A Guide to the Arts, from Here to the Holidays



A look at year-end lineups for ‘Saturday Night Live’

There are three more new episodes due before the end of the year.

What’s happening in the arts world

This week's picks from Globe critics.


Will ‘One Day at a Time’ return from 2nd cancellation?

ViacomCBS has decided not to order any more episodes, but Sony Pictures Television, and those who run the show, are not throwing in the towel.

ONCE Somerville to close because of losses attributed to COVID

JJ Gonson, owner of ONCE Somerville and Cuisine en Locale, says she ran out of funding to support her businesses during the pandemic.

Whether it’s Joe Biden or Tom Brady, we can applaud an understudy who makes it to the top

A rise from No. 2 to No. 1 embodies a fable that comes true just often enough — in politics, entertainment, sports, and in the lives we see unfolding around us — to maintain our belief in it.


On the run with Timothy Leary in Errol Morris’s ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’

Joanna Harcourt-Smith proves to be a mesmerizing storyteller in the documentary, detailing her five-year affair with Leary during his exile.


Artist Wendy Red Star corrects the record on her Crow forebears

Her Mass MoCA show features annotated portraits of an 1880 delegation to Washington, D.C.

movies | TY BURR

‘The Crown’s Gambit’? ‘The Queen’? Whatever. Watch these 10 recent movies instead

As I’ve adjusted to this year’s release upheavals, I’ve come across plenty of good films. Here are 10.



HomeFront: Holiday arts preview, 4 stars for ‘Ma Rainey,’ giving thanks for restaurants

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

The Cabot turns 100 with a birthday concert and an invite for everybody

The recently refurbished Beverly theater will be serenaded by James Taylor, Paula Cole, Rosanne Cash, Raul Malo, and many more in a livestreamed celebration.

Boston classical groups among Grammy nominees

Nominations went to Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, and the BSO.


‘Zappa’: celebrating a musical father of invention

Actor-documentarian Alex Winter presents a generously overstuffed look at the life and times of rock’s great polymath.

TV | Matthew Gilbert

Kaley Cuoco rises to the occasion in ‘The Flight Attendant’

The HBO Max series, which premieres Thursday, is a lot of fun, if you’re willing to go along for a ride that doesn’t always track but almost always entertains.

Movie Review | ★★★½

‘Uncle Frank,’ on Amazon, presents a different sort of American beauty

Paul Bettany has one of his strongest roles to date as a gay New Yorker returning to his rural South Carolina town for a funeral, circa 1973.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: triumph and tragedy meet true greatness

August Wilson’s play has been brought to film as testimony to the ongoing vitality of Viola Davis and a memorial to the late Chadwick Boseman, both of whom give majestic performances.

Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

“The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.