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Madonna raises her hands as dancers circle around her. The Celebration Tour showcased various milestones across her decades-long career.

Review: ‘The Celebration Tour’ revels in 40 years of Madonna’s hits

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor February 8, 2024

Madonna arrived fashionably late at TD Garden Jan. 8, emerging on the smoke-shrouded stage two hours later than expected. But the pop icon’s ardent fans, dressed in “do-it-yourself” renditions of her greatest looks, didn’t seem to mind — it was finally time to celebrate. And...

Paul Mescal (left) and Andrew Scott (right) star in All of Us Strangers. The film sees the latter, who plays Adam, encounter the ghosts of his parents who died decades earlier. Photo courtesy Searchlight Pictures.

Review: ‘All of Us Strangers’ will both break and warm your heart

Claudie Bellanger, news correspondent February 7, 2024

Fans of both devastating television and Irish actors rejoiced over the pairing of Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in director Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” — and for good reason.   Opening with a limited release in December 2023, “All of Us Strangers” fell...

Retro Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ is another shallow time-loop film

Retro Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ is another shallow time-loop film

Ben Churney, news staff February 7, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for January 2024 is “time loop.” Should the “time loop” genre exist? No clue. That’s what this month has come to. Christopher...

From left to right, Bebe Wood, Reneé Rapp and Avantika Vandanapu star in Mean Girls (2024). They portray Gretchen Wieners, Regina George and Karen Shetty — otherwise known as The Plastics — respectively. Photo courtesy Paramount.

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ (2024) updates the original to mixed results

Ella Warner, news correspondent February 2, 2024

To escape the Boston cold, crowds of pink flocked to the AMC Boston Common to endure nearly two hours of singing, dancing and the typical attempt to relate to a predominantly Gen Z audience during Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” (2024).   In the age of remakes, Fey strayed...

Sandra Hüller stars as Hedwig Höss in The Zone of Interest. The film follows the day-to-day lives of the Höss family, Nazis living next door to Auschwitz. Photo courtesy A24.

Review: Unfathomable horrors lie just beyond ‘The Zone of Interest’

Ian Dartley, news correspondent February 1, 2024

For the past decade, film director and screenwriter Jonathan Glazer has refined his newest film, “The Zone of Interest,” to be “a warning,” not a history lesson.  Following Glazer’s critically acclaimed feature  “Under the Skin,” “The Zone of Interest”...

Column: Golden Globes host sparks outrage, demands for change

Column: Golden Globes host sparks outrage, demands for change

Amy Simon, news correspondent February 1, 2024

As the 81st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jo Koy Jan. 7, came to a close, a wave of backlash and mixed responses emerged across social media. While many people were eager to share their opinions regarding the winners, others instead widely criticized Koy's insolent and unimpressed...

Retro Review: ‘12 Monkeys’ can’t compare to its original inspiration

Retro Review: ‘12 Monkeys’ can’t compare to its original inspiration

Ben Churney, news staff February 1, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for January 2024 is “time loop.” It appears this time loop subgenre is tough for filmmakers to nail, because, just like “Groundhog...

Meech Bold (right) performs with a friend. The artists’ stage presence raised the audience’s energy as the night went on.

Boston fans come together to celebrate, enjoy ‘90s hip-hop

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff January 31, 2024

Hip-hop fans flocked to the Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College Jan. 20 to attend the indoor music festival “Live From the Tape Deck: A Celebration of 90s Hip Hop.” Hosted by Beats and Barbecue, the premier hip-hop festival of New England, the tribute to ‘90s...

Column: Can Bethenny Frankel burst the Bravo bubble?

Column: Can Bethenny Frankel burst the Bravo bubble?

Joseph Brant, news staff January 28, 2024

Every worker needs a union, even if their job is being messy on national television. Bethenny Frankel, “Skinnygirl” lifestyle mogul, original cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York” and unabashed reality TV pariah, first called for a reality television union...

Northeastern community responds to SAG-AFTRA strike’s finale

Northeastern community responds to SAG-AFTRA strike’s finale

Olivia Woodard, news correspondent January 25, 2024

On Nov. 8, 2023, the Television/Theatrical Negotiating Committee of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA, announced its members had voted unanimously to adopt a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...

Column: Letterboxd expands its cinematic universe

Column: Letterboxd expands its cinematic universe

Olivia Woodard, news correspondent January 24, 2024

Coined as the “Goodreads for movies” by founders Matthew Buchanan and Karl von Randow, Letterboxd has only become a household name in recent years — despite debuting in 2011. Known for its users’ humorous quips in place of lengthy movie reviews — witty remarks like...

The Middle East stands at 472 Massachusetts Ave. The nightclub has been known to feature different types of bands at the same time with its five rooms.

‘It was like an oasis’: How The Middle East became a talked-about music venue

Henry Bova, news correspondent January 23, 2024

If one was looking for a night of live music and walked into The Middle East blind, it would be best to expect the unexpected. With a labyrinth of rooms to navigate and a diverse bill of artists each night, its eclecticism jumps out from the moment someone walks in. To Aaron...