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COMMENTARY

Now that we’re done with that viral Dunkin’ ad, let’s talk about J.Lo

This is a woman who knows who she is and how she’s perceived. No one’s ever accused her of making fame, or longevity, look easy, but she’s taken her flops in stride and emerged as more than a sum of her famous parts.

Composer Matthew Aucoin is bringing his slimmed-down ‘Eurydice’ opera to Boston

Aucoin returns to Boston to conduct a new chamber version of his opera “Eurydice,” which had its New York premiere at the Met in 2021.

TELEVISION REVIEW

Kate Winslet stars as an Eastern European dictator in an HBO Max miniseries ‘The Regime’

The miniseries, which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m., was created by Will Tracy, who, with writing credits that include “Succession,” “The Menu,” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” is no stranger to satire.

Mindy Kaling talks motherhood, Celtics, and advice she got from Oprah

The Cambridge native opened up to the Wall Street Journal about her experience as a single mom and more.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ+ communities online; ‘Whale Fall’ wins children’s science book award

A weekly roundup of literary events around the region.

Are you ready to place your Oscar bets for best documentary short?

From "Island in Between" to "The Barber of Little Rock," here are the films you need to know.

Odie Henderson review | ★1/2

‘Dune: Part Two’: When sand gets in your eyes

Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, and sandworms star in this hazy continuation of the sci-fi story.

This Mass. attraction named the country’s top ‘open-air museum’ by USA Today

The museum draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is a popular destination for school field trips.


BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston through March 9

Anna Quindlen, Dennis Lehane, Michael Schulman, Maria Hinojosa, David Netto, Nathan Tavares, Lisa Unger, and Colum McCann are among the authors appearing at local bookstores and venues this week

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Nathan Tavares gets a chance to rewrite a story from years ago in ‘Welcome to Forever’

The local sci-fi author says that writing about the future "should be welcoming and diverse."

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended Feb. 25

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

Music and Dance

International stars of flamenco music and dance kick off four-night festival on Saturday

Global Arts Live brings acclaimed artists to the Berklee Performance Center and Somerville Theatre.

Melvin Way, outsider artist who depicted inner mysteries, dies at 70

Melvin Way, whose hallucinatory diagrams, composed with ballpoint pens and markers on scraps of paper in New York City homeless shelters, were collected by prominent art museums around the world, died Feb. 4 in a hospital near his family’s home in Smoaks, South Carolina, a rural town northwest of Charleston. He was 70.

How a Boston Freedom Trail tour guide ended up on the ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

“After my first episodes, I’d go to L Street Tavern, or the supermarket, and someone would grab me: 'This is the 'Jeopardy!' guy!”

Richard Lewis, comedian known for his neurotic, stream-of-consciousness act and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ role, has died

A regular performer in clubs and on late-night TV for decades, Richard Lewis also played Marty Gold, the romantic co-lead opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, in the ABC series “Anything But Love” and Prince John in “Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men In Tights.”

MUSIC REVIEW

Even with a cold, Audra McDonald shines at Symphony Hall

The six-time Tony winner delivered with down-to-earth ease Tuesday night.