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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/DennisHlynsky_Brute_Pink.jpg The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for what is happening locally in the arts world.

Latest Arts headlines

Will Ferrell ‘not pursuing’ Reagan film, says spokesman

Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday.

Director Alex Gibney at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge.

Alex Gibney going clear on Scientology and Ron Miscavige’s tell-all book

The Oscar-winning director (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) was in town for a Harvard Kennedy School screening of his new documentary.


Harvard unveils portrait of first African-American graduate

A portrait of Richard Theodore Greener has been unveiled and added to the Harvard Foundation’s portraiture collection.


JFK Library Foundation to honor Conn. governor, Minn. high schooler

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is the recipient of the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.


Handel and Haydn Society sets Met debut

H+H will perform Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing on April 8, 2017.

Allison Janney surprised members of the press corps at the White House on Friday.

‘West Wing’ press secretary makes real-life White House appearance

Actress Allison Janney reprised her C.J. Cregg role in the Press Briefing Room to deliver a message about opioid abuse.

Tom Brady and son Benjamin in New York Friday.


Still mum on suspension, Tom Brady steps out in New York

No. 12 joined wife Gisele Bundchen and the couple’s son and daughter for a church service on the Upper East Side.

Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’

Ripa addressed the uproar that erupted when it was announced her co-host, Michael Strahan, is headed to ‘‘Good Morning America.’’

Kim Chi

Instagram star Kim Chi talks ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Season eight of is down to its final four contestants, and the Chicago powerhouse is still in the running.

5 things

What to know about the Greenway labyrinth

May 7 marks World Labyrinth Day and the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway is holding its “Walk as One at 1.”

Rapper Drake handed out T-shirts last Sunday as he promoted his new album in Toronto.

Six standouts on Drake’s new ‘Views’

What’s clear from a first listen is that the album is a sprawling experience, bursting with atmospheric slow-jams.

John Davidson


Which ’80s TV host is performing at Club Passim?

You know him as the onetime host of “Hollywood Squares” and as a guest on “Love Boat.” But there’s another side of John Davidson.

Tobin Bell and Melanie Lynskey star in


Tobin Bell’s new indie flick at IFFBoston

The actor, who grew up in Weymouth, stars in the new film “Rainbow Time.”

Greater Boston author readings May 1-7

A calendar of author readings, panels, and appearances for the week of May 1-7.

Pierre Boulez (pictured at Carnegie Hall in 2010) founded IRCAM, which collaborated with Sound Icon in a concert that featured the late composer’s “Anthemes II.”

Music Review

Sound Icon, IRCAM vivid collaborators at ICA

A concert by Sound Icon, part of a weeklong IRCAM residency at Boston University, featured striking works by institute associates.

Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston in “Houdini & Doyle.”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

TV’s next generation of characters is waiting at the library

Which of our favorites from literature ought to be adapted into long-running series? Here are some ideas.

Chuck Palahniuk.


‘Fight Club’ author coming in July to promote sequel

Author Chuck Palahniuk won’t be reading or performing — it’s a signing only — and tickets must be purchased to attend.

Laurie Lindeen, ex-wife of Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, posted this picture on Facebook of their son, with the caption “Senior decision day!”


Paul Westerberg has almost reached father-of-college-student status

It’s hard to imagine the guy who’s written so many stellar songs about adolescence being the proud dad of a college-bound freshman.


Brockton museum focuses on a handmade revolution

Fuller Craft Museum holds a reception for “CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community,” a new exhibition showcasing the “DIY” movement.


Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for what turned out to be Prince's last concert, in Atlanta, went on sale just eight days before he was scheduled to play and sold out almost instantly. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Investigators consider overdose in Prince’s death

Authorities are also looking into whether a doctor was prescribing the superstar drugs in the weeks before he died, an official said.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel.

Site lines | Robert Campbell

Safdie on exhibit: Oh, the audacity

Moshe Safdie is undoubtedly the most famous architect in the Boston area. A major retrospective of his work — the first 50 years of it anyway — is now on view.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Lego says it was a mistake to not sell to Ai Weiwei

After Lego initially refused Ai’s order, citing a policy of not donating for public projects, people in various countries began to donate bricks.

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in “Keanu.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Kittens, Cubans, and a midnight bookstore

What to do in Boston this weekend, from Key and Peele’s big movie to the Boston Ballet’s “Swan Lake.”

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First Person | Globe Magazine

Former prosecutor Pamela Wechsler now makes her case in mystery novels

The author’s years in the courtroom informed her writing for “Law & Order” and her new Boston-based mystery, “Mission Hill.”

A crowd pays tribute to Prince inside First Ave where

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ coat is up for auction

Prince donned the black and white blazer with leather sleeves while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero.

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Stars come out to watch Celtics Game 6

A number of pro athletes and celebrities snagged tickets to the Celtics game at TD Garden.

Marissa Chibas wrote and performs in the solo show.

Stage Review

A family’s complex legacy explored in ArtsEmerson’s ‘Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary’

Marissa Chibas stars in an engrossing and moving solo show about her father, her mother, her uncle — and herself.

Actor Kristin Chenoweth, center, with, from left, David Sullivan, 12, of Charlestown, Brendan O'Brien, 8, of South Boston, Edan Zinn, 11, of Jamaica Plain, Charlotte Palmucci, 17, of Brookline and Zehava Younger, 14, of Beverly, at WGBH studios for the Boston Children?s Theatre Giving Voice Gala. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Names, stapleton)


Chenoweth honored at Boston Children’s gala

Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth was honored at the Boston Children’s Theatre’s “Giving Voice” gala.


Author Tess Gerritsen’s new movie project is a family affair

Tess Gerritsen rarely reads at events to promote her books. And she won’t at the Newburyport Literary Festival this weekend.


The play’s the thing with Shakespeare app

Heuristic Shakespeare’s new series of apps brings the Bard’s lines to life.

A work by Alex Da Corte.

The ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

Composer Keeril Makan

Classical Notes

Keeril Makan makes Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ sing

In creating “Persona,” an operatic setting of an Ingmar Bergman film, the composer Keeril Makan and his librettist, Jay Scheib, embraced the ambiguity of their source.


Encountering politics, personality in Beethoven’s Polonaise

Composed as a courtly gift for a Russian czarina, Beethoven’s Op. 89 Polonaise seems to adopt the composer’s own personal performing style.


Three-time Poetry Out Loud champ Courtney Stewart is well-versed on the stage

Stewart, a Springfield High School senior, is competing this week in the national tournament for a $20,000 prize.

Local bestsllers

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, April 24.

“Variete,” directed by E.A. Dupont.


Put these film festivals on your calendar

From film events in Boston to destination festivals, the local movie landscape offers plenty of great programming this summer. Here are some worthwhile dates to mark in your calendar.

“Nuts” is a portrait of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, a 1920s physician.

Doc Talk

In Nantucket, films on Norman Lear, autism and animation, and a 1920s physician

You long to savor the summer season relaxing at a pleasant island getaway. But you want to do it guilt-free. The Nantucket Film Festival offers a solution.

The Jewish Arts Collaborative presents “Sholom Aleichem: A Family Puppet Show.”

The Ticket: Theater

Don Aucoin’s guide to area productions, including “Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary,’’ “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,’’ and “Sholom Aleichem: A Family Puppet Show.’’

story behind the book

Why New Englanders are ‘Wicked Pissed’

Ted Reinstein began collecting stories of New England feuds years ago, but had so many he gave them their own book.

The ticket: Classical music

Jeremy Eichler’s picks for noteworthy classical music performances in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights


The ticket: Pop music

Steve Smith’s picks for noteworthy pop music concerts this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

N.W.A members — (from left) Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Ice Cube, DJ Yella — at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.

TV Critic’s Corner

Big names at Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony can be counted on to serve up a few good and/or interesting moments.

From left: BARBARA PARKINS, SHARON TATE, and PATTY DUKE in “Valley of the Dolls.”

hot ticket

John Williams scored ‘Valley of the Dolls.’ It’s true.

On May 5, the Brattle Theatre will screen the 1960s camp-fest “Valley of the Dolls” as part of its John Williams Scores series. Yep, John Williams.

Geoff Dyer visiting Utah’s Spiral Jetty, half-submerged in Great Salt Lake.

Book Review

Traveling with the crabby, insightful Geoff Dyer

What is Geoff Dyer searching for? To be alive, I suppose, is the answer.