and resting on top of his.

Roy Dotrice posed with a newly received Tony Award in 2000.

Roy Dotrice, veteran British actor, dies at 94

Mr. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in “Amadeus.”

Al Michaels, James Corden apologize for joking about Harvey Weinstein

Both the NBC Sports broadcaster and the CBS talk show host apologized for making jokes about the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Host James Corden speaks onstage during the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

Television talk show host James Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday.

This combination photo shows Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016, left, and his brother Bob Weinstein at the premiere of

Harvey Weinstein’s brother says he’s in a ‘waking nightmare’

‘‘I’m mortified and disgusted by my brother’s actions. And I am sick for the victims,” Bob Weinstein said.

Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein get the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment

“SNL” had stayed away from taking on Weinstein the previous week.

Mark Twain, circa 1884.

TV Critic’s Corner

On WGBH World: Mark Twain, cub reporter

A documentary about his trip to the Holy Land as a young journalist is being broadcast Monday night.

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 2, 2014 shows producer Harvey Weinstein arriving on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was in emergency session on October 14, 2017 to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations. An avalanche of claims have surfaced since the publication last week of an explosive New York Times report alleging a history of abusive behavior dating back decades. / AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Motion Picture Academy expels Weinstein

Recent reports revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going back decades.

Bianca Jones Marlin (center), named one of STAT’s 2017 Wunderkinds, attended a HUBweek event Friday evening.


HUBweek continues with a party for personalities from the startup world

HUBweek hosted a reception Friday night for names associated with Saturday’s Demo Day.

Jenny Johnson and Robert Cocuzzo exchanged wedding vows at the BPL courtyard. Charlie Kravetz officiated.


‘Dining Playbook’ ’s Jenny Johnson weds Nantucket Magazine editor Robert Cocuzzo in BPL courtyard

Charlie Kravetz, Johnson’s longtime mentor and Cocuzzo’s family friend, officiated the wedding.

A visitor checked out the Freight Farm exhibit at Hubweek on Saturday.

Ty Burr

What’s under the domes? Hope for a future

There’s outside-the-box thinking inside the domes at City Hall Plaza. It’s a clear sign that HUBweek, in its third year, is coming together.

Elena Stikhina made her American debut in the title role of the BLO’s production of “Tosca.”

music review

BLO opens its new season with robust ‘Tosca’

The Boston Lyric Opera’s “Tosca” hit its mark, making it one of the most enjoyable BLO opening nights in recent memory.

Mr. Beaumont, the lead singer of the Skyliners, set lyrics written by an associate to music to create the chartbuster.

Jimmy Beaumont, co-writer of ‘Since I Don’t Have You’; at 76

Mr. Beaumont was the lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the Tony-winning “In the Heights,” which is being staged by the Wheelock Family Theatre.


New ‘Heights’ for Wheelock Family Theatre

The cast prepared for its season opener, “In the Heights,” by chatting with Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the original book for the musical.

Producer Harvey Weinstein in 2015 at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

nestor ramos

In Harvey Weinstein’s wake, will anything change?

It’s tempting to imagine this moment is evidence of some sort of progress. Is it?

Evelyn Howe and Omar Robinson in “Lost Tempo” at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

Stage Review

‘Lost Tempo’ hits the right notes

A gifted but troubled saxophonist gets a second chance at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.


Ellen Pompeo working on new courtroom drama

The Everett native has been on “Grey’s Anatomy” for 14 seasons.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Oct. 16-22

Frog Pond Pumpkin Float, Faneuil Hall Marketplace A Cappella Competition, and more.

Hilary Hahn performed Dvorák’s Violin Concerto with conductor Gustavo Gimeno and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

With Gimeno, translucent music and fine fiddling at BSO

Thursday night, Symphony Hall rocked with fiddling chops.

Headphone-wearing partygoers dance at “Live Silent Disco” Thursday night at City Hall Plaza, where three DJs played. Different colors indicated which DJ were listening to. The event was part of Hubweek.

Partygoers, in headphones, groove out at Live Silent Disco

A dance party was in full swing — quietly — in the middle of City Hall Plaza Thursday night.


Crime authors to speak at Reading library

Brunonia Barry, Randy Susan Meyers, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.


In Stoneham, opening a theatrical conversation

“Alligator Road,” off-beat comedy by Callie Kimball is the inaugural play in a new series at the Greater Boston Stage Company.


Peabody seniors can take in show, tour at Higgins Middle School

The Senior Appreciation Concert will give seniors a chance to see the new school and attend a concert.


A Halloween bash, a benefit, and a library’s centennial

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough.

‘Morning Joe’ host says goodnight to GOP

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough made his departure from the party official.

Violinist Johanna Szarkowski (center) focuses as she and her fellow members of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra follow the lead of Music director Yoichi Udagawa.

In Melrose, a century of making music

The Melrose Symphony Orchestra marks its 100th season -- the nation’s oldest, continuously performing volunteer orchestra.

Jen Kirkman at the ELLE Women in Comedy Event in Los Angeles in 2016.

tv critic’s corner

Kirkman in ABC project ‘Mighty Quinn’

Local native Jen Kirkman is coming to the scripted TV comedy world. ABC has just put her project, “The Mighty Quinn,” into development.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Majoring in espionage

“Spy Schools’’ looks at American and international spy agencies and their incursions into academia.