We’re Boston’s Dudley Square: Witnesses to a neighborhood’s rebirth
Renowned photographer Nicholas Nixon captures the people of a community long neglected but now on a rising tide of renewal.
Board games are back, and Boston’s a player
A Golden Age of tabletop games, from nerdy to mainstream, is afoot.
What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy
It’s quantifiable: Editors are suckers for cute pups. But we have a defense!
Quarry Street development returns to Quincy City Council
Avalon Bay Communities’ proposal to build a 398-unit residential development off Quarry Street in Quincy will return to the City Council.
Are modern guitars the best ever made?
A new book looks at modern complications for makers of handcrafted guitars.
Various Artists, “The Art of McCartney”
A chat with producer Ralph Sall, who assembled a star-studded cast for the new tribute compilation “The Art of McCartney.”
Music Gift Guide: Box sets
A look at a few of the deluxe box sets vying for the attention of music fans this holiday season.
Music Gift Guide: Books
A few books — including one on Peggy Lee’s musical life — vying for music fan’s attention this holiday season.
Music Gift Guide: DVDs
DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.
Music Gift Guide: Reissues & rarities
Some new reissues, including Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.
Music Gift Guide: Holiday albums
New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.
Varejao’s fleshy, grisly art unconvincing at the ICA
Brazilian artist Adriana Varejao is represented by works more compelling in concept than in practice.
In a new biography, Harris composes a fugal view of Handel
With “George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends,” Ellen Harris composes a new view of a world-famous composer.
‘Limonov’ by Emmanuel Carrère
Carrère’s “pseudobiography” of the stranger-than-fiction character was published in France in 2011 and translated into English last month.
In Gold Dust Orphans’ holiday sendup, Melendy has it covered
Paul Melendy’s character in the Orphans’ holiday show is his second most outrageous role of the year.
Along with signature songs, expect some ‘Girl’ talk
Broadway veterans are appearing onstage at “4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together.”
Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents a puzzling ‘Phèdre’
The actors, under the direction of M. Bevin O’Gara, aren’t all on the same page, and there’s a fair bit of grandstanding in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Phèdre.”
At New Rep, ‘Little Prince’ tumbles to earth
The New Repertory Theatre’s earnest actors can’t overcome the weaknesses of Rick Cummins’s and John Scoullar’s musical adaptation.
The enduring realities of ‘Rome, Open City’
A digital restoration of Robert Rossellini’s classic plays at the Brattle.
Cheering the art of the dance in ‘Flamenco, Flamenco’
The film combines images, sound, editing, and a poetic narrative of sorts to integrate the power of film with the seductive passion of the music.