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On your screen but outside the box: Theater companies rise to a creative challenge

“We’re building the train tracks while the train is moving,” says Igor Golyak of Arlekin Players Theatre.

TY BURR

It’s payback time for the all-American swindler in Netflix’s ‘I Care a Lot’

Rosamund Pike plays a shark who rips off the elderly by becoming their legal guardian.

MURRAY WHYTE

Erin Shirreff pulls Modernist sculpture from the dustbins of history

“Remainders," at the Clark Art Institute, recalls the over-photographed works of the mid-20th century.

TY BURR

Andra Day shines bright through the foggy ‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’

The singer’s first major acting role is a marvel of dramatic and vocal technique.

MAURA JOHNSTON | OMNIPOP

Bad Bunny is the undisputed champ in a pop music marketplace gone global

The Puerto Rican superstar's success reflects a shift in how listeners consume music and who gets to decide what's "popular."

IN FOCUS

It’s a dog-meet-dog world in ‘Stray’

Elizabeth Lo’s documentary takes a streetwise, dog’s-eye view of Istanbul's canine population.

ART

Around Boston, a tide of art to comfort and calm

In traumatic times, these creatives are drawn to themes like breath, joy, and care.

TELEVISION

As McDormand eyes a third Oscar, ‘Olive Kitteridge’ deserves another look

The actress gives one of her best performances in the 2014 miniseries, available on HBO and HBO Max.

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A.Z. MADONNA

What would Beethoven think of climate change? Composer Iman Habibi has a few ideas

Habibi's “Jeder Baum spricht” (”Every tree speaks”) is part of a new BSO Now program.

Hillary Clinton and novelist Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

One of the world’s better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing "State of Terror."

ASK MATTHEW

If you enjoyed ‘Your Honor,’ who am I to judge?

As a critic, I don’t pretend my opinions are the correct ones, or even the best ones; they’re just mine.

COMFORT ZONE

Tatiana de Rosnay on ‘Sarah’s Key,’ Boston memories, and her scary new novel

The author casts a wary eye on on the near-future in her new book, "Flowers of Darkness."

COMFORT ZONE

Stars to come out (remotely) for a new Boston clinic for homeless women

Renee Fleming, Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Heather Headley, and others are slated to perform in a benefit for Health Care Without Walls.

Boston Calling canceled again amid the coronavirus pandemic

This year’s event was slated for May 28-30, but the lineup and headliners had not yet been announced.

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue."

Netflix documentary to examine the man at the center of the college admissions scandal

The film will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and, several other prominent parents to prison.