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Ed Yong on reading for science and soul

To each and every species, the world is a different place. Ed Yong explores that kaleidoscope of experiences in his new book “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.” A staff writer at the Atlantic, Yong won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of COVID-19 for the magazine. He talked with us about his own reading.


Hateship, loveship, friendship in ‘Fellowship Point’

“A handful of names and a street map.” That’s what one admired author once told me you needed to write a novel. If so, Alice Elliott Dark’s powerful, enchanting “Fellowship Point” takes that maxim into the stratosphere.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Chicks have taken ‘Gaslighter’ on the road

The Chicks will feature tracks from their 2020 album on their tour, which arrives at the Xfinity Center on Tuesday, but they'll also be performing from a catalog that dates back decades.


A mole and a vole head to the big city in ‘Expedition Backyard’

The early-reader graphic novel, written by Rosemary Mosco and illustrated by Binglin Hu, finds wonder in nature.


A poetic look at neighborhoods, an authors’ series on the Vineyard, and an honor for poet Sonia Sanchez

All the news of a bookish bent from around the region.


12 actors whose performances are must-see TV right now

These actors have stood out in recent months, in both leading and supporting roles, reminding me that TV continues to offer plenty of gems even in an era of bloat.


‘Under the Skin’ examines racism as a public health emergency

Linda Villarosa studies how ‘the lived experience of being Black in America’ can make people sick.


Author readings around Boston July 3-9

All author appearances are virtual and free unless otherwise noted.


Local bestsellers for the week ended June 26

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.


In 35th season, ‘POV’ subjects will range from pandemic to disabilities

First up, airing July 11 locally on GBH 2, is Yung Chang’s “Wuhan Wuhan.”


Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

Music, theater, comedy, museum, and family events, and more, selected by Globe critics and writers.


Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence delivers stunning ‘The Equality of Night and Day’ at Jacob’s Pillow

Intensity and ease, ugliness and beauty blend in the long-awaited full premiere.

MassQ up: Outdoor fest to celebrate art and music from local communities of color

The event at Jamaica Plain’s Arnold Arboretum next Saturday will bring together artists across disciplines — including music, poetry, and dance — to create a free, immersive experience.

A new beginning for actor and comedian Petey Gibson

Since he wrapped his leading role in “The Sympathy Card,” a Boston-shot film, Gibson has embraced his new identity as a trans man. But "it’s complicated to then tell everyone in my life [to] go watch this movie where I played this woman named Emma."

With its founder stepping back, Boston Musica Viva ends 51-year run

No longer conducting after setbacks with his health, Richard Pittman and his new music ensemble deserve the city’s gratitude.

Buskers are back, with the sounds of summer

A saxophonist who specializes in national anthems by the aquarium, a married couple who play the hurdy-gurdy, and a singing fiddler outside of the Newbury Street CVS are three of the performers who’ve made Boston streets, sidewalks, and subway stations their stage.