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"Poires dans une assiette blanche (Pears on a White Plate)" is part of "Cézanne: Influence" at the Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 17.

What’s happening in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

Kate Winslet in the HBO series Mare of Easttown.

In HBO’s ‘Mare of Easttown,’ Kate Winslet is investigating a murder — and maybe her own life

Winslet plays a weary survivor in HBO's compelling murder mystery miniseries.


Brave women fighting Nazis in ‘The Light of Days’

The Polish Jewish heroines chronicled by Judy Batalion threw off gender norms and ghetto constraints to resist Nazism, and sometimes survived to tell their stories.

British mystery writer Ruth Ware.

For Ruth Ware, it was the year reading ‘got squeezed into odd corners’

The best-selling mystery writer mixes a mindfulness retreat at a Swiss chalet, an avalanche, and murder in her most recent novel, “One By One.” Ware, who has been dubbed the Agatha Christie of our time, has written six books, starting with “In a Dark, Dark Wood.” She lives in Sussex with her family.


This thing called life in Elizabeth McCracken’s ‘The Souvenir Museum’

Whether they take place in Ireland, Texas, Illinois, Amsterdam, or Scotland, the marvelous stories in McCracken’s impressive third story collection evoke moving depictions of marriage and parenthood, and love, betrayal, and loneliness.


Making sense of the past in ‘Antiquities’

“Antiquities” adds a new note to the Ozick scale. To be sure, there are recognizable elements. The short novel, set in 1949, takes place “in the familiar greenery of Westchester County,” where Ozick resides. As in previous novels, Judaism plays a crucial role. Most familiarly, there’s the spectral presence of Henry James, on whom Ozick wrote a master’s thesis back in 1950 and with whom she’s been wrestling ever since.

Glenn Kaino was photographed this month with "In the Light of a Shadow" at Mass MoCA, an installation that unites protest movements from Selma, Ala., to Derry, Northern Ireland.

At Mass MoCA, Glenn Kaino builds a bridge between Bloody Sundays

In the vast darkness of Building 5, “In the Light of a Shadow” unites protest movements from Selma, Ala., to Derry, Northern Ireland.

Mark Sandman (left) with bandmates Mike Rivard and Tom Halter (partially shown) at a Hypnosonics show at the Middle East in 1987 or 1988.

On two new releases, fans can hear Mark Sandman’s ‘secret band’ in full

Previously unreleased music by Hypnosonics, the Morphine frontman's side project, includes songs from the band's only studio recording as well as a WFNX live radio broadcast.


The three founders of Rounder Records -- Bill Nowlin, Ken Irwin, and Marian Leighton Levy -- selling records out of the back of a VW bus.

The BU Antiracist Literary Festival, a new book about the history of Rounder Records, and the Newburyport Literary Festival

News of a literary note from around the region.

Kate Winslet in the HBO series "Mare of Easttown."

HomeFront: Kate Winslet in uniform, Mark Sandman’s ‘secret band,’ plus a rising quilt star

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

Screen shot of Seth Rudetsky in "The Seth Concert Series."

Theater without theater

Seth Rudetsky’s concert-and-conversation series, YouTube videos of “Kinky Boots’' and “Hairspray,’' other online performances help to fill the void.

Maryanne O’Hara on the love that endures after her daughter’s death

In “Little Matches,” the author remembers the life of Caitlin O'Hara who died at age 33.

Virtual author readings for April 18-24

All events take place online; visit the venue website for more information.

Local bestsellers for the week ending April 11

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

Elisabeth Moss and Max Minghella in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale"

At last, 9 returning TV shows to look forward to this spring and summer

These popular shows are teed up for start dates in April, May, and beyond.

Rob Delaney co-created, co-wrote, and costarred in the Amazon comedy “Catastrophe” with Sharon Horgan.

As his career soars, Rob Delaney joins ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

It's one of several forthcoming projects for the former local guy who co-created, co-wrote, and costarred in the Amazon comedy “Catastrophe.”