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The Arts in a Changed World

How COVID has affected culture


Open to anybody feeling overwhelmed, Chelvanaya Gabriel's Creative Dialogue Series focuses on recovery through nonverbal expression.

Artist creates a space for healing on Zoom: ‘You’re stepping into resilience just by showing up’

Open to anybody feeling overwhelmed, Chelvanaya Gabriel's Creative Dialogue Series focuses on recovery through nonverbal expression.

Niecy Nash (pictured at an LA gala in December 2019) hosted this year's virtual GLAAD Media Awards. which streamed on YouTube.

GLAAD Media Awards honor TV shows, movies, and more

The annual event honors representations of the LGBTQ community in the media.

Brandy starred in a 1997 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

HomeFront: Fun now for stir-crazy families, music later for picnicking at Tanglewood

The Globe's picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Jamie Foxx (left) and Kyla-Drew as father and daughter in Netflix's "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me."

Whale secrets, superheroes, sitcoms, and a ’Sesame Street’ salute: 10 family-friendly TV picks for spring

Here's a look at some new shows premiering in the weeks ahead that ought to appeal to kids and their parents.

Nikolay Silkina, 7, checked out "Where the Questions Live" at Peabody Essex Museum.

10 ways for youngsters to find a little bliss (finally)

Check out these cool camps, classes, and special events in the Boston area.

BSO violinist Lucia Lin, photographed at home in Brookline, initially set out to create a pandemic project. Her "In Tandem" series evolved into something much more.

With a new series, BSO’s Lucia Lin insists: ‘Classical music is not Eurocentric’

The violinist's "In Tandem" videos evolved from a pandemic project into something much more.

Don Knotts, right, in "The Incredible Mr. Limpet."

The Globe staff’s favorite kids movies

What was your favorite movie when you were a kid? Here are some of ours.

Philippe Lardy's illustration for "A Wreath for Emmett Till" by Marilyn Nelson.

How children’s books carry on the struggle for civil rights

A show at the Eric Carle Museum features more than 40 illustrations, capturing events from the 1960s to the present.


From left: Melissa Higgins, Boston Children's Museum’s senior director of STEAM, and Carole Charnow, museum president and CEO. “This wasn’t going to be a permanent closure," Charnow said, "but it gave us a few extra months to try to really rethink how we operate.”

Why Boston Children’s Museum is taking longer to reopen

Now slated to reopen next month, it's using the time to rethink how it operates.

Hunter Biden appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he discussed his new book "Beautiful Things."

Hunter Biden discusses new memoir, laughs off Trump criticism on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

President Biden’s son appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to discuss his new book,“Beautiful Things,” in a conversation that included moments of seriousness, sympathy, and occasional hilarity.

Soprano Amanda Forsythe will be the special guest when Boston Baroque streams live from GBH’s Frasier Studio on April 10.

What’s happening in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

From left: Michael Knowlton, Rachel Cognata, and Kadahj Bennett in the online production of Idris Goodwin's "Hype Man: a break beat play."

‘Hype Man’ returns, this time online, and it’s even more compelling

In Idris Goodwin’s searing drama, fissures open up in a hip-hop trio after a police shooting of an unarmed Black youth.

"Orpheus Charming the Animals" by Dutch painter Aelbert Cuyp, created in about 1640.

MFA’s Netherlandish art center raises difficult questions. And it hasn’t even opened yet

A four-day symposium digs into connections between the trans-Atlantic slave trade and museum's vast trove of 17th-century Dutch art.

Robert Eagle shares a backstage laugh with the Lennon Sisters — (from left) Kathy, Mimi, and Janet — before a Mother's Day concert on the Reagle stage in 2014.

Reagle Music Theatre founder Robert J. Eagle to retire after 52 years

The Waltham theater's namesake reflects on a half-century of memories.

From left: William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher, and Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher in "Shameless."

Shamelessly devoted to the Gallaghers, right to the end

Certainly “Shameless,” which is ending on Sunday, has been uneven across the 11 seasons of its existence, but I've watched every minute of it.


Taking on the Sacklers in ‘Empire of Pain’

Patrick Radden Keefe has written a true tragedy in multiple acts.