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New England Literary News

A pirate graphic novel, the BPL celebrates Black History Month, Brookline Booksmith expands event accessibility

Literary news from around the region.

BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston Feb. 5-11

All author appearances are in person and free unless otherwise noted.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended Jan. 29

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Who’ll win at the Grammys, and who should

Adele and Beyoncé have racked up plenty of nominations, but prepare for some surprises.

DANCE PREVIEW

BalletX is out to prove that ballet is not an elitist artform

"You have no idea what you’re going to get when you come to a show, but it's going to be a journey that shows you different perspectives from a wide range of choreographers," said BalletX's Christine Cox.

At the ICA, ‘Honor,’ starring Lili Taylor, is one art lecture not to be missed

The film and stage actor plays conceptual artist Suzanne Bocanegra in the performance piece on Feb. 10.

QUICK BITE

Mei Mei Dumplings presents factory-to-table dining

The new South Boston facility produces the dumplings, serves the dumplings, and teaches how to make the dumplings.

All of your Grammy questions answered, from A to Ye

When is the awards show on? Who's performing? Will Beyoncé make history? And what's ABBA doing here?


THE TICKET

Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

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

Tell us: Do you plan to watch the new Dungeons & Dragons movie?

The new Dungeons & Dragons movie, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” hits theaters March 31. The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, and Hugh Grant.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★★

Apocalypse now? M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ poses the question

Dave Bautista anchors this enigmatic thriller as a mysterious stranger who haunts a family vacationing in the woods.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

Reboot will send ‘Frasier’ back to Boston

The Paramount+ sitcom sequel has Frasier Crane relocating from Seattle to Boston, where we first met him on "Cheers."

STAGES

As StageSource prepares to shut down, theater artists lose a partner

The pandemic placed enormous pressure on the member-based organization, which is supported by fees, as job opportunities dried up and many theater artists left the profession or the city.

Distracted by geographical inaccuracies in ‘The Last of Us’? For Bostonians, it’s hard not to be.

It’s fair to say HBO’s new dystopian series “The Last of Us” has viewers hooked. But for people who know Boston geography, the inaccuracies have proven tough to ignore.

Working on It

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth’s new book, ‘I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts,’ delivers an authentic dose of sunny

Sprinkled with meditations, inspirational quotes, and personal travails, too, the book left this “Wicked” fan feeling lighter.

TELEVISION REVIEW

‘Dear Edward’ isn’t just another sob story

The Apple TV+ series starring Taylor Schilling and Connie Britton is at times a deeply affecting portrait of people united by grief.