23 hot picks for cool fall books

Fiction from masters like Knausgaard, Murakami, and Kingsolver and buzzy novices like Saviano and Riker. Timely histories from Lepore and Goodwin and probing memoirs from Gerald, Chung, and Laymon examine lives and pose the question: What is an American?

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“Charm City” will be among the films screened at the 2018 GlobeDocs Film Festival.

Posing problems, seeking solutions with GlobeDocs during HUBweek

Previewing this year’s selections.

09scenehere The Coolidge Corner Theatre and Mount Auburn Cemetery present ÒCemetery CinemaÓ on Sept. 26 with an outdoor double feature of ÒWild StrawberriesÓ and ÒStand By Me.Ó Image courtesy of the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Scene here | Local Films, festivals, and faces

Fall festivals and special film occasions

Here’s a roundup.

For Chelsea native Chick Corea, one passion, many paths

The renowned pianist returns to Boston for a five-night residency at Scullers.

Sona Jobarteh (left) and her band will play the Somerville Theatre Oct. 11 and Women of the World (right) will perform in Natick Sept. 14.

World Music

Fall Arts Preview: World music picks

Concerts this season represent every corner of the globe and traverse a range of styles, from the reinvented Balkan folk music of Samodivi to the alt-rock of Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila.

Lukas Nelson will perform during the Outlaw Music Festival Sept. 21 in Mansfield.

Folk & Country

Fall Arts Preview: Folk and country picks

Joan Baez comes to town for two shows on her farewell tour, while Lucinda Williams also plans a two-night stand in Boston to play the tracks from what may be her finest album.

Sara Serpa will perform at Regattabar Oct. 3.

Jazz

Fall Arts Preview: Jazz picks

The season begins with a tribute to “Boston’s first lady of jazz,” Rebecca Parris, and includes Julian Lage, Jason Moran, and 25 groups and artists along the Esplanade.

“Pandas” is screening at the Museum of Science.

Family

Fall Arts Preview: Family entertainment picks

Pandas, robots, caterpillars, and Gorillaz? A look at attractions for kids of all ages in Boston and beyond.

(L to R, Foreground): Lukas Haas, Ryan Gosling and Corey Stoll in FIRST MAN. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash,

A season is born

This fall’s big movies place a premium on high profiles.

Cameron Esposito will perform Oct. 6 at the Wilbur.

Comedy

Fall Arts Preview: Comedy picks

Plenty of laughs are in store this fall from the likes of Eric Idle, Lewis Black, Chris Fleming, and Kevin Hart.

Hippo Campus will release “Bambi” Sept. 28.

Albums

Fall Arts Preview: Album picks

From Carrie Underwood to Christine and the Queens to a sad-girl supergroup, pop music fans have plenty to look forward to in the months ahead.

Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his BSO debut Oct. 11.

Classical Music

Fall Arts Preview: Classical music picks

A jam-packed season brings world premieres, musical “Portraits,” grand opera, and more.

Thomas Chambers’s “Lake George and the Village of Caldwell” is in “Poetry of Nature.”

Art

Fall Arts Preview: Art Picks

Cate McQuaid’s picks of 15 notable art exhibitions this season.

A view of William Forsythe’s “The Fact of Matter.”

Fall Arts Preview 2018

At the ICA, making the viewer a participant

“William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects” arrives on Oct. 31.

Ephrat Asherie Dance will make its Boston debut Oct. 26-27 at NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Groundbreaking dance in a new black box theater

A new Celebrity Series of Boston initiative brings dance with live music to the New England Conservatory’s new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.

Rekha Malhotra performs under the name DJ Rekha.

At BU, a global music festival goes the distance

The school’s first event of its kind features artists from as far away as China and as close as Boston.

From left: Marty Stuart, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Hillman.

One last ‘Rodeo’ for Byrds founders McGuinn and Hillman

They’ll mark the 50th anniversary of their iconic country-rock hybrid, “Sweetheart of the Rodeo,” at Emerson Colonial Theater, with help from Marty Stuart.

Dancing robots are part of “LORD OF THE
 DANCE
: DANGEROUS
 GAMES,” coming to the Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Dance

Fall Arts Preview: Dance picks

From Boston Ballet’s celebration of Jerome Robbins to “Lord of the Dance,” there’s a bounty of dance performances this fall.

Peak experiences for rising roots rockers Mt. Joy

Frontman and Northeastern University grad Matt Quinn reflects on his band’s breakthrough in 2018.

“I think of albums sometimes as slivers in time. They’re so interwoven with my life that it’s sometimes hard to separate the two,” says Marissa Nadler.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Marissa Nadler’s ‘For My Crimes’: number eight with a bullet

The Jamaica Plain singer’s eighth album goes to some dark places.

Lily Tomlin performs at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Oct. 20-21.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Lily Tomlin can just be herself — or lots of other people

The actress and comedian brings different shades to her live performances, not to mention a stable of characters.

“Schoenberg in Hollywood” composer Tod Machover

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Schoenberg at the movies

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera, a world premiere by Tod Machover imagines the composer Arnold Schoenberg looking back on his life after arriving in Hollywood.

Ollie West as the title character in “Hamnet.”

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Shakespeare’s son, forgotten, alone, and unknown — until now

“Hamnet” at ArtsEmerson imagines a boy who would die at age 11, speaking to an audience about the father he barely knew.