The color of life: Stephen Hamilton revives African textile traditions

Artist Stephen Hamilton worked with Boston teenagers for four months, teaching them West African dyeing, weaving and embellish processes. Their 30-foot-tall textile mural hands in the polished lobby of 290 Congress Street.

City of Boston’s art initiative “To Immigrants, With Love”

The City of Boston’s art initiative, “To Immigrants With Love,” celebrates local immigrant stories via murals in Roslindale and East Boston.

5 questions: Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole’s vocals — suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate — make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz.

Morel-ly complex

The morel mushrooms of summer are here. These charming growths upon the forest floor look like gnomes from a magical land, creatures that would have fabulous stories to tell if only they could talk.

Paula Dofat of ‘Step’ discusses her journey and passion for education

Paula Dofat, director of college counseling at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, is one of the subjects of “Step,” the uplifting and feel-good movie of the summer. Dofat considers her own unconventional path of attending six different colleges ...

Photographer Robin Radin turns her lens on Franklin Park

The pieces, printed old-school with selenium-toned gelatin silver plates, have a moody, cinematic quality and show Boston’s Franklin Park as it almost never is: empty.

Films highlight America’s history of resistance

The MIT List Visual Arts Center will be screening its “List Projects: Civil Disobedience” through Oct. 29. As advertised, the exhibit presents “a program of documentaries, news footage, citizen journalism and artist’s films featuring moments of political resistance and public ...

Garden variety: Use any kind of green to make a pesto recipe

In Genoa, Italy, the birthplace of pesto, it goes without saying that the sauce is made with basil. Genoese basil, to be exact.

Film review: ‘Step’ offers hope and inspiration

There’s drama, action, comedy, conflict and suspense. It has all the elements of a great movie but here’s the thing: It’s not just a movie. It’s a true story based on a year in the lives of real people that ...

Take the ‘A’ train to Dudley

This Saturday, August 5, jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson and pianist George W. Russell Jr. will hit the stage with other local talent for the second annual Dudley Jazz Festival. Held at Mary Hannon Park in Dorchester from 12-6 p.m., the ...

American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb discusses race through Shakespeare

In “American Moor,” Cobb, an elegant, classically trained actor with an impressive resume, explains his love of Shakespeare and his experience as an African American actor with humor, frustration and fury.

Q&A: Regina Hall stars in ‘Girls Trip’

Hall plays alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish in an over-the-top comedy she says is about sisterhood, friendship and being true to who you are.

French spa town features pure water and culinary delights

Once landed in Geneva, my option to exit the airport on the border of France instead of Switzerland seemed logical, as Evian was my final destination. Alas, it was not France, but through the Switzerland exit where I began my ...

Big Brother is watching: Mills Gallery features chilling utopia images

The contemporary exhibit articulates utopian dreams with underlying feelings of foreboding.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ offers hope, possible solutions to climate crisis

The dramatic follow-up on “An Inconvenient Truth” follows former Vice President Al Gore as he crisscrosses the globe, training an army of climate champions.