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Richard Gere (left) and Lior Ashkenazi in “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.”

Movie Review

Richard Gere channels Woody Allen as he revels in being ‘Norman’

“Norman” plays a little like a “Veep” episode with a softer middle, but see it for Richard Gere giving one of his finest performances.


Jackie Kennedy’s diet secrets revealed

If you think Tom Brady’s diet is strict, then check out Jackie O’s...

Marianne Leone


Marianne Leone talks about her new memoir

The writer-actress will be at the Newburyport Literary Festival Saturday to read from the book.


Pats and Bruins cheer on the Celtics

Danny Amendola and Jimmy Garoppolo were among the many local sports stars who planned to attend Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Album review

No monkey business on Gorillaz’s ‘Humanz’

The first LP in seven years from the genre-busting band includes a long list of collaborators.

Serena Williams


Quote of the day: Serena Williams

Williams turned to Instagram to address “racist comments” allegedly made by fellow tennis star Ilie Nastase.

Marty Stuart (pictured in Nashville in 2015) played the Sinclair on Tuesday.

Music Review

Onstage alchemy from an exuberant Marty Stuart at the Sinclair

His shows are musical history lessons where the past is present and used to make something new.

Paula Plum and Steve Barkhimer at a rehearsal for Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


A ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that brings music, magic into harmony

For this Actors’ Shakespeare Project production, a score composed by David Reiffel is meant to enhance the play’s moods and mystical elements.

Untitled (#10), Ellen Driscoll

GALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

Going beyond a very famous pond

A show in Concord takes Walden Pond as a visual and conceptual point of departure.

HBO’s “Animals” offers an intimate view of the lives of various critters and vermin in New York City.

TV Critic’s Corner

HBO’s ‘Animals’ is a strange creature indeed

In “Animals,” critters bicker, cuss, overtalk, overreact, waddle things back, and otherwise just try to do what it takes to get through another day in the city uneaten.

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme (pictured in Venice in 2015) died Wednesday morning of esophageal cancer and complications of heart disease at the age of 73.


Jonathan Demme will be remembered far beyond ‘Philadelphia’

In person, he was eternally youthful; his films fizzed with uncontainable life. His passing is a shock, and a real loss for American movies.

Bill Cosby, pictured departing a pretrial hearing earlier this month in Norristown, Pa.


Ahead of sexual assault trial, Bill Cosby tries to buff up his image

The 79-year-old comedian has launched what appears to be a major public relations campaign to repair his reputation.

A diary written by John F. Kennedy in 1945 was purchased by a bidder from Beverly.


JFK’s diary sells for $718,750 at auction

A collector from Beverly placed the winning bid.

Jeff Goldblum in a food truck.

Beloved living meme Jeff Goldblum will be in the next ‘Jurassic World’ movie

Rejoice Goldblumites: The actor will reprise his role of mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in the 2018 sequel to ‘‘Jurassic World.”


Bobby Blaze back on the air at HOT 96.9

The veteran DJ will handle the weekday 3-7 p.m. shift.

MFA among museums hit by Instagram censorship

Instagram has removed three images the museum posted to promote its ongoing photography exhibition.

Demme has an eclectic, prodigious body of films.

Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dies at 73

The Oscar-winning director also made the Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense,” considered one of the greatest concert films ever.

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to media outside the West Wing of the White House in January.


Obama aide says he’d support Theo Epstein for president

David Axelrod doubts the former Red Sox GM would run, but thinks he’s got what it takes.

John Kerry and Teresa Heinz in 2004


John Kerry spends $11 million on exclusive Martha’s Vineyard property

The former secretary of state trades Nantucket for Martha’s Vineyard.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in February.


Dunaway felt guilty after Oscars goof

The actress talked about her infamous moment onstage with Warren Beatty.

Books on the T trying to give Boston a daily dose of literature

By sprinkling books around the T, a new program is essentially turning the transit system into a mobile lending library.

Thing Tank

From Queen E. to Kenny G.

From a royal beheading to an excessively smooth flight, a review of the week online.


Nantucket Film Festival announces 2017 lineup

The film festival kicks off June 21.

Anthony Atamanuik is host of “The President Show” on Comedy Central.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The President Show’ aims to make late night great again

Comedy Central premieres a late-night talk show starring Chelsea native Anthony Atamanuik as the Donald.

Kim Klasner (left) and Khloe Alice Lin costar in “Peerless.”

Plotting their future, and then something much worse

The tightly wound twins in “Peerless” — who have carefully planned their admission to an elite college — refuse to be denied.

Tom Cotter

Laugh Lines

Tom Cotter

A joke from the comic, who plays Laugh Boston Friday and Saturday.

Ruby Rose Fox will sing locally Thursday and Saturday.


Ruby Rose Fox had to go deep to find her voice

Even at an early age, singing was her passion and — after a family tragedy — a form of therapy.

Koichiro Kurita’s “Snow Viewing.”

photography review

Thoreau revered; quarries quarried; vegetation viewed

Three shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography look at the natural world.

Debra Wise plays the title character in “Homebody.”

Stage Review

In ‘Homebody,’ dreaming of the wider world from an armchair in England

Debra Wise delivers a virtuosic performance at Central Square Theater as a British woman fascinated by Afghanistan.

The lawsuits come after last week’s ouster of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

Fox News facing racial bias claims from current, former employees

It’s the latest issue to face the news network, which has seen the ouster of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes within the past year.

 Mr. Gooding’s son, Cuba Jr., is an Oscar-winning actor with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, father of movie star

Mr. Gooding sang the 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool” as the lead singer for The Main Ingredient.

From left: Michelle Wie, Nickole Raymond, and Jeehae Lee.


Michelle Wie attends wedding on Nantucket

The golfer struck a pose at a friend’s nuptials.



Quote of the day: Madonna

Have you heard that a biopic about Madonna is in the works? Apparently she is not happy about it, and had no problem expressing her frustration on Instagram.

Kate O’Beirne, feisty conservative commentator; at 67

Mrs. O’Beirne rose to prominence as a columnist and editor with the National Review and as a TV pundit.

John F. Kennedy as a Harvard student in 1937, eight years before he wrote the diary that will be auctioned Wednesday.


JFK’s personal diary is going on the auction block

A young John F. Kennedy wrote in this journal during the summer of 1945.

Disney sets release date for new ‘Star Wars’ film

“Star Wars: Episode IX” is coming to theaters on May 24, 2019.

Ivanka Trump’s “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” comes out May 2.

Is Ivanka Trump’s new book being buried?

The first daughter’s “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” comes out May 2. And that seems to be news to booksellers.

Eliza Dushku speaking at HUBweek last year.


‘Buffy’ actress Eliza Dushku has her next project lined up

It’s a TV series based on a series of fantasy novels

Beyoncé performed at the Grammy Awards.


Berklee students will benefit from Beyoncé’s new scholarship

Four schools, including Berklee College of Music, will award one scholarship per year to female students.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar’s best picture fiasco

Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that contained the wrong card.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, waits for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama during an event about Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative in the East Room at the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. As part of his 'Year of Action,' Obama announced a $200 million commitment from nine foundations to bolster the education and employment of young men and boys of color. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bill O’Reilly says ‘the truth will come out’ about his Fox News exit

O’Reilly, appearing on his podcast, also said he’s sad and surprised that he’s off TV.

Stand-up comedian Moshe Kasher gets his own talk show on Comedy Central.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Problematic’ is true to its name

Comedy Central’s new social issue roundtable needs to figure out what kind of discomfort it’s going for.


BPL honors Appiah, Faludi, and others

The library’s annual Literary Lights awards dinner was held over the weekend.


VIPs drop by New England Aquarium

A former congresswoman and a clutch ballplayer spend a few hours at the fishbowl.


Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to debut in June?

The former Fox News host set to return to TV.

Shania Twain at the Billboard Music Awards in 2014.


Quote of the day: Shania Twain

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter revealed that her first album was Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall,” and her first concert was Van Halen.