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APPRECIATION

Christine McVie, a songbird who led with her heart

McVie, who died Wednesday at 79, penned songs that were openhearted and romantic even as her musical partners churned with drama.

BIBLIOPHILES

Kerri Maher, author of ‘The Paris Bookseller’ and other historical novels, takes a contemporary approach to reading

All my pleasure reading is on audio books these days, says the Weston resident, who teaches at Emerson.

BOOK REVIEW

In Kevin Wilson’s ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic,’ remembering a summer of adolescent upheaval

While this fourth outing is flawed, it still rings with much of the visceral freshness of his earlier books and says something about art as well.

New England Literary News

‘A Woodblock Index’; poet and artist collaborations showcased in a new anthology of broadsides; and the winner of the Maya Angelou Book Award

Literary news from around the region.

In bringing ‘Life of Pi’ to the stage, a sea of possibilities, and challenges

“There’s a logic to wanting to stage impossible things,” says director Max Webster of the play, which is being presented by the American Repertory Theater Dec. 4- Jan. 29.

Story Behind the Book

Protest and prose intertwine in ‘Cursed Bunny’

For South Korean author Bora Chung, protest is a way of life.

BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston Dec. 4-10

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

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended Nov. 27

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


THE TICKET

Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

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

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

Movie stars of the ’70s right at home on 2020s TV

Robert De Niro has just signed on to a Netflix limited series, a political thriller called “Zero Day.” Sylvester Stallone's in the Paramount+ drama “Tulsa King,” which has enjoyed a large viewership. And Harrison Ford is about to appear in two TV shows.

Does the art world finally ‘get’ Alex Katz?

The 95-year-old is the subject of a new, seriously big retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York. What took so long?

STAGE REVIEW

Season’s greetings from Cirque du Soleil

While you’ll find few surprises if you’ve seen a Cirque production before, the young audiences at whom “Night” is primarily pitched aren’t likely to be disappointed.

MUSIC REVIEW

In a dazzling display at the Orpheum, Tedeschi Trucks Band impresses by not trying to

Singer Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks are the names above the title. But on Wednesday, the second of four sold-out nights at the Orpheum Theatre, they left space to coalesce with the other 10 musicians onstage into a sympathetic unit not reliant on flash.

‘Mountain Stage’ comes to Boston for a live performance today at 7 p.m.

Rosanne Cash will headline a lineup that also includes Loudon Wainwright III, Molly Tuttle, and Ally McGuirk for a recording of the show's 1,003rd episode at Berklee Performance Center.

At Yale, connecting two great Britons

The art of Bill Brandt and that of Henry Moore is more similar than it appears.

Stevie Nicks pens handwritten tribute to Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie: ‘See you on the other side, my love’

Nicks said she wanted to go to London to be with her “best friend” to sing to her after learning she was ill.