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Sigrid Nunez’s latest novel meditates upon age, illness, writing, and macaws

Elegy and comedy as the zeitgeist of a broken pandemic world in "The Vulnerables."

Here’s an early look at Boston’s first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The theater opens Nov. 17 in the Seaport and emphasizes programming curated by movie lovers for movie lovers.

MFA hands over pair of likely looted Bubon bronzes to Manhattan DA’s office

A spokesperson for the Manhattan DA’s office confirmed the two fragments are part of a wide-ranging criminal investigation into an antiquities smuggling ring.


In Jeff Yang’s illustrated history ‘The Golden Screen,’ breadth is freedom

A compilation of films that have shaped Asian America gives attention to the full spectrum of artistic representation, including mediocrity.


‘Six Feet Under’ the latest HBO series to pop up on Netflix

On Wednesday, one of HBO’s best shows will show up on the massive streaming service, for first-time viewers and re-watchers.

New Kids on the Block to bring ‘Magic Summer 2024’ tour to Mansfield

Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff will join the Boston boy band on tour next year.

Crystalle Lacouture centers loss and care at Praise Shadows Art Gallery

The artist’s show "Evenings’s Evening" offers sacred geometry that feels like a salve.


Mary Beard tells us what work by Seneca we’ve been sleeping on

The best-selling scholar of ancient Rome has a favorite.

‘Friends’ cast mourns death of Matthew Perry

“We are all so utterly devastated,” his costars told People.

Odie Henderson review | ★1/2

Elvis is the devil in disguise in ‘Priscilla’

Sofia Coppola’s bland biopic strands Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny in one-dimensional roles as Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

We Found Love | Love Letters

‘He gave me a choice and I made my choice’

“We Found Love,” is a Love Letters podcast miniseries about women who are in romantic relationships with men in Massachusetts prisons. Listen to episode 2.


Fellowes’s ‘The Gilded Age’ isn’t the gold standard, but it’s plenty rich

Julian Fellowes’s melodrama, which has returned to HBO and Max for a second season, sketches the rapidly shifting cultural world of wealthy people in 1880s New York City, specifically the collision of old money and the nouveau riche.

Taylor Swift Halloween theme draws visitors to Beacon Hill home

The display features tombstones for Swift’s former boyfriends, including the time of their relationship and a quote.

On her ‘Woo Woo’ podcast, Rachel Dratch’s guests give her the creeps

Co-hosted by fellow Lexington native Irene Bremis, “Woo Woo” features conversations with Dratch’s friends from stage and screen about premonitions, weird dreams, malevolent spirits, and other eerie experiences.

CBC report questions singer Buffy Sainte-Marie’s claims of Indigenous heritage

The Canadian news agency's investigation found a birth certificate that appears to show she was born to white parents in Stoneham.

Odie Henderson review | ★★★1/2

‘The Holdovers’ is Payne’s paean to all the lonely people

Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph shine in this story of three shipwrecked souls at a Western Mass. prep school.