At the Gardner Museum, an artist elevates family members who ‘held on to who they were’

"The Strange Taxi, Stretched" is a new installation for the museum's facade, featuring artist Lorraine O'Grady's mother and aunts.


In Huntington’s ‘We All Fall Down,’ a portrait of a family in flux

The world premiere by Lila Rose Kaplan grapples with questions of tradition and Jewish identity.

‘Sex Education’ joins the teen TV hall of fame

The second season of this wise comedy-drama cements its place among the likes of "Freaks and Geeks" and "Friday Night Lights."


‘Black Histories,’ sci-fi ballets, medieval operas, and Grammy fever

The Globe's picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


Some ‘Gentlemen’ are more gentlemanly than others

Director Guy Ritchie returns to London gang turf, this time with Matthew McConaughey and a cast eager to get in on the action.


Hiding in plain, and not-so-plain, sight: Gene Hackman turns 90

He’s the oldest of the Silver Age anti-stars who helped remake Hollywood in the ‘70s.


Future-pop band Arc Iris debuts sci-fi ballet ‘iTMRW’

Collaborating with HDC Dance Ensemble, Jocie Adams's band performs its multimedia show at Oberon in Cambridge this weekend.


In Focus: Assessing the Oscar feature documentary finalists

They all examine urgent issues — workers’ rights, corporate power, the erosion of democracy, and environmental disaster — not to be found in the films nominated for best picture.



Young hearts run free in Kate Weinberg’s slow-burning thriller ‘The Truants’

With its tangle of multiple protagonists, some of whom desperately want to be seen, some of whom would prefer to hide themselves away in perpetuity, this debut novel emulates a nigh-on perfect slow burn.

Amid the chaos of this year’s Grammys, some predictions

With the Recording Academy's dysfunction out in the open, we predict this year's winners at our peril. (But we're still betting on "Old Town Road.")

Jim Lehrer of the ‘MacNeil-Lehrer Report’ dies at 85

The co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events.

Artists set up their sandbox for an evening of music, dance at NEC

An award-winning evening of sand dance and music comes to Boston.


What’s happening in the local arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

How Tina Fey turned ‘Mean Girls’ into a pop culture phenomenon

Why are her movie and musical such hits? Fey says it's because "Mean Girls" doesn't talk down to teens.

Meet the teen curators behind the MFA’s ‘Black Histories, Black Futures’ exhibition

The museum invited young people to curate an exhibition featuring 20th-century works by black artists.


At Peabody Essex, reviving the messy history of Jacob Lawrence’s ‘The American Struggle’

The entire 30-panel series is on view for the first time since 1956.