Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

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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

From left: Marissa Simequi, Amy Jo Jackson, and Ellie van Amerongen in SpeakEasy Stage’s production of “Fun Home.”

Musical Review

A powerhouse ‘Fun Home’ at SpeakEasy

“Fun Home’’ illustrates the kind of depth musical theater is capable of, achieving an emotional resonance that we more often associate with non-musical plays.

Last year, Saudi women attended a film festival after the lifting of a decades-old ban.

US cinema companies’ Saudi expansion plans in doubt after writer’s murder

Theater operators were one group that was going to benefit quickly from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s liberalization plans. But now the future is in doubt.

Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman in “Bored to Death,” which ran from 2009-11 on HBO.

TV Critic’s Corner

Droll slice of Brooklyn life is a Ted Danson deep cut

A look back at “Bored to Death,” which ran three seasons on HBO from 2009-11.

Benjamin Zander

Music Review

With energy, emotion, Boston Philharmonic follows Benjamin Zander’s lead

In a program that featured Glinka and Brahms, the orchestra strove for maximum impact.

Louis C.K. makes surprise stop in Saugus on Saturday, addresses allegations

The comedian, who is from Newton, started his set at Giggles Comedy Club by addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct, according to the club’s owner.

Mitski onstage during her sold-out concert Saturday at the House of Blues.

Music Review

Mitski rocks with a cool detachment

On Saturday at the House of Blues, her understated delivery only amplified the content of her indie-pop offerings.

FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of

Amy Schumer supports Colin Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around.

21NIN Concert Courtesy of Nine Inch Nails.

music review

Nine Inch Nails squeeze arena-sized aspirations into the Wang

The night’s setlist leaned heavily on the band’s initial 1989-94 run, generally regarded as their artistic peak, along with some fun surprises.

@ Large

Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that can detect moods, sarcasm, even mental illness

People who develop AI are working to get computers to be more human — even as computers seem to be robbing us of our humanity.

In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Jamal Khashoggi went into a self-imposed exile, moving to Washington in 2017, writing regular columns for the Post and pursuing pro-democracy projects.

Liza Jessie Peterson performs in the solo play she wrote, “The Peculiar Patriot.”

Stage Review

A ‘Peculiar Patriot’ — and a powerful indictment of racial injustice

A solo drama written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson delivers a damning portrait of racial injustice within the US criminal justice system.

Ben Hardy stars in the eight-part mystery series.

TV Critic’s Corner

PBS mines the past for ‘The Woman in White’

The five-part miniseries is based on Wilkie Collins’s 19th-century mystery novel.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block attends the New Kids on the Block fan meet and greet at J&R Music World on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)


New Kid Jonathan Knight heads to HGTV with a new pilot

“Farmhouse Fixer” is scheduled to air in 2019.

Singer Jonathan Richman at the Middle East Upstairs, Thursday Oct. 18.

Jonathan Richman brims with local memories at the Middle East

The singer’s reminiscences flowed as he closed out a four-show run at the club on Thursday night.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kardashian West announced on her app Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. the birth of their daughter via surrogate The baby, their third, was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

It’s a Thing

From fake breakups to real nosewarmers

A review of the week online.

Ken-David Masur led the BSO and pianist Garrick Ohlsson Thursday.

Music Review

Garrick Ohlsson makes Rachmaninoff look easy with BSO

He played the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 1 Thursday evening at Symphony Hall.

GrubStreet director of core programs and faculty Dariel Suarez (left) with poet and scholar Clint Smith.


GrubStreet’s ‘Lit Up’ gala draws array of local authors

The event raised money for programming, scholarships, and classes for teens and adults in Boston neighborhoods.

BOSTON, 10/7182018 - Steve Carell arrives at the AMC Boston Common for a screening of his new film Beautiful Boy. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle, goldman)

Before Steve Carell hit the red carpet in Boston, he stopped by his Marshfield Hills general store

The Acton native helped debut “Beautiful Boy” locally.

names - Katherine Macdonald, President and Executive Director, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, presenting Carol Stocker with a Gold Medal in recognition of her work as a garden writer for the Boston Globe and other publications which has promoted the art and science of horticulture to thousands of readers. (John Harmon Photography)


MassHort hands out bouquet of gardening awards

The Massachusetts Horticulture Society presented awards at the 118th Honorary Medals Dinner.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston Oct. 22-28

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening at the Museum of Science, the Dorchester Short Film Festival, and more.

Brahms am Flugel by Willy von Beckerath.

Connections | Magazine

Within my family, a bit of a battle over Brahms

A framed print of the composer had watched over generations of my piano-playing family. Would he ever come home with me?

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Karlie Kloss, top left, and Joshua Kushner attend the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Supermodel Kloss has married businessman Joshua Kushner who is the younger brother of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Kushner in a tuxedo - both of them beaming - on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)


Supermodel Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner’s brother, Joshua

Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Joshua Kushner in a tuxedo — both of them beaming — on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night.

“Duchess in Green” by Lavaughan Jenkins, one of four James and Audrey Foster Prize Artists.

ICA announces 2019 Foster Prize winners

The latest honorees are Rashin Fahandej, Lavaughan Jenkins, Josephine Halvorson, and Helga Roht Poznanski.

book review

A love letter to librarians rises from a fire

“The Library Book’’ is only ostensibly about a 1986 fire but is mostly an homage to a democratic institution.


Drawn to books that take place in small towns

Novelist and journalist Joyce Maynard’s most recent memoir is “The Best of Us.’’

book review

The Indelible RBG

New biography renders a quiet, hard-working, relentlessly logical feminist jurist amid an enduring love story.

book review

Wildly bold and skillful retelling of ‘Oedipus’

Daisy Johnson’s debut novel is a vivid retelling of the myth of Oedipus.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

In a Rose Art Museum exhibit, Tuesday Smillie includes paintings based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.’’


Greater Boston author readings Oct. 21-27

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.


TV’s 10 most moving moments

Forget the manipulations of “This Is Us” — here are some TV moments that managed to wring honest tears.

Dennis Franz played Andy Sipowicz in “NYPD Blue.”

TV Critic’s Corner

An ‘NYPD Blue’ spinoff is in the works

The series would center on Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, a cop investigating his father’s murder.

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52 works of Native American art donated to MFA from Rockefeller estate

The works include pottery, weavings, baskets, watercolors, and rugs.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speaks onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)


Michael Douglas to receive two awards in Massachusetts next month

The Academy Award-winning actor and producer is slated to receive two major awards here in November.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) barricades herself inside her home (to no avail) in

Things to Do

The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

19namesnecn - NECN anchor Brian Shactman sports the no-tie look on set. (Rich Joyce/NBC10 Boston)


A local news station is saying goodbye to a specific item of clothing

If you’ve been watching NECN recently, you may have noticed something missing. Male anchors in the studio did away with the tie, a longtime staple of business attire.

Katie LaMark returns to Boston as star of the 10th anniversary touring production of “Rock of Ages.”

‘Rock of Ages’ puts Andover’s Katie LaMark on the stage she dreamed about as a kid

The actress’s upcoming performance at the Wang in the ’80s-inspired jukebox musical “feels like a very peaceful, full circle thing.”

Clockwise from left: Danielle Palmer, Amanda Figueroa, Tatiana Chavez, and Stephanie Castillo in “The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood.’’

Stage review

Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’

Kira Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new drama focuses on adolescent girls trying to cope with the suicide of a housemate in a treatment facility.

Courtney Barnett

A more introspective Courtney Barnett shifts her gaze

The Australian indie star, who comes to Boston Sunday, talks about her willingness to be more vulnerable on “Tell Me How You Really Feel.”

Timothée Chalamet (left) stars as a young man struggling with addiction and Steve Carell stars as his father in “Beautiful Boy.”


Steve Carell talks about ‘Beautiful Boy’ — and not binge watching

Steve Carell talks about “Beautiful Boy.”

Bruce Myren’s “N 40° 01’ 11.38” W 124° 02’ 48.59” Shelter Cove, California”

Art Review

At the BPL, the art of getting from here to there

A striking exhibit at the Leventhal Map Center looks at the interplay of photography and art.

“Another Country” from “Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country”

Art Review

At the Davis, a US museum show debut for Christiane Baumgartner

The German artist is something of a rock star in printmaking circles.

Toto at the 1983 Grammy Awards (from left): Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Dave Paich, Dave Herngate, Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather.

Toto’s ‘Africa’: The mother of all memes is waiting there for you

The ubiquitous tune isn’t just a durable oldie — it’s staring back at us from every corner of popular culture.

A room in the “Stranger Things” house.

Can’t wait for the return of ‘Stranger Things’? Do this (if you dare)

Universal Studios has partnered with Netflix and the Duffer Brothers to create a “Stranger Things”-themed haunted house at its Orlando resort.

“The Gospel of Eureka” screens Oct. 22 as part of the DocYard series at the Brattle Theatre.

doc talk | peter keough

Doc Talk: Kidnapping, counseling, believing, Mooch-ifying

Previews of four upcoming documentaries.