Shepard Smith, Fox News anchor who was critical of Trump, leaves network

Smith’s afternoon newscast often debunked some of the statements made by opinion hosts like Sean Hannity, who support the president.

It’s a Thing

Ellen and George, babies and beasts, fine messes, and fat bears

Michael Andor Brodeur’s review of the week online.

Music Review

Carrie Underwood takes the wheel at TD Garden

The concert showcased the country superstar in full control of her music and stage presentation.

Music Review

Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO to walk less-traveled paths

A Boston Symphony Orchestra program with no repertoire from Germany, Russia, or France? What will they think of next?

TV Critic’s Corner

James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ is being turned into a miniseries

Jeff Daniels will star as Comey and Brendan Gleeson will portray Donald Trump in the four-hour adaptation, which will land on Showtime or CBS All Access, or both.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 10/6

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


The future looks bleak in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s ‘King Lear’

Robert Walsh stars in Shakespeare’s tragedy of foolhardy choices and family betrayal.

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