Documentary about life of James Baldwin examines race in America

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of James Baldwin, the documentary uses the words, images and interviews of the influential author, playwright and social critic to explore and analyze the issues of race in America.

Driver personifies poetry in motion in introspective film ‘Paterson’

Paterson (Adam Driver) is stuck in a rut. By day, the municipal bus driver repeatedly negotiates his way around a boring route around the New Jersey city which shares his name. After hours, he hangs out at a dingy, neighborhood ...

Flash in the Pan: Growing a future through farming in Cuba

Thirteen years ago on New Year’s Day, I arrived in Cuba with a group of students from the University of Montana in tow. We were there on a hard-to-get educational permit. Our goal was to get a handle on the ...

Damien Chazelle talks about his latest film ‘La La Land’

Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the Academy Award-winning “Whiplash,” which landed five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chazelle. The movie won a trio of Oscars in the Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Supporting Actor (J.K. ...

#WhereToBe — 1.27.17-2.2.17

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 ...

In the mix: Self-love journey with the Queen’s Talk series

For many young women navigating through life, sometimes it can be difficult to gain self-acceptance due to past experiences or insecurities. Whenever you catch yourself feeling down, it’s always a good idea to surround yourself with other women who remind ...

Art inspired and drove the Boston Women’s March crowd

The pre-march rally relied heavily on the arts to inspire and amp up the crowd with works that expressed the diversity and inclusion the Women’s March stood for.

Militaristic Haitian past plays out in paintings

Five powerful paintings by artist Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell reflect the scars on Haiti and its people left by the violent rule of President François Duvalier (Papa Doc).

Language is life: ‘Librería Donceles’ brings Spanish to literary scene

The exhibit features a traveling bookstore of 10,000 used, Spanish volumes that serves as a venue for performances, readings, and bilingual salon- style conversations about cultural understanding, tolerance and activism.

Ibsen’s classic ‘A Doll’s House’ on stage through Feb. 5

A scathing portrayal of the Helmers and their toxic compromises, the play premiered in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 21, 1879 and brought Ibsen international fame. Since its debut, the play has been published in 78 languages and remains on stage ...

‘Thurgood’ paints stunning portrait of legal giant

Earlier this month, the New Repertory Theatre launched its “Prophetic Portrait” series of historical figures with “Thurgood,” a one-man show by George Stevens Jr. and directed by Benny Sato Ambush. It features Johnny Lee Davenport as the legendary Supreme Court ...

#WhereToBe — 1.20.17-1.26.17

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 ...

In the mix

It is the start of a new year and there is no better way to bring it in than to start it off with a bang. On Thursday January 5, 2016 many attended The Boston’s Finest Hip Hop Showcase at ...

Tap troupe Dorrance Dance performs at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

Dorrance’s vein of tap celebrates the old masters of tap, combining mastery of their traditions with the imaginative reach of contemporary dance and a searching expressiveness that builds on the music of tapping feet.

Raucous comedy ‘Hand to God’ on stage through Feb. 4

Devilish sock puppet Tyrone taunts and tempts his five human companions into mayhem in the raucous, adult-only comedy. During this theater season, “Hand to God” is the most produced play in America.