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‘Hidden Figures’ sheds light on NASA’s ‘human computers’

Author Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book is the basis for the film “Hidden Figures,” sat down with the Banner to talk about Dorothy Vaughan and the legacy of these pioneering women.

Artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo confronts race relations at the Gardner Museum

January is the final month to see Maurizio Cannavacciuolo’s temporary, site-specific installation, “A Lecture on Martian History,” at the Gardner Museum. As the museum’s current artist-in-residence, Cannavacciuolo’s work is the centerpiece of the Gardner’s current contemporary exhibitions. The artist uses ...

Marie-Claude Mendy brings Senegal to Boston

Mendy’s goal was to bring the simple, but powerful taste of Africa to the cold Northeast. The restaurant decor is that of a moody, trendy nightspot, with a subtle nod to Senegal.

5 Questions: Allan Harris

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene, Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation.

Khabeer Sultan deconstructs the stereotype of the black man

Sultan’s poignant black-and-white portraits of men of color reveal the complex individuals underneath the stereotype.

Italian renaissance books on display at Gardner Museum through January 16

Writing in quill pens crafted from bird’s wings, with inks ground from plants and minerals on parchments made from animal hides, scribes would then illuminate their pictures and lettering by breathing on stencils hand cuts from sheets of precious metal ...

Actors Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo star in film version of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

“Fences” is the story of Troy Maxson, a married sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh, who once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Frustrated by the lack of ...

Fillet of Sole in Monte Carlo

Dinner at Elsa restaurant at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is quite the experience. Chef Paolo Sari serves 100-percent organic food that has gained Elsa a Michelin star. Each tasting plate was a masterpiece adorned with edible flowers. To break ...

A R E A gallery pushes boundaries of the white cube

A R E A, Boston’s newest gallery, radiates an intimate, homey warmth and makes arts accessible to all audiences, without the barrier of high ticket prices. The current exhibition features a roster of Cuban artists depicting their idea of American ...

Boston Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’ through Saturday, Dec. 31

Through Dec. 31, the Boston Ballet is performing Mikko Nissinen’s renowned rendition of “The Nutcracker.” The famed ballet, originally performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1892, has been shaped and updated over time to create the magical, humorous childhood fairytale ...

A towering retrospective: Kerry James Marshall at the Met

The career-long aspiration of Marshall is to summon the traditions and techniques of the Old Masters and render the black figure with prominence in the canon of Western painting. His works rewrite both art history and social history.

Ancient Nubian jewelry on display at MFA

The exhibit boast the most comprehensive collection of Nubian jewelry and adornments outside of Khartoum. The items on display illustrate the religion, craftsmanship and social hierarchy of a mysterious, ancient social order.

In the mix

Cool afternoons and a live show can be just the thing you need to set the mood for the weekend. Nothing can compare to relaxing to some live performances and turning up with your squad right after. What’s better than ...

#WhereToBe — 12.15.16-12.22.16

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 Record Co. fosters a unique music scene

The Record Co. works to build the Boston music scene and support emerging artist in it.