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‘Saturday Night Live’ cast members get flirty with Michael B. Jordan in monologue

Ego Nwodim tried to make an impression in a wedding dress as Michael B. Jordan hosted "SNL" for the first time, while Lil Baby was the night's musical guest.

Karen Frostig’s ‘Locker of Memory’ reclaims lost Holocaust history

Karen Frostig’s grandparents were deported to and died in Jungfernhof, the first Nazi concentration camp in Latvia. Now, she and a team of scholars have uncovered and documented the forgotten history of the camp.

MUSIC

We asked, you answered: Here are the acts you’d put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We asked eight writers to tell us which overlooked and underappreciated acts they would nominate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then we asked you. Here's what you said.

MUSIC REVIEW

At BSO, launching a new concerto into orbit

On Thursday night in Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons returned to the podium with works by Brahms, Shostakovich, and a new ‘Concerto for Curved Space’ by Steven Mackey.

Get Down with your Hometown virtual music festival streams live this weekend

The streaming festival is back for the third year with an exciting lineup of performers.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

So glad we had this time together: NBC readies Carol Burnett 90th birthday special

Called “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love,” it will be two hours of musical performances, personal tributes, and clips from Burnett’s career. It will air on her birthday, April 26.

MUSIC

Tell us: Who would you nominate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

To be eligible, the act’s debut album must be at least 25 years old and be considered “influential.” With that in mind, who would you nominate?

Classical

BSO taps musician with deep local ties to run Tanglewood Music Center

Violist Ed Gazouleas will head the summer music academy as interim director during a tumultuous time for the orchestra.


BOOK REVIEW

Aleksandar Hemon’s ‘The World and All That It Holds’ conscripts readers into the war torn life and love of a queer Jewish apothecary turned soldier and survivor

The novel’s ability to perpetuate itself seems to come both from the fantastic virtuosity of the writing and from the wonderfully realized idea of the book.

BIBLIOPHILES

Andrea Wulf, author of ‘The Invention of Nature,’ on her love-hate relationship with her Kindle

Wulf says, "I am one of those terrible authors who reads on a Kindle because I travel so much."

Related Reading

‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ and other accounts of the oppression of women in Iran

Since the revolution, Iranian women have attempted to get the story of their oppression out to the world.

BOOK REVIEW

Kathryn Ma’s ‘The Chinese Groove’ is a Dickensian journey set in an immigrant’s world

Ma’s mildly satirical novel follows 18-year-old Shelley Zheng as he navigates complicated social dynamics where nothing is as simple as it seems after moving from Gejiu, China, to San Francisco.

New England Literary News

Posthumously published poems from Malcolm Miller in ‘No!’; Hussain Ahmed’s ‘Soliloquy with the Ghosts in Nile’; and more.

Posthumously published poems from Malcolm Miller in “No!”; Hussain Ahmed's “Soliloquy with the Ghosts in Nile”; and more.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Untangling complex narratives in ‘Brotherless Night’

“I’ve spent roughly half my life working on this book,” said V.V. Ganeshananthan, who embarked on the project at the start of 2004.

BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston Jan. 29-Feb. 4

All author appearances are in person and free unless otherwise noted.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended Jan. 22

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.