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Andrea Braein Hovig and Stellan Skarsgard in "Hope."

Love, mortality, and ‘Hope’

In this Norwegian drama, a grim diagnosis brings a couple together even as it threatens to divide them.

DOC TALK
From left: Jim Henson, Frank Oz. and Jon Stone in the early days of "Sesame Street."

‘Street’ smarts, ‘Towns’ team, Down East dispatches

Documentaries that look at the story of "Sesame Street," visit some of the overlooked communities in the US, and take a deceptively meandering journey with a Maine filmmaker.

The three-part series, a co-production between PBS and BBC Studios, premieres Thursday.

Greta Thunberg docuseries amplifies her climate change fight

The three-part series, premiering Thursday on Earth Day, follows the then-16-year-old as she took a gap year from school in 2019 to meet with scientists around the world and spearhead awareness about climate change.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★ ★ ½
Ed Helms and Patti Harrison in "Together Together."

So happy ‘Together Together’? Maybe

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison star in this comedy about a surrogate pregnancy that’s even more complicated than you might expect.

Philip Berk speaks during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual installation luncheon on July 20, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Globes group ousts member over his Black Lives Matter email

Philip Berk, a former president of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes, has been dropped from the group’s board after sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.”

TELEVISION
Cristin Milioti in "Made for Love."

Cristin Milioti and Ray Romano are easy to like in ‘Made for Love’

The two play daughter and father in the show, adapted from Alissa Nutting’s novel, which explores love in a high-tech world

Meklit Hadero performing in 2017.

Better late than never: Meklit finally makes her Celebrity Series debut

Grounded at home with her baby son, the California-based musician returned to her solo singer-songwriter roots.

Ted Nugent revealed he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.” "I thought I was dying," Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday.

Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

The singer is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.”

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The summer season at Jacob's Pillow will include a performance of “joyUS justUS" by CONTRA-TIEMPO.

After a lost summer, Jacob’s Pillow will return for a full season in 2021

The June 30-Aug. 29 season will also offer unprecedented online access to most festival programming.

Dartmouth College's Joshua Bennett is a 2021 Guggenheim fellow and Whiting Award winner

Dartmouth professor Joshua Bennett awarded two major literary prizes inside of a week

A 2021 Guggenheim fellowship and Whiting Award will allow Bennett to focus on his new book, a cultural history of spoken word poetry.

COMFORT ZONE
Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page in a scene from Netflix's "Bridgerton," among the many streaming series engineered for binge-watching.

Some shows are meant to be binged, not savored

You aren’t encouraged to watch and then think about what you saw; you are meant to press the “Skip Intro” button and keep on moving.

COMFORT ZONE
Safiya Leslie

This musical journey around the globe comes once a month in a box

Berklee grad Safiya Leslie — a singer/songwriter and entrepreneur — is giving world music fans a chance to explore the sounds of a different country each month through her Safiya’s World Music Tour Playlist subscription boxes.

MATTHEW GILBERT | YOUR TV GPS
Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford in Peacock's "Rutherford Falls."

This week’s TV: The Oscars at long last, Earth Day shows, and a new Ed Helms comedy

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

Emily Rooney at the WGBH television studios in Boston, in 2009.

Emily Rooney apologizes after accusations of ‘demeaning and racist commentary’ on ‘Beat the Press’ segment

Longtime GBH-TV host Emily Rooney apologized Friday for on-air comments she made in response to concerns raised by filmmakers of color about PBS’s decades-long relationship with documentarian Ken Burns.

Actors perform scripts created from Revolutionary-era depositions and interviews, including testimonials from white women.

With a gallery revamp, Concord Museum summons forgotten voices of 1775

The Battle of Lexington and Concord is reframed to include the contributions of white women and people of color.

TELEVISION
Camille Cottin plays Andrea, the character on whom the "Call My Agent" film spinoff will focus.

‘Call My Agent’ gets a fifth season — and more

According to Variety, both a movie spinoff of the series AND a fifth season are in development in France.