Fall Arts Preview 2017

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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.

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Steven Tyler


Steven Tyler rushing back to the US for health reasons

The Aerosmith singer says it’s not life-threatening, but it can’t wait either.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell


Red Sox manager John Farrell buys a condo in Charlestown

It looks like the Sox skipper plans to be around for a while.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle together at official event

TORONTO (AP) — Hand in hand, Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance as a couple. Markle might have even left a wedding hint.

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving


Kyrie Irving says flat-Earth claim was an ‘exploitation tactic’

“All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation,” Irving said on the “Toucher & Rich” show, “it was all an exploitation tactic.”

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck inks deal with Amazon Studios

The Oscar winner has inked an exclusive two-year, first-look deal with the distributor.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Review

Ta-Nehisi Coates tackles Obama and Trump, and fragile white feelings are not spared

The national correspondent for The Atlantic ruminates on the historic presidency of Barack Obama, but also the man now fixated on erasing his legacy.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Alec Baldwin, and other celebs read mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Alec Baldwin made sure to get his dig in at President Trump during the Emmys earlier this month. On Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the snub went the other way around.

Jimmy Kimmel (left) and US Senator Susan Collins.

Jimmy Kimmel to Susan Collins: ‘We are all in your debt’

The late-night host reached out to the Maine Republican after she said she would not vote for the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare.

Miles Gaston Villanueva (left) as Lyle Menendez and Gus Halper as Eric Menendez.

TV Critic’s Corner

The Menendez case, ‘Law & Order’-style

Called “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” the eight-episode series takes on a blockbuster real-life case covered excessively by Court TV.

Stephen Spinella (left) as Andy Warhol and Dan Butler as Truman Capote in “WARHOLCAPOTE.”

Stage review

Art, celebrity, and some high-speed talk in ‘WARHOLCAPOTE’ at the ART

Stephen Spinella is ingenuous as an understated Andy Warhol, while Dan Butler takes glee in Truman Capote’s over-the-top stories in this world premiere.

Sarah Silverman appears in the first season of “Shrink.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Therapy in two minutes on ‘Shrink’

Among the artists who share their experiences in the first season: Sarah Silverman, Gary Shteyngart, Susan Orlean, Lena Dunham, and Natasha Lyonne.

From left: Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, and James White at the Mayo Bowl at Kings in Dedham.


For Pats, altruism trumps anger at fund-raiser

The annual Mayo Bowl is a benefit for the Boston Medical Center’s effort to provide quality health care to city kids.

Mara Lane and Jonathan Rhys Meyers at the Boston Film Festival.


Jonathan Rhys Meyers and wife are all smiles at Boston Film Festival

The actor had been keeping a low profile since his wife had suffered a miscarriage and he had relapsed.


Auditions set for Franklin company’s holiday musicals

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is holding open auditions Saturday, Oct. 7 for its original musical “’Tis the Season!” and a new holiday musical comedy.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at a TAG Heuer event at the Liberty Hotel after Sunday’s game.


Tom Brady takes a hit and keeps on ticking

The Patriots QB made an appearance at a TAG Heuer limited-edition watch promotion after Sunday’s improbable comeback.

A Far Cry.


A Far Cry fascinates in Philip Glass world premiere

The ensemble teamed with pianist Simone Dinnerstein to perform Glass’s beguiling new Piano Concerto No. 3.

Top 10 books targeted for banning in 2016

The American Library Association’s annual compilation of those works most often challenged.

President Clinton in the Oval Office after a prime-time address to the nation in 1993.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bill Clinton’s novel-to-be has TV written all over it

The former president and author James Patterson are collaborating on a thriller that Showtime plans to adapt into a series.

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a program of Haydn and Mahler at Symphony Hall on Saturday night.

Music Review

At Symphony Hall: Haydn’s drumrolls, Mahler’s pathos

On Saturday night in Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons led the BSO in its first subscription program of the 2017-18 season. 

Andris Nelsons leads Julia Bullock and Frederica Von Stade during opening night at Symphony Hall.

music review

With Leonard Bernstein evening, BSO season starts with a bang

On opening night, Andris Nelsons and the orchestra lit up Symphony Hall.


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.

Kylie Jenner, 20, is the youngest member of the Jenner-Kardashian family.

Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan?

New Kid on the Block singer Joey McIntyre (left) saw the new Stephen King movie “It” starring Bill Skarsgard as the demonic clown Pennywise.


Joey McIntyre approves of New Kids references in the box office hit ‘It’

He texted us about it. Also, he’ll be in Boston next month for a Mass. Eye and Ear benefit.

The nine-piece Scottish band Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their “bagrock” sound to the Cabot in Beverly.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Halloween happenings at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Roxbury Open Studios, and more.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: TOKiMONSTA performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


The album TOKiMONSTA wasn’t sure she’d be alive to make

The L.A. producer was on the cusp of composing “Lune Rouge” when a brain disorder forced her out of the studio and into surgery.



Reboots and dull messes: eight new shows to avoid

Tired concepts, cheap one-liners, and trash that isn’t trashy enough? No thanks.

From left: Vice President George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988.

Book review

Gorbachev: a tragic hero

In “Gorbachev: His Life and Times,” William Taubman writes that the Soviet leader is celebrated in the West as a reformer and visionary but scorned in his own land.

“Another Axon” by Jennifer Bonner of MALL.


High concept design

Architecture firms show off site-specific projects on the Greenway through Oct. 11.


Who wants their Facebook TV?

Facebook makes a foray into TV with Watch.

Julian Janowitz in his home in the woods in Shutesbury.

The curious world of Julian Janowitz

Since the mid-1970s, the psychiatrist-artist has shaped dozens of acres of land where he resides in rural Shutesbury. Now, as his health fades, he imagines what it could become.

“Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot will host “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 7.

tv critic’s corner

‘SNL’ returning soon with Gosling and Gadot

The show has announced hosts and musical guests for the season’s first three episodes.

Jonathan Wilson (left) plays guitar in Roger Waters’s band and on his new album.

The ‘hippie’ at Roger Waters’s side has his own squad, too

Guitarist Jonathan Wilson may resemble Dave Gilmour, but that’s not the reason the accomplished session player, producer, and solo artist landed a job with the band.

The invention of concentration camps

What made concentration camps possible, Andrea Pitzer said, were a series of technological advances.

Harvard sophomore Amanda Gorman reads her work at the Library of Congress.

A young poet for whom words are not enough

Harvard sophomore and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman on writing, finding inspiration in Lin-Manuel Miranda, and, just maybe, running for president.


Greater Boston author readings Sept. 24-30

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.

Dmitri Shostakovich (pictured) was working on the Eleventh Symphony while the Soviets were crushing the revolt against the Stalinist regime in Hungary.


With the BSO, a symphony of white birds and revolution

Under the baton of Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its very first performances of Shostakovich’s dramatic Symphony No. 11.


Power through art at Latino film festival

Among the documentaries in the festival are three outstanding works about how art empowers people, especially women.

Stranger Things


From ‘Curb’ to ‘The Crown,’ eight shows to welcome back

These returning series left us hanging, in a good way.

Jimmy Kimmel has criticized the GOP health care bill on his show.


Jimmy Kimmel’s an unlikely advocate, but he’s got everyone’s attention

Kimmel isn’t just complaining about the health care bill and making jokes about the politicians who support it. He’s crossed over into advocacy.

Patti Smith at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016.


‘I really don’t know what they see in me,’ says Patti Smith

Smith, who still seems stunned by celebrity, says she’s going to spend the next decade focused on writing.

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in “Victoria and Abdul,” the latest film from Stephen Frears.

A conversation with Stephen Frears

The veteran British director talks about life, filmmaking, and casting Eddie Izzard in “Victoria and Abdul.”

Taniya Nayak (center) with fellow BAC alumnae Soramy Le (left) and Maria Martinez Romo.


Taniya Nayak returns to Boston Architectural College

The interior designer talked about her experiences since leaving school.

Andrea Riseborough and Austin Stowell in “Battle of the Sexes.”

Billie Jean is his lover, onscreen

Austin Stowell talks about playing Larry King, the tennis star’s husband, in “Battle of the Sexes.”

From her post, stage manager Heather Chockley can view every angle of the stage.

Backstage at ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ a maestro runs the show

In this lavish production, Heather Chockley makes sure everything runs as precisely as it should.

Solange performs Sept. 28 at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Boston Casting seeks single women

Apparently, they’re casting for a reality show featuring women who are smart, successful, and driven, but can’t find a partner and want to have a child.