Judging by potential, Showtime’s ‘Your Honor’ will be worth a look

The 10-episode drama, adapted from an Israeli series, is about a judge in New Orleans who helps his son after the son kills someone in a hit and run.

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77

Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.


Who’ll win at the Emmys, who should, and who got left behind

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert offers his best guesses and biggest complaints.

What’s happening (digitally) in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.


On the rights of women 25 years after the Beijing Declaration on Women

Looking inside "The Right to Be Elected," "Launching While Female," "She Proclaims," "No Stopping Us Now," and more.


Claudia Rankine on race, reading, and conversation

Given the mass demonstrations over police violence against Black people plus a president bent on widening the country’s deep racial divide, the author’s new book, “Just Us: An American Conversation,” could not be timelier.


‘Conditional Citizens’ looks at what it means to belong here

Laila Lalami’s new book is an argument for active, equal United States citizenship. Drawing on her considerable talents and abundant intelligence, Lalami attempts to account for the ways that powerful American forces use class status, religion, border policing, national origin, non-whiteness, and gender to diminish and deactivate full citizenship.

‘JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century’ dives deep on the 35th president

Harvard historian Fredrik Logevall situates the rise of a president within the rise of a nation.


Virtual author readings for Sept. 20-26

A list of readings taking place in the Boston area.


More exhausting than edgy, ‘Duchess’ lacks staying power

The new six-episode Netflix comedy tries to be raunchy and transgressive, but in the end has no real wit behind it.

HomeFront: Scary movies and TV, the Emmy Awards, cooking classes

The Globe’s picks for staying entertained any day of the week.

Boston-area theaters foresee a long road to recovery before reopenings are possible

Most of the 20 theater companies surveyed by the Globe said they do not envision a return to indoor live performance before March at the earliest.

Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on ‘SNL,’ the latest in the show’s long line of political impressions

Lorne Michaels also confirmed that Alec Baldwin will return as President Trump and Maya Rudolph will reprise her well-received impression of vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

New England Literary News

News of a literary bent from around the region. This week's news includes new poetry from Dan Chiasson, a graphic novel about the US Constitution, and a virtual fund-raiser for the Mass Poetry Society.


How the book industry is weathering the COVID-19 storm

Publishing in a pandemic has meant selling online, delivering curbside, touring virtually, being OK with delays, and "reinventing the wheel every day."

How do you tell the story of Beethoven’s life and art?

On the eve of his 90th birthday, the reigning expert Lewis Lockwood has written a history of Beethoven biographies, a genre he knows from the inside.