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Pinky promise

Public Trust examines what it means to make promises in contemporary society. The traveling installation features a 16-foot-high board that features daily promises from media sources and individuals.

#WhereToBe 9.9.16-9.15.16

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 ...

In the Mix with Stephanie Million

Sometimes all you need is some inspiration on reviving your wardrobe and getting ready for the upcoming season. That’s when a fashion seminar on styling and managing your closet can be the most beneficial. On a late August Wednesday evening, ...

‘When The Bough Breaks’

Morris chestnut and Regina Hall star as John and Laura Taylor, who, after many years of desperately trying for a baby, decide to go the surrogate route. But they soon learn that the woman they hire is not what she ...

‘Southside With You’ revisits Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date

Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama's (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that's who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful ...

Markees Christmas shines in ‘Morris from America’

Los Angeles native Markees Christmas, making his film debut, gets to live out his dream as a rapper (albeit in a small way) in Hartigan’s feel-good coming-of-age tale “Morris From America.” In a breakout performance, Christmas stars as 13-year-old Morris ...

Prison or death

Prison or death. There’s really no other opportunities for boys and men of color,” says Anna Deavere Smith in character as Michael Tubbs, a city councilman from Stockton, California. In her latest performance, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in ...

Career of boxing legend Roberto Duran revisited in revisionist tale of redemption

Roberto Duran is considered by most fight experts to be, pound-for-pound, one of the greatest boxers of all time. The intimidating icon earned his nickname “Hands of Stone” by virtue of his prodigious displays of punching power.

What Freedom Looks Like

“Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship,” on exhibit at the University Teaching Gallery at Harvard Art Museums through January 8, 2017, explores the relationship among art, justice and African American culture in the United States from the 19th through ...

African American teen adjusts to Germany in bittersweet coming-of-age dramedy

Morris From America is a poignant bildungsroman about a lonely 13-year-old mourning the loss of his late mother and struggling to adjust to life in Germany.

Berry nice

Berries combined with sugar and bread may seem peculiar to Americans. But English Summer Pudding is nothing short of brilliant. Fresh summer berries are warmed with sugar and water until they give up their glorious juice, then placed into a ...

Dining with royalty at the Queen’s Dinner — 8/18/16

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, Queens Co. hosted the Queen’s dinner at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Boston. The Queens Co. is a network of ambitious women who seek to advance in their personal lives and careers.

Blood & beauty

The exhibit, featuring more than 150 pieces from a variety of locations, cultures and time periods, raises questions about a warrior’s drive to make weapons beautiful and our our own glorification of violence.

Walk in our shoes

Guided by rangers from the National Park Service Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF), the tour winds through Beacon Hill, stopping at spots of historical significance in the fight for racial equality.

BENT Friday: Spoken Word Edition + after party - 8/12

Ballot Entertainment (BENT) hosted BENT Friday: Spoken Word Edition + after party on August 12 at Wonder Bar in Allston. BENT is a New England company that specializes in event planning and they are known throughout Boston for hosting the ...