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Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th Miss Universe Competition at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Sunday.

Andrea Meza of Mexico crowned 69th Miss Universe

Andrea Meza, who has a software engineering degree, beat out out Miss Brazil at the end of the night, Sunday.

Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey in "In Treatment."

Coming up: the return of ‘In Treatment’ and ‘Master of None,’ plus a musical trip back to 1971

Here’s what Globe critic Matthew Gilbert will be watching this week.

Kate McKinnon as Representative Liz Cheney on "Saturday Night Live."

‘I fell down to hell like Lil Nas X’: Kate McKinnon spoofs Liz Cheney in ‘SNL’ segment

Representative Liz Cheney was removed from her No. 3 leadership position in the GOP this past week — and “Saturday Night Live” seized on the news during the show’s “Weekend Update.”

Kate McKinnon played Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Saturday Night Live" during the show's cold open.

Kate McKinnon plays Dr. Fauci on ‘SNL’ and tries to explain the CDC’s new mask free guidance

Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, to help explain how the easing of the mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people applies to real-life scenarios.

Sam Jay debuts her new series, "Pause With Sam Jay," on HBO on May 21.

Sam Jay’s moment of truth

For the Dorchester comedian about to host her own series on HBO, it’s all about being genuine, even if that makes you a little uncomfortable.

Boston Ballet in John Lam's "moving pARTs," filmed at the Ashmont and Alewife MBTA stations

Boston Ballet gets creative with its virtual-season finale

The program of four dance premieres hints at the promise of dance films for Boston Ballet.

Jake Garcia paints landscapes around Boston and leaves them for people to find, a pursuit that is both making people happy and making him popular on social media.  He is pictured on Constitution Beach in East Boston.

Meet the painter leaving plein air presents around Boston

“If I can make somebody’s day, that’s worth it,” said nursing student and self-taught artist Jake Garcia.

The cast of "Friends" in an undated photo (clockwise from left): Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc, and Lisa Kudrow.

‘Friends’ reunion special has quite a guest list

HBO Max has brought in cast alums and random, famous superfans including Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin (Mr. Heckles), Mindy Kaling, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.


Streaming services ranging from Netflix to Disney+ want us to stop sharing passwords.

Passing on your password? Streaming services are past it

The giants of streaming media are hoping to discourage the common practice of sharing account passwords without alienating subscribers who've grown accustomed to the hack.

Thuso Mbedu as Cora in "The Underground Railroad."

HomeFront: ‘Underground Railroad’ delivers, starring roles for Angelina Jolie and Amy Adams, plus a comic from Dorchester goes big

The Globe's picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Thuso Mbedu as Cora in "The Underground Railroad."

‘The Underground Railroad’: a long, fraught journey of a woman, a people, a country

Barry Jenkins turns Colson Whitehead’s prize-winning novel into a 10-part series on Amazon.

Jonathan Katz will appear in a virtual “Dr. Katz Live" on May 16.

What’s happening in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.

Amy Adams in "The Woman in the Window."

‘The Woman in the Window’ is an inside job

Amy Adams stars in this Netflix adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel

Ellice Patterson in dress rehearsal for Abilities Dance Boston's "The Firebird"

Abilities Dance Boston’s ‘The Firebird’ takes flight

With an original score and an inclusive cast, the show offers a new interpretation of a classic ballet.

Jana Schmieding (with Ed Helms) as Reagan Wells in "Rutherford Falls."

In ‘Rutherford Falls,’ Jana Schmieding makes most of first major role

A Lakota Sioux woman, Schmieding has her own style of delivery, as well as a clear and confident sense of her character’s strengths and weaknesses.

Illustration for review of "PROJECT HAIL MARY" by Andy Weir. 16Project; BOOKS; 5-16-21

Science lessons in ‘Project Hail Mary’

Nearly a decade after "The Martian," Andy Weir has stranded another science guy in space and escalated the stakes from rescuing one man to saving an entire planet. But is the new novel too didactic?