Winter arts guide 2019

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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// 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

Expect costumes of all kinds as Anime Boston returns to the Hynes Convention Center.

Big Plans

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies at 81

Cartoonist Monkey Punch was best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III.

Amanda Palmer made an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Boston last month.


Amanda Palmer, out in the open

The singer candidly explores how her relationship with her listeners — and herself — has changed.

Elle Fanning stars as Violet in Max Minghella’s “Teen Spirit.”

Movie Review

Got ‘Spirit’? Let’s hear it.

Elle Fanning stars as a TV singing contestant in Max Minghella’s writing-directing debut.

The Supermodel of the World is having a spotlight-snatching moment lately.

TV Critic’s Corner

The unstoppable werq ethic of RuPaul

The Supermodel of the World is having a spotlight-snatching moment lately.

President Obama with a staff member’s family in the Oval Office.

Art Review

50 photographs, three windows, one Obama

The New Bedford Art Museum is showing work by former White House photographer Pete Souza.


Alex Trebek says in video that he intends to return for season 36 of ‘Jeopardy!’

“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” Trebek said.

Liz Adams and Steve Auger in Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of “Trigger Warning.”

Stage Review

For Zeitgeist Stage, a flawed finale with ‘Trigger Warning’

David J. Miller wraps up an impressive two-decade run with a problematic production of a world-premiere play about the family of a school shooter.

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A book on the ‘unanswered questions’ of the Boston Marathon bombings is set to become a TV series

Two award-winning directors will team up to adapt Michele McPhee’s “Maximum Harm.”

18nameswest - Boston University senior Sam West with filmmaker Zach Braff. (Adobe)

This Boston University student’s artwork inspired a Zach Braff short film

Sam West, a BU senior, won Adobe’s #MoviePosterMovie contest.

Album Review

An unrestrained Norah Jones on ‘Begin Again’

The seven-song project harnesses her ability to tap into other musical streams while maintaining a central jazz feel.

Photography Review

Looking back at the Bauhaus: objects of their affection

“Arresting Fragments: Object Photographs at the Bauhaus” is at the MIT Museum.

Old souls Durand Jones & the Indications bring back the ’70s

The aesthetic of these 20somethings — from their name, to their album art, to their swelling strings, harmonies, and falsetto vocals — is pure vintage soul.

Molly Shannon (left) portrays Emily Dickinson and Susan Ziegler is Susan Gilbert Dickinson in “Wild Nights With Emily.”

Movie Review

‘Wild Nights With Emily’ offers an unusual view of the Belle of Amherst

“SNL” alum Molly Shannon stars as the poet Emily Dickinson.

Lily James (left) and Tessa Thompson play adoptive sisters in “Little Woods.”

Movie Review

‘Little Woods’ is a gritty and moving debut about everyday-grind America

Tessa Thompson and Lily James star as up-against-it adoptive sisters in North Dakota.

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. A new study suggests that Fox News is obsessed with freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The liberal watchdog Media Matters for America counted more than 3,000 times the Bronx Democrat was mentioned on Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network over a six-week period that ended earlier this month. Not a day went by where she wasn’t talked about. Fox noted that Ocasio-Cortez has been a star with many other media outlets, too. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Elizabeth Warren praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Time list of most influential people

“A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar,” Warren wrote. “Today, millions are taking cues from her.”

Beyoncé performed during Coachella in 2018.

Jeneé Osterheldt | Commentary

Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Netflix documentary is black history

Queen Bey’s new Netflix documentary and live album celebrate her historic Coachella performance, HBCUs, and black culture.

David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dies at 92

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy.

‘Today’ show co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

In a telephone call on Tuesday, the 54-year-old told her colleagues that she has adopted a second child.

Nicole Franzel (pictured with Corey Brooks on “Big Brother”) will be among the competitors in season 31 of “The Amazing Race.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Race’ to the bottom

CBS’s world-weary traveler tries a new formula.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds poses at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. The actor who played the title role in 2016’s “Deadpool” will be roasted by the student group before being getting his pudding pot on Feb. 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ryan Reynolds will film a movie in the Boston area this spring

Massachusetts residents will soon have another superhero actor in their midst.

Pete Davidson, left, arrives at the premiere of Netflix's

Pete Davidson and John Mulaney are performing together in Boston

Proceeds will go to a local soup kitchen.

Emily Meade plays a porn star in HBO's

Inside the world of intimacy coordinators, who choreograph sex scenes for HBO, Netflix, and more

With the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, structural changes in Hollywood are underfoot, as the industry shifts to face issues of sexual harassment and assault.

Mindy Kaling of 'Late Night' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


Mindy Kaling teams up with Priyanka Chopra for new comedy

Deadline reported that the movie will be a wedding comedy set in America and India — “Crazy Rich Asians’ meets ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’” the trade publication wrote.

Mr. Gross was a Princeton neuroscience professor.

Charles Gross, 83, husband to Joyce Carol Oates

Mr. Gross spent 43 years on the faculty of Princeton’s psychology department, where the university credited him with revolutionizing understanding of sensory processing and pattern recognition.

Otto Piene,

Harvard Art Museums receive 70 sketchbooks by late artist Otto Piene

Piene’s widow made the gift.

Jillian Butler as Cosette in the touring production of “Les Misérables.”

As Cosette in ‘Les Mis,’ Boston Conservatory grad comes ‘full circle’

Jillian Butler was performing with the cast of “Wicked” in Boston when she got word that she’d won the part.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens in Disney’s “High School Musical.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Disney tees up series for its streaming service

Disney+ is set to launch on Nov. 12.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (left) in New York in 1992, and Carly Simon in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2016.

Carly Simon writing memoir about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Carly Simon is writing an “intimate, vulnerable” memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Actor Jared Padalecki runs the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Adrianna Rosadio) 16names

‘Supernatural’ actors Jared and Genevieve Padalecki ran the 2019 Boston Marathon, and fans went wild

The celebrities attracted some serious support during the race.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year.

Dragons over Dartmouth? ‘Game of Thrones’ co-creator’s career got started in N.H. Ivy League school

David Benioff, one of the driving forces behind the landmark TV show, began his writing career at Dartmouth.

Kit Harrington with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”

Anderson Cooper asked ‘Game of Thrones’ actors how the series ends. Here’s how they responded

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, hinted to the “60 Minutes” reporter that fans might not be thrilled with the ending.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, shown in the original ”High School Musical.” The new Disney+ outlet will be launching a scripted series that follows a group of students getting ready for their school’s production of “High School Musical.”


The week in watching: Disney’s streaming plans, Beychella, and Iron Throne selfies in Boston

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week in television.

This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke in a scene from

How will ‘Game of Thrones’ end? For fans of the books, the show’s ending is just the first

The plotlines of the show have long since shot past what’s in George R.R. Martin’s books, whose own finale may be many years away.

In one portion of “What Remains,” the performers evolve into a swaying girl-group trio.

Dance Review

Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls ask insightful questions in ‘What Remains’

Their 65-minute performance piece that the Institute of Contemporary Art presented over the weekend was a springboard for thought both during and after the show.

Mr. Burgin, who wrote “Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific,” signed copies in Lancaster, Texas.

R.V. Burgin, 96, Marine whose book helped inspire HBO’s ‘The Pacific’

Mr. Burgin wrote the book ‘‘Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific.’’ His daughter says it was among several books that inspired the HBO miniseries that premiered in 2010.

Bartender Raleigh Strott at OCRA.

hot ticket

Top chefs prepare tastings for a special event

A bevy of top Boston chefs and mixologists will prepare tastings on April 30, for OCRA: Turn Up the Heat Boston.

Ken-David Masur led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and pianist Sergio Tiempo in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major at Symphony Hall Thursday.

Music Review

A South American tour is rerouted (but not canceled) at Symphony Hall

Pianist Sergio Tiempo made his BSO debut with a pearly Ravel concerto, and the cinematic showdown of “Cantata Criolla” introduced the work of Venezuelan composer Antonio Estévez to the orchestra.

In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a cat dressed with a collar and tie looks out from a window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Following the April 11, 2019 arrest of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister José Valencia answered concerns about Assange’s cat, saying the feline had been delivered to Assange’s relatives at the end of 2018.

It’s a thing

Broken links, bougie bikes, missing cats, and more from the week online

Broken links, bougie bikes, missing cats, and more from the week online.

Jake Gyllenhaal will also star in the limited series.

TV Critic’s Corner

Gyllenhaal is bringing Shteyngart novel to HBO

The actor will star in and executive produce the limited series.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 15-21

Historical reenactments, school vacation week fun, a Nat King Cole tribute, and more.

Nick Lowe performed at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday night.

Music Review

At the Wilbur, sterling songcraft from Nick Lowe

The show was more about songs than it was about rocking out — think of this esteemed Englishman as more Buddy Holly than Jerry Lee Lewis.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Leia, Lando, and a spectacular Rey: Watch the trailer for ‘Star Wars’ final chapter

Episode nine will be subtitled “The Rise of Skywalker,” director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced.

Brookline MA 1/31/16 Playwright Melinda Lopez who wrote

SpeakEasy, ART lead Norton nominations for the best in Boston theater

Two musicals, the ART’s “Jagged Little Pill” and SpeakEasy’s “Once,” received the most individual nominations.

Cyclists at the starting line of the


A history of local bicycling; celebrating favorite poems in Somerville

Lorenz J. Finison’s engaging new book isBoston’s Twentieth-Century Bicycling Renaissance.