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Brendan MacAllister

The 25 year old spends most of his time working three jobs. During his free time, he’s still hard at work — on his illustrations which he highlights on his Instagram.

It’s a Thing

Hostile yahoos, horrifying ‘Cats,’ hustling bots, and thriving house plants

Michael Andor Brodeur’s review of the week online.

Stage Review

‘The Lightning Thief’ is a blast — and that’s no myth

A raucous, freewheeling musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s popular book series about half-god, half-mortal Percy Jackson comes to the Huntington.

TV Critic’s Corner

Tina Fey, Robert Carlock create comedy for Ted Danson

On the still-untitled single-camera show, Danson will play a wealthy businessman who is unexpectedly elected mayor of Los Angeles.


A speed-reading archaeologist digs in to catch up

TED Prize-winner Sarah Parcak discusses her new book Tuesday at the Museum of Science


Greater Boston author readings July 21-27

A roundup of literary events in the area.

four takes

Location, location, location

On the 50th anniversary of an American landing on the moon, four books take us back to Earth to expore some of our country’s own strange and wonderful places.

Photography Review

Sweetness, ferocity, and sparkle in portrait photos since Stonewall

This exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art mines a rich vein.

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con audience with ‘Top Gun’ sequel trailer

“Top Gun: Maverick” is expected to hit theaters in June 2020.

dance review

An intensely joyful performance from Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob’s Pillow

This week, the company is performing four works by Morris, spanning nearly four decades.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 7/14

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

‘Body Leaping Backward’ required a long look into her past

Author Maureen Stanton reads at Porter Square Books on Thursday


Scenes from 2019: Seven TV moments to relish

Here are a few favorites from some standout series (oh, and the Oscars too).

Photography Review

At the Peabody Essex, marvelousness made visible

Two very different photography shows both display the fantastic.