WWI saga revolves around love triangle in the midst of ethnic cleansing

The Promise is a riveting docudrama that chronicles an extraordinary exhibition of heroism in the face of a complete collapse of civilization.

Leadership conference speakers deliver powerful wisdom

More than 3,000 attendees gathered at the Seaport World Trade Center on Thursday, April 13 to hear the wisdom of some of the country’s most successful women, who spoke at the Simmons Leadership Conference. John Simmons created the conference 38 ...

Lyric Stage comedy dishes sobering material in ‘Barbecue’

The show is highly entertaining, laced with stellar acting and a rich comedic script. It also spotlights the discrepancies in portrayals of race in movies,and satirizes whitewashing by flipping it on its head.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Rise Concert Series features Ysaye Barnwell and Esperanza Spalding

Last Wednesday’s RISE concert featured two musical guests of worldwide acclaim: Ysaye Barnwell, co-founder of the iconic African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, and four-time Grammy Award-winning bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

The Nile Project: Musical group advocates for ecological sustainability

The group brings together artists from the 11 Nile basin countries to create music that blends the diverse cultures of some of the earth’s oldest places. With the show, performers also aim to raise awareness of the project’s activist work ...

Jacob Latimore stars in ‘Sleight’

Jacob Latimore has been hailed by Variety, Indiewire and The Wrap as a young breakout star. Having emerged as one of the most promising talents of his generation, his upcoming films are by Academy Award-winning directors and writers and he ...

How to find your new favorite condiment, ‘white balsamic’

If you’re like me, you went through a balsamic vinegar phase soon after you “discovered” it. Venturing beyond its traditional habitat in the salad bowl, or drizzled on the occasional strawberry, you poured it on rice, added it to your ...

Cassandra Wilson is Harvard’s Jazz Master in Residence

Renowned vocalist Cassandra Wilson settled down with Harvard’s Ingrid Monson for a conversation on Wilson’s career and development as an artist.

Boston artist connects African tradition to the present day

Stephen Hamilton transforms ordinary people he has met in his travels into deities of Yoruba spiritual traditions.

Darkness exposed: Mark Bradford shines the spotlight on racist comedy

Through July 30, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is displaying Mark Bradford’s heart-wrenching video installation “Spiderman.” The six-minute piece offers the visual of a red spotlight on the floor accompanied by an audio track and running text of Bradford’s ...

Face chicory flavor head-on with radicchio

This simple combination pairs the bitterness of the radicchio with the different kind of bitterness of grapefruit, creating a continuum of bitter that has the effect of dulling the flavor’s edge. The olive oil balances the grapefruit’s acid, which results ...

Aldis Hodge stars in ‘Underground’ and ‘Hidden Figures’

Here, Aldis Hodge talks about playing Levi Jackson in the Oscar-nominated “Hidden Figures” and about reprising the role of Noah on “Underground,” the television series about the Underground Railroad that started its second season recently on the WGN America network.

1696 Heritage Group rewrites Newport’s Gilded Age African American History

Books and movies frequently illustrate the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island with lavish mansions, summering Vanderbilts and champagne-littered parties. It’s the lifestyles of the white, rich and famous. History gurus Theresa Guzman and Keith Stokes created the 1696 Heritage ...

Seacoast scavenger: A road-trip guide to the coastline arts scene

Along the New England seacoast lies a cultural font of African American history and art.

A Parisian feast

During a year spent living out a classic dream, I developed a love/hate relationship with Paris. Yes, its history, fashion, food and scenery stole my heart. But, at the same time, the reality of wading through bureaucratic red tape to ...