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In “Black or White”, released Friday, Kevin Costner (left) and Octavia Spencer (right) fight over their granddaughter. PHOTO COURTESY OF RELATIVITY MEDIA

REVIEW: ‘Black’ Friday – Costner and Spencer shine, Law sinks

At first glance, the title and concept of Mike Binder’s drama “Black or White” may seem […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Artist David X. Levine (left) attends the premier of "The Beatles are Dull and Ordinary" at the Sherman Gallery Friday. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Pop culture icons color striking new exhibit

Synesthesia is a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
In "Still Alice," released Jan. 16, Julianne Moore (left) stars as a patient with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. PHOTO BY JOJO WHILDEN/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

REVIEW: In “Still Alice”, love tries hard to conquer all

A person can be visually impaired yet still clearly hear birds singing in the morning. Another […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Boston Calling announced its line-up this week for the music festival in May by hiding records in the city for fans to find, part of a pattern of festivals using unique marketing schemes. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Vinyls and Virals: Music festival marketers put fans to work

Instead of peeling through candy wrappers looking for a golden ticket on Jan. 13, Boston music […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, 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