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Music review

At TD Garden, a more mature Shawn Mendes defies expectations

Mendes’s set on Thursday was brisk even when the tempos slowed, a testament to his growing confidence as a performer and the precision of his songwriting.

TV Critic’s Corner

Paley Center to honor 5 TV comedy legends

The five people being honored are responsible in so many ways for the way TV comedy has evolved.

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Demetri Espinosa

His art is less focused on style than it is on a specific philosophy — he believes that abstraction can be harnessed to convey complex ideas.

Dance Review

Two works by Martha Graham make the company’s EVE Project at Jacob’s Pillow transcendent

It’s Martha Graham’s works (the 1944 “Appalachian Spring” and the 1936 “Chronicle”) that make this week’s program transcendent.

They were from here, too

Here are some other TV shows set in our fair city.

The 10 best TV shows that were set in Boston

Even if some didn’t get the local flavor just right, these favorites rise to the top.

Dance Review

Sara Mearns leaps thrillingly over the lines with ‘Beyond Ballet’ at Jacob’s Pillow

In her show “Beyond Ballet,” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Sara Mearns, a star principal dancer with New York City Ballet, leapt over dividing lines between ballet and modern dance.

bibliophiles

Nell Zink on German authors, selective shelving, and sailing through ‘Byzantium’

The novelist reads from her new book “Doxology” at Harvard Book Store on September 12.


The two who made ‘Six,’ by melding pop divas and Henry VIII’s wives into a sassy musical

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss hatched their piece three years ago while still university students. Now it’s Broadway-bound, with a five-week run at the ART.

book review

A Cross River of the mind in ‘The World Doesn’t Require You’

Rion Amilcar Scott returns readers to a world where history is stranger than fiction

book review

Jason DeParle offers an immersively reported reflection on contemporary migration

Jason DeParle offers an immersively reported reflection on contemporary migration

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‘Love at First Like’ a tale of social media engagement – of a sort

Elite Daily dating editor Hannah Orenstein will read on Tuesday at Porter Square Books

book review

Téa Obreht’s ‘Inland’ a poetic journey into loneliness and the American West

The author pours considerable magic and sorrow and humor into her long-awaited second novel.

Art Review

‘The Forty Part Motet’ strikes a perfect note at the Clark Art Institute

“The Forty Part Motet,” for all its sparsity, gets under the skin of not only its audience but the space it inhabits.