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What will the future hold for Hulu’s ‘Maggie’?

The show is pleasant enough, thanks to a strong supporting cast. Its gimmick — which sometimes feels cutesy — is that Maggie, our heroine, is a psychic. When she touches a person, she gets glimpses of their future.

ART REVIEW

Artists explore ‘Invisible Disabilities’ at Arthaus Art Gallery

The exhibit, presented by Unbound Visual Arts and curated by Samantha M. Joyce, gives shape to the unseen.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★★

In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ it’s yammer of the gods

Chris Hemsworth returns as the Marvel superhero, and Natalie Portman rejoins the franchise.

Five not-to-miss artists at the New Bedford Folk Festival

The 25th annual folk fest Saturday and Sunday brings all facets of folk — contemporary to traditional, blues to Celtic — to seven stages throughout 11 downtown blocks.

ASK MATTHEW

If a great show needs a little extra love, this TV critic has some to spare

I take a particular pleasure in giving attention to series that I think are worthy, but that don’t seem to be getting enough notice or viewership.

MATTHEW GILBERT | YOUR TV GPS

This week’s TV: A new Dennis Lehane drama, Apple TV+ comes of age, and a psychic sitcom

This week, Apple TV+ is adding the excellent “Black Bird” to its interesting mix of shows, all original content that just keeps getting better.

6 podcasts to make you feel good

It seems there’s never a shortage of things to feel bad about: The year has so far brought us skyrocketing inflation, a brutal war in Europe, relentless gun violence and the Jan. 6 hearings. And while podcasts can be a valuable way to delve deeper into the headlines, they can also provide escapism if all you really want to do is switch off.

MUSIC REVIEW

Dead & Company weather the storm at Gillette

A lengthy downpour interrupted the band's performance, but it didn't disturb their groove.


Linda Kramer, wife of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, dies at 55

Linda Gail Kramer had been married to Joey Kramer for almost 13 years, and the couple lived in Magnolia, Texas, with their dogs Lucy and Cosmo, according to the statement. Linda Kramer was born in Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 27, 1967, and died June 22. The statement did not provide a cause of death.

DANCE REVIEW

BODYTRAFFIC mirrors life’s darkness, light, and in-betweens at Jacob’s Pillow

The cast of eight dancers offers up snapshots of individuals experiencing some of the universal joys of life. (Along with the ups, however, there are a few downs; this is life, after all.) Dancers fall in and out of love, dream big dreams, fret, and play.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

Edith Wharton’s ‘The Buccaneers’ is coming to Apple TV+

The eight-episode series is currently in production in Scotland, and it stars Kristine Froseth, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah, Aubri Ibrag, Imogen Waterhouse, and Mia Threapleton. No release date has been announced yet.

Jenny Slate on why ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ is making people cry

The actress and comedian, who voices the tiny googly-eyed shell, and director Dean Fleischer-Camp talk about creating Marcel’s world for their feature film, out this weekend.

Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar after 45 years

Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman’s long search came to an end Friday when he was reunited in Tokyo with a cherished guitar nearly a half-century after it was stolen from a Toronto hotel.

BOOK REVIEW

Guns, guns, guns in ‘The Tomorrow Game’

After the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, much of the discourse — and not a little of the hope for action — was animated by the horrifying revelation that in 2020, gun violence was the leading cause of death among American children and teens. A new book looks at how that happens.

BIBLIOPHILES

Ed Yong on reading for science and soul

To each and every species, the world is a different place. Ed Yong explores that kaleidoscope of experiences in his new book “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.” A staff writer at the Atlantic, Yong won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of COVID-19 for the magazine. He talked with us about his own reading.

BOOK REVIEW

Hateship, loveship, friendship in ‘Fellowship Point’

“A handful of names and a street map.” That’s what one admired author once told me you needed to write a novel. If so, Alice Elliott Dark’s powerful, enchanting “Fellowship Point” takes that maxim into the stratosphere.