The holiday season is the perfect time to kick back and watch a movie or curl up with a good book. We’ve assembled a panel of notable local authors to share some must-reads that also make great gifts. And our critics will tell you which new flicks are worth the price of admission.
"The Trip To Bountiful" is playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre as part of the ArtsEmerson season. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently sat down with the cast, including Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and the legendary Cicely Tyson.
Boston’s annual Open Studios events are in full swing, giving the public a glimpse inside the private workspace of local artists. The historic Fenway Studios, home to dozens of painters, will open its doors this weekend.
The new film "Nightcrawler" will surely make your skin crawl, especially if you work in the media. The tale of a freelance cameraman short on scruples could be construed as a hefty indictment of broadcast journalism.
Francisco Goya was one of the most beloved painters of his time, adored by royal courts, patrons and collectors, which is interesting given that his subject matter could careen from the traditional to the darkly subversive. You can see it all in a new retrospective of the Spanish master at the Museum of Fine Arts. Not to mention it’s the first major Goya show in this country in 25 years.
If you’ve ever been to Plimoth Plantation, you know it’s something of a time warp. The clothing, buildings and housewares at the 17th-century living museum are about as authentic as it gets. Now, visitors have the chance to see how early settlers combined function and artistry to make their goods.
What these three works have in common—two on the stage and one on the page—is the opportunity for theater lovers to understand the immense amount of thought, work and heart that goes in to a play, from its inception to its delivery.
La Traviata, Presented by Boston Lyric Opera, it plays a the CITI Shubert Theatre through October 19th.
A new musical explores romantic encounters in middle age, an artist contributes to the public space in downtown Boston, an endangered young woman brings a retired vigilante out of retirement, and a young woman follows her inner compass to traverse the desert.
ABC is wading into some new territory in “Black-ish,” which premiered Wednesday night. The comedy centers around the Johnsons, a wealthy black family living in Los Angeles.
“Black-ish” premiered to strong numbers, nearly matching the ever-popular “Modern Family.” But whether it stands the test of time likely depends on how well it manages to balance humor with its social commentary.
It's been nearly 60 years since the last museum show of artist Alexander Calder was on view in the Boston area, even though he had a studio right here in New England. The drought is over now though, thanks to a show at the Peabody Essex Museum. Run to it, says WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen, and then, take your time.
The new documentary “The Green Prince” opens in theaters Friday. It tells the remarkable story of a Hamas insider who took an extreme risk by becoming an Israeli informant. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently spoke with the actual Green Prince.