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Ryan Reynolds in “Life.”

Movie Review

We’ve seen this ‘Life’ before

An effective but generic monsters-in-space movie unaccountably features name stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds.

From left: Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, and Becky G in “Power Rangers.”

Movie Review

Shortage of imagination in ‘Power Rangers’

Since we don’t have enough superheroes filling the screens, this relic from 1990s TV has returned with all its kitsch intact.

President Trump


Is that Trump or Chevy Chase?

He’s president, and you’re not.

Sib Hashian (center) with the original Boston lineup (from left) Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Fran Sheehan.

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian has died

The 67-year-old Hashian was performing on a cruise ship when he collapsed.

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein.


World’s greatest leader? Theo Epstein, of course.

Apparently, two World Series titles are worth a lot to the folks at

Bob Dylan performing in Shanghai in 2011.

Album Review

Bob Dylan’s in good voice, if not The Voice, on ‘Triplicate’

Three discs of Sinatra covers may be too much of a good thing, but listeners may be surprised at how well these intimate arrangements suit Dylan.

Kara Walker’s “An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: no world.’’

Art Review

American history in black and white

Kara Walker, at UMass-Amherst’s Museum of Contemporary Art, confronts race head on.

Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender (center), and Ryan Gosling star in “Song to Song.’’

Movie Review

Malick in Wonderland

“Song to Song” is a partial return to form for Terrence Malick, an improvement over the legendary director’s last two movies.

Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern in “Wilson.”

★ ★ Movie Review

‘Wilson’ hinges on cringes

Woody Harrelson plays the misanthrope to end all misanthropes in the film, which is based on Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel.

TV Critic’s Corner

Ru, awakening

Upgraded to VH1 and entering its ninth season, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has legs.

Mike Ross and Karolina Chorvath at the “Memory Unearthed” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts


Mike Ross attends opening reception of ‘Memory Unearthed’

The exhibition features photographs by Henryk Ross.

Quote of the day: Wyclef Jean

The rapper spoke to People magazine about his recent brush with police. “When I got out of the car and they rushed me, I felt like running,” he said. “You feel instant fear because all you see is guns, and you’re a citizen.”

“Winter Weight” by Dana Clancy.


Entering a territory of titillating intangibles

Dana Clancy’s paintings show art museums in a very different light.

Ron White

Ron White hasn’t lost his blue-collar mentality about comedy

Financial success aside, the comedian keeps pushing himself to write and perform. Why? “I want to stay relevant.”

French horn player Yoni Kahn was among the musicians at a rehearsal of the period instrument ensemble Grand Harmonie at the Second Church in Newton.

Reaching into the past for a sonic experience

Recapturing original orchestral sounds is integral to the mission of the period instrument ensemble Grand Harmonie.

Fiora Corradetti Contino, 91, opera professor, conductor

Dr. Contino founded her first opera company when she was only 27 and became an accomplished maestra who conducted for 50 years.


Four New Englanders earn Whiting Awards

The $50,000 prizes are given to 10 promising writers in fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.

Actress Mckenna Grace attended Disney's


Chris Evans praises his 10-year-old costar in this new ‘Gifted’ featurette

The movie hits theaters nationwide April 7.

Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

The kids are far right

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.

Emma Stone (as Billie Jean King) and Steve Carell (as Bobby Riggs) in “Battle of the Sexes.”


Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has a release date

The biopic chronicling the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs will hit theaters later this year.


Wait, Tom Bergeron is nominated for the Supreme Court?

The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host looks a lot like Trump’s nominee.

Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, and Nicole Kidman,with their on-screen children.

Let’s talk ‘Big Little Lies’ theories

Five episodes down, two to go, and ‘‘Big Little Lies’’ still hasn’t revealed many details about its huge central mysteries: Who’s dead and who’s responsible?

Jenner’s book will be published four days after the interview.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

Jenner is slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman.

Dave Chappelle in 2015.

Dave Chappelle has joked about police before — here’s how he tackles it in his new specials

The comedian discussed policing and race even as the nation fiercely debates the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they police.

Chuck Barris in 2004, signing copies of his book.

Chuck Barris, host of ‘The Gong Show,’ who wildly claimed to be a CIA assassin, has died

Chuch Barris was the host of ‘‘The Gong Show’’ and the creative force behind ‘‘The Dating Game,’’ ‘‘The Newlywed Game’’ and many other game shows.

Diana Ross


Diana Ross to perform at Tanglewood

Yet another show added to the busy summer schedule.

Rachel Kadish (left) and Tova Mirvis at a writers meeting at Jessica Shattuck’s home.

Publishing, parenting, puke: This author’s club covers everything

“We don’t have a water cooler. This is the water cooler.”

Posing as a musician making a documentary on world music, billionaire Ernie Boch Jr. traveled to a Ugandan village for Nat Geo’s “Undercover Angel” and had to figure out how to best help its people.


What drove Ernie Boch Jr. to help a village in Uganda?

The car magnate took part in the TV series “Undercover Angel,” which sends the wealthy to poverty-stricken areas.

Senator Bernie Sanders will take part in a Q&A at MIT March 31.


Bernie Sanders heads slate of upcoming author events

The Vermont senator, Noam Chomsky, and Sheryl Sandberg are scheduled to make appearances in the coming weeks.

Katy Perry


Quote of the day: Katy Perry

While accepting an equality award at the Human Rights Campaign gala, the singer spoke about her religious upbringing.

Director Steven Maler (center) works with Joe Fria (left) and Jacob Fishel as they rehearse a scene from “Our American Hamlet.”


Shakespeare’s tragedy, and our own

“Our American Hamlet,” set six months after Lincoln’s assassination, is getting its world premiere in a production by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Steve Byrne plays Laugh Boston Thursday through Saturday.

Laugh Lines

Steve Byrne

A joke from the comic, who plays Laugh Boston Thursday through Saturday.


An adventurous composer and his ‘Hipocondrie’

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plans an all-Baroque program featuring the seemingly modern-titled “Hipocondrie,” by the perenially modern-seeming Jan Dismas Zelenka.

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

Lambchop embraces electronica? Sure, why not.

In advance of their Boston show, the Nashville band’s Kurt Wagner talks about “FLOTUS,” the new album that incorporates vocal processing, beats, and programming.

Toshi Reagon (seated in front, with guitar) and company in Octavia E. Butler’s “Parable of the Sower: A Concert Performance.”

Science fiction, black music meet in Toshi Reagon’s opera-in-progress

An ensemble led by Reagon will perform the score in a series of performances at the Paramount Center.

Andy Daly as Forrest MacNeil in the Comedy Central series “Review.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Before it goes away, ‘Review’ worth reviewing

Comedy Central’s strange, subversive “Review” is coming to an end.

Thing Tank

From a #VeryLimitedRole to a very pregnant giraffe, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Bill Walsh, 55, copy editor and witty authority on language

Mr. Walsh wrote three irreverent books about his craft, noting evolutions and devolutions of language.

Fred Rogers in “Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood.”


Why Congress should take another listen to Mr. Rogers

As someone who grew up the child of a single mother in the late ’80s, I can’t imagine not having those great PBS children’s shows — then or now.

‘Why am I in handcuffs?’: Wyclef Jean blasts police after case of mistaken identity

Jean posted two videos on Instagram showing the musician in handcuffs while being detained.

Meet Julia, a Muppet with autism — and the newest character on ‘Sesame Street’

‘‘Through Julia, we aim to show that all kids are amazing, and that all kids can be friends. #SeeAmazing,’’ the show tweeted.

James Taylor has written a pop-up lullaby book.


James Taylor to release book

It’s a pop-up lullaby book titled “Sweet Baby James.”

Jenny Slate (left) on Chris Evans: “His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”


Jenny Slate opens up about her breakup with Chris Evans

She talks about how the two clicked, what it was like dating Captain America, and why the relationship ultimately ended.

Alina Baraz at the Sinclair.

Music Review

At the Sinclair, Alina Baraz casts a dreamy, sensuous spell

For her sold-out show, the chillwave chanteuse explored nearly the entirety of her slim discography in an hourlong show.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger trolls Trump on Twitter

Arnold has some advice for the president.


‘How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids’: Author’s Diaper Genie wake-up call may help you, too

As resentment festered in her marriage after having a child, the author decided to figure out how to fix it.