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Musical stars to sing for Oscar at awards show

Matthew Gilbert's take on television.

BOOKS

Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa searches for answers, cell by cell

Kate Tuttle talks to author Donna Jackson Nakazawa, who comes to Harvard Science Center on January 30.

COMEDY

Boston stand-up Don Gavin is ready for the secret to get out

The "Godfather of Boston Comedy," whose "lost" album has just been re-released, is getting national exposure on some prominent podcasts.

BOOKS

Mount Olympus revisited in four contemporary titles

M.J. Andersen's monthly round-up of related titles takes on modern spins on classic mythology.

BOOKS

Swiss novelist Peter Stamm not always in it for the long haul

Amy Sutherland talks books with “The Sweet Indifference of the World" author Peter Stamm.

MUSIC

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman finds ‘infinite possibilities’ in Bach’s cello suites

Gandelsman's interpretation can be heard on a new album and at an upcoming concert at MIT.

ARTS

At the Gardner Museum, an artist elevates family members who ‘held on to who they were’

"The Strange Taxi, Stretched" is a new installation for the museum's facade, featuring artist Lorraine O'Grady's mother and aunts.

STAGE REVIEW

In Huntington’s ‘We All Fall Down,’ a portrait of a family in flux

The world premiere by Lila Rose Kaplan grapples with questions of tradition and Jewish identity.

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‘Sex Education’ joins the teen TV hall of fame

The second season of this wise comedy-drama cements its place among the likes of "Freaks and Geeks" and "Friday Night Lights."

ARTS

‘Black Histories,’ sci-fi ballets, medieval operas, and Grammy fever

The Globe's picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★★½

Some ‘Gentlemen’ are more gentlemanly than others

Director Guy Ritchie returns to London gang turf, this time with Matthew McConaughey and a cast eager to get in on the action.

MOVIES

Hiding in plain, and not-so-plain, sight: Gene Hackman turns 90

He’s the oldest of the Silver Age anti-stars who helped remake Hollywood in the ‘70s.

DANCE

Future-pop band Arc Iris debuts sci-fi ballet ‘iTMRW’

Collaborating with HDC Dance Ensemble, Jocie Adams's band performs its multimedia show at Oberon in Cambridge this weekend.

IN FOCUS

In Focus: Assessing the Oscar feature documentary finalists

They all examine urgent issues — workers’ rights, corporate power, the erosion of democracy, and environmental disaster — not to be found in the films nominated for best picture.

BOOK REVIEW

Young hearts run free in Kate Weinberg’s slow-burning thriller ‘The Truants’

With its tangle of multiple protagonists, some of whom desperately want to be seen, some of whom would prefer to hide themselves away in perpetuity, this debut novel emulates a nigh-on perfect slow burn.

Amid the chaos of this year’s Grammys, some predictions

With the Recording Academy's dysfunction out in the open, we predict this year's winners at our peril. (But we're still betting on "Old Town Road.")