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Nonprofit buying Iron Horse Music Hall — once the beating heart of Northampton’s live-music scene

The Parlor Room is set to purchase the club, a deal that could usher in a new chapter for the city’s musical life.


On TV, duos are dynamic

Friendships or platonic relationships have served as the true dramatic motor of a remarkable number of series, starting with TV’s early days.

Odie Henderson review | ★★

‘The Exorcist: Believer’: No sympathy for the devil

The demon Pazuzu gets a two-for-one deal in this "requel," featuring Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn.

Former Globe rock writers Steve Morse and Jim Sullivan inducted into N.E. Music Hall of Fame

This year’s honorees also included Robin Lane, the Atlantics, Human Sexual Response, and two late members of Boston, Brad Delp and Sib Hashian.

‘I’ve always wanted to bring people together,’ says Handel and Haydn Society’s new director

Jonathan Cohen was announced as H+H’s 15th music director last fall, succeeding Harry Christophers, who guided the ensemble through an age of expansion between 2009 and 2022 and now holds the title of conductor laureate.


James Frankie Thomas writes a queer ‘elegy to a bygone era of the internet’ in ‘Idlewild’

The author will discuss his debut novel at the 2023 Boston Book Festival.


Watertown Zine Fest celebrates marginalized voices through DIY publishing; new poetry anthology commemorates demolition of Salem power plant; Brattleboro Literary Festival opens on Friday

Highlighting the third annual festival, “Salem Power,” and more.


Author readings around Boston Oct. 8-14

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


Local bestsellers for the week ended Oct. 1

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

‘Joan Baez I Am a Noise’ is a ‘visual memoir’ of a monumental voice in music

The directors of the new documentary talk about weaving together the particulars of Baez’s public life with glimpses into her complex private world.


What Marty Baron learned from Donald Trump, Jeff Bezos, and Taylor Swift

The former editor of the Boston Globe and Washington Post has penned a new book, “Collision of Power,” on covering the news during a tumultuous time in politics and journalism.

‘Tiger King’ animal trainer ‘Doc’ Antle gets suspended sentence for wildlife trafficking in Virginia

Virginia’s attorney general says an animal trainer featured in the popular Netflix series “Tiger King” has received a suspended two-year sentence after being convicted of wildlife trafficking.

The 2024 Tony Awards set June 16 ceremony with a new location at Lincoln Center

Theater fans, mark your calendars: This season’s Tony Awards will take place on June 16 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

It’s Banned Books Week. Now what?

The president of the BPL offers some tips for extending the fight against censorship beyond October 7.


Adam Mansbach takes on the tiki torch-bearing faction of white supremacists in ‘The Golem of Brooklyn’

In a revenge fantasy for an age of renewed hatred, a Jewish legend takes on a tiki-torch bearing faction of white supremacists

‘You feel like you are emitting some of the best sounds on Earth’

Vijay Iyer, Arooj Aftab, and Shahzad Ismaily perform at the ICA Sunday.