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Who is Demetri Martin? Comic, actor, filmmaker . . . Oh, and he likes to draw.

On a visit to promote “Dean,” the semi-autobiographical film that he wrote, directed, and stars in, Martin talked about comedy, creativity, and Harvard vs. Yale.

Jared Martin, 75, who played Dusty Farlow on ‘Dallas’

Mr. Martin became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy.

Gregg Allman in 1978.

Seven essential Allman Brothers songs

With word of Gregg Allman’s death, you might need to hear some “Ramblin’ Man” or “Midnight Rider.”

From left to right, are Amina Dina, Leasley Caranza, Richard Scott,Chance the Rapper,  Irwin Rivera, Anthony Cano, and Nya Bellevue.


Chance the Rapper visits Boys & Girls Club ahead of his Boston Calling show

Chance dropped by the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston on Friday.

Express Yourself cofounder Paula Conrad (left) with Cammie Griffin and John Angeles of “Stomp,” backstage at the Wang.

Expression of ‘Soul’ by young performers

Express Yourself put on its 23rd annual performance on Thursday evening.

Mr. Johnson’s ‘‘Jesus’ Son,’’ chronicled the lives of various drug addicts adrift in America.

Denis Johnson, 67, acclaimed author of fiction and poetry

Mr. Johnson was best known for his story collection “Jesus’ Son,” which tells of crime, violence, substance abuse, and the worst of luck.

Ms. Biagiotti waved after the presentation of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection during the Milan Fashion Week in 2010.

Laura Biagiotti, 73, Italian fashion designer

Ms. Biagiotti conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits.

The entrance to the new Boston Calling location in Allson.

Live updates from Boston Calling

Follow along with the three-day festival in real time.

From left: Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute; Judy Woodruff; Michele Norris; and Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University.


Judy Woodruff pays tribute to Gwen Ifill at Radcliffe

The “PBS NewsHour” anchor recalls her late colleague as a powerful presence.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” cast members Peter Mill (left), Ayla Brown, and Andrew Giordano.


Ayla Brown ready to go in ‘Joseph’

The country singer will appear June 8-18 in the Reagle Music Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Billy Ruane, as always, front and center at a show, this one by Descendents at TT the Bear’s in 1987.


Renewed call for Billy Ruane recognition in Cambridge

The city should pay tribute to the man who did so much for the music scene, friends say.

Test 50 games, like Ballistick and Super Slime Arena, created by more than 30 developers at Spring Play: Boston Game Expo!

Your week ahead

Five things to do, May 29-June 4

Boston Game Expo!, book talk by Jill Lepore, family fun at Edaville, and more.


Joey Dee will twist the night away with BC’s Class of ’67

The Peppermint Lounge mainstay is 76 now.

Former president Barack Obama tees off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland Friday.


Obama hits the links in Scotland

The former president used to take heat for his golf habit. Not anymore.


The Informer: An anniversary celebration, an art show and concert, and a new farmers market

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

What to expect at Boston Calling this year

While the switch from City Hall Plaza to a 16-acre site in Allston may take some getting used to, a diverse roster of artists remains a constant.

Solange performing in March.

Solange backs out of Boston Calling performance

Hours before the first act takes the stage, the festival announced that singer Solange will be replaced for the Friday night headlining spot.

A lunchtime concert at Old West Church will feature its C.B. Fisk organ.


The ‘wave of the ocean’ in a pipe organ

The Unda Maris organ stop was designed to help produce a slow, undulating sound.

Keri Russell (left) and Holly Taylor in “The Americans.’’


With ‘The Americans,’ dour doesn’t mean disappointing

The season reflects the exhaustion of its main characters and the deep anxiety that goes along with Cold War espionage.

Aliana de la Guardia and Douglas Dodson in Guerilla Opera’s “Gallo.’’

Joe Biden and a singing chicken? Yes, it’s opera.

For Boston’s Guerilla Opera, now clebrating its 10th anniversary, every production is a world premiere.

Clockwise from front left: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, husband Joseph P. Kennedy, son John F. Kennedy, and daughter-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy in Hyannis Port on Nov. 9, 1960.

How much was JFK influenced by his mother?

JFK can thank his mom for his sparkling wit, says author Barbara A. Perry.

Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins.


Wonder Woman’s Boston roots show on the big screen

Director Patty Jenkins found what she was looking for in an unlikely place: the rich colors and textures in the works of John Singer Sargent.

From top: Obaidah Zytoon in “The War Show,” Giuliano Calore navigating the Stelvio Pass in “48 Hairpin Bends by Night,” Erik Mercer and Sandro Sechi with their daughters in “The Guys Next Door.”

doc talk | Loren King

Films offer journeys from Syria to Walla Walla

Documentaries range from street protests in ‘The War Show’ to a promising school model in “Paper Tigers.”

book review

The seeds for David Sedaris’s comic essays on family, sex, and a lot of bad habits

The writer reveals excerpts from the diaries (from 1977-2002 for now) that he drew on to create such works as “Santaland Diaries.”

@large | michael andor brodeur

‘Twin Peaks’ enters a strange new world: one with an Internet.

The Internet is giving “Twin Peaks” the “Lost” treatment, opening up countless virtual venues for discussion, review, speculation, and theorizing.

George Martin, far right, with Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Ty Burr

At 50, does ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ still carry that weight?

Is this the greatest album ever released? Of course not. Is it the best Beatles album? Opinions vary. But does it stand as the single greatest record launch of all time? It’s hard to argue otherwise.

Acei Martin and Adam Masnyk costar in “What Weighs Us Down,” which was filmed in Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.

Scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

This double feature has strong local ties

A pair of small-budget projects to premiere in Millbury.

A model of the Queen Elizabeth in “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at Peabody Essex Museum.

Art Review

‘Ocean Liners’ sails into Peabody Essex Museum

No small part of the pleasure afforded by this exhibit is how it evokes the poetry of passenger travel by sea, while also offering the nuts and bolts of its subject.

Jason Evans’s “At Bat” is part of “Boys of Summer: A Season With the Newport Gulls” at Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

Critics’ p;icks of upcoming concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Users decide whether they have one, three, or five spare minutes and press a button. The machine then prints out an original tale to fill that time.

new england literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

A story cending machine at the Pru; talking about marriage

The Prudential Center began playing host this week to a free story dispenser, one of the first of its kind in the nation.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Reimagining the lives of Ruth and Bernie Madoff

Author Randy Susan Meyers says while she did use real-life details depicting the marriage — which was the part that interested her most — the story is an act of imagination.

the discovery

A generous, gently humorous tale of coping with a father’s death

Mark Polanzak’s hybrid novel-memoir imagines writing and rewriting the tragic story with shifting details.


Greater Boston author readings May 28-June 3

A weekly calendar of literary eventsand author readings.


Finding treasure in overlooked books

A friend once gave Mohsin Hamid a novel by a writer he’d never heard of. Now it is one of his favorites, which leads him to believe there are many others like it out there.

Above: A photo of Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in 1996.

book review

Following bin Laden’s years on the run and his last days in Abbottabad

Two acclaimed British investigative reporters offer a breathtaking, vivid accounting of Osama bin Laden’s life from Sept. 11 to the end.

book review

Where the Russian Revolution went wrong

In “October: The Story of the Russian Revolution,” a talented novelist and committed Marxist examines a seminal event of the 20th century.

book review

‘M’ is for the many times she left her immigrant son

Lisa Ko’s debut is most compelling when it focuses on the emotional trajectories of undocumented Chinese immigrant Polly and her son, Deming.

Mr. Perenchio’s wealth, recently estimated at $2.8 billion, let him be a generous political donor and philanthropist.

Jerry Perenchio, 86, media mogul

Mr. Perenchio helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network.

Actor James Earl Jones at Harvard’s commencement Thursday.


Harvard hands out honorary degrees

Some familiar faces were on the dais.

Former vice president Joe Biden with Boston Police Lieutenant Detective Donna Gavin and her friend Stephanie Callahan of Scituate at the New England Women’s Leadership Awards.


Joe Biden makes a surprise visit to the Seaport Hotel

The former VP crashed the 24th annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards.

Tom Brady


Tom Brady seeking a trademark for . . . TB12 bedsheets?

The Patriots QB has applications in to trademark a host of products and services.

Bobby Moynihan (left) and Jaleel White in CBS’s “Me, Myself & I,” one of many new shows on the fall TV schedule.


Everything you need to know about fall TV

Here’s the networks’ complete primetime schedules, featuring all of the season’s new arrivals.

Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes in one of the most iconic, and mocked, scenes from “Dirty Dancing.”

People really did not like the ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

The original is one of the most beloved movies of the ’80s. The remake? Not so much.

From left: Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, and Kate McKinnon in ”Rough Night.”


There’s a reason the local screening of ‘Rough Night’ got a little rowdy. . .

Regal Fenway and the online magazine Bustle hosted an early screening of the new bachelorette-weekend comedy starring Scarlett Johansson.

United States' Aly Raisman practices her floor exercise Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Everett, Wash. Competition begins Friday in the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)


Aly Raisman doesn’t care what you think about her muscles

The Olympic gold medalist says she was body-shamed by a TSA worker.

Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”


The Weekender: ‘Pirates,’ knights, and Boston Calling

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