Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

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Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Jamal Khashoggi went into a self-imposed exile, moving to Washington in 2017, writing regular columns for the Post and pursuing pro-democracy projects.

Liza Jessie Peterson performs in the solo play she wrote, “The Peculiar Patriot.”

Stage Review

A ‘Peculiar Patriot’ — and a powerful indictment of racial injustice

A solo drama written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson delivers a damning portrait of racial injustice within the US criminal justice system.

Ben Hardy stars in the eight-part mystery series.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Masterpiece’ mines past for ‘The Woman in White’

The five-part miniseries is based on Wilkie Collins’ 19th-century mystery novel.

Singer Jonathan Richman at the Middle East Upstairs, Thursday Oct. 18.

Jonathan Richman brims with local memories at the Middle East

The singer’s reminiscences flowed as he closed out a four-show run at the club on Thursday night.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kardashian West announced on her app Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. the birth of their daughter via surrogate The baby, their third, was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

It’s a Thing

From fake breakups to real nosewarmers

A review of the week online.

Ken-David Masur led the BSO and pianist Garrick Ohlsson Thursday.

Music Review

Garrick Ohlsson makes Rachmaninoff look easy with BSO

He played the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 1 Thursday evening at Symphony Hall.

BOSTON, 10/7182018 - Steve Carell arrives at the AMC Boston Common for a screening of his new film Beautiful Boy. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle, goldman)

Before Steve Carell hit the red carpet in Boston, he stopped by his Marshfield Hills general store

The Acton native helped debut “Beautiful Boy” locally.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston Oct. 22-28

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening at the Museum of Science, the Dorchester Short Film Festival, and more.

Brahms am Flugel by Willy von Beckerath.

Connections | Magazine

Within my family, a bit of a battle over Brahms

A framed print of the composer had watched over generations of my piano-playing family. Would he ever come home with me?

“Duchess in Green” by Lavaughan Jenkins, one of four James and Audrey Foster Prize Artists.

ICA announces 2019 Foster Prize winners

The latest honorees are Rashin Fahandej, Lavaughan Jenkins, Josephine Halvorson, and Helga Roht Poznanski.

book review

A love letter to librarians rises from a fire

“The Library Book’’ is only ostensibly about a 1986 fire but is mostly an homage to a democratic institution.


Drawn to books that take place in small towns

Novelist and journalist Joyce Maynard’s most recent memoir is “The Best of Us.’’

book review

The Indelible RBG

New biography renders a quiet, hard-working, relentlessly logical feminist jurist amid an enduring love story.

book review

Wildly bold and skillful retelling of ‘Oedipus’

Daisy Johnson’s debut novel is a vivid retelling of the myth of Oedipus.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

In a Rose Art Museum exhibit, Tuesday Smillie includes paintings based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.’’


Greater Boston author readings Oct. 21-27

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.


TV’s 10 most moving moments

Forget the manipulations of “This Is Us” — here are some TV moments that managed to wring honest tears.

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Can technology that cares fill the empathy gap? 

Dennis Franz played Andy Sipowicz in “NYPD Blue.”

TV Critic’s Corner

An ‘NYPD Blue’ spinoff is in the works

The series would center on Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, a cop investigating his father’s murder.

Buffalo Hunt, Velino Shije Herrera (Ma-Pi-We) (Native American (Zia), ?1902Ð1973) before 1928 Opaque and transparent watercolor on paper * Gift of the Estate of David Rockefeller from the Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston mfarockefeller


52 works of Native American art donated to MFA from Rockefeller estate

The works include pottery, weavings, baskets, watercolors, and rugs.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speaks onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)


Michael Douglas to receive two awards in Massachusetts next month

The Academy Award-winning actor and producer is slated to receive two major awards here in November.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) barricades herself inside her home (to no avail) in

Things to Do

The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

19namesnecn - NECN anchor Brian Shactman sports the no-tie look on set. (Rich Joyce/NBC10 Boston)


A local news station is saying goodbye to a specific item of clothing

If you’ve been watching NECN recently, you may have noticed something missing. Male anchors in the studio did away with the tie, a longtime staple of business attire.

Katie LaMark returns to Boston as star of the 10th anniversary touring production of “Rock of Ages.”

‘Rock of Ages’ puts Andover’s Katie LaMark on the stage she dreamed about as a kid

The actress’s upcoming performance at the Wang in the ’80s-inspired jukebox musical “feels like a very peaceful, full circle thing.”

Clockwise from left: Danielle Palmer, Amanda Figueroa, Tatiana Chavez, and Stephanie Castillo in “The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood.’’

Stage review

Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’

Kira Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new drama focuses on adolescent girls trying to cope with the suicide of a housemate in a treatment facility.

Courtney Barnett

A more introspective Courtney Barnett shifts her gaze

The Australian indie star, who comes to Boston Sunday, talks about her willingness to be more vulnerable on “Tell Me How You Really Feel.”

Timothée Chalamet (left) stars as a young man struggling with addiction and Steve Carell stars as his father in “Beautiful Boy.”


Steve Carell talks about ‘Beautiful Boy’ — and not binge watching

Steve Carell talks about “Beautiful Boy.”

Bruce Myren’s “N 40° 01’ 11.38” W 124° 02’ 48.59” Shelter Cove, California”

Art Review

At the BPL, the art of getting from here to there

A striking exhibit at the Leventhal Map Center looks at the interplay of photography and art.

“Another Country” from “Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country”

Art Review

At the Davis, a US museum show debut for Christiane Baumgartner

The German artist is something of a rock star in printmaking circles.

Toto at the 1983 Grammy Awards (from left): Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Dave Paich, Dave Herngate, Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather.

Toto’s ‘Africa’: The mother of all memes is waiting there for you

The ubiquitous tune isn’t just a durable oldie — it’s staring back at us from every corner of popular culture.

“The Gospel of Eureka” screens Oct. 22 as part of the DocYard series at the Brattle Theatre.

doc talk | peter keough

Doc Talk: Kidnapping, counseling, believing, Mooch-ifying

Previews of four upcoming documentaries.

Left: Naila Ayesh and her son Majd in “Naila and the Uprising.”

In Focus

Women are empowered at the Boston Palestine Film Festival

A preview of three documentaries at the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

What pirates were really like in Colonial days

“Black Flags, Blue Waters’’ makes clear that pop culture pirates from the movies bear little resemblance to reality.

Nael Nacer (left) and Maurice Parent in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Macbeth.”

Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in “Beautiful Boy.”

Movie Review

Seeing addiction up close in ‘Beautiful Boy’

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in a compassionate, aching, yet overly tidy drama about a father’s attempts to cope with his son’s drug dependency.

Peter Dinklage (left) and Jamie Dornan in “My Dinner With Hervé.”

Television Review

Dinklage gives ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ humanity

In the HBO film, the actor brings layers of conflict, arrogance, insecurity, and sorrow to a man who, before he killed himself, was viewed as a pop culture oddity.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 16: A man uses his smartphone on July 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Only 53.5% of Japanese owned smartphones in March, according to a white paper released by the Ministry of Communications on July 15, 2014. The survey of a thousand participants each from Japan, the U.S., Britain, France, South Korea and Singapore, demonstrated that Japan had the fewest rate of the six; Singapore had the highest at 93.1%, followed by South Korea at 88.7%, UK at 80%, and France at 71.6%, and U.S. at 69.6% in the U.S. On the other hand, Japan had the highest percentage of regular mobile phone owners with 28.7%. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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Fighting fire with, uh, fire.

Linda Lavin (right, with Celia Weston) starred in “Alice” from 1976-85.

TV Critic’s Corner

Order’s up for a reboot of ‘Alice’

Fox has greenlighted a pilot to be co-written and co-produced by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

Jamie Lee Curtis (holding Judy Greer) returns as Laurie Strode in “Halloween.”

Movie Review

When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

Paula Plum (left) and Adrianne Krstansky at a rehearsal for Lyric Stage Company’s production of “The Roommate.”

In ‘The Roommate,’ Paula Plum and Adrianne Krstansky meet their mismatch

Jen Silverman’s play about an odd couple gives two of Boston’s finest stage actresses roles to relish.

Bessie Harvey’s “The Spirit of Love”


The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art

The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art.

Lisa Joyce (left) and Laura Latreille rehearse as Weylin Symes directs “The Salonnieres.”


In a Paris salon, telling

Liz Duffy Adams’s “The Salonnieres” gets a world premiere in Stoneham.

Jack Kerouac in 1962.

A Kerouac-inspired arts festival takes the road to Lowell

The inaugural The Town and The City Festival will feature nationally recognized talent such as Kristin Hersh, Kingsley Flood, and the spoken-word artist Andrea Gibson, plus dozens more performers.


Funny Women . . . Serious Business raises record-breaking $950,000 for Rosie’s Place

Proceeds benefit the women’s shelter, which annually serves 12,000 women affected by poverty and homelessness.