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Peter Dinklage in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

tv critic’s corner

Dinklage joins with PETA to discourage ‘direwolf’ buying

Huskies have gained in popularity with dog buyers, but many are being abandoned at shelters.

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute orchestra rehearses in Lenox.

At Tanglewood, music students learn about wellness, too

At Boston University Tanglewood Institute, students are learning that music isn’t supposed to hurt.

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.



Beethoven, Verdi, and . . . Razumovsky?

The Russian nobleman had a role in masterpieces from both composers.

My Instagram

Teron Nezwek

Tufts University medical student Teron Nezwek’s Instagram feed has a bit of everything

Celebrity News

HBO resolves latest hack

The network said in a statement Thursday that ‘‘the infringement on our social media accounts was recognized and rectified quickly.’’

Shelby Lynne (left) and Allison Moorer

On Lynne and Moorer’s first album as a duo, a sibling symbiosis

The sisters have been singing with each other since they were kids, but “Not Dark Yet” is the first album they’ve recorded together.

Benny (left) and Josh Safdie, co-directors of “Good Time,” in Boston earlier this month for a screening of their new film.

The Safdie brothers are high energy. Just ask their leading man, Robert Pattinson.

The Safdie brothers are high energy. Just ask their leading man, Robert Pattinson.

Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

Lewis talked about his long relationship with the music of Beethoven.

Celts take kids to Canobie Lake Park

The annual outing benefits the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Elián González in a scene from Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell’s documentary “Elián.”

doc talk | peter keough

Dirty water, Diana, and Elián González

Looking at “Nova: Poisoned Water,” “Diana — Her Story,” “Elián,” and other documentaries.

Mark Quartley (left) as Ariel and Simon Russell Beale (right) as Prospero in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Tempest.”

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Screens and screams (and stages)

Next month, ArtsEmerson launches its latest “Stage to Screen” series.

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Judy Collins and Stephen Stills have a deeper connection than just that one song

Even after “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” signaled the end of a romance, their friendship continued. And now they’re touring together for the first time.

“Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me’ ” contains footage of the singer’s radiant, sweat- and tear-streaked performances.

Whitney Houston, for better and for worse

Nick Broomfield’s latest film “Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me’ ” vividly recounts Whitney Houston’s rise and fall.

book review

An Oedipal tale of a young would-be writer tangles itself in the myth

“The Red-Haired Woman’’ is packed with so many allusions to myths of patricide and filicide that the plot ends up overdetermined.

book review

Still searingly honest but less painfully focused on family

“Autumn,” the first of a planned quartet based on the seasons is composed as a series of letters to Karl Ove Knausgaard’s then-unborn fourth child, Anne.

book review

A Mailer-like writer struggles with failing powers, flaws

Alex Gilvarry’s sharp and absorbing second novel focuses on a Norman Mailer-like character in 1973 New York,

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Harvard professor named poetry editor at Nation; Andover Bookstore moves — just a little

Belmont poet and critic Steph Burt will oversee poetry coverage along with poet and New Mexico State professor Carmen Giménez Smith.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

A son’s tale of his father’s war

The heart of “Rocky Boyer’s War’’ is the daily diary the 23-year-old lieutenant kept for a year during World War II.

the discovery

Poetry written in the rhythms of everyday life

The rhythm of Matthew Welton’s recent poems pulses in your steps.


Greater Boston author readings August 20-26

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.


Started with soft stuff before getting into hard-boiled mysteries

Michael Connelly started with the Agatha Christies of the crime world before moving on to James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, Joseph Wambaugh, and Sue Grafton

Esh’s third full-length album, “Darwin’s Frankenstein,” will be released on Friday.

Boston’s Esh doesn’t care if you like his new record

“I’m old,” the rapper said recently at a small studio in North Cambridge. “I don’t care.”

Joe Bologna made a film career in varied comedy roles, including “Blame It on Rio” and “Love Is All There Is.”

Joe Bologna, 82, actor from ‘Lovers and Other Strangers’ and ‘My Favorite Year’

He combined comedy and the tough-guy personality, and received the best reviews of his career, in “My Favorite Year” (1982), as King Kaiser.

Mariah Carey teams up with Lionel Ritchie at TD Garden on Aug. 22.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, Nicky Jam, and SZA.

The Dropkick Murphys took time out from rocking to play a little football in Seattle.


Dropkick Murphys reenact Malcolm Butler’s goal line INT

Best of all, the band did it on the Seahawks’ home field.

From left: Obehi Janice, Sarah Hickler, Debra Wise, and Paula Plum in “Out of the Mouths of Babes” at Gloucester Stage.

Stage Review

In Horovitz’s ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes,’ there are four sides to every story

Israel Horovitz’s comedy features four women examining the mysterious hold on them of the now-deceased man they have in common.

FILE - This file image provided by HBO shows John Oliver on the set of

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

A hacking group on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ and “Last Week Tonight.”

US ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown


Scott Brown gets some culture down under

The former Massachusetts senator goes to the ballet.

The Chevalier Theatre in Medford.

Blumenreich promises big names at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre

The manager of Boston’s Wilbur Theatre is taking over operations at the 1,800-seat Medford Square venue.

Paula Cole


Paula Cole covers the classics

With tributes ranging from Bob Dylan to Bobbie Gentry to Billie Holiday, the singer puts on a master class.

“I just wish everybody would love and not hate,” says Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.


Isaiah Thomas won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem

The Celtics guard says athletes should do what they believe is right, but that he plans on standing during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett performing with the band in Boston in 2015.


Bosstones’ anti-bigotry anthem ‘Let’s Face It’ is resurgent

Twenty years later, the Boston-bred ska band’s anthem is enjoying a resurgence after the deadly violence in Charlottesville.

More Celebrity News

Injury to Tom Cruise puts sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ film on hiatus

The star broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.

Callum Turner (left) and Jeff Bridges in “The Only Living Boy in New York.”

Movie Review

‘The Graduate’ gets updated in ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, and Jeff Bridges star in the coming-of-age tale.

A scene from “In This Corner of the World,” directed by Sunao Katabuchi.

Movie Review

War doesn’t spare ‘This Corner of the World’

It is episodic, often shimmeringly epiphanic, and on occasion erratically narrated and sketchily animated.

“Within Sight” by Eva Lundsager.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

In Portland, taking painting to unexpected places

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art offers work by 52 painters.

Daniel Craig (left) and Dwight Yoakam in “Logan Lucky.”

Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh is back in the driver’s seat with ‘Logan Lucky’

His return to movie directing delivers unabashed entertainment that leans a little too hard on hee-haw caricatures.

Menashe Lustig (far left) and Ruben Niborski in “Menashe.”

Movie Review

‘Menashe’ is a revealing, masterfully observed drama

Joshua Z. Weinstein’s unassuming masterpiece tells a universal story of paternal love, the pressures of society, and the desire for individuality.

A scene at a rehearsal for Berkshire Opera Festival’s production of “Ariadne Auf Naxos”


Berkshire Opera Festival to mount ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

Company builds on success last year of “Madama Butterfly” production.

Rob Brydon (left) and Steve Coogan in “The Trip to Spain.”

Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on the road again

“The Trip to Spain” is the third travel session for the British comic actors.

A slacker turns appliance boxes, egg cartons, and more into wondrous creations in “Dave Made a Maze.”

Movie Review

A cardboard fort is the real star of ‘Dave Made a Maze’

You won’t come to the film for the unpolished interplay, but you’ll surely stay for its preposterously elaborate kid-crafty sets.

Performers at a rehearsal for “Burn All Night” at Oberon.


‘Burn All Night’ considers the end of the party

The musical about four friends facing adulthood and anxiety about the fate of the world is getting its world premiere at Oberon.

Ryan Reynolds plays a down-on-his-luck protection agent, Samuel L. Jackson the world’s deadliest hit man.

Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds team up in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Gary Oldman plays the bad guy in this very violent, often very funny, action comedy.

Raw feelings are close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

Kat Timpf says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her criticism of President Trump’s statement.

Big Freedia


Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town

The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.