Jon Stewart, shown lampooning senator-elect Scott Brown in 2010, has made the appropriation of political and media clips a way of life.

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Jon Stewart, shown lampooning senator-elect Scott Brown in 2010, has made the appropriation of political and media clips a way of life.

Jon Stewart’s game-changing legacy

The Stewart Effect will survive long after the comic has moved on from “The Daily Show.” By Matthew Gilbert

Jon Batiste’s Stay Human band included Grace Kelly on alto sax, Julian Lee on baritone sax, and Jon Lampley on trumpet at Newport Saturday.


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Newport Jazz lineup left no gaps unbridged

The Newport Jazz Festival, now 61 years old, opened on Friday at Fort Adams State Park with an imperative to broaden its reach, musically and demographically.

Maine’s Salt Institute may have found a saving plan

Under the new partnership proposal with the Maine College of Art, the school’s vast content archive would be completely digitized.

Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Music Review

Nelsons keeps it familiar in Tanglewood concerts

Andris Nelsons chose a relatively undemanding way to introduce himself to Tanglewood this season.

Debra Jo Rupp and Caitlyn Griffin play mother and daughter in Chester Theatre Company’s production of “Memory House.”

Stage Review

Pair’s rapport at the heart of ‘Memory House ’

While it’s not a perfect play, “Memory House” proves itself the vehicle for a thoroughly absorbing production.

Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London.

On the beat

Apple Music is making waves with Beats 1, its celebrity-curated radio station.


Joking on Twitter: Who’s on first?

Twitter is a horrible habitat for the notion of old-school authorship.


YouTube remix of Human League is strangely lulling

Sometimes the best things on the Internet are those that serve no discernible purpose but to scratch some stupid subliminal itch.

Hilary Liftin ghostwrote 15 star memoirs before writing her novel — a mock celebrity autobiography.

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‘Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper’ by Hilary Liftin

When you’re a writer and you live in Los Angeles, sooner or later Los Angeles is going to show up in your writing.


‘Thirty Years of Emerging Voices’ compiled by The Architectural League of New York

An architectural yearbook documenting nearly 250 pioneering and influential North American design firms.

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In a bizarre, brilliant twist, the actors are all now 14 years older than when they made the film, but they are still playing 16- and 17-year-olds.