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In ‘Like Magic,’ 10 artists conjure shadowy refuge at MassMoCA

A new show explores arcane faith and ritual as a counter-curse against troubled times.


Why has ‘Messiah’ been so popular for nearly 300 years?

The oratorio is ubiquitous — and while it’s associated with Christmas, the music has proven to transcend faiths.


Alone together in a new world

At the Huntington, Lloyd Suh’s ‘The Heart Sellers’ illuminates the assimilation experience of two Asian immigrants in 1970s America.

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In John Woo’s ‘Silent Night,’ all is neither calm nor bright

Joel Kinnaman plays a grieving father on a vengeful journey.

In his chaotic live shows, Eric Andre detonates a comedy ‘explosion’

The Adult Swim star, who cut his teeth in Boston clubs during his student days, aims to create "the most dangerous comedy show I think that’s ever been." He comes to the House of Blues Tuesday.


‘The Last Detail’: How Hal Ashby’s 1973 Navy movie gave me a portal into my Pops’ past

The film starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid turns 50 this year.


With his rebel spirit, Shane MacGowan fought ‘to make Irish music hip’

For all his troubles, MacGowan was a true poet at heart, and a fierce believer in faith.

Jeremy Strong cast as Roy Cohn in new Trump biopic ‘The Apprentice’

The Boston actor and "Succession" star joins Sebastian Stan, who will play a younger version of the former president.

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Ben Mezrich’s new book is on Elon Musk and how Twitter broke the billionaire

Fans of Mezrich will recognize his penchant for dramatic narrative nonfiction that Hollywood loves to make into movies and TV series.

With ‘Phoenix,’ jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin soars to a new realm

Lakecia Benjamin recorded her new album after recovering from a near-fatal 2021 auto accident. It recently earned the saxophonist three Grammy nominations.

Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-winning actor who was familiar maternal face on TV, dies at 93

The veteran character actor won two Tony Awards and appeared in shows such as “Cheers,” “ER” and “Sex and the City."


Writing the book she ‘didn’t want to write,’ Amanda Peters tells ‘a story for the collective history of Indigenous people’

The author of "The Berry Pickers" found the spark for her novel in her father’s memories.

Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan dies at age 65

Mr. MacGowan was the singer-songwriter and frontman of The Pogues, best known for their ballad “Fairytale of New York.”


A dozen thrilling new page-turners to give you goosebumps this winter

With New England-based authors and/or plots, these 2023 releases and new-in-paperback titles enthrall.


‘Chicago’ holds up a mirror to its times, and to ours

A mordant, ink-dark sendup of celebrity culture, a corrupt legal system, tabloid journalism, and showbiz, “Chicago,” now at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, remains a warhorse with bite.

Publishers for Palestine organizes global reading event

#ReadPalestine runs from Nov. 29 - Dec 5, offers free e-books, discussion panels