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Under sunny skies, Boston Calling is underway on its second day

Boston Calling is continuing on Saturday with perfect weather and a range of performances.


Foo Fighters bring the first day of Boston Calling to a roaring conclusion

Day one of this year’s festival, which included sets by The National, Celisse, Brandie Blaze, Niall Horan, and last-minute substitutes Dropkick Murphys, ran about as smoothly and triumphantly as anyone could hope.

See videos and photos of the bands that performed on Friday at Boston Calling

The Foo Fighters were among the musical groups that played for festival-goers on the first day of the weekend event at Harvard Athletic Complex.

Céline Dion cancels European concerts ‘until I’m really ready to be back on stage’

Dion has canceled all her scheduled tour dates through April 2024 as she continues treatment for a rare neurological disorder.

This physician assistant is resuscitating the forgotten ‘nurse romance novel’

What exactly is a vintage nurse romance novel? It might be more illuminating to say what it’s not.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is alive and well

Since 1993, when it bought its current production from the Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet has staged “Sleeping Beauty” every four years or so. Thursday’s opening night suggested that every four years is scarcely often enough.

Flowers and Opera event brings arias and show tunes to Coolidge Corner

The outdoor affair will feature a mix of classical arias, show tunes, and popular hits performed by sopranos Kathryn McKellar and Erin Anderson, accompanied on piano by Sally Naredla.


There will be plenty to see on ‘Talking Sopranos’

Max is airing edited video of the trivia- and inside-story-filled podcast, with cohosts — and “Sopranos” alums — Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa and guests talking, and it has added in relevant clips from the show.


When a great show like ‘Succession’ gives us such vivid characters, now you’re talking

When it comes to the best-written shows, like “Succession,” we all want to offer our five-cents' worth on the lead players. That kind of analytical conversation has become part of the TV experience, circa 2023.

Amid allegations of theft, Boston auction house will pull items listed for sale from Tom Petty’s estate, lawyer says

“RR Auction is withdrawing all of the lots and securing them until this matter is properly resolved,” a lawyer for the auction house said in a statement Thursday afternoon.


‘The Soldier’s Truth,’ a biography of Ernie Pyle, chronicles the World War II correspondent’s efforts to connect the soldier’s experience of war to a distant public

With a column that ran in 400 daily newspapers and 300 weeklies, Pyle was, as David Chrisinger puts it in his new biography, “perhaps the most famous and most loved American war correspondent before or since.”

Art Review

Step inside Guadalupe Maravilla’s sculptures at the ICA Watershed and prepare to heal

The artist’s traumatic journey from El Salvador to the US pervades his work, but his intention is repair.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★1/2

‘The Eight Mountains’: This film talks about Bruno (and Pietro)

Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi play lifelong friends whose platonic relationship is undermined by standard masculinity tropes.


Rachel Louise Snyder’s memoir ‘Women We Buried, Women We Burned’ recounts a dark past and holds out the possibility of transformation

The memoir chronicles Snyder’s gradual emergence from an awful adolescence into a more stable, and ultimately successful, adulthood, propelled by her passion and gift for writing.


On the benefits of reading for work

Daphne Kalotay, back at her Somerville home after another school year teaching creative writing at Princeton University, is doing a series of events for her award-winning short story collection, “The Archivists: Stories.”


Jane Wong’s ‘Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City’ is an intimate portrait of a working-class Chinese American family’s scars and glories

The author pairs her painfully specific knowledge of poverty, cultural dislocation, and discrimination with a poet’s conjuring skills and a sociologist’s research.