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The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch is seen in Santa Fe, N.M.

What we know about the fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin’s movie set

Authorities in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, are investigating what happened on the set of “Rust” when actor Alec Baldwin killed the film’s cinematographer and wounded its director by firing a gun that was being used as a prop.

MUSIC
Matthew DiBattista and Linus Schafer Goulthorpe in Enigma Chamber Opera's "Curlew River."

Enigma Chamber Opera brings Britten’s ‘Curlew River’ closer to the community

Reformulation made the piece seem wholly relevant to beginning to edge back to normalcy after a pandemic.

DANCE REVIEW
Boston Dance Theater performs "For the Record"

Boston Dance Theater’s intriguing new work confirms the company’s here to stay

Global Arts Live brings Jessie Jeanne Stinnett's company back to the ICA, with a program of ambitious pieces.

TELEVISION
Al Pacino and Logan Lerman in a scene from season 1 of "Hunters."

Expect more audaciousness in season 2 of ‘Hunters’

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, show creator David Weil said that the upcoming story line will involve “perhaps the most villainous character in history.”

MUSIC
Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Thursday.

Gubaidulina’s sonic alchemy makes for a dream of a show with the BSO

An all-Russian orchestral program was preceded by a tribute to Bernard Haitink, the late BSO emeritus conductor.

MUSIC
Bernard Haitink leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2015.

Bernard Haitink, 1929-2021: Conducting’s self-effacing titan

The BSO’s conductor emeritus was a venerated figure in classical music.

Music journalist and author Kelefa Sanneh, shown in Washington Square Park in Manhattan. Sanneh spent some of his youth in Cambridge and later worked at Newbury Comics' warehouse while taking a year off from Harvard.

For music journalist Kelefa Sanneh, pop is a passion and a ‘portal into everything’

The New Yorker writer, whose musical education was shaped by jobs at Newbury Comics' Brighton warehouse and Harvard Square record shops, is the author of "Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres.”

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK
Reese Witherspoon in "The Morning Show."

In TV shows and films today, journalists are bad news

In shows like "Succession" and "The Morning Show" — even "Ted Lasso" — the overall message is pretty clear: The people who bring us the news cannot be trusted with the power they wield.


MATTHEW GILBERT
Actor Brett Goldstein is shown at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas earlier this month. The "Ted Lasso" costar hosts the “Films to Be Buried With” podcast.

With depth and candor, podcasts bring out the best in TV stars

I’m still surprised by the amounts of themselves actors are willing to share when they sit for an hour or more with a podcast host.

TELEVISION
Michael Gandolfini (left) and Alessandro Nivola in "The Many Saints of Newark."

‘Many Saints’ fell flat, but will still give rise to more ‘Sopranos’

Despite the tanking of the prequel movie, both creatively and at the box office, HBO Max is talking to David Chase about a new “Sopranos” series, according to Deadline.

BOOK REVIEW

In ‘Mr. Beethoven’ imagining what if the legendary composer had spent time in Boston

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society wished to commission the great composer to produce a biblical oratorio that would premiere in Boston. Busy finishing his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven never responded — such is his stature that this snub is considered a notable piece of Society lore. Now the author and music critic Paul Griffiths writes a novel imagining he had visited the Hub.

BIBLIOPHILES
Kristen Radtke is a cartoonist and the art director for Believer magazine.

Kristen Radtke: Reading as an antidote to loneliness

Radtke’s graphic novel “Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness” couldn’t be more timely given one of the pandemic’s lingering side effects – isolation. Part essay, part science journalism, and part autobiography, the book is a finalist for the Kirkus 2021 Prize in nonfiction.

FOUR TAKES
Defendant John B. Wilson of Lynnfield was one of the parents charged in the college entrance scandal.

On college, opportunity, and merit

More than 50 people have been accused in the now-infamous “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal. Four new books try to get at why college admissions have become a system so many families are trying to game — and what we can do about it.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS
The Brookline Booksmith has teamed up with Speak for the Trees, Boston.

A new collaboration between Speak for the Trees Boston and Brookline Booksmith, a departure for novelist Clea Simon, and a book reconsidering the meaning of Henry David Thoreau

News of a literary note from around the region.

THE TICKET
Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro will perform in "Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret" Oct. 24 at Symphony Hall.

Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

Music, theater, comedy, museum, and family events, and more, selected by Globe critics and writers.

BOOK REVIEW
Stephen Crane as a war correspondent in Athens in the spring of 1897.

A literary spark, dimmed too soon, in ‘Burning Boy’

Paul Auster's “Burning Boy” is thorough in its research, yet hurtles forward in its often intense, often moving enthusiasm for the subject. This is not a scholar’s biography of Stephen Crane. It is a fine novelist’s plunge into the life and mind of another artist.