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Music

Andrew Bird Brings His Strings to Boston

He navigated his violin with the easy hands of an expert, alternately strumming, plucking, and bowing with such force that stray strands dangled from the bow.

Mallrat, Allday, and Japanese Wallpaper Put Their Own Spin on Authenticity

A live set is not always conducive to facilitating  an intimate experience with an artist, but Mallrat’s dreamy, organic stage present felt less like a scripted recital and more like like an impromptu dorm room sing-along with a close friend.

On Campus

Multicultural Restaurant Nibble Kitchen Opens in Bow Market

Nibble Kitchen, a new restaurant in Somerville featuring a rotating international menu, focuses on supporting immigrant communities and promoting social justice at a local level.

Portrait of an Artist: Mick Rock

Known as “the man who shot the ’70s,” Mick Rock is a living legend in the world of music photography.

Theater

‘Passengers’: The Future of the Circus

“Passengers” combines modern dance, acrobatics, and aerial dance to weave an abstract masterpiece about the benefits and woes of travel by train.

‘The America Plays’: A Dive into Hidden American History

Mount Auburn Cemetery forged new ground as it hosted a site-specific play by playwright Patrick Gabridge, who brought to life several of the buried to reveal their stories.

Film

‘Joker’: Bargain Bin 'Taxi Driver'

"Joker" is often unsatisfying: a recycled empty shell of better, legendary films that neither adds to the masterpieces it's copying from, nor embodies the same emotional resonance that made them successful.

Can ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Save Netflix?

Fortunately for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” there are more ridiculous comedic moments than awkward stares — at least in the interviews. Outside of the “Between Two Ferns” interviews, there is little to no substance or consistent humor in this film.

Books

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Discuss New #MeToo Memoir with Ashley Judd

Jodi Kantor can still remember the moment Harvey Weinstein arrived at the offices of the New York Times.

Caroline R. Kaufman ’21 Reads from ‘When the World Didn’t End’ at Harvard Book Store

The collection is the follow-up to Kaufman’s debut book “Light Filters In,” an exploration of depression and sexual assault.

TV

Takeaways from the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was a night filled with lots of surprise wins and first-time Emmy winners.

‘American Horror Story: 1984’: Horrifyingly Campy

The newest season of the anthology series “American Horror Story” might just tide over your cravings for mildly spooky, retro summer vibes — as long as you don’t mind the lack of an engaging plot.

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Stephen Chbosky Returns With Lukewarm Horror Novel ‘Imaginary Friend’

Perhaps scaling back the page count and honing in on one specific message would have been a better idea.

Theater

Larissa Ponomarenko Stages an Expressive Update of Ballet Classic ‘Giselle’

Characterized by its expert dancing, thoughtful partnerships, and wildly extravagant set, Ponomarenko’s “Giselle” was a beautiful take on the classic.

Arts

Tragedy, Tyranny, and Designer Costumes: A Conversation on ‘The Politician’ with Ben Platt and Julia Schlaepfer

Seated at a polished wooden table in the Boston Athenaeum, Ben Platt, star of Netflix's "The Politician," was joined by co-star Julia Schlaepfer, who plays his character's First Lady-esque girlfriend Alice Charles, to discuss the new show.

Books

‘The Giver of Stars’ Is A Heartwarming, If Predictable, Read

In "The Giver of Stars," Moyne creates a heart-warming tale of love, loss, and liberation.

Arts

Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ Deserves Your Vote

Netflix’s “The Politician” has been one of the most-anticipated shows of the year. It is the first show to debut on Netflix from television superproducer, Ryan Murphy, who signed a $300 million deal with the steaming service last year.

Arts

What the Hell Happened: CupcakKe Delivers an Emotional Goodbye as She Announces Her Retirement

Arts

What the Hell Happened: Spill the (CBD-Infused) Tea!

Arts

Could De-Aging Technology Be Our Gateway to the Fountain of Youth?

Arts

Movie Trailer Breakdown: ‘The Lighthouse’

Arts

What the Hell Happened: Taking ‘Downton Abbey’ to the Big Screen

Music

Angel Olsen’s ‘All Mirrors’ is Worth a Second Look

In a drastic shift from the minimalist guitar ballads that propelled her into the public eye, Olsen’s latest work relies on lush orchestration and electronic effects to immerse listeners in a dreamy, futuristic haze.

Columns

Bronwyn: The Best of the Wurst

While you mop up the remaining vestiges of the sauerkraut with the last of the chunks of potato, take another chance to appreciate the beautiful decor of the room and how perfectly the tastes, sounds, and sights of the cozy space have collided into each other.

Music

15 Years Later, Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Still Resonates

Today, “American Idiot” is still as politically relevant as ever.

On Campus

Red Bull’s Beantown Uprising Celebrates Boston’s Hip Hop Talent

Red Bull’s Beantown Uprising celebrated the city’s influence in the hip-hop industry with a line-up of Boston's most beloved hometown artists.

On Campus

At the Gardner Museum, Jill Scott, Paloma Valenzuela, and Oompa Discuss Artistic Integrity

On Oct. 3, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, three artists gathered to speak to a group of a hundred attendees about the importance and preservation of artistic integrity.

Theater

Martha Graham Cracker Carries her Captivating Cabaret to Cambridge

Theater

An Electric Evening with Yuja Wang at Symphony Hall

Theater

‘The Purists’ is Grounded, Human, and Unresolved

Arts

Unpopular Opinion: SNL Plays Right into Trump’s Hand

Arts

Season Four of ‘The Good Place’ Refocuses on the Protagonists

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