Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 26-Sept. 8

An art installation explores immigration, the Spencer Fair helps close out summer, an Asian street festival comes to the Seaport, and more.

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Looking back on Woodstock — the music, the people, the money

Flashbacks of Woodstock, fifty years down the road.


Solving the mystery of what to read with beach house book roulette

Novelist Brock Clarke makes three local stops to read from “Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?” 

Local bestsellers for the week ending 8/18

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Matthew Gilbert

The best and worst of TV this summer

There was much to celebrate and enjoy this summer. But then there’s “Big Little Lies.”

Caleb Crain’s ‘Overthrow’ a political thriller with a radical spirit

Caleb Crain’s latest novel is a fantastical fall down the rabbit hole

Art Review

Eric Carle Museum explores the enchanted world of children’s book master Peter Sís

A new exhibition surveys the magical, meticulous career of illustrator and children’s book master Peter Sís.

book review

Tuned in to the ‘Summer of ’69’

It turns out that despite her lack of lived experience in the tensions and tumult of ’69, Elin Hilderbrand is possessed of remarkable perspective on the time.

‘The Donkey Show’ lowers the mirror ball

After 10 years, the party’s just about over for ART’s Shakespeare-Studio 54 mashup.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Sopranos’ stars among presenters at MTV Video Music Awards

The annual event will take place Monday night in Newark, N.J., at their Prudential Center.

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘The Tempest,’ and The Boss

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


Greater Boston author readings Aug. 25-31

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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Ibram X. Kendi explores why ‘not racist’ doesn’t equal ‘anti-racist’

The author of “How to Be an Antiracist” speaks with the Globe’s Renée Graham on Wednesday at Coolidge Corner Theatre

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

At this campout, a digital community connected over disconnecting in the woods

An Internet community takes to the woods at Honcho Campout 2019.

Peter Wolf on roads traveled, friendships made, and those early Boston days

Now 73, Wolf has plenty to look forward to — an upcoming album, tour dates, a gig at Fenway with The Who. But in a career-spanning interview, he also looks back.