Nate Parker makes his writing and directorial debut with ‘The Birth of a Nation’

“I just wanted to create a hero that added to the narrative of America who didn't look like the usual patriots,” Parker said of inspiration behind the film, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance ...

Schnitzel with a twist! Austria meets ‘arrivederci’ in this bright dish

Who can resist a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside cutlet? No, it doesn’t take an Austrian in the family to revel in the joys of schnitzel. It doesn’t even take veal (what we know as Weiner Schnitzel). The meat of your liking and ...

Loni Love inspires women through laughter

Comedian Loni Love’s Café Mocha was created exclusively by and for women of color.

The Berta Walker Gallery gives female artists a voice on Cape Cod

Nestled among trees on Bradford Street, Berta Walker Gallery gives these artists a place to show their work and connect with their passion. The current exhibit, “Women Choose Women,” highlights the female artists who have found sanctuary on the Cape ...

#WhereToBe 10.21.16-10.27.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

The Children Education Alliance’s 5th Annual Back to School Gala

Other than volunteering, one of the most rewarding and fun things you can do is attend a gala where the proceeds go to a good cause. There is nothing more fulfilling than to be surrounded by young women and men ...

Omar Robinson brings a new, vibrant Hamlet to life

The Actor’s Shakespeare Project focuses on Hamlet and his family in a striking, modern twist on the classic tragedy.

Facing mortality on A.R.T.’s Oberon stage

Each story hits on a different type of aging and reconciling with the passage of time, and, eventually, death. The dark subject matter is lightened with comedic storytelling and tongue-in-cheek songs.

Newcomer Sasha Lane captivates in coming-of-age film ‘American Honey’

Lane, who relishes in letting life take its course and in being free to think and feel, was able to channel that into her character, Star, who is also on her own path of figuring out her life and who ...

Filled with love: Artichoke Cheese Stuffed Shells combine best of potluck, supper

We love creamy, cheesy artichoke dip, so we’ve devised a version of it and stuffed it into tender pasta shells. Covered with our favorite jarred marinara (Mario Batali’s), it’s then baked for a satisfying dinner.

BAMS Fest carves out cultural spot for community

The Boston art and music scene has a reputation for being whitewashed. The debuting Boston Arts & Music Soul Festival aims to change that in a big way.

Postmodern Jukebox remakes music history

On their current tour, Postmodern Jukebox is celebrating soul, hip-hop and jazz in a whole new way, translating songs into the music styles of different eras.

The photos of Carrie Mae Weems are on display at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery through Jan. 7

Often with humor, and almost always with beauty and style, Weems investigates and asserts power to those excluded from it on the home front, in the art world and in society at large.

‘The Plough and the Stars’ on stage at American Repertory Theater

Written by Seán O’Casey (1880-1964), a socialist and the first prominent Irish playwright to write about Dublin’s working-class people, “The Plough and the Stars” alternates between scenes of humor and anguish in its neighborhood-scale portrayal of the Easter Rising of ...

Sam Durant’s 'The Meeting House' reveals truths about race and slavery

Boston has enjoyed a long and formative role in American history, typically portrayed as a bastion of abolitionism and liberal thought. Among its time-worn tropes: Slavery was something that happened in the South, while we had William Lloyd Garrison, Robert ...