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Mark Wahlberg stars as Mike Williams in "Deepwater Horizon," a movie based on the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. PHOTO COURTESY DAVID LEE

REVIEW: “Deepwater Horizon” is emotional, evocative

In 2010, it sparked the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. This Friday, it becomes an Oscar contender. The film “Deepwater Horizon” tells the story of the oil rig by the same name whose explosion and subsequent sinking led to the notorious BP oil spill of 2010. Staring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich and Dylan […]

By Chidera Anugwom· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Eva Green plays Miss Peregrine in Tim Burton’s adaptation of “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.” PHOTO COURTESY LEAH GALLO

REVIEW: Tim Burton’s adaptation is unusually flat

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is a 2011 young-adult novel about a group of misfit kids with special abilities, called “peculiars,” and a collection of their old, eerie photographs. Although written by Ransom Riggs, the plot reads like a Tim Burton film, which is only fitting because he is at the helm of the movie adaptation. “Miss Peregrine’s Home […]

By Bronsen Bloom· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of The Grommet, shares a 10-minute story at the Women in Innovation Story Slam: Aha Moments, held in the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center Tuesday evening. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF.

5 of Boston’s top female entrepreneurs share the ‘Aha’ moment that led to their success

There’s fear, there’s self-doubt, there’s a great wide ocean below — there’s a spectrum of emotions and thoughts when taking a leap of faith to follow one’s passions. Often overlooked, there is usually a path-changing moment that inspires that risky leap in the first place. Five of Boston’s top female entrepreneurs shared their own “aha moments” from their innovation-based careers, […]

By Megan Mulligan· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Chris Williams’ Nerve Center sculpture stands in Kendall Square in Cambridge. PHOTO BY SHANE FU/ DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

INTERVIEW: Artist Chris Williams activates neurons in Cambridge

Chris Williams is a sculptor, but his most recent work might seem more like a science project. The artist created a giant neuron constructed of metal and glass and spoke about it at Tuesday’s HUBweek event “Activate Your Neurons.” Located in Kendall Square, the sculpture was situated between medical research buildings to represent the fusion of science and art, Williams […]

By Jessie Levinson· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
A panel of scientists, clinicians and executives discuss stem cell-derived therapies for diabetic patients during the HUBweek: A Quantum Leap in Diabetes Treatment discussion. PHOTO BY CHLOE GRINBERG/ DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Boston scientists make “quantum leap” in diabetes treatment

People with Type 1 diabetes have to monitor their blood sugar levels at least four times a day, according to Diabetes Self-Management’s website. This means pricking their finger with a lancing device and measuring their blood glucose level with a special test strip and meter. In the near future, however, people suffering from diabetes or who had their pancreas removed […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Rapper Booty Bae performs Saturday night at the disPlay concert in Brighton. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

The disPlay shows importance of community support

Local musicians and clothing companies gathered in a small entertainment space in Brighton on Saturday to celebrate some of the creative talent spawning from Boston University and the surrounding community. Called the disPlay, the event was a pop-up shop and party organized by Jordan Carter, a senior in the College of Fine Arts, and his artist collective, The Arsenal. A […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Michael Shonle plays his 3-D printed electric recorder at SMASH: Fusing Music, Art, and Technology, a HUBweek event hosted by Workbar in Cambridge. PHOTO BY ASHLEY GRIFFIN/ DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

HUBweek welcomes blend of arts, sciences in brand new display

While many have drawn a defined line between the arts and sciences, the new wave of the future seems to focus on tearing that down. Yes, it’s the age of virtual reality goggles and 3-D printing, but it’s also a time when there’s an emphasis on sharing photos, videos and music. It’s a time when audiences will wait hours for […]

By Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
The Madewell store on Newbury Street hosted indie-pop duo Freedom Fry for its nationwide Denim Forever Tour on Saturday and Sunday. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Madewell, Cotton Incorporated give old denim new purpose

What can people do with old jeans? Throw them away? Donate them? There never seemed to be a good solution, until now. This fall, the denim-focused clothing store Madewell teamed up with Blue Jeans Go Green, a denim recycling trademark program by Cotton Incorporated, to give people a solution to this problem. The Denim Forever Tour has hit Madewell stores […]

By AnnMarie Barenchi· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
Political satire "The Return to Morality" played at The Central Square Theatre this month. PHOTO COURTESY RHUMBAG

“The Return to Morality” prompts reflection on 2016 presidential candidates

From Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial Skittles tweet to “Yaaas Hillary” T-shirts and everything in between, the media and American politics have had, and continue to have, an interesting relationship. Playwright Jamie Pachino highlights this in her play “The Return to Morality,” which arrived in Boston this September. It throws in a comedic twist on the way the public perceives the […]

By Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
The new Boston-based website RideGuru offers a platform for people looking to compare fare prices between ride-hailing services and cabs. PHOTO COURTESY RIDEGURU/ UNLEASHED

RideGuru: A global ride-hailing comparison that’s here to stay

It’s 12:11 a.m., the T just shut down, and the all-too-familiar question beckons: How do I get home? For Boston students, the struggle to determine which ride-hailing service to use is a common one. During those late nights in Allston, no one likes calculating whether Lyft or Uber is the cheaper option to get back home. RideGuru works to make […]

By Lillian Brown· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness