Classical Notes

// New relationships enhance Gardner’s music series

A new collaboration with the Handel and Haydn Society is among the fall offerings at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Book Review

// ‘Bricks and Mortals’ by Tom Wilkinson

Wilkinson, an editor at the Architectural Review, organizes his book around 10 great buildings.

// Whitey movie eerie experience for ‘Black Mass’ coauthor

The authenticity of the adaptation, which wraps filming in Boston Friday, is evident in moments big and small for Dick Lehr.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Twelfth Night” stars (from left) Fred Sullivan Jr. as Malvolio and Remo Airaldi as Festes.

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Stage Review

An energetic ‘Twelfth Night’ on the Common

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production on Boston Common is a mixed bag overall, but it features some standout performances.

What's on TV tonight

// Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

A look at Thursday’s TV programming, including “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, on Sundance, and “The Quest” on ABC.

Summer Arts Preview

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// The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.


Marc Songini (left) traces the violent deeds of Joseph “The Animal” Barb-oza (above, in 1965) and other mob-sters in his new book, “Boston Mob.”

Book Review

‘Boston Mob’ by Marc Songini

In “Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer,’’ Songini recounts the saga of organized crime in Boston and Providence in the 1950s and 1960s.