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Jimmy Kimmel plans to face off against ‘archenemy’ Matt Damon at the Oscars

“If the Joker and the Batman were face-to-face, there would be some kind of a standoff. And I would imagine that that will be the same for this.”

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: Milo Yiannopoulos announces his resignation from Brietbart News during a press conference, February 21, 2017 in New York City. After comments he made regarding pedophilia surfaced in an online video, Yiannopoulos was uninvited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and lost a major book deal with Simon & Schuster. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

Here is a rough timeline of how Yiannopoulos went from a breakthrough moment to the opposite in a matter of days.

Stephen King.

TV Critic’s Corner

King’s world will come alive in ‘Castle Rock’

A 10-episode drama on Hulu will weave together characters from various stories set in the fictional Maine town.

A Swedish flag button

Thing Tank

From Sweden to Milo Yiannopoulos, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons (left) with principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs.


Andris Nelsons trumpets the BSO on ‘Greater Boston’

Is there anything that he can’t do?

Killer Mike (right) and El-P performing as Run the Jewels last April in Indio, Calif.

With Run the Jewels, Killer Mike leads a rap revolution

The MC spoke to the Globe about channeling rage through rap, the group’s fired-up fan base, and hip-hop’s purpose in the age of Trump.

Christina and Tarek El Moussa


Quote of the day: Christina El Moussa

In an interview with People magazine, the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” talks about why her marriage fell apart. “We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore,” she said.

Terry O’Quinn (left) and Michael Dorman in “Patriot.”

Television review

Hit and miss gags amid jarring shifts in Amazon’s ‘Patriot’

The series about a beleaguered spy (and folk singer) who goes undercover at a pipe factory has a lot of creative energy, even when jokes fall flat.

Joe DeRosa

laugh lines

Joe DeRosa

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


Acton’s Discovery Museums annouces special-needs events schedule

The schedule of free events for families with children with an autism spectrum disorder or with hearing or vision loss is now available.


Franklin museum to celebrate town’s birthday

All residents are invited to attend the March 5 event, which will include cake and coffee.

Tom Brady’s jersey went missing after Super Bowl LI.


Brady jersey’s estimated worth: $500,000

The search for TB12’s Super Bowl jersey continues.

Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation from Breitbart News during a press conference Tuesday.

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart

The conservative media provocateur resigned in the wake of a controversy over his comments about pedophilia.

Stephen Colbert.

Colbert apologizes to ISIS for being unseated by Trump as ‘the enemy of the American people’

“Sorry, ISIS. If you want to get on the list, you’ve got to publish photos of Trump’s inauguration crowd,” Stephen Colbert said on his show.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen


Tom and Gisele will co-chair the Met Gala

Do you think they have their outfits picked out yet?

Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel will drop a new album in May

Then they’ll be taking their show on the road.

Actor Patrick Stewart.

In open letter, 65 writers and artists urge trump to reconsider visa ban

Patrick Stweart, Stephen Sondheim, Rosanne Cash, and Zadie Smith are just a few of the artists who signed.

Danny Amendola walks the runway during New York Fashion Week.


Danny Amendola gets fashion (modeling) advice from galpal Olivia Culpo

With so many pageant titles under her belt — including Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe — Culpo knows what she’s talking about.

Jalani Dottin-Coye (left) and Matthew Fagerberg in “Exit Strategy.”

Stage Review

An education in resistance in Zeitgeist’s ‘Exit Strategy’

Teachers — and an enterprising student — make a last-ditch attempt to spare their Chicago school from the bulldozers.

Author John Darnielle

Book Review

Shifting narrators share a narrative puzzle of dark foreboding in ‘Universal Harvester’

Folks have been eagerly awaiting the new novel from John Darnielle, singer-songwriter behind the Mountain Goats, whose first work was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Tom Hanks, pictured last month at the People's Choice Awards.

Tom Hanks to publish short stories

Titled “Uncommon Type,” the book will be made up of 17 different tales, each involving a typewriter in some way.

Milo Yiannopoulos, the polarizing Breitbart News editor, speaks at California Polytechnic State University as part of his

Milo Yiannopoulos book canceled after comments about relationships between boys and men

Simon & Schuster canceled a forthcoming book by the conservative editor because of his controversial statements.

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards.

TV Critic’s Corner

ABC sold out its Oscars ads. Here’s why.

Advertisers are constantly on the lookout for live, “appointment TV” events like the Academy Awards.

Paavali Jumppanen

Music Review

Fireworks and other feats from two favored performers

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen and violinist Corey Cerovsek performed Sunday at the Gardner Museum.


Ja Rule rules at Foxwoods

The singer helped celebrate the casino’s 25th anniversary.

Frances Bean Cobain and her mother, Courtney Love.


Quote of the day: Frances Bean Cobain

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love sends an Instagram note to her late father on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Kit Harington juggles ‘Game’ and ‘Gunpowder’

The actor, who stars as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones,” is also filming an extracurricular BBC miniseries about England’s’ Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

“Inside Out” characters figure prominently in “Follow Your Heart.”

Stage Review

Disney on Ice’s ‘Heart’ pumps up TD Garden crowd

Friday’s Boston premiere of “Follow Your Heart,” which runs through Feb. 26, was filled with entertaining scenes and familiar songs.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “Daddy’s Home.”


Mark Wahlberg will return to town to film another movie

Here’s a clue: It’s a sequel.

David Simon (left) and John Waters backstage at the Writers Guild Awards.


John Waters receives lifetime achievement award at Writers Guild Awards

Also at the celebration: Seth Meyers, Robert Carlock, and Kenneth Lonergan.

Nancy Schön (center) with students at her “Metamorphosis” exhibition.


Nancy Schön shines at Regis

The sculptor’s work is on display now in “Metamorphosis,” an exhibition that was curated by Regis students.

Leslie Jones performed Sunday at M.I.T.’s Kresge Auditorium.


Leslie Jones stays busy in Boston

The “Saturday Night Live” star played two shows and got an unexpected invitation to lunch from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Milo Yiannopoulos, pictured last month at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Yiannopoulos loses book deal after his remarks on pedophilia

Yiannopoulos was also disinvited from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the video.

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck has a message for Boston film critics

The actor appreciates their support.

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrived at a news conference last week.

Breitbart: A new force in the Trump era?

Already there have been indications that Stephen Bannon’s former organization might enjoy something akin to most-favored media status.

Charles Bartlett (far right, sitting next to his wife Martha) brought John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier together, and later, after their marriage, attended the baptism of their son, John F. Kennedy Jr., then only 13 days old.

Charles Bartlett, 95, reporter who brought Kennedys together

Mr. Bartlett won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for helping expose professional misconduct by the secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Thornton was a United Press International manager covering New England and New York.

H.C. ‘Cal’ Thornton, 91, of Westport, longtime news service executive

Mr. Thornton was an executive with United Press International and later the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.

Irwin Stambler, 92; wrote rock music encyclopedia

Mr. Stambler was an engineer, but his love for music inspired him to write “The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul.”

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, greeted members of the Israeli delegation at the White House last week.

Could Ivanka Trump prove to be a defender of the arts?

With the White House drafting plans to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts, the first daughter could emerge as a key player.

Cécile McLorin Salvant performs during the “Jelly and George’’ show.

Music Review

At Berklee, the sounds of ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton and George Gershwin

Pianist Aaron Diehl and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant paid tribute to the musical legends.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media

Chris Wallace cautioned the network’s viewers Sunday that President Trump’s latest attack on the media had gone too far.

John Mellencamp and his band.


John Mellencamp to play Tanglewood

More acts have been added to the venue’s popular artist series.

Philip Glass

Music Review

Boston Modern Orchestra Project pays tribute to Philip Glass

BMOP performed the composer’s “Tirol Concerto” for piano and strings and his Second Symphony.

J.C, Monahan with husband Jim Farrell.


J.C. Monahan leaving Channel 5

The “Chronicle” co-anchor has been with the station for 15 years.

Alec Baldwin as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

When ‘SNL’ goes on break, time to stock up on antacids

Until it returns with new episodes March 4, you’ll need to seek comic relief elsewhere to get through the daily news cycle.

Host Bill Maher, left, listened to Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for Breitbart News, on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on Friday.

Milo Yiannopoulos found a bromance with Bill Maher. Then he met his other guests.

‘‘I’m kidding,’’ Milo Yiannopoulos chided the audience. ‘‘You’re very easily triggered. It’s pathetic.’’