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Media artist’s weekly newsletter sheds light on filmmaking opportunity amid the pandemic

“This Week in Experimental” has become a space for film and media artists to watch and support others’ work, find job opportunities, and form a community.

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"Harry Potter and the Sacred Text" hosts Casper ter Kuile and Vanessa Zoltan and producer Ariana Nedelman.

A half-decade later, a chapter of ‘Harry Potter and the Sacred Text’ ends

The final episode of the podcast will be released April 1, with founders Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile circling back to the beginning: book one, chapter one.

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Leah Chase mixes her bread pudding at Muriel's restaurant in New Orleans.

20 women, some you may not know, who influenced how you cook

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we turned to authors, chefs, and teachers who made important contributions to today’s table.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in Disney+'s "WandaVision."

Why rewatching your favorite TV show feels so good right now

By returning to beloved storylines and characters, we come to what experts call a “stable site of self-presence.” Researchers explain it as acknowledging our past and current situation and being able to confront what comes next.

Director George Clooney, right, talks with actor Tye Sheridan and Briana Middleton while filming a scene for "The Tender Bar" at the South End Buttery in Boston, MA on March 10, 2021.

Crowds gather in South End to watch George Clooney film ‘The Tender Bar’

Much of the movie’s action takes place in the 1980s, which meant plenty of extras sporting period-appropriate attire and '80-era cars and taxis on the streets.

Director George Clooney on set while filming a scene for The Tender Bar" at the South End Buttery in Boston on Wednesday.

Photos: George Clooney film ‘The Tender Bar’ takes over the South End

Hollywood rolled into the South End Wednesday as filming for “The Tender Bar” took over several locations around the neighborhood, including the South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue and Aquitaine on Tremont.

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Gillian Anderson, seen in a screen grab from a Golden Globes virtual press event last month.

Gillian Anderson on Alec Baldwin’s accent snark, and Prince Harry’s view of ‘The Crown’

In a live, online conversation Friday with Brandeis history professor Alice Kelikian, "The Crown" actress discussed recent and upcoming work.

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A look inside the immersive art exhibit "Imagine Van Gogh," coming to Boston later this year.

Get lost inside a masterpiece with ‘Imagine Van Gogh’

Starting Dec. 21, visitors to the SoWa Power Station will be able to experience an immersive exhibition that transports them into more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings.