At Tanglewood, BSO gives ‘Brightness of Light’ its world premiere

Composed by Kevin Puts, the piece is a setting of letters between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Ben Mezrich is making ‘Billions’ for Showtime

The Boston-based author has come aboard Showtime’s hit drama, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, to serve as a consulting producer on its upcoming fifth season.

Recent home sales west of Boston (July 17)

ARLINGTON: 101 Scituate St; One-family Colonial, built in 1926, 1,582 square feet, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, on 4,722-square-foot lot. $765,000 |

Recent home sales north of Boston (July 17)

BEVERLY: 2 Elnew Ave; Cape, built 1952, 1,431 square feet, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths 7,554-square-foot lot. $440,000 |

Recent homes sales in Boston and Cambridge (July 17)

WEST ROXBURY: 5050 Washington St. #110 Condo, built 1970, 620 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on 620-square-foot lot. $225,000 |


For these ‘Lion King’ cubs, circle of life is just getting started

JD McCrary, who voices young Simba, and Shahadi Wright-Joseph, who voices young Nala, spoke about their work on Disney’s big-budget “Lion King” remake, in theaters Friday.

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One to add to your summer beach-read list

WHDH-TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses her 11th novel, “The Murder List,” on Aug. 20 at Brookline Booksmith.


Matt Damon teams up with ‘Spotlight’ director Tom McCarthy for new movie

“Stillwater” is about an Oklahoma oil rig worker attempting to free his daughter from a French prison.


‘Cats’ trailer unites the Internet in abject terror

Where were you when the “Cats” trailer destroyed the best minds of our generation?

Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture

Pet furniture has come a long way from teal carpeted cat towers and lumpy plaid dog beds.

Ask the Carpenter: Getting mold off cedar shingles, paint off brick

Ask the Carpenter’s Rob Robillard addresses readers’ questions on mold and paint removal. Get more home improvement advice at

Are same-sex couples being denied mortgages?

The research, conducted at Iowa State University, found that same-sex couples were up to 73 percent more likely to be denied mortgages and that they paid interest rates as much as 0.2 percent higher. |


In Maine, ‘Greg Brady’ set to shuck clams at Yarmouth Clam Festival

Greg Brady never ditched his responsibilities as the leader of the “Brady Bunch” kids. This weekend Barry Williams, the actor who played him, tries his hand a shucking clams.

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