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The Roxbury International Film Festival opens June 22

The 19th annual Roxbury International Film Festival will screen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from June 22-July 1. RoxFilm is the largest New England festival dedicated to celebrating films by and for people of color. The pieces cover ...

5 questions: QUIÑ

Emerging artist QUIÑ recently performed at SXSW Fader Fort and earlier this year debuted her video for “MATH.” The soft-spoken singer with power pipes is creating her own sound on her own terms.

‘From the Inside Out’: Artists and the ACLU join forces to fight mass incarceration

The event at Black Market in Roxbury was an unforgettable celebration of community and artistic spirit, and featured speeches on how to reform the criminal justice system to end mass incarceration.

Recluse comes to regret bringing good samaritan home in ‘Black Butterfly’

“Black Butterfly” is an English-language remake of French film “Papillon Noir” (2008). Directed by Brian Goodman, this compelling suspense thriller slowly ratchets up the tension only to unravel during the denouement thanks to a humdinger of a twist.

When Construction Comes: Cooper Gallery exhibit highlights Harlem gentrification

Bey’s exhibit features two photo series created 40 years apart and highlights the change in Harlem’s identity as a famed black culture capital.

Isolated teen falls for her next-door neighbor in ‘Everything, Everything’

Maddy Whittier’s been stuck inside a hermetically-sealed house since being diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 3, shortly after her father and brother’s untimely deaths in a terrible car crash.

Know your spinach: Find the best of the bunch

Spinach, the meatiest of vegetables, is finally in season. The fleshy leaves of spring spinach are juicy with a potent green serum that’s high in iron and exceptionally rich in chlorophyll, which is a close chemical relative to hemoglobin, the ...

Actress Amandla Stenberg discusses ‘Everything’

Award-winning teen actress and musician Amandla Stenberg talks about her latest role as co-star of the movie Everything, Everything.

‘Arrabal’ tackles a dictatorship through the art of tango

A narrative performance told through tango, the show follows young Arrabal whose father was captured and killed during the dictatorship of General Jorge Rafael Videla in Argentina. In a search to find herself and understand her past, Arrabal ends up ...

Roanoke, Virginia offers a Vibrant Culture scene

Though touted for natural beauty and relics of the Civil War, the city holds a hidden trove of African American culture. The Harrison Museum of African American History focuses on the empowerment of contemporary ethnic communities throughout history, and a ...

Eboni K. Williams weighs in on her new show and turmoil at Fox

Williams joined the Fox News Network in September 2015 after serving as a CBS New correspondent, talk radio costs, HLN contributor and public defender, among other roles. Here she talks about her new series, “The Fox News Specialists,” co-hosted by ...

Triple threat: Asparagus, Hollandaise, seafood is pure decadence

Steak Oscar, if you’ve never had the pleasure, is a filet mignon dressed up as a sort of surf ‘n’ turf eggs Benedict, and there are competing theories over which Oscar deserves credit for this brilliance. The two finalists are ...

Dancer and actor Dulé Hill stars in ‘Sleight’

Dulé Hill talks about his new movie, an action thriller about a street magician who starts dealing drugs to raise their sister after the death of their mom.

Border hopping: Artist Alida Cervantes confronts Mexico’s past and present

Many pieces include one nude figure confronted by or juxtaposed next to a clothed one, begging the question, who has the control? Gender isn’t the only factor at play; race and class are also components in the dance for social ...

Addison Gallery uses Civil Rights images to inspire young social advocates in ‘Respect Existence or Expect Resistance’

In a moment when the value of the media is hotly debated, the exhibit also serves as a reminder of how important image-makers and storytellers are to the preservation of history.