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Actor Daniel Craig (left) and Rami Malek on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on October 6, 2021.

‘SNL’ host Rami Malek embraces villain role and cracks jokes with ‘James Bond’ star Daniel Craig

Rami Malek, who often takes on dramatic roles, turned his skills to comedy as the host of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili performed Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the BSO and music director Andris Nelsons on Oct. 14.

Coming from the BSO, music of Still, Strauss, and Sibelius satisfies

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and music director Andris Nelsons played to their present strengths in Thursday's performance at Symphony Hall.

Jason Segel (pictured in 2020) will star as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.

‘Ted Lasso’-Apple TV+ connection extends to ‘Shrinking’

Jason Segel and the “Ted Lasso” duo of Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein are set to co-write and executive produce the new comedy, which will star Segel as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.

Inside Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Room “Love is Calling” at the ICA in September 2019.

Being there, doing that: A dozen exhibits to check out now around New England

Stops include Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, and Maine's Portland Museum of Art.

Senior textile conservator Tess Fredette (far left), Guillaume Verzier, of Prelle, and Sabine Verzier compared preparatory drawings to fragments of the original Titian Room fabrics at the Lyon factory in 2020.

Textiles tell a story all their own in the Titian Room

Conservators re-created 13 original fabrics to upholster the Titian Room walls — exactly as Isabella Stewart Gardner intended more than a century ago.

George, a chicken, and a sign to turn out the lights at the entrance to the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover, Vt.

In Vermont, a museum of the mundane turns 10

The Museum of Everyday Life in Vermont is a different kind of museum — nothing is behind glass, there's no lock on the door, and almost everything in the exhibits can be found around your house. But that's just how founder Clare Dolan wants it.

theo tyson begins their new fashion curator role at the MFA this November.

As the MFA’s new fashion curator, theo tyson plans to undress sartorial truths and address the community

They aren't curating through the traditional museum lens. They are weaving together the fabrics of lived experience, contemporary fashion culture, identity, and the MFA archives.

By the numbers: How the pandemic is transforming museums

What museums will look like post-pandemic is anyone’s guess. Here’s a snapshot of where each museum has been, where it is, and, perhaps, where it is going.

Harvard Art Museums launched their "ReFrame" initiative to change sightlines into galleries to highlight works of underrepresented artists. Shown: "Portrait of Asia-Imani, Gabriella-Esnae, and Kaya Palmer," 2020, by Kehinde Wiley.

A change in perspective

From centering underrepresented artists to owning up to past mistakes, Boston museums are both rising — and struggling — to meet the current moment, shaped by the pandemic and protests for racial justice. Here’s where they’ve succeeded, and where they still need to stretch.

Boston Ballet second soloist Michaela DePrince

Boston Ballet newcomer Michaela DePrince appeared in Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade,’ and now stars in ‘Coppelia’

Nobody wants a "spotted child," they told her in the orphanage in Sierra Leone.


E.O. Wilson’s wars

“Scientist,” Richard Rhodes’ biography of Wilson begins with him on his hands and knees collecting and classifying ants, many previously unknown to science, in the jungles of New Guinea. Despite the oppressive heat and mosquitoes, he’s an elated Indiana Jones of insect hunters. As fascinating as this material is, it’s all been conveyed to much better effect in Wilson’s 1994 autobiography “Naturalist.”

Bryan Washington is the author of award-winning story collection “Lot."

Bryan Washington: Reading short stories and YA to get through the pandemic

Bryan Washington says one of the reasons he wrote his award-winning story collection “Lot” was that his native city, Houston, especially its more hardscrabble side, was so underrepresented in literature. Houston is also the backdrop of the young author’s much lauded debut novel, “Memorial,” which he has described as a “gay slacker dramady.” Here's what's on his reading list.


Mark Pawlak on the properties of a poet

Part memoir, part tribute, ‘My Deniversity’ recalls powerful influence of Denise Levertov on a former student of physics.

Jamel Brinkley will be part of the 50th anniversary celebration for Ploughshares.

Celebrating the literary magazine Ploughshares, heeding bookstores’ calls to do do holiday shopping early, and a new poetry collection from a Natick author

News of literary note from around the region.

Actress-comedian Amanda Seales brings her variety/game show “Smart, Funny & Black”  to the Wilbur Oct. 16.

Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

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

Elizabeth Strout (”Oh William!”) is in conversation with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney at 6 p.m. Monday at Harvard Book Store.

Virtual author readings for Oct. 17-Oct. 23

All author appearances are virtual unless otherwise noted.