Monika Sosnowska’s “Tower.”

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Monika Sosnowska’s “Tower.”

New deCordova show emphasizes outdoor space

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum impresses with its second themed exhibition for the park, the first to seriously highlight sculpture.By Cate McQuaid


In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”


//[1]-4373--90x90.jpg Stephen Colbert’s highly visible transition to ‘The Late Show’

Colbert is morphing from a fire-breathing blowhard into a late-night desk jockey. His new show starts Sept. 8.

Robbery film marathon at Harvard Film Archive

Their “Heist Night” movie marathon starts next Friday at 7 p.m. and ends around 12 hours later.

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// The need for healthy debate on campus

Do today’s students want intellectual debate, or an overprotective safe space?


// Centastage helping playwrights find their voice, audience

Centastage is producing “Academy Fight Song,” by Andrew Clarke, which runs Sept. 10-26 in the Calderwood Pavilion.

book review

‘Purity’ by Jonathan Franzen

As with all Franzen’s work, it’s the ambitious means by which the novel reveals itself that makes the book.

A review of three books on sports

Capsule reviews of “A Game of Their Own” by Jennifer Ring, “The Year of the Dunk” by Asher Price, and “The Ugly Game” by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert.

// Corita Kent’s faith-infused Pop art, on view at Harvard

An exhibition of the activist nun, educator, and artist who designed Dorchester’s iconic gas tank seeks to put Kent on par with Pop artists like Warhol.

exclusive track

// Hear Speedy Ortiz cover the Cardigans’ ‘Hanging Around’

Primed for a Rock and Blues Concert Cruise excursion, buzzy Massachusetts quartet Speedy Ortiz warms up with some Cardigans.

Special section

summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Things to do

// Things to do in Boston

Your 60-day calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

What's on TV

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Friday

“Ray Donovan” Sunday at 9 p.m., Showtime. “Show Me a Hero” Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO


Above: co-director and climber Jimmy Chin during the attempt to climb Mount Meru, in the Himalayas.

Movie Review

‘Meru’ offers a mountain high

The movie is filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.