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Morality plays

The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
It’s hard to escape politics this fall
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008

New beginnings

Step into any classical music rehearsal space right now and you can almost taste the excitement.
Classical music comes alive this fall
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  September 10, 2008

Getting religion right (and left)

“Religion is seen to be the province of the political right,” Chris Korzen says.
Portland author explores Catholic faith and politics
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Water wars

Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Reading roundup

This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Got live if you want it

Now that the idea that summer has come to a close has set in, it’s time to start thinking about what there is to look forward to this fall.
Vets and newbs vie for your ears
By BOB GULLA  |  September 10, 2008


New + old classics

As if freshly presenting stage classics isn’t challenging enough, new adaptations are in the lineups this fall at two companies, Trinity Repertory Company and the Gamm.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Dance in fall

This fall’s offerings of dance performances have an international flavor, as well as featuring the talents of Rhody-grown dance groups.
Must-see moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Autumn views

The big news of Providence’s fall arts season is the completion of the RISD Museum’s Chace Center, which offers new exhibition, educa-tion, retail, and administrative space.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2008

Autumn leaves

One of the great harbingers of fall jazz for the past seven years has been the Beantown Jazz Festival.
A cornucopia of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 2008

Russian, Spanish, American . . .

What everyone is looking forward to this fall is the return to the podium of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine.
Music in all accents comes to the concert halls
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 08, 2008


Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008

Basic elements

Boston was a world-music stronghold even before the “world music” genre existed.
The international and roots-music scene heats up
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 08, 2008

Back to business

For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 08, 2008

New England product, 2008

It’s hard enough for bands to get any attention from their local public without some pesky election coming in and hogging the spotlight.
Vets and newbs vie for your vote
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 08, 2008

Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008


Sight unseen

Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
The fall TV season flies without pilots
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 08, 2008

Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008

Dollhouses and dream states

Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 08, 2008