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Independent Spirit Awards expand to television

Those vying for New Scripted Series are HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” Apple TV+’s “Little America,” Amazon’s “Small Axe,” Hulu’s “A Teacher,” and Netflix’s “Unorthodox.” 1 hour ago

Actor Denis O’Hare on ‘King Lear,’ Trump, and the one role he never wants to play again

The versatile O'Hare will be appearing in “The Actor’s Craft," an online series hosted by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

MOVIES

Excavating more than just the past in ‘The Dig,’ on Netflix

A deep bowl of British-movie comfort food, based on the true story of a late-1930s excavation in Suffolk. Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes make a marvelous pair as the aristocrat who owns the land and the self-taught archeologist digging into it

MOVIES

In Focus: ‘9to5: The Story of a Movement’ resets the clock

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar show how far we have progressed in 50 years to reach this point and recall the courageous steps that helped get us here, taken by those fed up with the status quo.

MOVIES

Denzel Washington is on the case in ‘The Little Things’

A brooding serial-killer cop thriller starring the decidedly odd couple of Denzel Washington and Rami Malek, whose acting styles clash rather than meld.

MUSIC

Boston Lyric Opera drops a fully animated ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ production

The company brought plenty of creativity to its staging of Philip Glass’s 1988 opera.

MOVIE REVIEW

Two men sharing the journey of a life in ‘Supernova’

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play partners taking a final road trip after one is diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

So you loved Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem. Here’s who to read next

Poetry recommendations for those inspired by "The Hill We Climb."

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MUSIC

Finally, conductor Anna Rakitina makes her BSO debut

The assistant conductor’s scheduled dates were scuttled by coronavirus, so she'll make her debut with a made-for-streaming program.

TELEVISION

‘Great and Small’ solace for trying times

The current PBS “Masterpiece” series more than does a good job of taking you far away from the present tense.

ARTS

Postering the city with literature and Black feminism

Arielle Gray’s “The Roots That Bind” poster project is part of the Boston Center for the Arts’ yearlong “Combahee’s Radical Call,” featuring public art installations that center on Black feminism.

TELEVISION

TV disagreements are the fun part of the job

My opinion about a show may not align with the views of many readers, which is . . . healthy.

Boylston’s Lazour brothers give their songs from ‘Cairo’ a second life

Instead of re-creating the songs as they were performed at the ART in 2019, the album emphasizes new interpretations.

BOOKS

Two Boston-area authors among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle Award

Maggie Doherty and Namwali Serpell, both of Harvard, are finalists for the awards, considered among the most prestigious in American letters. The awards for publishing year 2020 will be presented in March.

Poetry

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman ‘has always been an absolute supernova’

Poets and professors who know Gorman's work and have watched her rise knew she would shine brightly on the Capitol steps.