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The ARTery critics reflect on the year's best books, music, movies, theater and art.
For starters, another Grammy, and then Musical America magazine named him artist of the year.
Wonderful musical events were almost overshadowed by painful news items -- notably James Levine's fall from grace -- writes critic Lloyd Schwartz.
From a new take on Marianne Moore's work and a look at Robert Lowell's genius through his challenges, to the skillful "The Amoeba Game" and Frank Bidart's latest.
Critics Carolyn Clay, Kilian Melloy and Jeremy D. Goodwin pick their 20 favorite local productions this year, and reflect on the immeasurable loss of actor Thomas Derrah.
Critic Amelia Mason tells us about five local musicians who left a lasting impression on her over the course of the year.
"Lady Bird," "The Florida Project," "Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri" and "Phantom Thread" are among our critics most talked about films.
Haruki Murakami dazzles with new short stories about "Men Without Women"; Naomi Alderman gives superpowers to teenage girls in "The Power."
This year, music critic Amelia Mason found herself turning to folk and instrumental music, discovering solace and clarity in acoustic worlds where musicianship and the affinity between individual players are...
HBO's "Westworld," miniseries of Margaret Atwood's novels and Naomi Alderman's "The Power" point to changing times.
For the first time in history, hip-hop and R&B overtook rock as the most consumed music in the United States. Music critic Eddie Cepeda highlights the best of the music...