Whole Heart Provisions, located at 487 Cambridge St. in Allston and founded by James DiSabatino and Rebecca Arnold, will open this month. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Vegan cuisine takes on bold flavors at Whole Heart Provisions

Rebecca Arnold, a chef who has worked at Pain D’Avignon, Alden & Harlow and Sarma, has always wanted to make a healthy fast-food joint. With Whole Heart Provisions in Allston, she’ll do just that. “The idea is to bring veggies back to the table,” she said of the new restaurant. “I want to provide people with a healthy option that’s […]

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Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer discuss the creation of their show at BU Central  prior to the question and answer Saturday night.  PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

INTERVIEW: “Broad City” stars make hilarious BU appearance

On any given episode of Comedy Central’s critically-adored series “Broad City,” New Yorker protagonists Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler are totally in sync. They people watch in Central Park, partake in often calamitous escapades and giggle over a joint while sharing stories from their mundane day jobs. After two full seasons of misadventures to which countless twentysomethings can relate, the […]

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Algiers, an experimental band of “displaced southerners.” PHOTO COURTESY MATADOR RECORDS

INTERVIEW: Algiers guitarist Lee Tesche on their experimental, revolutionary sound

In a world as inundated with hip-hop and rap as it is with racial injustice, Algiers has come barreling onto the scene as a direct alternative to their peers. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the Death Grips of gospel,” Algiers frontman Franklin James Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche and bassist Ryan Mahan are three Georgia boys and longtime friends who started […]

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(From left) Magdalena Gyftopoulos, Nina Brindamour, Anna Ward, and Danielle Davidson in “Jeanne: The Story of a Woman,” presented by Fort Point Theater Channel, Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol. PHOTO COURTESY MARC S. MILLER/FORT POINT THEATER CHANNEL

REVIEW: “Jeanne: The Story of a Woman,” though well-acted, needs clearing up

Friday at the Boston University Dance Theater, the Fort Point Theatre Channel presented an hour-long excerpt of James Swindell and Mark Warhol’s yet-unreleased opera “Jeanne: The Story of a Woman” in collaboration with Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol. Unfortunately, the operatic performance ended up leaving the audience wanting more clarity and consistency as opposed to more of the show itself. […]

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M. Night Shyamalan's new film "The Visit" will be released September 11. PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSAL PICTURES

REVIEW: “The Visit” twists and turns to a clichéd finish

It should be no surprise that many audience members went to watch writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit” with little to no expectations of it being even close to good. I, personally, went in with the expectation of it being one of the worst movies of the year. A found-footage film about two young teens visiting their grandparents for a […]

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"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" premiered Wednesday night. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

REVIEW: With “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert reinvents himself, genre

“With this show, I begin the search for the real Stephen Colbert,” said the former host of “The Colbert Report” as he welcomed the audience to his new show. “I just hope I don’t find him on Ashley Madison.” He smiled and the audience laughed, but it became apparent that finding himself was more than an offhand joke. On “The […]

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Two new art exhibits will be opening at Boston University Sept. 11 and September 12. PHOTO COURTESY ARIEL FREIBERG

PREVIEW: BU galleries highlight tragedies, construction of humanity

Managing director Joshua Buckno and artistic director Lynne Cooney of the Boston University Art Galleries are pleased to welcome the new semester with the exhibitions “A Call for Peace” and “Unquenchable Thirst,” both of which open Friday and deliver personal and unique perspectives of the human experience. As part of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki […]

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Brown Box Theatre Project put on a production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” on Aug. 30, 2015. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

REVIEW: Brown Box’s “The Taming of the Shrew” refreshing, reinvented

“The Taming of the Shrew” is a play within a play in which an Italian beggar-turned-lord is taught how to act as a noble by those who share his new status. The story they tell the man holds two sisters at the center of its conflict — one fair and gracious, the other immodestly ill-tempered. As is to be expected, […]

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Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz in the film, “A Walk in the Woods.” PHOTO COURTESY FRANK MASI/BROAD GREEN PICTURES

REVIEW: Viewing “A Walk in the Woods” far from a walk in the park

“A Walk in the Woods” is a perfectly fine movie spoiled by its grumpy, acerbic mood. Even if the book it is based on is as cantankerous, one would think that Robert Redford’s pet project about two geriatrics hiking the Appalachian Trail would be tender and artful. It is not. Based on Bill Bryson’s nonfiction novel of the same name, […]

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INTERVIEW: George Sheppard on indie band Sheppard’s newfound fame

INTERVIEW: George Sheppard on indie band Sheppard’s newfound fame

The up-and-coming indie pop band Sheppard may have roots in Brisbane, Australia, but its current tour — promoting its debut album Bombs Away — has given its members the opportunity to embark on a journey far beyond their hometown and deliver genuine performances to a worldwide fan base. Boston’s own Brighton Music Hall hosted the band on Friday, with sibling […]

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