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Boston Lyric Opera’s latest production is an opera version of Margaret Atwood’s novel A Handmaid’s Tale, a story of a dysfunctional future society, staged in the most authentic setting possible, a basketball court. And not just any basketball court, but one at Harvard University, which is the setting for the novel. The first lines of the book refer to a gymnasium converted into a dormitory where the protagonist sleeps. So that’s where the opera will be performed.

The Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes at Thursday night's matchup.
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The Boston Bruins play game one of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at TD Garden.

A mural at Mohawk Trail School.
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The Mohawk Trail regional school committee in western Massachusetts is the latest to take on the controversial issue of Native American imagery at its meeting on May 9.

A coyote.
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Some animal rights activists are calling on Massachusetts wildlife officials to ban coyote hunting contests in the state. 

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Jarrett Krosoczka is an author and illustrator best known for his Lunch Lady Series of books. In 2018, he published Hey Kiddo, a graphic memoir about growing-up with his grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict.