Former Boston Globe theater and television critic Ed Siegel began his 35-year career on Morrissey Boulevard in the Globe Sports Department. He has also filled in as Living and Arts editor. Since leaving the Globe in 2006 he has been an associate editor at Berkshire Living magazine; contributed book reviews to Newsday, the New York Times and the Globe; and is critic at large for WBUR-FM and The ARTery. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and can be followed on Twitter @siegeled.
American Repertory Theater founder Robert Brustein moves to the New Repertory Theatre to mount “The King of Second Avenue.” The klezmer musical features several artists from the old A.R.T.
Jon Stewart is leaving “The Daily Show” with his trust intact; not so Brian Williams as NBC suspends him for six months.
ARTery editor Ed Siegel salutes “Justified,” “Foyle’s War,” “Saint Joan” and the late Peggy Charren.
The Stanley Kubrick film festival returns to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Feb. 4-28.
We say “Je Suis Charlie,” but do we really mean it, asks ARTery critic at large Ed Siegel.
Big-box historical CD sets were something to celebrate this year, but new classical sounds define where classical music might be going.
TV dramas kept Ed Siegel riveted this year, but he broke away to watch “The Roosevelts” and the World Cup.
Company One and ArtsEmerson were on top of their game in 2014, even collaborating in one production. Ed Siegel reviews the year in theater.
University of Virginia English Professor, and former Medford Mustang, Mark Edmundson has a spirited but nuanced defense of “Why Football Matters” in his latest book.
Danielle Legros Georges, a professor at Lesley University, has been named Boston’s new poet laureate.
Hilary Hahn and Jeremy Denk perform under the Celebrity Series umbrella.
Robert Brustein ends his trilogy of Shakespeare plays with a Lear-like ending.
Mike Daisey looks at three “American Utopias.” And then (yawn) he looks at them again.
The American Repertory Theater unveils an extraordinary “Glass Menagerie.”
The Steve Miller Band and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” join the Tanglewood lineup.
ArtsEmerson brings the Yale Repertory Theatre production of “The Servant of Two Masters” to the Paramount Theatre.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts three works by the French composer, Henri Dutilleux.
The Museum of Fine Arts is showing all of Stanley Kubrick’s films in February.
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its season.
Amid all the highly anticipated theater events in January, the Lyric Stage does right by Moisés Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” about Beethoven and a contemporary musicologist.