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Kendrick Lamar performs at TD Garden Saturday.

Five tracks that reveal why Kendrick Lamar is king

These are the songs to anticipate before the rapper’s show at TD Garden Saturday.

Tom Cruise starred as a military lawyer in the film version of “A Few Good Men.”

Baldwin to star in a live ‘A Few Good Men’ on NBC

The network is shifting to live drama after producing a string of musicals.

Azra Akšamija’s “Palimpsest of ’89”


Offering a ‘Proposal’ at City Hall

The art in “A Summer Proposal” responds to an architectural challenge.

Aziz leads a group of Syrian citizen journalists in “City of Ghosts.”

Movie Review

Documentary follows ISIS opponents in Syria

“City of Ghosts” looks at the organization Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

D.R.A.M.’s smile says it all: He’s had a great couple of years

Opening alongside Travis Scott for Kendrick Lamar on the DAMN. tour, D.R.A.M. speaks by phone about his rise to fame.

Bang on a Can cofounder Julia Wolfe

Classical Notes

After three decades, Bang on a Can still finds the new

The musical collective marks three decades together with the new piece “Road Trip,” to be previewed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

From left: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Regina Hall star in “Girls Trip.”

Movie Review

In ‘Girls Trip,’ black girl magic reigns supreme

Regina Hall and Queen Latifah star in the latest girlfriends gone wild (and raunchy) comedy.

David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015.

The showrunners of ‘Game of Thrones’ are bringing a new series about civil war to HBO

“Confederate” imagines a modern America where slavery is still legal — and some people are not exactly thrilled with the premise.

In this September 1982 photo, John Hanchette, left, and John Quinn work at USA Today in McLean, Va.

John Quinn, 91; a founding editor at USA Today

Mr. Quinn, an inductee of the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame, also served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Betsy Hogg stars in Barrington Stage Company’s new production of “Speech & Debate.’’

Stage Review

A winning ‘Speech & Debate’ at Barrington Stage

Betsy Hogg delivers virtuoso performance in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy about a trio of high schoolers drawn together by a brewing scandal.

Actors John Zdrojeski and Gracyn Mix at Fenway Park.


Romeo & Juliet . . . & Wally at Fenway Park

Stars of Free Shakespeare on the Common production take in a ballgame


Judge halts sale of love letter to Madonna from Tupac Shakur

Madonna had objected.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Rosie O'Donnell speaks on stage the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Rosie O’Donnell draws criticism over online anti-Trump game

Rosie O’Donnell is in a new feud with President Trump’s supporters after promoting an online game that lets players lead Trump off a cliff.

Felicity Jones will star in “On the Basis of Sex,” a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets its lead

Natalie Portman pulled out of the biopic she had been attached to since 2015 and now Felicity Jones will portray RBG.

This July 30, 2016, file photo shows the Palace Theatre in central London which is showing a stage production of,

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series.

Dawn Richard: on the edge of everything, and at the controls

Her music is the product of her own ever-expanding horizons, and her independent spirit suffuses every aspect of it.

Jason Bateman (center) with Laura Linney and McKinley Belcher III in “Ozark” on Netflix.

Television Review

A mountain of trouble in ‘Ozark’

Though not as good as “Breaking Bad,” the Netflix series shares some similarities.

Keith Hamilton Cobb conceived and stars in “American Moor.”


‘American Moor’ a memoir about race, with a nod to Othello

Keith Hamilton Cobb’s solo show traces his own experiences within the broader framework of being black in America.

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will perform “The Blue Planet” by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (above) in its season debut concert.

A ‘gentle rebel from the Back Bay’ comes home with Boston Landmarks Orchestra

A Wednesday performance on the Esplanade features “The Blue Planet” by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-81), a now little-known composer who had a prolific musical life in Boston and elsewhere.

Taylor Swift

Thing Tank

Swift, Sheeran, Trump, Pooh: It’s a thing

From a Swift delivery to an exiting Ed, a review of the week online.

Corinne Olympios decided not to return to the reality show.

TV Critic’s Corner

Back to reality for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Filming was suspended last month over an allegation of an alcohol-fueled sexual encounter between contestants, but Warner Bros. determined that there was no misconduct after all.

A 1965 photo of US Marines in Vietnam. The war is the subject of a new documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Ken Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

The filmmaker views the war as having infected Americans with a sense of alienation and mistrust, and he hopes “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part PBS series that he co-directed, can be part of a cure.

Mark Gallagher

Laugh Lines

Mark Gallagher

A joke from the comic, who performs Thursday at Arts at the Armory in Somerville.

The Grateful Dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967.


Grateful Dead photographer Herb Greene has nothing but love for MFA’s ‘Summer of Love’

When he was in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967, he never imagined the photos he was taking would someday be in a museum.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

Record ratings for the return of ‘Game of Thrones’

The results are even more impressive when you realize that the number of homes watching TV during the summer is generally lower than the rest of the year.

Corey Hart (left) with fan Bill Wik at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Corey Hart — remember him? — plays for fans in Boston

The Canadian singer had two hits in the 1980s.

This image released by HBO shows Ed Sheeran, left, and Maisie Williams in a scene from

Ed Sheeran’s Twitter is back after it vanished following ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

The singer this month called Twitter a platform for “saying mean things” and was trying to “work out why people dislike me so much.”

“Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling in an undated photo.

TV Critic’s Corner

Next stop, ‘The Twilight Zone’ onstage

A theatrical production based on Rod Serling’s CBS classic will open in London, at the Almeida Theatre, in December.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs members of the media during a daily briefing at the White House July 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier DoulieryOLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images

Yet again, Monday’s White House briefing was off-camera

Cameras remained off at the White House press briefing, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features.

Susanna Fogel has a novel, “Nuclear Family,” out Tuesday and is busy shooting “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” an action comedy, in Budapest.


New novel (and big movie) keep Susanna Fogel busy

The New England native’s humorous novel is out Tuesday

Mindy Kaling


Actress Mindy Kaling is pregnant

E! News reports that Kaling is having a baby, which one unnamed friend described as “an unexpected surprise.”

Tom Brady


SI ranks the most fashionable athletes and Tom Brady doesn’t crack the Top 10

In fact, Brady is No. 12, behind Russell Westbrook — who nabbed the top spot — and Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and LeBron James.

Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case.

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case

The jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors said they would retry the case.

Offset of Migos performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles in June.


Migos added to Justin Bieber show at Gillette Stadium

And, yes, tickets are still available.

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo at the ESPY Awards.


Danny Amendola signs a modeling contract

The Patriots receiver is the first pro athlete inked by Ford Models.

A scene from the season 7 premiere.

Matthew Gilbert

‘Game of Thrones’ is off to a thrilling start

I remembered all over again just how elegantly written, richly acted, and confidently shot this drama is at its best.

Ed Sheeran performed on NBC’s “Today” show earlier this month.

Ed Sheeran basks in afterglow of ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

The 26-year-old British singer appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama.

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a scene from Season 7 “Game of Thrones” episode.

Here’s what folks are saying about the ‘Game of Thrones’ season premiere

We’re not gonna spoil it for you — well, we’ll try not to.

Director George Romero in 2009.

Ty Burr | Appreciation

How George Romero, the original zombie hunter, helped reshape popular culture

The director of the landmark movie “Night of the Living Dead” died on Sunday at age 77.

Barbara Bouquegneau and Ben l’Oncle Soul at the French Cultural Center’s Bastille Day Street Festival.


Taking to Back Bay streets to celebrate Bastille Day

About 2,000 people packing Marlborough Street for the French Cultural Center’s annual Bastille Day Street Festival.

‘War for Planet of the Apes’ bests ‘Spider-Man’ at box office

Director Matt Reeves’s ‘‘War for the Planet of the Apes’’ pulled away thanks to strong reviews for the third installment of the rebooted ‘‘Apes’’ franchise.

Ophira Eisenberg (left) and Kendra Cunningham on Nantucket.

Nantucket Comedy Festival wraps up over the weekend

The 10th annual event’s Patron Party took place Friday night.

Lauper brings Maine senator onstage and says she’s her ‘hero’

Friday night, Cyndi Lauper brought a surprising guest onstage — none other than Susan Collins.

From left: Jonathan Nowaczyk, Mark Wilder, and Tommy Maitland.

Two Boston-area men have a time on ‘The Gong Show’

John Higby, who still calls the Bay State home, and Mark Wilder, a Needham native now based in San Louis Obispo, Calif., showed off their unique talents on the variety show.


Damon’s ‘Downsizing’ to open Venice Film Festival

The opening spot has featured some serious awards-season contenders such as “La La Land,” “Birdman,” and “Gravity.”

Larry David (left) and Jeff Garlin in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Some pretty, pretty good ‘Curb’ news

What you need to know about the upcoming ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”