’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.
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.
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John Coleman, 83, meteorologist who helped launch Weather Channel
Mr. Coleman, the original meteorologist on ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America,’’ later drew people’s anger for his open distrust of climate change.
TV Critic’s Corner
Joel McHale to debut Netflix talk show next month
On his new weekly show, the longtime host of E!’s “The Soup” will take on events in pop culture and will include celebrity guests and sketches.
Dorothy Malone, 93, Oscar winner and mom on ‘Peyton Place’
Ms. Malone won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place.”
Paul Bocuse, 91, globe-trotting master of French cuisine
The master chef defined French cuisine for more than a half-century and put it on tables around the world.
At BSO, Mahler’s epic nature-symphony takes wing
On Thursday night, Andris Nelsons led a potent performance of the Third Symphony.
Southie firefighters show support for UFC boss Dana White
Members of Ladder 18 chatted with the onetime local resident at Reebok headquarters in Canton.
TV Critic’s Corner
Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ ticketed for TV
The author has sold the rights to a company that intends to adapt it into a series, not a movie.
Your Week Ahead
Five things to do, Jan. 22-28
“Bad Dates” returns to the Huntington, Taste of Eastie, Nigerian drama at the ART, and more.
Robyn Hitchcock to play special benefit in Newburyport
The Englishman will perform at a show that will pay tribute to Ted Collins and raise money for one of the late lawyer and keyboard player’s favorite causes.
5 takeaways from James Patterson’s new Aaron Hernandez book
It’s a quick read, competently done, and it does not fundamentally change our thinking about Hernandez.
Aaron Hernandez book — and movie — on the way
James Patterson’s book about the former Patriots tight end is due out Jan. 22.
More white men to headline Fenway
Only one woman (Lady Gaga) has headlined at the ballpark, and one black person (Jay-Z) co-headlined.
Fall Out Boy makes a mess
In delaying the album’s release, Pete Wentz explained a while back the songs were “just not good enough.” They still aren’t.
Showrunner talks ‘Homeland’ under a new administration
Alex Gansa talks about the series’ penultimate season — and more.
Local Bestsellers for the week of 1/21
These days, just any old psycho killer won’t do
With TV churning out so many murder mysteries — including some excellent ones — originality counts more than ever.
The eruption that was the Arab Spring, seen six ways
Sulayman Al-Bassam’s “In the Eruptive Mode” consists of monologues by a half-dozen women caught in the chaos. It gets its US premiere at ArtsEmerson.
Primates, porn, and police
A round-up of documentary films available for viewing in the coming week.
Photographer Eliot Porter put the living into living color
“Eliot Porter’s Nature” is a small but highly appealing exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art.
The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world
This week’s picks by Globe critics.
The not-so-good presidents’ club
Capsule reviews of “President McKinley,’’ “Warren G. Harding,” “The Unexpected President,’’ and “Hoover’’
Memoir of the Black Lives Matter movement
One of the group’s founders traces her own path and that of a people.
Mississippi boy Steve Yarbrough came to Southern lit in college
The author of “The Unmade World” says that when he transferred to the University of Mississippi he started reading Oxford native Faulkner and other Southern writers.
Walls rise and fall in ‘Peculiar Ground’
Biographer Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s debut novel covers three centuries of life at an English estate.
Crazy after all these years
In “The Nothing’’ an ailing London film director with a young wife is a psychosexual powder keg about to blow.
@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur
Google’s Arts and Culture app launches a renaissance of selfie reflection
You’ve probably seen the phenomenon creeping like kudzu online: a friend’s selfie paired with an uncanny likeness captured in oil or frozen in fresco.
Some ‘Waitress’ humble pie
Despite an earlier report, Sara Bareilles and Drew Gehling will not appear when the touring production of the musical runs at the Opera House from Feb. 20 to March 4.
Annette Bening plays the ‘bad girl’
The actress portrays Gloria Grahame at the end of the Oscar winner’s life in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”
The sprint to negotiate Obama’s legacy in ‘The Final Year’
A new documentary on the State Department during the last year of President Obama’s second term is dispiriting and inspiring.
MassArt tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks draws a crowd
The opening of the new exhibit at MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries drew a fashionable crowd that included a few of the artists featured in the show.
Things to Do
The Weekender: Presidential precedents, dead poets, and scary puppets
The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
Mark Wahlberg linked to alleged steroid distributor
Richard Rodriguez says the actor was one of his clients.
Who is the mother of comics and graphic novels? ‘Nancy,’ of course.
For anyone with an interest in graphic design, pop culture, pop art, the history of humor, and 20th- century illustration, ‘How to Read “Nancy’’ ’ is a must.
Daily performers revealed for Boston Calling
Eminem performs Sunday, if you were wondering.
How we deal with waste and pests, and what that says about us
A closer look at two unorthodox documentaries in the Cinema of Resistance series at the Harvard Film Archive.
Prince photographer shares his intimate trove in book
Afshin Shahidi included many encounters among 250 photos in his recent book, ‘‘Prince: A Private View.’’
The story behind the book
How would you live if you knew when you would die?
Chloe Benjamin’s second novel, “The Immortalists,” follows four siblings as their lives play out under the shadow of a prophecy they received from a fortune-teller.
scene here | Local films, festivals, and faces
Brattle Theatre celebrates female film editors
“Who’s That Cutting My Film?” series spotlights Verna Fields, Dede Allen, and Thelma Schoonmaker.
‘Horse Soldiers’ author on ‘12 Strong’: It’s ‘a western with lasers’
Hampshire College grad Doug Stanton discusses the project, its subjects’ unique form of heroism, and his own eclectic career.
Watch Joe Perry celebrate his new CD with an epic all-star jam in LA
The Aerosmith guitarist was joined by famous friends including Johnny Depp.
Ventriloquism prodigy Darci Lynne’s talent speaks for itself
The “America’s Got Talent” winner is conquering her shyness with the help of her puppet friends.
She’s grounded in bluegrass, but Berklee grad Sierra Hull is a species all her own
The mandolinist and singer returns to Boston for a show at City Winery Feb. 1.
Paul Rudd is the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
The actor will be in town next month to receive his Pudding Pot.
Elena Ferrante to write a newspaper column
The pseudonymous author of the best-selling Neapolitan novels will produce a weekly column for the Guardian’s Weekend magazine.
On CBS, Dylan Farrow alleges sexual assault by Woody Allen
The allegations are the same ones Farrow first made in a 2014 letter to The New York Times. The filmmaker issued his own statement in response.
Mila Kunis is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor the actress with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on January 25.