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In the MFA’s HOMiE: In Our Eyes exhibit, Boston Public School students who grew up venerating the institution have their work hanging on its walls.

Summer casserole

Are you overloaded with zucchini? If you have a backyard vegetable garden, you likely face the question every year: “What do I do with all these fruit?” And if you’re buying it at the market, it’s hard to resist the ...

Behind the lens

Known as a barrier-breaking abolitionist, freed slave, and a relentless fighter for human rights Frederick Douglass was a man in love with the camera, and emerged from the 19th century as the most photographed American of the time.

Festival Betances celebrates Latin American culture and community history

The history of Festival Betances is rooted in triumph against gentrification and displacement and has become a weekend event where multiple Latin nationalities come together and pay homage to the Puerto Rican activist, doctor, and intellectual, Ramón Emeterio Betances

Dinner and a show

The show is a cirque-du-soleil style performance with a culinary twist. While telling stories and twirling from the rafters, the acrobats cook three dishes that connect to their personal histories.

Play me home

Guitarist Michael Gregory Jackson greets all of his audience members like old friends. He embraces a longtime fan and signs a record for him — one of his first albums. For such a talented musician, he’s humble, and even casual.

Cold shrimp for hot days

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate gazpacho to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

Bryan Cranston plays crafty undercover agent in fact based drama ‘The Infiltrator’

The Infiltrator is a riveting, cat-and-mouse thriller directed by Brad Furman and stars Bryan Cranston in a role custom-made for the gifted thespian.

New kid on the block

The Boston Public Library just got a major makeover, and like the female lead in a ’90s romantic comedy, it’s now one of the cool kids. The previously closed off façade now opens up to the street, and features a ...

#WhereToBe 7.15.16-7.21.16

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 ...

Roxbury International Film Festival at MFA

The Roxbury Independent Film Festival showcases works by of filmmakers of color and has become the largest festival in New England dedicated to this genre.

Local influencers: Safiyyah & Sarauniya Johnson

Safiyyah and Sarauniya Johnson are passionate about poetry, writing, music, and social change.

Auditory learning

Last week, quiet Cambridge came alive on a Thursday night for an underground evening of hip-hop beats and alternative artwork. Audiovisual: An Art and Hip-Hop Night, a free event, featured music by local DJ Rilla Force and visual artwork by ...

Tamyra Gray talks about music and her role in the musical ‘If/Then’

Gray spoke to the Banner about her role as elementary school teacher Kate in If/Then, being on American Idol and how discovering Prince helped her grow up.

Malik Yoba stars in TV One’s ‘Bad Dad Rehab’

Yoba spoke with the Banner about “Bad Dad Rehab,” his entrepreneurial spirit, and the lifestyle company and innovation studio he co-founded called iconic 32.