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Louise Kennedy, in ‘The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac,’ populates her stories with wit, grit, and heartbreak

The acclaimed Irish author’s debut story collection explores the roles of men and women in their complicated, troubled lives.


Andrew Pettegree looks at ways in which books have been weaponized in ‘The Book at War’

A new history reveals functions of reading often taken for granted.


Anthony Veasna So’s ‘Songs on Endless Repeat’ offers a glimpse of the losses and challenges facing a California Cambodian community

The author’s posthumous collection of mingled fiction and nonfiction showcases a generosity of spirit in its portraits of family life.


Four pop-up restaurants worth checking out in Rhode Island in December 2023

A ticketed dinner serving small plates, a bar takeover from a Boston sake expert, smash burgers, and more.

Morgan Wallen tops Apple Music’s 2023 song chart while Taylor Swift, SZA also lead streaming lists

Country singer Morgan Wallen's "last Night" tops Apple Music's global song chart in 2023

Jean Knight, who struck platinum with ‘Mr. Big Stuff,’ dies at 80

Ms. Knight received a Grammy Award nomination in 1972 for best female R&B vocal performance, and “Mr. Big Stuff” was nominated for best R&B song.


A world at war in season 4 of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’

Here’s what’s to expect in upcoming episodes.

Odie Henderson review | ★★

‘Maestro’ presents master challenge for director, star Bradley Cooper

Playing Leonard Bernstein is one thing. Becoming him is another.

Salem Film Festival spotlights documentary films from around the world

Discounted tickets for the March 2024 festival are available now on its website.

President Biden to join James Taylor at benefit concert in Boston

The Boston-born musician will perform at a show in support of the president’s re-election campaign.

Hall suing Oates over plan to sell stake in their joint venture

Daryl Hall sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate a business agreement the duo had.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ brings classic holiday magic

The company's 45 performances have begun, delivering Clara, a Nutcracker-turned-prince, the sugar plum fairy, and friends to the Opera House stage.


Artistic director Jonathan Cohen picks up the banner for H+H’s annual ‘Messiah’

The ensemble has performed Handel’s classic oratorio around Christmas every year since 1854.

Watch: Chris Evans’s rescue dog Dodger adorably crashes interview on ‘The View’

The Sudbury native talked holidays in Massachusetts, how he met his furry friend, and if he’ll return as Marvel’s Captain America.

Jennifer Lopez announces new album release date, with companion film co-written by Ben Affleck

"This Is Me . . . Now" is the singer’s first album in nearly a decade.


Tess Gerritsen spies literary opportunity in the unexpected

The Maine-based former surgeon turned thriller writer and filmmaker talks about the life of spies, getting older, and the lessons of romance novels