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Lakers legend Magic Johnson pans ‘Winning Time’

The retired Lakers superstar is a key figure in “Winning Time,’’ played by Quincy Isaiah. "I never watched it because nobody in this world can tell the Lakers story [like it needed to be told]," Johnson has said of the HBO miniseries.


Providence’s beloved Riffraff bookstore and bar have new owners that plan on keeping it just the same

Just three months after it hit the market for $250,000, the ever-popular RiffRaff Bookstore and Bar in Providence’s West End neighborhood has been purchased by Ottavia De Luca and Lucas Mann.

Late-night shows return after writers strike as actors resume talks that could end their standoff

Comedian John Oliver got his first take on the strike out, exuberantly returning Sunday night to his “Last Week Tonight” show on HBO and delivering full-throated support for the strike.


‘A New World’ doesn’t make the most compelling case for ‘Final Fantasy’ music

Eager listeners flocked to Jordan Hall to hear live performances of music from the game franchise, but the performance had several glitches.


SZA sets sail across familiar waters with an ever-loyal crew

The singer was met with waves of affection Saturday night at TD Garden.


For admirers of Andrea Martin, this role was great news

She's in "Only Murders in the Building" now, but her performance in “Great News” deserved a longer run than it got from NBC, which canceled it in 2018 after only two seasons. Now it's available on Netflix.

U2 concert uses stunning visuals to open massive Sphere venue in Las Vegas

The legendary rock band, which has won 22 Grammys, performed for two hours inside the massive, state-of-the-art spherical venue with crystal-clear audio.

Last living suspect in 1996 drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur indicted in Las Vegas on murder charge

Duane “Keffe D” Davis was indicted on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. A prosecutor described him as an “on-ground, on-site commander” who “ordered the death” of Tupac Shakur.


Latin pop star Karol G lights up Gillette Stadium

Over two hours, the Colombia-born reggaeton star showed off her fierce dance moves, vocal versatility, and stadium-size charm.


Strike by writers underscored the vital role they play

Sometimes, TV scriptwriters have found subject matter in their own workplace: the writers room.

Hollywood writers have won the AI battle. What about the rest of us?

The deal struck earlier this week will protect TV and movie screenwriters from losing their jobs to computers that could use artificial intelligence to generate screenplays. But the AI wars are far from over.


Marty Baron, author of the new book ‘Collision of Power,’ tells the stories behind the stories

The esteemed newspaper editor who led the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, and The Washington Post through fraught times shows us how a tumultuous era of news got made


Emily Wilson’s new translation of ‘The Iliad’ brings a Zoomer-generation vibe to the classical war epic

Emily Wilson's new translation of "The Iliad" brings a Zoomer-generation vibe to the classical war epic, injecting a modern sensibility to battle that asks, a la 1969: War, what's it good for?

Aerosmith postpones remaining tour shows, including New Year’s Eve date at TD Garden

The band says singer Steven Tyler is recovering from a fractured larynx in addition to the previously diagnosed damage to his vocal cords.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 2 - Oct. 15

Reflect on Ms. Magazine's impact, experience Boston’s jazz scene on the Charles, attend the Boston Book Festival, and more.


Rebecca Clarren’s Jewish ancestors fled a pogrom in Odesa for the US. They started over in South Dakota — on stolen land

The author of ‘The Cost of Free Land’ explores the connection between her family’s history and the disenfranchisement of the Lakota people.