Avengers: Age of Ultron

The wait is over! The most anticipated sequel from 2012’s blockbuster The Avengers is here.

Art exhibit inspired by the American South

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South,” on view through May 10 at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, presents a sampling of works by 35 African-American artists inspired by a real or imagined American South.

Author traces family’s Nazi history in ‘My Grandfather’

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, is an account of Jennifer Teege’s discovery researching her family’s dark past during the Holocaust.

Win a Pair of Tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar at the Strand Theatre

Tickets are on sale now for Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s modern day interpretation of the classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Colored Museum at The Huntington Theatre Company is satire served up with wit, insight

Delirious and at moments, devastating, the Huntington Theatre Company’s revival of “The Colored Museum,” by two-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, would be worth seeing for the verve and finesse of the cast alone. But the production, on stage ...

Book probes shifting depictions of black masculinity in Hollywood

Roland Leander Williams, Jr. who teaches English at Temple University, has written Black Male Frames: African-Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003, which shows how black male movie characters have basically been either submissive or subversive to suit the ...

How Kosher is ‘Kosher Soul’?

‘Kosher Soul’ finds humor in fact of interracial Jewish couple.

What's Hot in the City this Valentine's Weekend?

Celebrate love and art this weekend at the MFA on Friday night with Love Letters advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, Green Porno with Isabella Rossellini at ArtsEmerson, and ease on down the yellow brick road with The Wiz at the Strand ...

Suzan-Lori Parks chronicles odyssey of ex-slave in ‘Father’ play

With her latest play, “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” playwright Suzan-Lori Parks presents the first segment of a three-part epic based on the Civil War and the fortunes of a slave who comes to ...

Branford Marsalis warms crowd with a hot set at Harvard’s Sanders Theater

Branford Marsalis opened his extraordinary 90-minute set at Harvard’s Sanders Theater last week with grumbling, complaint and a decidedly off-balanced gait.

Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Institute of Contemporary Art

Last week, the Mark Morris Dance Group performed five nights in the intimate setting of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s 325-seat theater.

Kevin Hart is the best man in The Wedding Ringer

Kevin Hart is a star and The Wedding Ringer is another film that further cements his abilities and talents to make audiences laugh.

Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba match wits in No Good Deed

An attorney and her two young kids find themselves in the clutches of a desperate maniac until the protective mother’s maternal and survival instincts kick into high gear.

Joaquin Phoenix plays pothead private eye in hippie-era whodunit

Inherent Vice, a surreal whodunit far more concerned with recreating the feel of the post-Sixties’ daze of free-flowing drugs than with crafting a compelling crime thriller.

Cicely Tyson’s ‘Bountiful’ performance a delight

As delicate and strong as the actor in its lead role, Cicely Tyson, the wondrous Broadway production of Horton Foote’s classic American play, “Trip to Bountiful” is on stage through December 7 at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.