Greater Boston author readings Nov. 17-23

A look at the week's literary events. 2 hours ago

‘The Report’ revisits all the president’s torturers from the George W. Bush era

It focuses on the all-consuming efforts of Senate staffer Dan Jones (played by Adam Driver) to reveal both the illegality and ineffectiveness of the CIA's "enhanced-interrogation" program. 2 hours ago

In ‘The Good Liar,’ McKellen and Mirren aren’t too true to be good

Watching Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren act is like seeing two masters volleying at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, the ball they’re playing with is worn and waterlogged. 2 hours ago

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters to headline Boston Calling in 2020

The dueling rock relics — accompanied by a third, still-unannounced headliner — are to head up a bill of over 60 “incredibly diverse” performers to be revealed in January.

At Emerson College, a sci-fi art show imagines the world’s plundered but peaceful future

New Mexico artist Cannupa Hanska Luger takes visitors to a time after capitalism and colonialism.

Sean Spicer voted off ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Although President Donald Trump’s former press secretary was demonstrably lacking in dance skills, he made it into the top six of ABC’s competition series, thanks to determined viewer votes.

‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ definitely isn’t in the humor business

Like “The Office,’’ the musical sendup revolves around the beleaguered employees of the Dunder Mifflin paper company, plodding through their workdays in the Scranton, Pa., branch.

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