Edith Wharton’s own copy of ‘The Age of Innocence’ arrives at The Mount for the novel’s 100th birthday

The book earned the Pulitzer for fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win one. But her feelings about the prize were complicated.


At Steven Zevitas Gallery, candy-colored visions of society’s id

Anastasiya Tarasenko's paintings wrestle with neuroses, morality, and an older generation’s transgressions.

The best TV episodes of the 2000s? Let’s get started

Imagine trying to pick out the peak episodes of the Peak TV era. That’s exactly what I’m going to try to do, with your help.


At Fitchburg Art Museum, revisiting Spiritualism and finding new pathways to the dead

"After Spiritualism" gets to the root of this 19th-century philosophical and religious movement.


This fiber artist is enlisting ICA visitors for her ‘portrait of the community’ quilt

Merill Comeau's "Threads of Connection" invites museumgoers to choose their own pieces for the patchwork.


A curious case of mass hysteria

Kate Tuttle talks to Clare Beams, author of "The Illness Lesson."


Jenny Holzer’s ‘Truisms’ feel urgent as ever at MASS MoCA

For more than 40 years, the artist has created blunt slogans to fit the cultural and political moment.


In four tantalizing titles, food for thought

M.J. Andersen offers her monthly roundup of related titles.


Illness sidelines Sarah Jessica Parker for Friday night’s ‘Plaza Suite’

The news follows the abrupt cancellation of Thursday's performance.


‘These Fevered Days’ a fresh exploration of the wild terrain of Emily Dickinson’s mind

Wendy Smith reviews "These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson" by Martha Ackmann.


For ‘Say Nothing’ author Patrick Radden Keefe, going lighter means going darker

Amy Sutherland talks books with Patrick Radden Keefe, author of “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland."

What’s happening in the local arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.


In ‘The Watergate Girl,’ a view of a national scandal through a feminine lens

Jill Wine-Banks, currently known for her appearances on MSNBC, has penned what may well be the last Watergate memoir.

A remounted ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ links then and now

A touring production of the musical comes to the Emerson Colonial Theatre Feb. 28.

After six years, lessons learned from writing about the Internet

Memes, trolls, and more takeaways from the @large column.


Unplugged, the Robinson brothers conjure the soul of the Black Crowes

The personal paths of the Robinson brothers led them to take the stage together at Brighton Music Hall on Wednesday night.