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‘Exposure 2022′ takes photography to unexpected places

Photographic Resource Center show highlights the medium and its connections to other media.

Critic's Notebook

‘They/Them’: Can a conversion-therapy slasher movie be uplifting?

Kevin Bacon plays an LGBTQ+ conversion camp leader who unleashes the real horrors in this Peacock film, which stars nonbinary actor Theo Germaine.


At Tanglewood, ‘Lessons in Love and Violence’: a study in sonic storytelling

The American premiere of English composer George Benjamin’s highly anticipated third opera concluded the Festival of Contemporary Music.

Meng Jin’s ‘Self-Portrait with Ghost’ explores dignity, joy and the present through short stories

The author will appear with fellow writer Taymour Soomro at Harvard Book Store on Thursday.


Tight, tense ‘Black Bird’ ends on a high note

Last week’s finale was excellent, and it arrived at the exact right moment.

Painterly weavings at Praise Shadows Art Gallery

The exhibit "shape_shifting_support_systems" features trained painters, among other artists, whose works celebrate the handmade and suggest that weaving "is its own support system"


Beneath ‘Surface,’ there’s not much depth

The Apple TV+ drama set in San Francisco gives us a woman with amnesia and follows her struggle to recover her identity.

Berklee getting high-schoolers into the spirit of gospel music

The college has recruited students from Boston-area Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, theater programs, and churches for its newest summer program.

Through puppetry, a vivid tale of migrant hardships

Paradox Teatro's "Migraciones / Migrations" is being presented Friday through Sunday at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline.


JoAnn Falletta wows a crowd and Thomas Adès heads out of this world at Tanglewood

Falletta, the trailblazing music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, made her long-overdue BSO conducting debut Saturday night at the Shed.


‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’: Gen Z’s ‘Scream’?

Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Sennott, and a host of other rising stars are on the chopping block in this sharp slasher.


TV critics honor Quinta Brunson, ‘Abbott Elementary,’ Mandy Moore

The Television Critics Association announced Saturday that ABC’s “Abbott Elementary’’ won four awards, more than any other program, for work produced in the 2021-2022 season.

Anne Heche in hospital, ‘stable’ after fiery car crash

The car came to a stop inside the two-story house and started a fire that took nearly 60 firefighters more than an hour to douse, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.


A night full of bangers from Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and more at Fenway Park

The arena rockers topped a bill that also included Poison and Joan Jett for the first of two weekend shows at the ballpark.

6 podcasts about political scandals and upheaval

Summer is traditionally a quiet time for politics, with most governments taking some form of recess during the hot months. But this year is proving to be a notable exception.

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival brings a robust schedule of sneak peeks, screenings, and stars to the island

The festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, runs through Aug. 13, and showcases various features, documentaries, and short films produced by and starring African American artists from across the world.