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Boston Ballet adds seven new dancers

The ballet introduces two additions to the main company and five to Boston Ballet II for this unusual 2020-2021 season.

COMFORT ZONE

Getting Emmy predictions wrong is how I roll

If I were too in-sync with voters, I’d probably have to start worrying about my own judgment.

COMFORT ZONE

Comedian Joe List now has his own stand-up special, but these are his favorites

The Massachusetts native has been watching and learning since he was a kid, starting with George Carlin.

Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a ‘new chapter’

The talk show host used her opening monologue of the new season to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.”

The Met Opera fired James Levine, citing sex misconduct. Then he was paid $3.5 million.

The Met had fired Levine in 2018 after an internal investigation uncovered what the company called credible evidence of “sexually abusive and harassing conduct toward vulnerable artists in the early stages of their careers.”

Emmy Awards

A sweep for ’Schitt’s Creek,’ wins for ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Succession,’ at Emmy Awards

“Schitt’s Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday’s Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve.

Matthew Gilbert | Emmy Awards

A ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweep, wins for ‘Watchmen’, ‘Succession’, but the Emmys left Jimmy Kimmel up a creek

This year’s Emmy Awards, also known as the Pandemmys, also known as The Wall of Celebrity Feeds, was what it was, as they say with a shrug of the shoulders.

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Judging by potential, Showtime’s ‘Your Honor’ will be worth a look

The 10-episode drama, adapted from an Israeli series, is about a judge in New Orleans who helps his son after the son kills someone in a hit and run.

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77

Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

Television

Who’ll win at the Emmys, who should, and who got left behind

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert offers his best guesses and biggest complaints.

What’s happening (digitally) in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

BOOKS

On the rights of women 25 years after the Beijing Declaration on Women

Looking inside "The Right to Be Elected," "Launching While Female," "She Proclaims," "No Stopping Us Now," and more.

BOOKS

Claudia Rankine on race, reading, and conversation

Given the mass demonstrations over police violence against Black people plus a president bent on widening the country’s deep racial divide, the author’s new book, “Just Us: An American Conversation,” could not be timelier.

BOOKS

‘Conditional Citizens’ looks at what it means to belong here

Laila Lalami’s new book is an argument for active, equal United States citizenship. Drawing on her considerable talents and abundant intelligence, Lalami attempts to account for the ways that powerful American forces use class status, religion, border policing, national origin, non-whiteness, and gender to diminish and deactivate full citizenship.

‘JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century’ dives deep on the 35th president

Harvard historian Fredrik Logevall situates the rise of a president within the rise of a nation.