The Muse

Blueberry pie doughnuts sit on display inside Mei Mei as part of a Stacked Donuts pop-up at the restaurant in April. PHOTO BY BROOKE JACKSON-GLIDDEN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Muse picks for best arts and culture of 2014

Best New Boston Bite: 2014, year of the fancy doughnut Brooke Jackson-Glidden While San Francisco is […]

Nora Grossman, who graduated from the College of Communication in 2005, co-produced "The Imitation Game," an upcoming film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing. PHOTO COURTESY OF DARREN DELUCA

INTERVIEW: COM alumna Nora Grossman on producing ‘The Imitation Game’

“The Imitation Game,” which will be released in Boston Friday and nationwide Dec. 25, tells the […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 2 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Mark Wahlberg (left) and Brie Larson (right) star in Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler," which will be released Dec. 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

INTERVIEW: ‘The Gambler’ director Rupert Wyatt on life’s games of chance

Rupert Wyatt’s “The Gambler” is something of an anomaly. He insists that it is not a […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods," which will be released on Dec. 25. PHOTO COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES

INTERVIEW: Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine on timelessness of once upon a time in ‘Into the Woods’

“Once upon a time…” With that, this story begins as so many others do. It makes […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Local rapper Michael Christmas performed Wednesday at the Converse store on Newbury Street. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROB COLLINS

‘Christmas’ spirit returns to Boston: Local rapper holds homecoming on Newbury Street

Celebrated returns rank among the most thrilling narratives, and Michael Christmas’ homecoming show Wednesday evening was […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
REVIEW: Comfortable “Nutcracker” feels like recurring dream

REVIEW: Comfortable “Nutcracker” feels like recurring dream

In Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s renowned ballet, “The Nutcracker,” the shifty-yet-kind Herr Drosselmeyer gives the blue-eyed, pure […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
FOX's new show "Gotham," which had its mid-season finale Nov. 24, has focused on a new angle in the well known Batman franchise. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOXTV

REVIEW: Midseason finale of ‘Gotham’ offers new dimensions to Batman universe

At the beginning of the Fall 2014 television season, FOX’s “Gotham” premiered with a premise that […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Christopher Knights, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon and Chris Miller (left to right) voice Private, Skipper, Rico and Kowalski, respectively, in "Penguins of Madagascar." PHOTO COURTESY OF DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

REVIEW: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ fun for kids, mixed bag for older crowd

Since the quartet of ass-kicking, wisecracking penguins appeared and captivated audiences in “Madagascar” and its subsequent […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
PHOTO BY FIONA MCKINLAY/CREATIVE COMMONS

You’re insecure, we know what for: One Direction’s latest album delivers fluff with no stuff

Odds are, if a person cares at all about pop music or modern music in general, […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." PHOTO COURTESY OF MURRAY CLOSE/LIONSGATE

REVIEW: Slow or no, ‘Mockingjay’ soars

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” has achieved something paradoxically spectacular. Since it was slightly […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse, The Muse