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At halfway point, ‘The Serpent Queen’ commands attention

Samantha Morton is mesmerizing as Catherine de’Medici in the royal drama from Starz.

Jamey Johnson is keeping it country onstage, not in the recording studio

The singer, who has an upcoming date at the Indian Ranch, considers himself an industry outsider. "I’m a touring artist and a songwriter, and that’s what pays my bills," he says.

Alec Baldwin reaches settlement with family of cinematographer killed on ‘Rust’ set

The family of a cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on the set of the film “Rust” has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the actor and the movie’s producers.

By age 15, she’d hosted a Netflix series and launched #1000BlackGirl Books. Now she’s a Harvard freshman.

Since age 10, Marley Dias has been pushing “authors, educators, and administrators to reconsider the messages they’re sending to children.”


Trash-talking ‘SNL’ has always been part of the game

It’s time to accept that all the Sunday-morning quarterbacking and grousing is part of the phenomenon that is “Saturday Night Live.”


Why British streamers aren’t getting this TV critic’s attention

Britbox and Acorn carry a lot of excellent series, but they have comparatively few subscribers. In deciding which shows I should review, those numbers can be disqualifying.


The Killers go big at TD Garden

Monday’s fast-paced show included arena-friendly cuts from across the band’s seven albums as well as a couple of well-chosen covers.


Clint Baclawski’s grand illusions

In "Departure" at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, the Boston artist uses motorized scrolls — the kind that rotate ads in bus shelters — to show eerie, shifting landscapes.

Mr. Lincoln goes to Concord

"The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated," at the Concord Museum, observes the centennial of an American temple of democracy.

Country music icon Loretta Lynn dies

Her plucky songs and inspiring life story made Loretta Lynn one of the most beloved American musical performers of her generation. Her family said she died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Trump files $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN

Former president Donald Trump on Monday sued CNN, seeking $475 million in damages, saying the network had defamed him in an effort to short-circuit any future political campaign.


Ed Sheeran announces a 2023 summer stop at Gillette Stadium

It will be the singer-songwriter’s first stateside stretch in nearly five years. Tickets for the Gillette show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


This week’s TV: True-crime kidnapping, a ‘Community’ movie, and a Hilary Swank series

Peacock has announced that it has greenlit a “Community” movie, with a number of original cast members already signed on to star.

Billy Eichner wrote himself into the romance he wanted with ‘Bros’

When he was still figuring out who he was as a gay man, Billy Eichner found himself at the movies. As a college student in Chicago, he caught “Jeffrey” and “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” at the Music Box. Later, after a move to New York, Eichner watched films like “All Over the Guy,” “The Broken Hearts Club,” and “Another Gay Movie” at the Quad.

‘SNL’ opens 48th season with a meta comment about its current condition

"Saturday Night Live" is back to making fun of its audience. The cold-open sketch in the show's 48th season premiere played to "SNL's" strengths — political humor, making fun of the Manning brothers and commenting on its own demise.


Love is all around Lizzo at TD Garden show

Throughout the evening, the singer and rapper provided a concrete example of what loving yourself actually looks like by living it out loud.