They’ve been here before

This year’s returnees to Boston Calling, including an artist who appeared at the very first one.

When she’s not singing, Imogen Heap is a hands-on innovator

Ahead of three Boston dates, Heap discusses two groundbreaking projects: her social network, and gloves that pull sound out of thin air.

Movie Review | ★ ★½

Will Smith is a genial Genie in live-action ‘Aladdin’

He’s fine, he’s cool, he’s Will Smith, and on top of that, it’s an actual performance — but he’s not Robin Williams, and he thankfully doesn’t try to be.

Festival booker Trevor Solomon has found his calling

As talent buyer, it’s his job to convince artists that they should be nowhere else but in Boston next spring.

Artists as fans: the acts they want to see

Ten performers tell the Globe whose sets they’re most excited about.

New at Boston Calling this year: Boston Ballet here, a dance party there

Boston Calling’s third year at the Allston site brings some attractions and amenities.

Boston Calling 2019

Denzel Curry has fought to be on a big stage

The hip-hop star shares his thoughts on “RICKY,” Miami festivalgoers, and his bond with Billie Eilish.

Queen Latifah to headline Boston Pops’ July 4 show

Arlo Guthrie and the Texas Tenors will also share the stage for the Fireworks Spectacular.

TV Critic’s Corner

After decades-long climb, ‘Late Show’ rules late night

Stephen Colbert’s series has been winning significantly in total viewers for a few seasons, but now he’s also ahead in the all-important 18-49 demographic.


Impressions of ironing boards, honoring labor

Artist Willie Cole honors housekeepers in “Beauties,” his luminous show at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Movie Review

In ‘The Souvenir,’ he’s older and more experienced — and soon enough she’s wiser

“The Souvenir” is a coming-of-age tale set in London in the early ’80s.

Movie Review

‘All Is True’ looks at Shakespeare in retirement

Kenneth Branagh stars as the Bard of Avon, with Judi Dench as his wife.

TV Critic’s Corner

Watching ‘Killing Eve’ go down the tubes

After a thoroughly entertaining and clever first season, the BBC America and AMC series, which wraps season 2 on Sunday, has succumbed to self-parody.

‘Big Bang Theory’ finale gets galactic ratings

In its last blast, “The Big Bang Theory” topped the TV ratings by a light-year, besting even “Game of Thrones.”

George R. R. Martin reacts to ‘Game of Thrones’ finale, hints how his books will end

The author of the original book series said he is working “in a very different medium” than the show.


Sorry for your loss, TV viewers, but we’ll get you through this

Feeling a void left by “Game of Thrones” or “Veep” or “The Big Bang Theory”? Then try these shows.

Your guide to family entertainment

The best kid-friendly attractions in music, theater, art, dance, and television.