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Richard Solomon, Kissinger aide involved in ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’ with China, dies at 79

WASHINGTON — Richard H. Solomon, a China scholar who assisted in the historic ‘‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’’ that led to the opening of US-Sino relations in the 1970s, who became an authority on China’s pressure tactics during negotiations, and who, as a top American diplomat, helped end a long-running conflict in Cambodia, died March 13 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 79.

Kim Fischer, Maria Jung, Monica Giordano, and Danny Bryck in “Chill” at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

Stage review

In Brookline-based ‘Chill,’ a vivid portrait of millennials and their discontents

Four friends are seen as high school seniors and in their late 20s in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of the play by Brookline native Eleanor Burgess.

Michelle Kwan


Clay Pell is divorcing Michelle Kwan

After barely three years of marriage, the two-time Olympic medalist and her husband are splitting up.

Carolina Martinez with Wally the Green Monster at Fenway Park.


Pedro’s wife paves way for Feast at Fenway

Carolina Martinez was at the ballpark Wednesday for a walk-though in advance of the upcoming benefit for the Pedro Martinez Foundation.

Johan Heldenbergh (gesturing) costars in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

Movie Review

In ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ the real animals are in uniform

In “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) saves more than 300 Jews by hiding them in the Warsaw Zoo during WWII.

Mindy Kaling at last year’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Grand finale approaches for ‘The Mindy Project’

Entertainment Weekly reports that Mindy Kaling’s show will return to Hulu in September for its sixth and final season.

Actress Mckenna Grace attended Disney's


10-year-old actress shares surprising insight on ‘I, Tonya’

Mckenna Grace, who plays Tonya Harding as a child, says the script “sometimes . . . makes you feel really bad for her.”

Filmmaker Ken Burns


Ken Burns turns his attention to Muhammad Ali

A four-hour documentary is in the works.

Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler at a 2014 Hollywood event honoring “Parks and Recreation.”


Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting for a new NBC show

Ron Swanson would be excited about this one.

Eddie Vedder


Eddie Vedder will perform at Hot Stove Cool Music next month

The Pearl Jam singer has previously performed at Hot Stove events in Chicago, but never in Boston.

Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who’ll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year’s newest class.

Pile’s latest album, “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” comes out Friday.

Pile has a well-earned reputation to uphold

Boston bands’ favorite Boston band is releasing a new album Friday and following up with a show Sunday at The Sinclair.

Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in “13 Reasons Why.”

Television review

Yes, ‘13 Reasons Why’ is for young adults. It’s still very good.

Netflix’s new adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel about a teen suicide is an extraordinarily mature drama.

Alec Baldwin


Quote of the day: Alec Baldwin

The actor’s new memoir comes out April 4, and in it he gives a big shout-out to “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally.

Bobbie Steinbach in “Golda’s Balcony’’ at New Repertory Theatre.

Stage Review

Steinbach digs deep in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at New Rep

Willam Gibson’s solo drama focuses on the remarkable life and career of pioneering Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.

Thing Tank

From leggings to Prime movers, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Sebastian Maniscalco

Laugh Lines

Sebastian Maniscalco

A joke from the comic, who plays the Wilbur Friday and Saturday.

Mr. Wilkins also wrote for the Washington Post and New York Times.

Roger Wilkins, 85, historian, journalist, and activist

Mr. Wilkins held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson’s administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer Prize.

Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it.


Franklin special ed parents’ group to host fund-raiser

The April 8 event will feature a set by comedian Ray Harrington, as well as raffles and silent and live auctions.


Natick’s Earth Day fest set for late April

There will be kids’ activities, live music, vendors, food, wildlife demonstrations, and more.

President Donald Trump (left) and Summer Zervos (right).

‘Apprentice’ contestant can’t sue president, Trump’s lawyers say

President Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show.

John Cena appeared earlier this month at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.


John Cena shares a sneak peek at ‘Ferdinand’

The West Newbury native shared a trailer of the film, in which he plays a friendly bull.

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in “A Ghost Story.”


Watch the haunting first trailer for Casey Affleck’s ‘A Ghost Story’

Audiences are in for a weird, emotional journey.

Chris Evans with Mckenna Grace in “Gifted.”


Chris Evans wants to be a dad ‘at some point’

The Sudbury native discussed big families with E! News.

O'Reilly compared a black lawmaker's hair to a 'James Brown wig'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly seemed to disparage a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker’s appearance.

Julian Edelman at the Woodside High School football field in Woodside, Calif.


Julian Edelman visits his alma mater

The Patriots wide receiver shared a photo of himself at the Woodside High School football field in Woodside, Calif.

Boston, MA - 3/28/2017 - Jordan Volel,12, a student from the Conservatory Lab Charter School plays his French horn as he marches to the State House during what organizers called an

Arts leaders march to State House to seek more funding for culture

Hundreds of arts advocates from around Massachusetts are descending on Beacon Hill as part of Arts Matter Advocacy Day.

Steven Tyler shared a hug with Chewbacca while celebrating his 69th birthday at Disneyland.


Steven Tyler celebrates with Chewbacca

The Aerosmith singer got to hang out with Chewie while marking his 69th birthday at Disneyland.

Roger W. Wilkins spoke in Washington in 1965.

Roger Wilkins, civil rights champion in government and journalism, dies at 85

From a young age, Wilkins once wrote, he was compelled to spend his life ‘‘blasting through doors that white people didn’t want to open.’’

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, portraying Boston Marathon bombings survivor Jeff Bauman, waves a flag while filming a scene from ‘Stronger’ on the ice of Boston Garden on April 5, 2016.


Marathon bombings movie ‘Stronger’ gets an official release date

The film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, chronicles the story of survivor Jeff Bauman.

Sarah Silverman is known for her no-holds-barred explorations of her life and circumstances.

Sarah Silverman to star in series discussing ‘current political/emotional landscape’

Hulu is hoping that Silverman, an unapologetically left-leaning N.H. native, can connect with people far different from herself.

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of “Moonlight,”will adapt Colson Whitehead’s novel “The Underground Railroad” for Amazon.

Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ in the works at Amazon

Jenkins, the writer and director of “Moonlight,” named best picture at last month’s Academy Awards, is teaming again with that film’s producers for a new TV series for Amazon.

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington on Monday.

Paul Ryan says GOP will continue to push for health care reform this year

‘‘We are going to keep getting at this thing,’’ the House speaker told Republican donors Monday.

Samantha Morton in “Harlots.”


Hulu’s new ‘Harlots’ is as far from ‘Downton’ as you can get

The show, set in 18th-century London, is all about hookers, but it’s definitely not a fairy tale.

Rod MacDonald, chef de cuisine at Lone Star Taco Bar in Cambridge, played bass in a hardcore band in Worcester.

What is the connection between hardcore music and Boston’s best kitchens?

The kids who grew up going to Black Flag and Cro-Mags shows now prepare some of the city’s finest food.

TV Critic’s Corner

Stephen Colbert’s still winning, except . . .

The “Late Show” host has beaten Jimmy Fallon for seven consecutive weeks in the ratings — but not with younger viewers.

From left: Jeff Apruzzese, Kyle Simmons, and Dan Smith.


It’s Bastille day as band visits Berklee

The British indie pop band stopped by Berklee College of Music on Monday afternoon.

Scarlett Johansson


Quote of the day: Scarlett Johansson

The actress appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday morning and revealed her biggest celebrity crushes.

Magician Michael Carbonaro pranks a shopper at a market on TruTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect.”

TV Critic’s Corner

TruTV: It’s funny cuz it’s troll

TruTV has become a one-stop shop for shows about messing with people’s heads.

A production of “Hamilton” (pictured in Chicago) will be at the Boston Opera House Sept. 18-Nov. 18, 2018.

‘Hamilton’ comes to Boston in September 2018 for two-month run

“Hamilton’’ will come to Boston in September 2018 and run for a full two months — much longer than customary for touring shows.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.


Tom Brady golfs with Jordan Spieth in Georgia

The Patriots quarterback said trying to beat the PGA star at golf is like trying to arm wrestle Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

Fox News’ Sean Hannity is calling on CBS to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning.”

DJ Carnage and Rob Gronkowski entertain the crowd at Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach.


Can Gronk party with his shirt on?

Maybe not. The Patriots tight end was topless (again) at a Miami Music Week party.

Steven Tyler onstage at the Citi Wang Theatre in 2016.


Steven Tyler celebrates birthday with his granddaughter

Liv Tyler posted a picture of her dad and her daughter on his big day.

Actress Amber Tamblyn at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.


Amber Tamblyn to make New York stage debut in play directed by the Huntington’s Peter DuBois

The actress will star in “Can You Forgive Her?”