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book review

Recalling a racial cleansing in a Georgia country

“Blood at the Root’’ recalls the racial violence and historical amnesia that characterize much of American history.

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump answers a question during the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The United States isn’t exactly the economic doormat that Trump decries in his campaign rhetoric. America has outperformed other advanced economies and ranks among the world’s most competitive countries. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

SNL hypes Alec Baldwin as its new Trump. Can it capitalize on the record-shattering debate?

It wasn’t clear who would be impersonating Donald Trump during the upcoming season of‘‘Saturday Night Live.’’ We now have our answer.

Mark Wahlberg stars in Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon.”

movie review

Turning tragedy into triumph in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, transforms the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill into action-packed entertainment.

Jim Carrey in “The Truman Show.”

TV Critic’s corner

The ‘Truman Show’ saw this coming

Watch it on Netflix while you still have chance; it disappears in a month.

Jim Colliton

Laugh lines

Jim Colliton

A joke from Jim Colliton, who plays Giggles in Saugus on Friday.

New Bob Weir album borrows from traditional folk tunes

On “Blue Mountain,” the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir offers a set of new songs co-written with Josh Ritter and rooted in the early 20th century.

Woody Allen (front) and Max Casella in Amazon’s “Crisis in Six Scenes.”

Television review

With ‘Crisis in Six Scenes,’ Woody Allen shrinks on the small screen

The writer-director’s first attempt at a TV series is lazy and uninspired.

From presidential debates to interstellar hits, a review of the week in things.

From presidential debates to interstellar hits, a review of the week in things.

Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright in “Westworld.”

Television Review

‘Westworld’: The most immersive video game ever

HBO’s series reboot of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film doesn’t feel dated at all.

Book Review

Ronald White’s magisterial new biography offers a fresh view of Ulysses S. Grant

The book is both striking and comprehensive, but it does leave the reader with less psychological insight than might be hoped.

From left: Eva Green, Georgia Pemberton,

Movie Review

Tim Burton’s up to his old tricks

The title of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” speaks for itself.

‘My King’ offers scenes from a marriage

The French drama, directed by Maïwenn, stars Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot.

A scene from Robert Kenner’s “Command and Control.”

Movie REview

For want of a socket . . .

A nuclear disaster almost happened in 1980, as the documentary “Command and Control.” shows.

Playwright and director Israel Horovitz (standing center) in rehearsal for “Man in Snow” with actor Will Lyman (left) and other cast members at Gloucester Stage Company.

Stages | Terry Byrne

With ‘Man in Snow,’ Horovitz had to dig deeper

Now getting its world premiere at Gloucester Stage, the piece about loss and grief evolved into a full-length play only after Horovitz returned to it again and again.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Finding the gray in black and white

The trans artist Cassils makes film and video installations that make us see things differently.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Sept. 30

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

From left: Luke James, Ricky Bell, Elijah Kelley, Brooke Payne, Bryshere Y. Gray, Michael Bivins, Jesse Collins, Keith Powers, Woody McClain, and Ronnie DeVoe at the screening of “The New Edition Story” at the 20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York on Saturday.


New Edition biopic to air in January

BET announced that “The New Edition Story” will air as a six-hour miniseries Jan. 24-26, 2017.

The dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang


Marilyn Monroe’s dresses, drawings, and hair heading to auction block

In addition to locks of the star’s hair, the auction will include the glittery dress she wore when she sang to President John F. Kennedy on his birthday.

“The Lion King” is getting a live-action remake.

Disney is making a live-action ‘Lion King’ remake

Disney announced that Jon Favreau, who helmed the box-office hit ‘‘Jungle Book’’ remake, will direct the new ‘‘Lion King.

John Krasinski told the audience fame shouldn’t be the main focus. He was onstage with his brother Paul.


‘I’m living a lottery ticket life,’ John Krasinski says

Newton native John Krasinski opened himself up to a wide-ranging Q&A in the Seaport.

Quote of the day: Justin Theroux

‘As a child of divorce, all I can say is that’s terrible news for those children, and that’s all you can really say.’ Justin Theroux, actor, commenting on the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox band, which plays modern hits — such as Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” — recast in ragtime, doo-wop styles or other vintage styles

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox plays today’s hits the retro way

The musician has built a mini pop empire on jazzy retro covers of modern hits.

Chance the Rapper plays Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Sept. 29.

The week ahead: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

Top picks for concerts, shows, and other events in and around Boston this week.

Sarah Gardner


What has happened to New England’s dairy farms? A film looks for answers.

‘Forgotten Farms’ screens Oct. 2 as part of the GlobeDocs Film Festival

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Sept. 29

What’s on the air Thursday.

A poster for Frances Stark’s “Put a Song in Your Thing.”

Art Review

Savvy self-exposure in MFA show by Frances Stark

The elegant, sweeping, occasionally sweet exhibition draws on both the artist’s intellectual rigor and the skeletons in her open closet.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the debate.

At nearly 84 million viewers, debate may be the most-watched ever

Early figures from Nielsen puts the clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on track for the biggest audience since televised debates began.

Actor Michael Beach says his new show is “so different from all the TV that you usually see . . . It’s really unique.”


Roxbury-bred Michael Beach dishes on ‘Pitch’

The new Fox series is like nothing else on television, he says.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate.


This debate wasn’t even close, but it sure was entertaining

The debate was a refresher course in such virtues as competence, professionalism, and preparation.

Jeffrey Tambor (left) and Judith Light in “Transparent.”

Seeing the (Judith) Light on ‘Transparent’

This season on “Transparent,” Light’s Shelly is more dimensional and emotionally relatable than ever before.

Stars of ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘The West Wing,’ ‘The Avengers’ campaign for Clinton

After a 10-year hiatus, the cast of ‘‘Will & Grace’’ came together for a 10-minute mini-episode centered entirely on promoting Clinton.


The rise of the meme machines

There’s something weirdly American about political memes — their odd blend of mass production and individual quirk.

Republican nominee Donald Trump (L) and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton arrive for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

debate analysis

Clinton, Trump needed to connect with TV viewers. Did they?

It was the rare political debate where you weren’t looking at your watch.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Sept. 28

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Mr. Steele said he kept his sanity during 42 months of confinement by sketching Montana scenes.

Ben Steele, 98; survived of Bataan Death March

Mr. Steele says painting helped him maintain his sanity as a prisoner of war.

Lester Holt will moderate the first presidential debate on Monday night.

So why are presidential debates moderated by journalists, anyway?

“I think we should have a debate with no moderators — just Hillary and I sitting there, talking,” Donald Trump mused recently.

David Ortiz hits the big screen at the GlobeDocs Film Festival

The beloved Red Sox slugger is the subject of not one but several documentaries at the film fest.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2007.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly had a prenup

The prenup reportedly pretty much spelled out everything — at least when it comes to money and real estate.

Posters in the “Century of Style” show include Richard Avedon’s psychedelic John Lennon.

art Review

Vintage posters are time capsules of delight at MassArt

Applied art and the scientific muse are on display in separate exhibits.

Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday.

Music Review

The BSO opens its season with a Russian bang

It was a memorable evening, as BSO music director Andris Nelsons offered a fresh perspective on works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Mussorgsky.

Kevin Chapman with wife Meaghan and daughter Claire at the Rodman Ride for Kids.


Celebrity sightings around town

Celtics point guard Terry Rozier showed off his playful side at Brighton’s Boston Green Academy on Friday.

Deborah Lipstadt on truth, Trump, and Holocaust deniers

The historian and Brandeis grad discusses movie based on her book.

Tanks in front of Notre Dame in Paris, in August 1944.


A WWII celebration, and a musical battle behind the scenes

Fractious politics, musical and otherwise, runs beneath the surface of “Toccata de la Libération.”

Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen.

BLO brings lean, mean ‘Carmen’ to Opera House

Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the most popular operas in the repertoire.


Which new shows won premiere week?

A look at what won and what lost the first round of new TV shows.

In every episode of ‘Luke Cage,’ a tribute to Gang Starr

Roxbury’s Guru, MC of the hip-hop duo, was a huge influence on Cheo Hodari Coker, the showrunner for the new Netflix superhero series.