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Morality plays

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

New beginnings

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

Getting religion right (and left)

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

Water wars

Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Reading roundup

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

Got live if you want it

Vets and newbs vie for your ears
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.
By BOB GULLA  |  September 10, 2008

New + old classics

Life on the boards
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.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Dance in fall

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

Autumn views

New spaces and fresh faces
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.
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2008

Autumn leaves

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

Russian, Spanish, American . . .

Music in all accents comes to the concert halls
What everyone is looking forward to this fall is the return to the podium of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 11, 2008

Fall on the boards

From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 11, 2008

Basic elements

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

Back to business

Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 11, 2008

New England product, 2008

Vets and newbs vie for your vote
It’s hard enough for bands to get any attention from their local public without some pesky election coming in and hogging the spotlight.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 11, 2008

Winners and sinners

Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 11, 2008

Sight unseen

The fall TV season flies without pilots
Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 11, 2008

Winged feet

Dance around town
Dance highlights from the fall season.
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 11, 2008

Dollhouses and dream states

Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 11, 2008

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