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Because of COVID-19, Instagram circa 2012 is back. Let me explain.

When Instagram joined the App Store in 2010, a culture of spontaneity ruled the platform. Amid the panic of the coronavirus, this social media lifestyle of yore has returned.

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This Netflix special will help summon your courage

Texas social work professor Brené Brown's tackles shame and vulnerability with her Netflix special.

‘I’m gonna shake God’s hand’: An appreciation for John Prine

Prine’s genius was to seem bemused, confused, and amused at the cosmic comedy of life. His songs laughed and sighed, shrugged their shoulders, wept a little, ordered another beer.

Sandwich issue brings Costanza to mind

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

THEATER

Stages going dark in the Berkshires

Williamstown Theatre Festival cancels its summer season while other theaters postpone productions.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

James Taylor to appear on ‘The Voice’ as a mentor

He will serve on the NBC talent contest as Mega Mentor to the four contenders who survive the Battle Rounds.

Baseball is sidelined, so Fenway Park’s organist launched his own season

Josh Kantor is now pledging to continue the "7th-Inning Stretch," as he calls his 30-minute show, until baseball returns or people get sick of it.

BOOKS

A reader’s walking path: 5 books to inspire your next jaunt

Some books of note on walking, for escapes of the body and mind.

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The Keatons and Camp Kikiwaka add up to 60 minutes of TV togetherness

Two sitcoms — one current, one from my generation — kept my whole family happy and off of their personal screens.

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Wake up your flagging spirits with 'The Drowsy Chaperone’

Nothing dispels the housebound blahs more reliably than a cast album of a topnotch musical comedy.

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Melinda Lopez’s 'Mala’ to be shown on WGBH 2

The solo play written and performed by Melinda Lopez was inspired by caring for her aging mother during the last year of her life.

BOOKS

Remembering Kate Mattes, a maven of mysteries

Writers are notorious introverts, and reading is essentially a private experience. But Kate created a community, supporting and nurturing crime fiction authors as well as fans.

Spouses at odds over COVID-19 concerns, or lack thereof

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

This week’s TV: Quibi arrives, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ departs, ‘Killing Eve’ returns

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

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Visit your favorite zoo and aquarium animals online

Zoos and aquariums across the nation are using digital tools as a way to keep their creatures connected to their adoring fans.

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TEDConnects gathers global experts for daily, virtual talks

The goal? To spread ideas that “can help us reflect and work through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom.”