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Joanna James ‘A Fine Line’ doc screens at GlobeDocs Film Festival

“I didn’t care about money ‘cause I knew I was going to make it. I believed in myself. Why shouldn’t I do what I love?” says Valerie James in the documentary “A Fine Line” which closes the third annual GlobeDocs ...

Get sauced

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a total of four movies about zombie tomatoes were produced. The first, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!,” spawned three sequels: “Return of the Killer Tomatoes!,” “Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!” and, my personal favorite: ...

White’s insights

Whether renting a movie or surfing cable TV or Netflix, one likely would have seen some of producer Angela White’s recent films. Here, she talks about A Question of Faith, her highly-anticipated Christian film.

Soul, Scat and Saxophone

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival enjoyed another successful run on Saturday, Sept. 30, despite rainy weather. The annual free festival is Boston’s biggest block party, shutting down six blocks of Columbus Avenue and offering three music stages to hear the ...

The fight of the century

The show follows Johnson as he trains for the fight of his life, both in and out of the ring. Johnson’s historic win over white opponent James J. Jeffries in a match dubbed The Fight of the Century on July ...

Zeitgeist Stage production gives world issues a personal identity

From the very first moments, Zeitgeist Stage’s production of “Faceless” puts the audience in an awkward position of both judge and jury. The show follows the trial of Susie Glenn, a white Muslim convert accused of terrorism, prosecuted by Clare ...

Codeblack Films’ Quincy C. Newell pens inspirational book

Newell’s book covers lessons the author learned growing up without a feather and how he has used those lessons as a guide to becoming a man. A husband and a father to four children, he began writing the book two ...

‘Resilient Current’

One year ago, artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores met with the fifth grade class of Boston’s Josiah Quincy Elementary School to talk about art and identity. After months of workshops and collaboration, the artist and the students have produced “Resilient Current,” a ...

Vietnamese-American culture featured in Fields Corner mural

The Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester has one of the largest concentrations of Vietnamese-Americans in Boston. A diverse group of local artists and neighbors set out recently to increase the visibility of this vibrant community with a mural outside of ...

‘Immigrancy:’ Samsøñ Gallery’s final show

Long a haven of thoughtful shows, the Samsøñ Gallery is now presenting its final exhibition after 14 years in Boston’s South End. On view through Nov. 11, the show, titled “Immigrancy,” offers a compelling sampling of works by more than ...

Tabbouleh is bursting with flavor

When I used to frequent the IHOP and other such establishments with my homies, I would raise eyebrows by eating the parsley that garnished my sandwich or pancakes. Not the delicate flat-leafed parsley, mind you, but the curly kind that ...

Indian immigrant opts for love in "The Tiger Hunter"

In this charming romantic comedy Sami Malik wants only wants two things out of life: a successful career and to tie the knot with his childhood friend, Ruby. Trouble is, it’s India in 1979, when most marriages are still arranged ...

Kalimah Muhammad’s sculptures follow the path of self-discovery

Muhammad’s work, though physically small and minimalistic in design, is astoundingly expressive. No sculptures reach taller than a foot high, and yet they represent giants of emotion, reaching endlessly towards salvation.

Haitian painter/designer Colette Brésilla discusses her work as a feminine artist

The Haitian artist has created numerous thought-provoking, bold, provocative and colorful paintings. Her artwork has been showcased extensively in numerous American and international institutions, including galleries, museums and universities and are housed in a variety of permanent corporate and private ...

SpeakEasy Stage rewrites history with gender-bending "Men on Boats"

In 1869 explorer John Wesley Powell set out with a small crew of white men to chart the Grand Canyon. SpeakEasy Stage has taken that whitewashed history and turned it on its head with “Men on Boats,” a roaring romp ...