The Summer Arts Preview

Your guide to the season’s best music, movies, theater, comedy, dance, art, and TV

Join our Monday ‘Game of Thrones’ chat

We’re going to be talking all things “Game of Thrones” with TV critic Matthew Gilbert on Monday morning at 10 a.m.

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Trump again, this time with a raucous Queen cover

In its season finale, the popular sketch comedy series launched into a cover of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” with lyrics reworked to reference everything from the Mueller report to controversial abortion laws.


Was Jeff Koons’s balloon bunny worth a record $91 million?

The poster boy of art-world excess, Koons set a contemporary-art price record at auction on Wednesday night. Here’s why.

Music review

A Far Cry and Lorelei Ensemble unite for a daring odyssey

The two luminary ensembles embarked on a journey that culminated in the world premiere of Kareem Roustom’s “Odyssey”-inspired chamber epic “Hurry to the Light.”

Stage Review

A nightmarish period of Cambodian history evoked in ArtsEmerson’s wrenching ‘See You Yesterday’

The hybrid of physical theater and circus arts powerfully evokes the human toll of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

It’s a Thing

It’s a Thing: Accenting sexy, grieving Grumpy, and more

Michael Andor Brodeur’s review of the week online.

Louvre museum pays tribute to architect I.M. Pei

Dozens of employees of the Louvre gathered under the pyramid, which serves as the museum’s monumental entrance, for a minute’s applause.

Movie Review

A quiet picture of love in Mumbai

“Photograph” another tale from Ritesh Batra of timid souls united by a sweet movie gimmick.


In the golden age of film projection, Steve Livernash was a beacon

Livernash, who died Monday at 77 after a battle with cancer, was among the last of the old-school Boston movie projectionists.


The 15 best performances on ‘Game of Thrones’

A ranking of personal favorites from a vast cast.

Dance Review

A ‘Rhapsody’ of inspiring visions at Boston Ballet

An impressive choreographic debut at the Opera House for principal dancer Paulo Arrais.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston May 20-June 2

Preview Arts Emerson’s 10th anniversary season, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz, mock court, and more.

‘Big Bang Theory’ exits TV airwaves after 12 seasons with emotional episode

Television’s top-rated comedy closed out its run with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits.

James Levine’s company received $936,000 from Met in final season

Levine’s company received the money in his 47th season, a tenure cut short when he was fired after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.

Your guide to family entertainment

The best kid-friendly attractions in music, theater, art, dance, and television.