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All for kids: comic books, online camp, and prizes

A roundup of all manner of literary news from the region. This week: kids' comics, virtual camp, and letters to authors.

BOOKS

Authors fascinated with other authors

You have industrious company. For a certain kind of writer, fascination with a particular author can lead to a book.

LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending May 24

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

Musician for hire brings serenade ‘magic’ to sidewalks and lawns

Gian Carlo Buscaglia has been playing for people stuck at home since early May.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Get ready for summer’s biggest hit: Revenge of the Drive-In

Because of COVID-19, a staple of the past is now our entertainment future.

THEATER

In Pittsfield, a theater is determined to raise the curtain this summer

“How do you do theater in the middle of a pandemic?’’ Barrington Stage has a plan that underscores the challenges its peers face.

THEATER

What Boston theaters are saying about their current plans

You don’t have to read too deeply between the lines to see some darkened stages ahead.

What’s happening (digitally) in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

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BOOKS

Elin Hilderbrand on resilience and routine

The mega best-selling writer Elin Hilderbrand, who typically publishes at least two novels a year, says the pandemic has yet to slow her down.

DANCE

A quartet of BSO musicians and Boston Ballet dancers create ‘White Swan’

With the desire to perform, and time on their hands, artists from different realms collaborate on a new performance video.

TELEVISION

Coming out is ‘no big deal’ on ‘Dead to Me’

In an interview with TVline, series creator Liz Feldman says, "It felt fresh to me to treat a burgeoning relationship between two women like it was totally normal."

MOVIES

A big birthday arrives for a filmmaker with a very big career

At 90, Clint Eastwood is one of our finest living auteurs. He’s also one of our least heralded.

TELEVISION

A nerd alert from some passionate ‘Big Bang Theory’ fans

It didn't make my list of Top 20 TV comedies. A lot of readers didn't think that was smart.

In Rhode Island, plumbing history’s depths with artist Ellen Gallagher

The sea provides a fluid foundation for Gallagher's work.

Campaign aims to resurrect Great Scott under new ownership

The club's longtime booker is hoping to raise $150,000 from investors to assume ownership of the shuttered rock club and sign a lease.