Santa and others on the stage
09 December 2015

It’s almost Christmas. If you haven’t figured that out by from the ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, you can see it in all the holiday-oriented fare on local stages.
  BalletMet’s The Nutcracker. A couple of...

People working at a table
18 November 2015
For career journalists like myself, watching Spotlight is a bittersweet  experience. It’s sweet because it shows journalism at its best. The film tells the true  story of The Boston Globe’s 2001-02 efforts to uncover the Catholic Church’s...
Black Panthers in berets in black and white photo
04 November 2015

Is there such a thing as too much sex?

In the very first scene of Love, director/screenwriter Gaspar Noe lets us know he’s leaving nothing to the imagination. Lovers Murphy (Karl Glusman) and Electra (...

Fireworks and a guy in cowboy hat
28 October 2015

Are you kicking yourself for missing this year’s Telluride Film Festival? Not to mention Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes?

  Have no fear. You can still catch a film festival—in fact, two of them. And you don’t...

Book cover for Showdown
09 October 2015

Thurgood Marshall is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated freedom fighters of the twentieth century. For more than two decades he was the preeminent lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of...

Photo of Malala
07 October 2015

When Malala Yousafzai took a bullet after standing up for the cause of girls’ education, she became a feminist hero. It seems a little odd, then, that a new documentary about the Pakistani teen is titled He Named Me Malala....

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