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FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. Christie says he confronted a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers because the man said

Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job

N.J. Governor Chris Christie says it was him who told a New York sports radio station he’s not considering accepting a job there after his term is up, not the other way around.

Dancers gather at the studio with longtime teacher Jeannette Neill (in foreground, with glasses).


End of an era at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

The school founded by the beloved dance teacher will close its doors at the end of the month after 38 years.

FILE -- Jerry Lewis during an interview at the Waldorf Towers in New York. Oct. 24, 2005. Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

‘‘We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels.’’ — George Takei wrote on Twitter.

President Trump’s Twitter feed on a computer screen earlier this year.

TV Critic’s Corner

Expect CNN to explore why Trump and Twitter are bad for each other

The cable news channel airs a special Monday night.

Architect William Rawn, trustee Joyce Linde, conductors John Williams and Andris Nelsons, musician Richard Sebring, and managing director Mark Volpe break ground Friday on the BSO’s new Tanglewood Learning Institute building.

Breaking ground at Tanglewood for new four-building complex

The Tanglewood Learning Institute will be a four-building complex on the BSO’s Lenox campus.

A marquee promotes Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming one-man show on Broadway.

Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers

For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there’s never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce.

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.”

From left: Richie Conigliaro, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and David Doyle at Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill.


Peter Farrelly wants Sox to retire Tony C’s number

He supports the effort to get the slugger’s number retired.

Poet Rose Styron and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the Hutchins Forum on Martha's Vineyard.


Trump criticized at Martha’s Vineyard event

President Trump was criticized at a high-powered panel at this week’s Hutchins Forum on Martha’s Vineyard.


Needham native gets directorial debut in new comedy produced by Seth Rogen

Lee Eisenberg was a writer on “The Office.”

A bicyclist passes by the mural on Warren Street in Roxbury in 2015.


Heineken apologizes for using Roxbury mural to sell beer

The company has been working with artists to make amends.

Weylin Symes is the artistic director of Stoneham Theatre, which will become Greater Boston Stage Company in September.

Stoneham Theatre is changing its name to reflect its regional reach

Rebranding itself as the Greater Boston Stage Company is an attempt to better showcase the scope of the work done at the century-old theater.

for 20namesChopper - Cody McKinstry, 10, of East Thetford, Vt., and his brother Kaleb, 5, watch a helicopter with the Trump name written on the side take off from the Lebanon Municipal Airport in West Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2017. It was Cody's birthday and they were having lunch with their mother in their car near the airport control tower when they saw the helicopter land, refuel and take off in a half-hour. Cody asked the flight crew if the aircraft belonged to the President and they said yes. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to


Trump helicopter spotted in Vermont, at exclusive resort

A Trump helicopter was seen in Barnard, Vt., on Monday.

Trump’s cultural committee resigns en masse

Eagle-eyed readers of the resignation letter noted that the first letter of each paragraph spelled out “RESIST.”

Local musicians showcased at a unique venue: the lobby of the Wang

Seven Boston-based artists from a range of genres will perform Sept. 16 at an event called the Tremont Takeover.


Wrentham Day race is Sept. 2

The town’s annual Wrentham Day and Wrentham Wroad Wrace will be held Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Town Common.


A yoga class, a musical open house, and a coloring session for adults

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

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.

Jeffrey Donovan in “Burn Notice.’’


If you need a safe space from the news, try these five shows

Too many series remind us of what’s wrong with the world, but here are some quality shows that won’t.

A crowd watches an episode of the current season of “Game of Thrones” at a metro station in Moscow.

tech nomad

Hollywood wrestles with leaks, hacks, and bootlegs

Forget about actors, directors, and producers. What Hollywood needs right now is a decent plumber.

An exterior view of Northeastern University’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.

Site Lines | Robert Campbell

ISEC building is an emblem of new era at Northeastern

The new building at Northeastern University is more than spectacular architecture.

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.

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 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.

A memento mori prayer bead from “The Ivory Mirror” at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Art Review

At Bowdoin, Renaissance life and Renaissance death

A show at Bowdoin looks at the intersection of art, religion, and mortality.

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

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,

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.

Isabella Stewart Gardner
: The famous Bostonian was captured in an eerie watercolor, just before her death.
Famous Bostonian was captured in an eerie watercolor, just before her death.

book review

The women who captured John Singer Sargent’s attention

“Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas” consists of four novella-length biographies of women who sat for the painter.


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

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.