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Soviet warrior women

“The Unwomanly Face of War” is a lacerating and harrowing oral history based on more than 500 interviews with former soldiers, snipers, and pilots.

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Latest Arts headlines

Amazon has acquired “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts.

TV Critic’s Corner

A ‘Homecoming’ for Julia Roberts

Amazon’s half-hour drama is from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.


Changing the channel on cable

Streaming is picking up steam, but cutting the cord isn’t easy.

Man broadcasts live as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

The commotion along the Florida’s west coast sent beachgoers scrambling for safety, but no one was injured.

Kenneth Branagh in “Dunkirk.”

What’s the best format for viewing ‘Dunkirk’?

It depends on what kind of experience you want.

Keith Hamilton Cobb is the creator and star of “American Moor.’’

Stage Review

A spellbinding journey through Shakespeare and race in ‘American Moor’

In “American Moor,’’ writer-performer Keith Hamilton Cobb explores racial attitudes in the theater and beyond with a compelling combination of dynamism and lyricism.

Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in a scene from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”


Is Ben Affleck done as Batman?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is “working on plans to usher [Affleck] out” as the Caped Crusader.

Laura Jeppesen (pictured) conceived Thursday’s program, which celebrated music from the court of Isabella d’Este.

Music Review

Voices and viols close out Aston Magna at Brandeis

Isabella d’Este and Josquin des Prez were on the program for Thursday night’s concert.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers onstage at TD Garden Thursday night.

Music Review

The hits just keep on coming as Petty and band mark a milestone

In the first of two 40th-anniversary shows at TD Garden Thursday, the Heartbreakers focused on fan favorites from their extensive catalog.

Boston stars in trailer for ‘Proud Mary’

The film was shot in the area and is about a hit woman who works for a Boston-based organized crime clan.

Marco Rubio suggests Tom Brady be given a Brazil

The Florida senator knows the Dolphins can’t beat Brady and the Patriots.

Mayor declares Monday to be Judd Apatow Day in Boston

You’ve got to admit Mayor Martin Walsh has the proclamation thing down.

Chester Bennington.

Chester Bennington’s death mirrors that of close friend Chris Cornell

The Linkin Park frontman was found dead on Thursday from an apparent suicide. He was 41.

Chris Steele-Perkins’s “Young Teddy Boys in Southend, England, 1976.”

Photography review

Wishing Magnum Photos a happy 70th birthday

An exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York showcases the remarkable skill, ingenuity, and daring of the photojournalists of Magnum Photos.

Lena Dunham as Hannah in HBO’s “Girls.”

tv critic’s corner

Next up for Lena Dunham: an election horror story

The “Girls" creator and star will appear in next season’s “American Horror Story.”

book review

Reimagining the life of a ’50s woman executive

Joanna Scott’s compelling and complex new novel is chockablock with history, feminism, social divisions, environmental blight, corruption, sexism, and murder.

Sam Peckinpah on the set of the 1977 film “Cross of Iron.”

Don't mess with Sam, Agnès, or especially Chuck

Peckinpah, Varda, and Berry are all screening in Greater Boston this week.

Jazeps Vitols


Recalling the father of Latvian classical music

The case of Jazeps Vitols — composer, critic, and educator — is an example of how political histories retroactively affect fame.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Look who’s talking: Bots

As AI agents begin forming their own languages, one question remains: Are they talking about me?

Akrobatik (left) and Mr. Lif are releasing “Resolution,” their second studio album as the Perceptionists.

With Perceptionists’ long-awaited reunion, perspectives have changed, chemistry hasn’t

Boston MCs Mr. Lif and Akrobatik have both experienced life-altering events whose impact helped shape their new album, their first as a duo since 2005.

Catherine Eaton in “The Sounding.”

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Drama, comedy, and shorts round out offerings on the Cape

The Woods Hole Film Festival celebrates its 26th year with an ambitious slate of indie features, documentaries, and shorts screened at various locations around town, as well as panels, workshops, and parties.

Rebecca Henderson (left) and Tavi Gevinson at a rehearsal for “Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow.”

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow . . .’ translates Chekhov into Kardashian

Halley Feiffer’s audacious re-imagining of “Three Sisters” is getting its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

One Thing

So we think they can dance

Fancy footwork comes to the Outer Cape, seeking audiences of all ages.

“Dolores” focuses on United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta, shown organizing marchers in California in 1969.

In Focus

People on the edge dominate docs at Woods Hole Film Festival

They feature outsiders and nonconformists who deviate from the norm or are marginalized but who nonetheless prevail.

Austin Davidson, Betsy Hogg, and Ben Getz in Barrington Stage Company’s production of “Speech & Debate.”

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Fatoumata “Fatou” Diawara in “Mali Blues.”

Doc Talk

Love is all around, along with great music

Documentary offerings include a look at Clive Davis, the birthplace of the blues, and the Summer of Love.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

The loss of a friend inspired a novel about friendship’s meaning

In “Before Everything,” five women in their late 50s, friends since childhood, gather as one lies dying of cancer.

Kids at Micky’s Barbershop in Egleston Square take home a free book as part of the Books at the Barbershop program.

new england literary news | Nina MacLaughlin

Get a haircut and a book; a sample of novel openings; saving the rainforest

Any child, aged 4 through 12, who gets his or her hair cut, braided, or styled at one of seven participating hair shops in Egleston Square will get to choose a book to take home for free.

A Northern parula at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Third Ear

What do composers hear in birdsong?

This week, Tanglewood and Mass Audubon will join forces for an imaginative four-day minifestival called “Tanglewood Takes Flight,” a celebration of birds and music.

book review

How to write about death

“The Art of Death” by Edwidge Danticat is part memoir and part survey of how others have dealt with death in their writing.

book review

Two young former Israeli soldiers pick up where they left off, rousting tenants in New York

“Moving Kings” traces the aftermath of a planned eviction gone horribly wrong.


Not a big fan of modern novels

With one exception, British novelist Jane Gardam reads pretty widely.

Adan Jodorowsky in “Endless Poetry,” directed by his father, Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Movie Review

Alejandro Jodorowsky returns to his life story in ‘Endless Poetry’

It’s cinematic surrealism of a sort only the director of “El Topo” can provide.


Greater Boston author readings July 23-29

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.

Local bestsellers

Local bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

the discovery

The hunt for ancient kingdom in South American jungle

Greg Pizzoli tells the story of the life of explorer Perry Fawcett in “The Quest for Z.’’

Parents of US reporter missing in Syria believe he is alive

The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is still alive — and that the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them they are doing all they can to secure his safe release.

My Instagram

Greg Sager

Moody colors paint the skies of Greg Sager’s Instagram photos, along with bright flashes of lightning in long-exposure shots.

FILE Ñ Chester Bennington and Linkin Park perform at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, Feb. 4, 2011. Bennington was open about the struggles with drug and alcohol addiction that had fueled many of his biggest hits with the platinum-selling hard rock band. He died in Palos Verdes, Calif., possibly by suicide, on July 20, 2017, at age 41. (Chad Batka/The New York Times)

Reactions to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

‘‘Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.’’ — Linkin Park bandmember Mike Shinoda, on Twitter.

President-elect Donald Trump, with top adviser Kellyanne Conway, left, during a meeting with reporters, editors and columnists from the New York Times, at the Times building in New York, Nov. 22, 2016. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)

The New York Times is a favorite Trump target — and interview venue

President Trump has denounced The New York Times as “fake news,” yet he’s granted more interviews there save for Fox News.

A scene from Christopher Nolan’s ”Dunkirk.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Heartbreakers, rescuers, and star-crossed lovers

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

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck says questions about 2010 lawsuit were ‘sobering’

The actor calls harassment of any sort “unacceptable.”

Shellee Mendes and Oprah Winfrey.

Newbury Street salon owner sets sail with Oprah

Shellee Mendes calls Winfrey an inspiration.

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Movie review

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is eye candy from Luc Besson

The film is wonderful, dopey, high-summer space nonsense from the madman behind “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy.”

“Dunkirk” recalls a World War II mission in which hundreds of civilian craft crossed the English Channel to the French locality of the title to rescue nearly 350,000 members of the British Expeditionary Forces trapped by the German army.

Movie Review

‘Dunkirk’ is a towering achievement, made with craft, sinew, and honesty

Christopher Nolan’s re-creation of the World War II evacuation mission is sweeping, spare, and sentimental in the best possible way.

D.R.A.M.’s smile says it all: He’s had a great couple of years

Opening alongside Travis Scott for Kendrick Lamar on the DAMN. tour, D.R.A.M. speaks by phone about his rise to fame.

From left: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Regina Hall star in “Girls Trip.”

Movie Review

In ‘Girls Trip,’ black girl magic reigns supreme

Regina Hall and Queen Latifah star in the latest girlfriends gone wild (and raunchy) comedy.