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‘Bootycandy’ bursts onto Boston Stage

Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy, playing at SpeakEasy stage until April 9, strikes a rare harmony between cultural criticism and entertainment. The New England premiere of this groundbreaking production reveals the playwright’s experience growing up black and gay in a series of ...

Author and art historian Bridgette Alexander on her latest novel ‘Southern Gothic’

Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 1965, Bridgette R Alexander is a writer and storyteller. Here, she talks about her latest novel, “Southern Gothic.”

Poet’s Theatre production honors Nobel Prize-winning performer

Italian man of theater Dario Fo celebrated his 90th birthday on March 24, and in Boston as well as in major cities throughout the world, fans held theater festivals and academic symposia in his honor. Boston’s celebration of Fo’s birthday ...

Fully loaded! Lighter ways to get your potato fix

Potatoes can be a delicious and nutritious side dish but they don't always have to be the same-old boiled, baked or mashed every day. Here are some recipes to add some zing to your potato craving!

GMC Yukon Denali XL

The first thing one notices about the GMC Yukon Denali XL is its size. Not only can you fit anything you need into the Denali, you can also pack plenty of people. It’s practically a party bus.

Actor Elimu Nelson talks about his new films ‘Bleed’ and ‘In Extremis’

Hailing from Milton, Mass., actor Elimu Nelson has been steadily making his mark in Hollywood for the past 10 years. He spoke with the banner on his latest film projects.

Terence Blanchard on teaching the next generation of musicians

Since the fall of 2015, Blanchard has been a visiting scholar at Berklee College of Music; he took time to speak to the Banner about the progress of the students and what he’s learned from them over the course of ...

Queen of tarts: Lemon Mousse Cheesecake tastes like springtime

Looking for a perfect dessert for your Easter dinner? Try this Lemon Mousse Cheesecake. It’s super-creamy and a bit tart and, topped with slices of fresh lemon, so very pretty.

Lisa Dwan performs trilogy of plays by Beckett

At the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston last week, ArtsEmerson presented “Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby,” a trilogy of three short plays by Samuel Beckett. This celebrated production envelops the audience into the same darkness that engulfs each play’s character, a lone woman performed ...

Alvin Ailey performs at Wang Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater came to Boston last week, performing an array of traditional and new works in five shows at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.

RISE Music Series presents singer/songwriter Goapele at the Gardner Museum

Once called the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” by Rolling Stone magazine, singer and songwriter Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-lay) brings her smooth blend of R&B, soul, and jazz and hip hop music to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on ...

2017 Kia Sportage

The CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) market is heating up because of consumers who need extra cargo space but don’t want to purchase a gas-guzzler. In fact, CUV sales are up 18 percent while sales for the Sportage are up 25 ...

5 Questions: El Gato Melendez

El Gato Melendez, the first Puerto Rican-born basketball player ever to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, speaks about his experience.

Terrence J without delay! ‘The Perfect Match’ interview

Here, Terrence J talks about his latest outing opposite Cassie Ventura in “The Perfect Match,” a romantic comedy revolving around a shameless player who takes a dare to remain faithful to one woman for an entire month.

Easy bake! Breadcrumbs, cauliflower liven up the pasta bake

This pasta bake with cauliflower is a dish to soothe the soul. The crunchy panko provides a great contrast with the tender cauliflower and pasta.