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In ‘Accused,’ time works against one-off episodes

An hour — well, really, 40-something minutes — is not enough time to set up and look into some of the complex issues the writers are addressing.


In ‘Spin,’ Rebecca Caprara recasts the story of Arachne for a generation of young activists

“A large part of my character studies arose from thinking about her backstory [and] what would make a young woman brazen enough, bold enough, to stand up to a god,” she said.


Local bestsellers for the week ended March 19

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


Author readings around Boston March 26-April 1

All author appearances are in person and free unless otherwise noted.


The Sugar Shack brings back sweet memories for these R&B veterans

An all-star group of veteran Boston R&B artists is staging a salute to the famed nightclub, which not only brought the likes of James Brown, George Clinton, and Stevie Wonder to the city but also provided a showcase for local funk and R&B acts.

Gwyneth Paltrow ski collision trial set for family testimony

The daughters of a man suing Gwyneth Paltrow are expected to appear on Thursday as a trial about the pair’s 2016 ski collision continues.

New music ensemble Wild Up welcomes listeners where they are

The Los Angeles-based group makes its first Boston appearance on March 30.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★

Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman are great in ‘A Good Person’

But Zach Braff’s tale of tragedy and addiction doesn’t quite hold up to their performances.


Brawl in the family: The final season of ‘Succession’ is as fierce as it gets

The gloves, always off, have been cut to shreds.

‘Can my dog be an extra?’: Filming for Damon, Affleck movie begins at North End’s Bova’s Bakery

The 24-hour bakery shut its doors for the first time in its 97-year history to accommodate the shoot for “The Instigators,” sending loyal fans of its signature cannolis to competing bakeries — if only for the week.

Odie Henderson Review |★★★½

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is wicked fun — and extremely violent

Keanu Reeves and company bring a rousing, fitting end to the series that started in 2014.


At the Met, comparing and seriously contrasting

Two legendary photographers, Berenice Abbott and Richard Avedon, go to extremes — of scale, that is.


In musical series ‘Up Here,’ cutesy trumps catchy

The eight-episode Hulu rom-com comes from a pedigreed creative team whose resumes include “Dear Evan Hansen,” Frozen,” “tick, tick… BOOM!,” and “Hamilton.”

Doctors expected to testify in Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial

Gwyneth Paltrow is expected to appear in court for the second day of a trial in which she’s accused of crashing into a skier at Deer Valley Resort, leaving him concussed and with four broken ribs.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s trial begins over 2016 ski collision

A court case began on Tuesday involving Gwyneth Paltrow and a man with whom she was in a ski accident in 2016.


Reborn Ringling Bros. circus to leap on tour — minus animals

The Ringling Bros. show will bring a modern circus, with live camera feeds and virtual reality, to Providence.