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Geoffrey Rush (left) and Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’’


‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tops box office, ‘Baywatch’ sinks

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy “Baywatch.”

From left: Nathalie Emmanuel, Peter Dinklage, Conleth Hill, Emilia Clarke, and Jacob Anderson in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Why ‘Game of Thrones’ won’t win any Emmys this year

The absence of the outstanding drama winner of the past two years will leave a significant hole — and a great opportunity — in that category.

Frank Deford with President Obama in 2013, after Obama presented him with the National Humanities Medal.

Sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford dies at 78

Deford spent decades at Sports Illustrated and also made a weekly appearance on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Annalise Basso (pictured in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”) will costar in “Slender Man,” which will film around Boston from June 19-July 28.


‘Slender Man’ horror movie will be made in Boston

It will star Joey King of “The Conjuring,” Annalise Basso of “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” and Jaz Sinclair of “Paper Towns.”

Actor Patrick Dempsey (fourth from left) snuck a peek at the camera while US Senator Susan Collins of Maine (fourth from right) chatted before the Bates College commencement Sunday.


McDreamy receives honorary degree from Bates

Actor Patrick Dempsey traded scrubs for a cap and gown.


Bono and Bush are just a couple of bros

The U2 singer and the 43rd president hung out over the Memorial Day weekend.

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, pictured during the original run of “Roseanne,” which is being revived by ABC.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Roseanne’ trailer draws lots of interest

Since it premiered at ABC’s upfront presentation on May 16, the trailer has gotten over 34 million views on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Britain's Prince William earlier this month presented the inaugural Legacy Awards on behalf of the Diana Award at St. James Palace.

More celebrity news

Prince William talks of sadness that family can’t meet Diana

The heir to the British throne says he would have liked having his mother’s advice and for her to meet his wife and to see her grandchildren grow up.

Actor George Takei appeared earlier this month at the 32nd annual Lucille Lortel Awards at the NYU Skirball Center in New York.

More celebrity news

George Takei shuts down racist criticism of new ‘Star Trek’ series

The actor responded to a spate of racist criticism that greeted a trailer for the series’ new installment, ‘‘Star Trek: Discovery.’’

Nora Mae Lyng, 66, actress at the heart of ‘Forbidden Broadway’

Ms. Lyng not only inspired the original show and starred in its original cast; she also invested her comic talent and meager financial resources in it.

Chance the Rapper (center) with teens from the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston.


Local teens meet Chance the Rapper

Participants in the West End House Boys & Girls Club’s visual and performing arts program gave the performer a gift before his headlining gig at Boston Calling.

More celebrity news

Cannes Film Festival hands out prizes

Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award at the famous film festival.


City Year’s Starry Night gala raises $1.7 million

More than 650 people attended the event at the Westin Boston Waterfront to benefit the national youth service program.


Honoring Fallen Heroes at dinner, other events

More than 750 guests attended the seventh annual Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Dinner honoring fallen service members, their families, and veterans.

Peter Hook (right) of Manchester band New Order competed in the Great Manchester Run, where police armed with submachine guns protected thousands of runners and spectators.

More arrests in Manchester terror attack; UK remains on high alert

Police said 13 men between the ages of 18 and 44 were in custody in connection with the arena attack.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Ben Stiller (L) and Christine Taylor attend the

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage.

Mumford & Sons played Boston Calling’s main stage Saturday night.

Music Review

Dance fever at Boston Calling, capped by a Mumford sing-along

With a long, mood-shifting set on Boston Calling’s main stage Saturday night, Mumford & Sons cued itself up for a viral moment and then delivered.

Eugene Mirman, who has a headlining set at Boston Calling, lives with his family on Cape Cod.


The Cape isn’t Hipsterville, but it suits comic Eugene Mirman just fine

The comedian, who has a headlining set at Boston Calling, has traded Brooklyn for Woods Hole.

Who is Demetri Martin? Comic, actor, filmmaker . . . Oh, and he likes to draw.

On a visit to promote “Dean,” the film that he wrote, directed, and stars in, Martin talked about comedy, creativity, and Harvard vs. Yale.

John Cameron Mitchell, creator of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’’ in Manhattan.

With ‘Hedwig,’ Mitchell channeled a punk spirit, then added wigs and glitter

A touring production of the Broadway hit comes to Boston for a two-week run.

Jared Martin, 75, who played Dusty Farlow on ‘Dallas’

Mr. Martin became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy.

Gregg Allman in 1978.

Seven essential Allman Brothers songs

With word of Gregg Allman’s death, you might need to hear some “Ramblin’ Man” or “Midnight Rider.”

Gregg Allman performed in 2016.

Gregg Allman, led band that helped spawn Southern rock, dies at 69

Mr. Allman’s bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom.

Chance the Rapper (top) was among the acts as fans had more choices and decisions to make at Boston Calling’s first Allston iteration.

Reinvented Boston Calling makes its own moments

Chance the Rapper capped off the first day with a triumphant barnstormer of a set.

From left to right, are Amina Dina, Leasley Caranza, Richard Scott,Chance the Rapper,  Irwin Rivera, Anthony Cano, and Nya Bellevue.


Chance the Rapper visits Boys & Girls Club ahead of his Boston Calling show

Chance dropped by the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston on Friday.

Express Yourself cofounder Paula Conrad (left) with Cammie Griffin and John Angeles of “Stomp,” backstage at the Wang.

Expression of ‘Soul’ by young performers

Express Yourself put on its 23rd annual performance on Thursday evening.

Mr. Johnson’s ‘‘Jesus’ Son,’’ chronicled the lives of various drug addicts adrift in America.

Denis Johnson, 67, acclaimed author of fiction and poetry

Mr. Johnson was best known for his story collection “Jesus’ Son,” which tells of crime, violence, substance abuse, and the worst of luck.

Ms. Biagiotti waved after the presentation of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection during the Milan Fashion Week in 2010.

Laura Biagiotti, 73, Italian fashion designer

Ms. Biagiotti conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits.

A fan held up a peace sign during Pup's set at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Sunday.

Live updates from Boston Calling

Follow along with the three-day festival in real time.

From left: Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute; Judy Woodruff; Michele Norris; and Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University.


Judy Woodruff pays tribute to Gwen Ifill at Radcliffe

The “PBS NewsHour” anchor recalls her late colleague as a powerful presence.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” cast members Peter Mill (left), Ayla Brown, and Andrew Giordano.


Ayla Brown ready to go in ‘Joseph’

The country singer will appear June 8-18 in the Reagle Music Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Billy Ruane, as always, front and center at a show, this one by Descendents at TT the Bear’s in 1987.


Renewed call for Billy Ruane recognition in Cambridge

The city should pay tribute to the man who did so much for the music scene, friends say.

Test 50 games, like Ballistick and Super Slime Arena, created by more than 30 developers at Spring Play: Boston Game Expo!

Your week ahead

Five things to do, May 29-June 4

Boston Game Expo!, book talk by Jill Lepore, family fun at Edaville, and more.


Joey Dee will twist the night away with BC’s Class of ’67

The Peppermint Lounge mainstay is 76 now.

Former president Barack Obama tees off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland Friday.


Obama hits the links in Scotland

The former president used to take heat for his golf habit. Not anymore.


The Informer: An anniversary celebration, an art show and concert, and a new farmers market

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

What to expect at Boston Calling this year

While the switch from City Hall Plaza to a 16-acre site in Allston may take some getting used to, a diverse roster of artists remains a constant.

Solange performing in March.

Solange backs out of Boston Calling performance

Hours before the first act takes the stage, the festival announced that singer Solange will be replaced for the Friday night headlining spot.

A lunchtime concert at Old West Church will feature its C.B. Fisk organ.


The ‘wave of the ocean’ in a pipe organ

The Unda Maris organ stop was designed to help produce a slow, undulating sound.

Keri Russell (left) and Holly Taylor in “The Americans.’’


With ‘The Americans,’ dour doesn’t mean disappointing

The season reflects the exhaustion of its main characters and the deep anxiety that goes along with Cold War espionage.

Aliana de la Guardia and Douglas Dodson in Guerilla Opera’s “Gallo.’’

Joe Biden and a singing chicken? Yes, it’s opera.

For Boston’s Guerilla Opera, now clebrating its 10th anniversary, every production is a world premiere.

Clockwise from front left: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, husband Joseph P. Kennedy, son John F. Kennedy, and daughter-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy in Hyannis Port on Nov. 9, 1960.

How much was JFK influenced by his mother?

JFK can thank his mom for his sparkling wit, says author Barbara A. Perry.

Above: A photo of Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in 1996.

book review

Following bin Laden’s years on the run and his last days in Abbottabad

Two acclaimed British investigative reporters offer a breathtaking, vivid accounting of Osama bin Laden’s life from Sept. 11 to the end.

Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins.


Wonder Woman’s Boston roots show on the big screen

Director Patty Jenkins found what she was looking for in an unlikely place: the rich colors and textures in the works of John Singer Sargent.

From top: Obaidah Zytoon in “The War Show,” Giuliano Calore navigating the Stelvio Pass in “48 Hairpin Bends by Night,” Erik Mercer and Sandro Sechi with their daughters in “The Guys Next Door.”

doc talk | Loren King

Films offer journeys from Syria to Walla Walla

Documentaries range from street protests in ‘The War Show’ to a promising school model in “Paper Tigers.”

book review

The seeds for David Sedaris’s comic essays on family, sex, and a lot of bad habits

The writer reveals excerpts from the diaries (from 1977-2002 for now) that he drew on to create such works as “Santaland Diaries.”