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From left: Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson in "The Office."

Why we’re still in a relationship with some classic sitcoms

“Friends,” “The Office,” and “Seinfeld” still regularly sit near the top of the streaming services’ most-watched lists.

TELEVISION
Late-night talk-show host Conan O'Brien will say goodbye, for now, when his show "Conan" finishes on TBS Thursday night.

Conan ends his late-night show on TBS

He’ll be back in a different vehicle on HBO Max before too long.

MATTHEW GILBERT | YOUR TV GPS
Conan O'Brien's 28-year run on late-night TV is coming to an end, at least for now. TBS's "Conan" airs its last episode Thursday.

This week’s TV: Talking animals, Charles Schulz’s legacy, and Conan says goodbye . . . again

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

TY BURR | MOVIES
Groucho Marx in "Duck Soup."

From fan favorites to deep cuts, films with Dad make for lasting memories

Going to the movies with dad is a lasting memory for many people, providing a window into the world and a window into a man. And there is definitely a Dad Movie Hall of Fame.

Radio City Music Hall's marquee advertises Dave Chappelle's untitled documentary during the closing night celebration for the 20th Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.

Taylor Swift shocked fans Friday when she announced her next re-recorded album would be "Red," her 2012 foray into pop music.

Taylor Swift surprises fans by announcing that ‘Red’ will be her next re-recorded album

The album, expanded from the original to include 30 songs, is set for release on Nov. 19.

MUSIC
Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in Symphony Hall.

Mark Volpe looks back at 23 years of running the BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s longtime president and CEO is set to retire Sunday.

The Dorchester Art Project space, located in Fields Corner, is the filming site of the five Tiny DAP Concert videos, to be released monthly through October.

Dorchester Art Project’s spin on Tiny Desk amplifies big voices

DAP launched its series of mini concerts this week with DJ WhySham.

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Keila Wakao, of Chestnut Hill, took top honors at the prestigious Menuhin Competition. She was photographed with her instrument this month outside New England Conservatory.

Meet the 15-year-old who just won ‘the Olympics of the Violin’

Keila Wakao, of Chestnut Hill, took top honors at the prestigious Menuhin Competition.

TELEVISION
Netflix reportedly paid more than $500 million for the international rights to all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld." Pictured: Castmates Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jason Alexander in 1997.

Old series’ staying power can be seen on streaming services

A lot of subscribers are invested more in a streamer’s library holdings than in its original series.

Kevin Hart and Melody Hurd, right, in "Fatherhood."

The Big To-Do: The Bulger brothers up close, Kevin Hart gets dramatic, plus more great lobster rolls

The Globe’s picks for staying entertained any day of the week, at home and away.

Andris Nelsons leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Christine Goerke, left and Gun-Brit Barkmin in "Elektra," in 2015.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is back just the way you left it — for better and worse

While the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra appear to be gunning for status as the East Coast’s answer to the forward-looking Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BSO seems content to throw its arms around the past and pay a few requisite courtesies to the future.

BOOK REVIEW

Local histories, rewritten

The guide to Massachusetts produced by the New Deal’s Federal Writers Project is full of forgotten facts. Now Scott Borchert has written a guide of his own. “Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America” is as inviting, compelling, comprehensive, and endearingly quirky as the volumes it celebrates and explains.

BIBLIOPHILES
Michael Robbins

Poet Michael Robbins on reading while walking

Robbins suddenly became a name in the literary world in 2009 when The New Yorker’s then poetry editor Paul Muldoon plucked his “Alien vs. Predator” from the magazine’s voluminous slush pile and published it. Since then Robbins has written three collections, including the just published “Walkman,” the title poem of which was chosen for Best American Poetry in 2018.

BOOK REVIEW
Author Laura Lippman.

Writerly delusions in ‘Dream Girl’

Positively humming with the vibrancy of a slew of crime-fiction authors during a high-energy drinking session, Laura Lippman’s novel shimmers with suspense, surprises, wry humor, and an ever-present stream of appreciations for the pleasures, frustrations, and oddities inherent in the life of a writer.

BOOK REVIEW

A family saga with Alzheimer’s at its center in ‘Morningside Heights’

Joshua Henkin is an emotionally generous, deft, witty, and deeply intelligent writer, and his new novel displays these qualities in spades. The story begins in the 1970s, when Pru Steiner leaves the Midwest to attend Yale and then Columbia’s English Literature Ph.D. program.