Summer Arts Preview 2018

Summer Arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/summerarts.jpg The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg 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.

Latest Arts headlines

Hasan Minhaj appears in a scene from his Netflix special, “Homecoming King.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Hasan Minaj files his last ‘Daily Show’ report

Now, he’s following fellow “Daily Show” alums Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Samantha Bee into the world of talk shows.

Connections | Magazine

Staying in tune with my son in college through his Spotify feed

My son and I always related through music. I gave him his space when he went off to school, but followed his listening habits closely.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

The author is shown in the inset photo at age 4.

Globe Magazine

How I found my race in America

When I stopped smiling like a good immigrant, I risked becoming an angry brown woman.

bookings

Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 19-25 

A weekly calendar of literary events

William Hogarth’s “The Lady’s Last Stake “ at the MFA.

obsession

Mass fashion, en masse

Local institutions team up to celebrate the role of fashion in Massachusetts, from the 17th century to today.

The lounge at the Seaport’s Tuscan Kitchen.

hot ticket

At Tuscan Kitchen, the sounds of Old Blue Eyes

Swing alongside Frank Sinatra lookalike and longtime impersonator Michael Dutra, who moonlights as the “Sultan of Swoon.”

Local bestsellers, week ending 8/12

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Directors Weiying “Olivia” Huang and Mengyuan Lin interview Grolier staff member Elizabeth Doran.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Film recounts Grolier story; playing catchup with Mass Book Awards 

“The Last Sacred Space of Poetry’’ will screen Aug. 25 at the Arlington Regent Theatre.

A family and friends on holiday in 1935 at Berchtesgaden had a chance encounter with Hitler.

Vacationing in Nazi-land

Julia Boyd’s “Travelers in the Third Reich” shows the extent to which reactions to the regime varied.

story behind the book | Kate Tuttle

Uncovering a lost history of women in flight

“Fly Girls’’ is Keith O’Brien’s true account of the almost unbelievable sport of air racing. 

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

book review

Trying to see the big picture

How a propulsive, fragmented series of (surprisingly absorbing) vignettes of history and life form a novel

bibliophiles

A memoirist with a deep love for memoir

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and A Memoir” blends true crime and memoir.

four takes

What you really learned in college

Caspule reviews of “This Side of Paradise”; “The Idiot’’; “Commencement’’; and “Educated’’

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, Jill Janus of Huntress performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif. Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43. A statement from Janus' bandmates and family released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, through publicist Alexandra Greenberg said Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Miss Janus fronted Huntress from the group’s inception in Los Angeles in 2009, singing on three full-length albums.

@LARGE

#winning is everything

How winning has lost its meaning.

Omarosa with candidate Donald Trump at an October 2016 rally in North Carolina.

Buzzsaw | Matthew gilbert

Omarosa is the anti-heroine we’ve all been waiting for

I can’t imagine coming up with a more perfect premise for a dishy, cynical TV drama than her tale of revenge and need.

Dominic West and Maura Tierney in “The Affair.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Every week, a majestic opening to ‘The Affair’

It has plenty of detractors, but to me the title sequence, set to Fiona Apple’s music, is a perfect reflection of the show it introduces.

In 1946, Humphrey Bogart, starring opposite Lauren Bacall, portrayed Raymond Chandler’s detective Philip Marlowe in “The Big Sleep.”

At the Somerville, it’s Philip Marlowe times two

The Somerville Theatre concludes its Keep It Cool II series with two Raymond Chandler classics.

Charlie Hunnam (top) takes on the role of Henri Charrière made famous by Steve McQueen. Louis Dega, originally played by Dustin Hoffman (left) is now being portrayed by Rami Malek.

‘Papillon’ then, ‘Papillon’ now

“Papillon” gets updated, 45 years after the original.

Neil Diamond performs during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June

Slowed by Parkinson’s, Neil Diamond is eager to get back onstage

The 77-year-old singer says he’s “feeling good,” though he’s not planning to return to the road.

Music is an honest day’s work for Iris DeMent

The singer/songwriter talks about her Pentecostal upbringing, reconciling it with her life’s work, and overcoming her insecurities.

Yuiko Hotta, research associate for Japanese art at the MFA, and Katie Getchell, the museum’s chief brand officer and deputy director, with some of the katagami stencils.

Uniqlo to launch T-shirt collaboration with MFA

Uniqlo shirts will feature patterns from centuries-old Japanese stencils. 

Among the many recording artists to have used non-lexical vocables are (clockwise from top) Little Richard, Rihanna, Otis Redding, Lady Gaga, David Byrne and Talking Heads, the Beatles, Ray Charles, and Kanye West.

music

In pop music, words aren’t everything, and that’s no lie-la-lie

Substituting sounds for real words is part of a long tradition that includes everyone from Lady Gaga to Led Zeppelin to Louis Armstrong.

20 classics from a trove of nonsensical sounds

There is a vocable song for every generation and musical style.

Mark Wahlberg stars in “Mile 22”

Movie Review

In ‘Mile 22,’ Mark Wahlberg is a man on a mission

He plays the leader of a special-ops team in his latest collaboration with director Peter Berg.

Bruce Davidson’s photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1962 press conference, in Birmingham, Ala. Below: Brad Kayal’s “Job Creator” (left) and Dave Cole’s “American Flag (Toy Soldiers #12).”

Art Review

At RISD, e pluribus . . . what, exactly?

Three shows at the Rhode Island School of Design mix art and politics.

Top: The Fens portion of Fujiko Nakaya’s “Fog x FLO.” Below (from left): Liz Glynn’s “Open House,” Alicja Kwade’s “TunnelTeller,” Yayoi Kusama’s “Where the Lights in My Heart Go.”

Art Review

Four art installations in Greater Boston you’ll want to see

This summer has brought atmospheric environments to get excited about.

Aretha Franklin

music

10 essential songs from Aretha Franklin

These tracks show different facets of the Queen of Soul.

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of

Game on, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Mark Wahlberg also has a McDonald’s Monopoly fraud project in the works

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working on a feature film about the same story.

Robert Ryan (left) stars in 1949’s “The Set-Up,” which will be screened as part of The Big Fight, Harvard Film Archive’s all-night marathon of fight films Sept. 1-2.

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Boxing at the HFA, independent films in Arlington

The Harvard Film Archive enters the ring, and it’s time for the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

Artist Ruben Ubiera (left) was silhouetted chatting with a passerby near the wall he painted for the second annual Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn.

Mural festival seeks to make Lynn a destination for public art

The theme for the second annual Beyond Walls mural festival, which continues through Saturday, is love.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

NAMES

At the Museum of Fine Arts, two curators promoted, one hired

The Museum of Fine Arts has announced two curatorial promotions, as well as a new curatorial hire.

“Conan” host Conan O’Brien

TV Critic’s Corner

For ‘Conan,’ losing music is just the half of it

Beginning next year, the hourlong late-night show, on TBS since 2010, will be cut down to a half-hour per episode.

“Disenchanted” pokes fun at the tropes of medieval drama.

Television Review

‘Meh’ to Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

The “Simpsons” creator pokes fun at the tropes of medieval drama in his new Netflix series.

Mitski

Album review

Mitski’s ‘Cowboy’ ranges far and wide

The indie artist’s fifth album has her forging new stylistic paths.

Kodi Smit-McPhee in “Alpha.”

Movie Review

In ‘Alpha,’ it’s a case of when human met canine

The archetypal story of a boy and his dog gets rewound several millennia in a narratively pure, family-targeted adventure from Albert Hughes.

NAMES

Elizabeth Banks set to produce, star in Prince story

The movie is the result of a Daily Beast piece from 2017, “When Prince Made a Chambermaid his Queen for the Day.”

George Steel is Abrams curator of music at the Gardner Museum.

Classical Notes | David Weininger

A new musical season at the Gardner

Music curator George Steel has assembled his first concert season at the museum.

Boston, MA - 9/14/2017 - Northeastern University student and folk musician Sidney Gish (cq) has landed an opening gig at The Sinclair. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 17Gish Reporter: XXX

NAMES

Indie artist Sidney Gish was not prepared to have such a big year, but it’s ‘totally fine!’

We spoke to the local talent and Northeastern student ahead of her Holyoke show.

Seth Casteel’s “Oh No! I Dropped It!”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At ‘Best in Show II,’ at Lanoue Gallery, art meets arf

The exhibit is a benefit for the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center.

Titus Kaphar’s “Historical Nonfiction” questions inequalities in art history.

New Haven artist wins Rappaport Prize

Titus Kaphar, renowned for his incisive revisions to classic paintings, has won a no-strings $25,000 award.

“I felt good that I made so many people happy,” says Scotty Bowers.

Movie REview

Telling tales about gay Hollywood

“Scotty and the Secret Life of Hollywood” shows a very different side of Tinseltown.

Rachelle Vinberg, Ajani Russell, Nina Moran, Ardelia Lovelace, and Alexander Cooper in a scene from “Skate Kitchen.”

Movie REview

The young heroines of ‘Skate Kitchen’ take the big city by storm

The film celebrates the thrills and scares and pains of its female heroines.

This combination of photos shows actress Reese Witherspoon, center, with two cover images of novels she selected for her book club, Something In The Water, by Catherine Steadman, left, and

NAMES

After Oprah, celebs launch book clubs of their own

Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Jessica Parker have all jumped on the trend.