Film review: ‘Crown Heights’ recounts real-life miscarriage of justice

Crown Heights is a riveting courtroom docudrama which recounts the events surrounding the case of Colin Warner, an 18-year-old wrongly convicted of murder in spite of a credible alibi and the absence of a motive, weapon or connection to the ...

Central Flea market highlights Afro-centric talent

Lynae Brayboy, one seller at Central Flea, makes sterling silver hair accessories for African American women as a celebration of their culture and often contested hair.

Burn All Night: Oberon musical feeds a need for escape

The immersive musical loosely follows four young creatives in New York City on the eve of a series of world-ending earthquakes.

Film review: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds grudgingly join forces in buddy comedy ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

The Hitman's Bodyguard is an unlikely buddies comedy that unfolds like a high-octane action adventure. The production works primarily because of the palpable screen chemistry generated by veteran thespians Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.

Farmers markets speak the worldwide language of food

I learned about the mercado al aire libre in high school Spanish, and the phrase — which means “open air market,” or literally, “market of the free air” — turned up again in college. Mercado al aire libre is a ...

Women’s Equity Project highlights black female composers

The evening, organized by Boston-based chamber group The NorthStar Duo and community organizer Zahra Ohldin, featured musical pieces by lesser-known female artists and a panel discussion about the gender pay gap and feminist advocacy.

Local artist makes comics with ‘racially ambiguous’ theme

Cagen Luse is a local graphic designer and artist that recently embarked on a new project, LunchTime Comix, a four-panel comic strip that’s a take on his own everyday struggles as a ‘racially ambiguous artist, father, foodie, sci-fi nerd and ...

Dancing up the ladder: Three talented black dancers join the Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet’s newly announced 2017-2018 company roster represents 15 different nationalities, including three new African American dancers, Daniel Durrett, Chyrstyn Fentroy and Tyson Clark. The increasingly diverse company demonstrates strides to shape a new, more inclusive, ballet.

George Lopez entertains troops overseas

George Lopez talks about his new movie, I Am Battle Comic, a concert film about a tour he and 13 other comedians took overseas to entertain troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain.

The color of life: Stephen Hamilton revives African textile traditions

Artist Stephen Hamilton worked with Boston teenagers for four months, teaching them West African dyeing, weaving and embellish processes. Their 30-foot-tall textile mural hands in the polished lobby of 290 Congress Street.

City of Boston’s art initiative “To Immigrants, With Love”

The City of Boston’s art initiative, “To Immigrants With Love,” celebrates local immigrant stories via murals in Roslindale and East Boston.

5 questions: Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole’s vocals — suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate — make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz.

Morel-ly complex

The morel mushrooms of summer are here. These charming growths upon the forest floor look like gnomes from a magical land, creatures that would have fabulous stories to tell if only they could talk.

Paula Dofat of ‘Step’ discusses her journey and passion for education

Paula Dofat, director of college counseling at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, is one of the subjects of “Step,” the uplifting and feel-good movie of the summer. Dofat considers her own unconventional path of attending six different colleges ...

Photographer Robin Radin turns her lens on Franklin Park

The pieces, printed old-school with selenium-toned gelatin silver plates, have a moody, cinematic quality and show Boston’s Franklin Park as it almost never is: empty.