Flavorful florets! A recipe to make anyone eat their broccoli

Why is broccoli so thoroughly misunderstood? Mostly, bad preparation. If there’s one way to make a lifelong enemy of broccoli, it’s by cooking it into mushy, army-green oblivion — a sight many of us are still trying to erase from ...

Jasmine Carmichael stars in Kirsten Greenidge’s play ‘Milk Like Sugar’

In just three years, actress Jasmine Carmichael has gone from ensemble player in the Kwame Kwei-Armah-directed play “Dance of The Holy Ghosts” at Center Stage in Baltimore to lead actress in playwright Kirsten Greenidge’s “Milk Like Sugar” at the Calderwood ...

‘Sighted eyes/Feeling heart’

Tracy Heather Strain was inspired by the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry to produce a documentary on the black playwright, best known for her work, “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Fredi Walker-Browne celebrates the 20th anniversary of ‘Rent’

Fredi Walker-Browne originated the role of ‘JoAnne Jefferson’ in Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Tony Award-winning musical “Rent.” Twenty years later, Rent’s anniversary is celebrated with Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production of the iconic musical and a free seminar called “Storytelling for Actors” ...

Trinity Irish Dance thrills at Emerson

Chicago-based Trinity Irish Dance Company, lead by Emmy award-winning choreographer Mark Howard, was thrilling to watch last weekend as it performed at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, a presentation of World Music/CRASHarts.

Company One Theatre Announces The BosTEEN Artist Series

Company One Theatre (C1) is excited to announce the launch of their revamped BosTEEN Artist Series. This six month series will introduce youth to theatrical career possibilities and foster a new generation of young theatre makers.

SNL alum Ana Gasteyer in concert at Sanders Theatre

This Saturday former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer performs in concert at Sanders Theatre as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. Her upcoming performance is described as “evoking the swagger of an era when a lady ruled ...

Soup is love! Homemade tomato soup warms the soul

A container or two of comforting Creamy Tomato Soup, a loaf of bread and bag of salad — it’s dinner. This soup makes 10 cups, so you’ll have enough for a friend, with some leftover for you.

Corey Holcomb tapes comedy special at The Wilbur

Known for giving a real, oftentimes raw, and a “no-holds barred” perspective on relationships in his standup, Corey Holcomb brings the truth in the battle between the sexes in his latest comedy special taping “Book Of Coreythians” on Friday at ...

Pulitzer-winning ‘Disgraced’ has had strong run

Ayad Akhtar’s play “Disgraced” has had a strong run since its 2012 debut at American Theater Company in Chicago. A drama about a Wall Street lawyer who has rejected his Muslim heritage but then finds he cannot break free of ...

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

If you've been watching the news, you probably know that the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit just ended on January 24. NAIAS occurs in January of every year and is widely regarded as one of the ...

Gabrielle McClinton stars in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Pippin’

One of Gabrielle McClinton’s biggest dreams — appearing on Broadway — materialized in 2013 when McClinton starred as the Leading Player in the Tony® Award-winning musical revival “Pippin” under the direction of Tony® Award-winning director Diane Paulus. “Pippin,” which originally ...

Coming-of-age flick explores the dark side of childhood

Inspired by a couple of short stories by James Franco, Yosemite is an eerie bildungsroman exploring some decidedly dark and dangerous sides of childhood. The drama features a trio of discrete tales which ultimately merge in fairly effective fashion.

Classical flavor! A lighter Beef Bourguignon is just as sumptuous

To put a healthy spin on the Julia Child's classic recipe, we cut down on the beef, used lean beef and increased the veggies. Capturing the richness of the original, the recipe uses a beurre manié, a mixture of butter ...

‘Violet’ on stage at Boston Center for the Arts

A gem of a show is on stage at the Boston Center for the Arts through February 6: The SpeakEasy Stage Company production of the musical “Violet.”Composed by Jeanine Tesori with lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, “Violet” is inspired ...