’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.
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.
Want the Globe’s top picks for what to see and do each weekend e-mailed directly to you? Sign up now for The Weekender.
Latest Arts headlines
Holiday dance picks
10 holiday dance picks from Karen Campbell.
A ‘Julius Caesar’ that flips the Shakespearean script
Bryn Boice directs an all-female production of the Bard’s tragedy of power, ambition, and bloodshed.
Aly Raisman tweets her ‘disgust’ about ‘monster’ Larry Nassar
The US national gymnastics team’s former doctor agreed to a sentence range of 25 to 40 years.
James Franco decides to slow it down
The actor/director known for his manic juggling of multiple projects decided it was time to stop running and focus on his love of the work — like his latest project, “The Disaster Artist.”
On the luminous ‘Utopia,’ Björk approaches perfection
“Utopia” is both resolutely avant-garde and absolutely beautiful.
Lawsuit related to ‘Gronking to Remember’ cover is spiked
An Ohio couple said their picture was used without their permission on the cover of the 2014 self-published erotic novella.
BSO’s chief operating and communications officer departs for job in Dallas
Kim Noltemy had been with the BSO for two decades.
Revamped Eagles set TD Garden date
The band will play in Boston next summer.
TV Critic’s Corner
Awards season meets sexual misconduct
Seth Meyers faces no easy task hosting the Golden Globes.
Galleries | Cate McQuaid
At Harvard, Wole Soyinka’s collection of African traditional art
Items on display at the Cooper Gallery include masks, vessels, and figures.
Toulouse-Lautrec posters bring Paris to the Currier
The 19th-century artist left a vivid record of night life in the City of Light.
Ray Allen files emergency motion, says he is victim of ‘catfishing’
Attorney says the former Celtic took legal action in an effort to put an end to threats against him and his family.
For fun and spy games, take ‘The 39 Steps’
Directed by Allison Olivia Choat at Moonbox Productions, a spirited cast of four brings a Hitchcock spoof to life.
Classical Notes | David Weininger
When a student orchestra tackles Mahler’s Ninth
The NEC Philharmonia takes the challenge under the baton of Hugo Wolff.
Talking music with soprano Amanda Forsythe
The Boston Early Music Festival stalwart is comfortable singing bel canto as well as Baroque.
Jay-Z shows hip-hop how to age gracefully
Hip-hop seems to be in the midst of a midlife crisis, but one of rap’s greatest stars has managed to sidestep it successfully.
Rosie O’Donnell’s new girlfriend is a Worcester cop
The actress and former talk show host met Elizabeth Rooney while in town shooting the Showtime series “SMILF.”
“Everyday Is Christmas” | Sia
An over-abundance of holiday cheer from Sia
“Everday Is Christmas” decks the halls with silly ballads, uptempo ditties — and one gorgeous track that already feels timeless.
Best-selling novel ‘The Breadwinner’ comes to the screen
Deborah Ellis’s tale of an Afghan girl posing as a boy is now an animated feature.
Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be engaged
The Newton native — whose brother, Evan, ran unsuccessfully for Massachusetts governor — has been dating the actress for three years.
City Winery finally opens its doors
A few hundred invited guests got a look inside Boston’s newest music venue Monday night and paying customers show up tonight.
‘Justice League’ a disappointing No. 1 as ‘Wonder’ surprises
The lackluster domestic turnout for “Justice League” raises new questions about the ability of Warner Bros. to effectively exploit its DC Comics characters.
TV Critic’s Corner
HBO’s ‘True Detective’ will head to the Ozarks
In season 3, Carmen Ejogo will star as an Arkansas schoolteacher with a link to two missing children in 1980.
Julie Rhodes is no longer the music scene’s best-kept secret
If not for a fortuitous meeting, the Woburn native might still be singing in her car instead of on the stage.
Afterlife lessons in ‘Coco’
The new Pixar film journeys south of the border and into a fluorescent Day of the Dead setting.
‘She’s Gotta Have It’ still has it
Spike Lee has adapted his breakthrough film into a 10-episode Netflix series.
You’ve got mail, and the makings of a romance in ‘She Loves Me’
“It’s not your typical love story, which is why it’s my favorite musical,” says Ilyse Robbins, who is directing the production at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.
Laugh Lines: Josh Gondelman
A joke from the comic, who plays Laugh Boston Friday and Saturday.
TV Critic’s Corner
Mark Burnett’s ‘Messiah’ poses the ultimate what-if
The producer’s scripted series for Netflix is about the modern world’s response to a man who claims to be the Messiah.
TV Critic’s Corner
Clooney signs on to a ‘Catch-22’ miniseries
The actor will star in and direct the six-episode TV series.
In ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ the one name that matters is Denzel
The film is mostly a character study in search of a plot, but since it’s Denzel Washington playing the character, you don’t much mind.
BSO’s Andris Nelsons says sexual harassment isn’t a problem in classical music
Nothing to see here, says the conductor.
A brief history of turkeys living large at a swanky D.C. hotel — and one pardon gone wrong
This isn’t the first year the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his alternate “wingman” have stayed at the Willard InterContinental.
‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ shows how ‘A Christmas Carol’ came to be written
The PG-rated biopic — starring Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” — is sufficiently heavy on whimsy, yet there’s also a fair amount of darker material.
Harrison Ford comes to the rescue after car accident
The actor came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles.
Armie Hammer says Casey Affleck’s Oscar is the result of a Hollywood double standard
The actor said Affleck was able to win despite past harassment allegations, while director Nate Parker’s career is in ruins after a long-ago rape allegation.
Heather Unruh on Spacey allegations: ‘He strikes when they least expect it’
The former WCVB-TV anchor appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” to talk about actor Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual assault of her son.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary
Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps.
Amid tumultuous year, musicians unite at American Music Awards
The night was filled with positive vibes and American pride.
Cherry Bombe gathers local women in food for a night of talk and tastings
The event was a stop on the biannual magazine’s multicity book tour, celebrating its October release, “Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook,” from publisher Clarkson Potter.
TV Critic’s Corner
Lots more Ken Burns, just a few clicks away
The documentary filmmaker has launched a website called UNUM that supplements his film work with videos, books, podcast excerpts, and tweets.
Wonder Ball raises $600,000 for Children’s Museum
The funds raised support access to the museum for children with economic, physical, or developmental challenges.
A familiar, comfortable feel at Comics Come Home
Saturday’s fund-raiser for The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care featured a surprise jam with Denis Leary, Jimmy Fallon, and John Mayer.
Demi Lovato brings Danica Roem, history-making transgender candidate, to the AMAs
Demi Lovato is “Sorry Not Sorry” for bringing a tinge of politics to the red carpet of the American Music Awards.
Mel Tillis, 85, country star known for his songs and his stutter
Mr. Tillis wrote such hits as “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” on his way to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
At the Paradise, Letters to Cleo revisits ‘Go!’ in all its pop-punk glory
The Boston-bred rockers finished their three-night stand of live performances of three albums from their 1990s glory days.