Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut
A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.
Recipes for stromboli, three ways
With store-bought pizza dough, it’s an easy and filling snack for Super Bowl celebrations.
Handworks Gallery of American Crafts
Glenn Johnson is a weaver and painter who has been making and selling artwork since he was 6 years old. A 40-year member of the American Craft Council, he has owned Handworks Gallery of American Crafts in Acton since 1995.
‘Intimate products’ store opens in Weymouth, vexes local officials
A new store specializing in lingerie, bongs, and “intimate products” has opened in Weymouth next to a Friendly’s restaurant – despite efforts by town officials to keep the enterprise off such a conspicuous site.
How your brain sees the world, according to Kepler
A new work in the history of science explains a pivotal moment that changed the way we think about sight.
Suzan-Lori Parks’s ‘Father’ is a timeless tale
Suzan-Lori Parks’s “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” examines what it means to be free, and what it means to be true.
Not bowled over by the Super Bowl
Good luck to Tom Brody and Bill Beelzechick, but I think I’ll just settle for a cross-country ski down the Mass Turnpike. You’re welcome to come along.
MFA, Worcester base pithy shows on a single work in context
Two current exhibitions — one built around Klimt at the Museum of Fine Arts, the other around Raphael at the Worcester Art Museum — offer illuminating confluences and contrasts.
In ‘Motown,’ the hits just keep on coming
As long as “Motown: The Musical,” now in performances at the Opera House, sticks to the music, this show soars.
If Boston gets Olympics, who lights the flame?
It has the potential to be the next great Boston sports argument, and nine years hardly seems like enough time.
A ‘Pinocchio’ that owes more to Kabuki than Disney
Wendy Lement and Steven Bogart are putting “Pinocchio” on the big stage at Wheelock Family Theatre beginning Friday.
At the PRC, getting a head start behind the camera
“Early Works,” at the Photographic Resource Center, shows pictures taken by photographers when they were just taking up the camera.
The Brain’s Way of Healing’ by Norman Doidge
“The Brain’s Way of Healing’’ is an exciting overview of powerful new neuroscience theories that connect mind, body, and soul.
Looking for a gray area in ‘Black or White’
Mike Binder’s melodrama-with-an-agenda confronts our culture’s intensifying polarization and blind insistence on the either/or fallacy that ends all dialogue.
Oscar-nominated short subjects look at life and death
This year’s Oscar nominees for documentary short subjects offer subjects of life and death with poetic intensity.
In ‘Black Sea,’ there’s gold beneath the waves
“Black Sea,” starring Jude Law, is a contemporary submarine thriller that serves the genre well.
Karyn Polito sees active role as lieutenant governor
Until Polito was sworn in this month, Massachusetts had been without a second-in-command for nearly two years.
For GOP candidates, a tricky balance on immigration
In the past, it was ethanol subsidies that proved the most challenging issue for Republican candidates. These days, immigration is even trickier.
‘Project Almanac’ reinvents the ‘date movie’
“Almanac” applies the gimmick that reached its peak with “The Blair Witch Project” on to a time-travel movie and the result could have been a lot worse.
New veterans’ services director has ambitious agenda
Francisco Urena wants to make the agency more accessible, address mental health and substance abuse issues, and end homelessness among veterans.