Joel Bernstein

From Bruce Springsteen, “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection”

Music gift guide: box sets

A look at a few of the boxes vying for your holiday dollars including collections from Bruce Springsteen and Neko Case.By James Reed and Sarah Rodman

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// The week online: fake Target ads to #CondomChallenge

From fake free falcons at Target to the viral #CondomChallenge, a review of the week online.

Stages | Terry Byrne

// New Repertory looks to soar with ‘Snow Queen’ musical

“The Snow Queen” is a new pop-rock musical adapted from the same Hans Christian Anderson tale that was the source material for Disney’s blockbuster hit “Frozen.”

epa05035009 A view of a billboard for Adele's new album, '25' in New York, New York, USA, on 20 November 2015. The album is being released today but will not be available on streaming music services like Spotify and Apple music. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Adele breaks all-time first-week sales record with ‘25’

On Tuesday, Adele’s new album, which she withheld from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, broke the first-week sales record.

// Good audiobooks for Thanksgiving travel

John Malkovich can read you Kurt Vonnegut’s satire of Nixon-era America, “Breakfast of Champions,” while you drive to grandma’s.

2015 Holiday arts preview

Features about upcoming holiday events, plus critics’ guides to the best of the season.

// Scharpling and Wurster started with a phone call

The comedy duo of Scharpling and Wurster come to Cambridge.

Movie review

// ‘Rocky’ franchise gets new life with ‘Creed’

Michael B. Jordan brings emotional breadth to his legacy-freighted character, making Adonis a convincing jumble of youthful drive.

Special section

// 2015 Holiday arts preview

Features about upcoming holiday events, plus critics’ guides to the best of the season.

Special section

// 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.

What's on TV

// Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, is thrilling.

Local galleries


//[1].jpg Two local biennials demonstrate value of curator’s eye

Two venerable biennials have just opened, but only one takes full advantage of a curator’s eye for provocative statements and conversations.

Things to do

// Things to do in Greater Boston this fall and winter

Your calendar of events, concerts, and more into the cold weather.

Where to eat

Where to Eat

// Where to eat in Greater Boston

A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.


// Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.