A mask by the Dayak peoples of Borneo is one of the pieces in "Arts of the Pacific," a recent installation at the Museum of Fine Arts. PHOTO BY MICHAEL ENWRIGHT/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Artistic traditions of the Pacific Islands come to MFA in new gallery

Unfortunately, art museums remain an agonizing experience for many. Those who have been on a middle school field trip to a museum may remember long hours on their feet, cavernous rooms and excessively vigilant security guards. But a trip to the museum can often prove both rewarding and enjoyable, especially when a particularly noteworthy exhibition or gallery opens. It just […]

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The cast of Urinetown performs during BU On Broadway’s technical rehearsal. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: BU On Broadway crafts thought-provoking musical parody with ‘Urinetown’

Urinating on something is an age-old method of showing insult. In a similar — and more playful — way, “Urinetown: The Musical” mocks and tears apart the traditional model of musical theater by paying sarcastic and overdramatic homage to it. Boston University On Broadway’s production of playwright Greg Kotis and lyricist Mark Hollmann’s “Urinetown,” which ran at Tsai Performance Center […]

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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne play Jane and Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES

REVIEW: Lessons on love, not science in Stephen Hawking biopic ‘The Theory of Everything’

James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything” is a journey through time. It’s not surprising, considering the movie is about Stephen Hawking, a brilliant physicist, cosmologist and science communicator who has occasionally toyed with the idea of time travel. Hawking’s life has spurred a dozen documentaries and films, of which “The Theory of Everything,” released Friday, is the latest, starring Eddie […]

By Claire Giangrave· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Thursday. PHOTO BY DEVON CAPIZZI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Indie-folk band Waxahatchee delivers sparkling vocals at Center for Arts at the Armory

On Thursday, the Center for Arts at the Armory welcomed Waxahatchee, an indie-folk band out of Birmingham, Alabama, to its intimate concert hall. Located just a mile from the Davis Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, the Arts at the Armory stands tall with its bleached cylindrical towers and large wooden doors. Originally, the concert hall played host to the Massachusetts […]

By Devon Capizzi· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Matthew McConaughey plays Cooper, a former NASA test pilot and engineer tasked with finding a new habitable planet in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ finds answers in infinity

To be perfectly honest, if you plan to see “Interstellar” – and you’ve probably been planning to see it since Batman retired – then you owe it to yourself not to read another word of this. Make like your friend who doesn’t watch trailers and go in knowing as little as possible. The movie carries on that noble lineage of […]

By Joe Incollingo· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Sabroso Taqueria serves a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine, including the "Burrito Grande," which contains cheese, rice, beans, pico de gallo, hot sauce, crema, guacamole and a choice of chicken, steak, carnitas or shrimp. PHOTO BY TAFI MUKUNYADZI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Sabroso Taqueria burrito, taco stand reopens as restaurant in Financial District

Among the tall office buildings that make up the business landscape of Boston’s Financial District, it can be easy to walk by a restaurant that is as tucked away as Sabroso Taqueria. Luckily, a clean white square sign with a bright red jalapeño pepper emblazoned in the middle hangs from a light post to show the way to Sabroso Taqueria […]

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Rapper Mykki Blanco released his second mixtape, "Gay Dog Food," on Oct. 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF MYKKI BLANCO

REVIEW: Rapper Mykki Blanco creates irresistible ‘audible hangover’ with ‘Gay Dog Food’

I don’t know if Mykki Blanco wants me to take off my clothes in the middle of the dance floor, lead an uprising against Valley-Girl zombies or participate in a queer satanic ritual. After listening to the rapper’s latest mixtape, “Gay Dog Food,” I feel a bizarre desire to do whatever he says. But let me be clear — nothing […]

By Brooke Jackson-Glidden· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Isabella Walpole (COM ’15), Kyle Tague (COM ’16), Kyle Mitchell (CAS ’16) and Emily Prescott (CAS/SED ‘16) perform as Honey, Nick, George and Martha in Boston University Stage Troupe's production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Saturday night at the Agganis Student Theater. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: BU Stage Troupe brings passion, detail to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, the Boston University Stage Troupe put on a production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The show shares an intense interest with its titular modernist author in revealing the emotional truth that hides behind illusion. “Virginia Woolf” is infamous among theater fans for being an incredibly complex and thought-provoking work of art, […]

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Keira Knightley and Mark Webber star as female "man-child" Megan and her devoted longtime boyfriend, Anthony, in "Laggies," released Oct. 24. PHOTO COURTESY OF A24 FILMS

REVIEW: “Laggies” subverts stereotypes, struggles with bigger picture

In recent years, popular cinema has latched onto the concept of the “man child,” a man old enough to have at least a start on a permanent career or a family, but who instead lacks any post-pubescent mental or emotional maturity and does essentially nothing to further themselves (see: “Step Brothers,” “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Express” or essentially any Seth Rogen […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis Bloom, a Los Angeles man who becomes involved in videotaping violent crimes and selling the videos for profit in "Nightcrawler," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF OPEN ROAD FILMS

REVIEW: The abyss stares back in unsettling “Nightcrawler”

“Nightcrawler” embarks on a journey through darkness, even as it’s set in the city of eternal light pollution, Los Angeles. The camera lingers on the LA monuments, resting on landmarks chopped up by shadow, frequently landing on shots of large broadcast towers dominating the horizon: the ever-present news culture dominating thought. It’s a concept that endures throughout the film, released […]

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