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

“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.

@ Large

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Can technology that cares fill the empathy gap? 

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.

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.”

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.

“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.

Left: Naila Ayesh and her son Majd in “Naila and the Uprising.”

In Focus

Women are empowered at the Boston Palestine Film Festival

A preview of three documentaries at the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

What pirates were really like in Colonial days

“Black Flags, Blue Waters’’ makes clear that pop culture pirates from the movies bear little resemblance to reality.

Nael Nacer (left) and Maurice Parent in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Macbeth.”

Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in “Beautiful Boy.”

Movie Review

Seeing addiction up close in ‘Beautiful Boy’

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in a compassionate, aching, yet overly tidy drama about a father’s attempts to cope with his son’s drug dependency.

Peter Dinklage (left) and Jamie Dornan in “My Dinner With Hervé.”

Television Review

Dinklage gives ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ humanity

In the HBO film, the actor brings layers of conflict, arrogance, insecurity, and sorrow to a man who, before he killed himself, was viewed as a pop culture oddity.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 16: A man uses his smartphone on July 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Only 53.5% of Japanese owned smartphones in March, according to a white paper released by the Ministry of Communications on July 15, 2014. The survey of a thousand participants each from Japan, the U.S., Britain, France, South Korea and Singapore, demonstrated that Japan had the fewest rate of the six; Singapore had the highest at 93.1%, followed by South Korea at 88.7%, UK at 80%, and France at 71.6%, and U.S. at 69.6% in the U.S. On the other hand, Japan had the highest percentage of regular mobile phone owners with 28.7%. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Ty Burr

Tired — really tired — of customer surveys? Try this one.

Fighting fire with, uh, fire.

Linda Lavin (right, with Celia Weston) starred in “Alice” from 1976-85.

TV Critic’s Corner

Order’s up for a reboot of ‘Alice’

Fox has greenlighted a pilot to be co-written and co-produced by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

Jamie Lee Curtis (holding Judy Greer) returns as Laurie Strode in “Halloween.”

Movie Review

When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

Paula Plum (left) and Adrianne Krstansky at a rehearsal for Lyric Stage Company’s production of “The Roommate.”

In ‘The Roommate,’ Paula Plum and Adrianne Krstansky meet their mismatch

Jen Silverman’s play about an odd couple gives two of Boston’s finest stage actresses roles to relish.

Bessie Harvey’s “The Spirit of Love”


The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art

The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art.

Lisa Joyce (left) and Laura Latreille rehearse as Weylin Symes directs “The Salonnieres.”


In a Paris salon, telling

Liz Duffy Adams’s “The Salonnieres” gets a world premiere in Stoneham.

Jack Kerouac in 1962.

A Kerouac-inspired arts festival takes the road to Lowell

The inaugural The Town and The City Festival will feature nationally recognized talent such as Kristin Hersh, Kingsley Flood, and the spoken-word artist Andrea Gibson, plus dozens more performers.


Funny Women . . . Serious Business raises record-breaking $950,000 for Rosie’s Place

Proceeds benefit the women’s shelter, which annually serves 12,000 women affected by poverty and homelessness.

The best Stax deep tracks

The 134-song “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” includes an array of buried treasures.

From left: Sam Moore, David Porter (behind Moore), Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones (behind Hayes), Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, Dave Prater, Jim Stewart, and Steve Cropper at Stax Records, circa 1970.

‘Stax ’68: A Memphis Story’ the product of a turbulent time

The new 134-song box set is a reflection of what was happening inside and outside the record label during the year of MLK’s assassination.

Colin Morgan (left) and Rupert Everett in “The Happy Prince.”

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

In ‘The Happy Prince,’ Oscar Wilde gets his say

The movie offers a sad glimpse of Oscar Wilde’s final days, taking place after he has been convicted of sodomy and served two years, with his glory days behind him.  

Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish in “The Oath.”

Movie Review

Ike Barinholtz debuts as writer-director with comedy ‘The Oath’

Aiming for wildly provocative satire he churns out a technically spotty screed.

Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 to British writer Anna Burns during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Northern Ireland-set novel ‘Milkman’

A vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power is set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence.

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with state and local officials on the response to Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump asks for video on missing journalist — ‘if it exists’

President Trump says the US has requested audio and video from Turkey relating to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi — “if it exists.”

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with teammates at the dugout after hitting a sacrifice fly ball to score Yan Gomes #7 of the Cleveland Indians in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Indians have filed a complaint to MLB about Astros filming

A person familiar with the situation says the Indians’ complaint is about a man attempting to film in their dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS.

Tim Spears and Sarah Oakes Muirhead in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “We Will Not Be Silent.”

Stage Review

At New Rep, a heroine’s tale, reductively told

“We Will Not Be Silent,’’ about anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, has its heart in the right place but doesn’t succeed as drama.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Leslie Odom, Jr. attends Mickey's 90th Spectacular at The Shrine Auditorium on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at ABCD dinner

The former “Hamilton” cast member will take part in the event honoring “community heroes.”

Mark Shanahan was hired by The Boston Globe in 2003 to cover celebrity news.

Globe Magazine

The man who got paid to go to parties

The Globe’s longtime celebrity columnist looks back on 15 years of galas, premieres, and a sweaty chat with Anna Kournikova.

Honoree Lady Gaga poses at the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks ‘fiance’ during speech

The singer and “A Star Is Born” actress was sporting a ring on her left hand at Elle’s 25th annual Women in Hollywood event.

Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher in “Shameless.”

TV Critic’s Corner

There’s a plot twist to Ian’s exit from ‘Shameless’

When the final scene arrived, it was a sweet little surprise that stayed true to the show’s overall comic-farce-meets-poignant-drama tone.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Olivia Wilde helps bring the slogan


This tiny home, now in Nahant, runs on Dunkin’

Decorated in the brand’s signature pink and orange, the house is a product of a partnership between the company and actress Olivia Wilde.

FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, actor Chris Evans attends a special screening of


Chris Evans comes to the defense of involved dads everywhere after Piers Morgan tweet

The provocateur Morgan mocked actor Daniel Craig for carrying his baby in a sling. Evans wasn’t having it.