Nestled in a cozy corner of Porter Square’s residential neighborhood, NOCA Provisions couldn’t be a more fitting environment for a slow afternoon paired with a steaming cup of coffee. Among freshly made oat parfaits, an assortment of baked goods, and a daily menu selection, what stands out are their unique lattes.
The anime begs you to ask the question: what is a Neverland? Growing up, facing the world, there’s something intriguing about a promised neverland, a kind of utopia where you aren’t able to grow up not because you chose not to, but because the choice was taken out of your hands.
In his second science fiction anthology, Broken Stars, Hugo award winner Ken Liu presents a diverse selection of works from fourteen contemporary Chinese authors. Whether you’re curious about the future, the past, or the rapidly evolving present, this collection will not disappoint.
Questionable writing of the film aside, the performances of the cast seem to be the only things that can save 'The Hummingbird Project.' Jesse Eisenberg plays the role of hustler Vincent well. It’s an iteration of a persona Eisenberg has proven to do well before, and this performance is no exception.
From a metaphoric play of metaphoric ideas — “shapes within shapes,” as Dr. Franklin calls it — this production of Photograph 51 and the people whose stories it tells draws this race to discovery into and out of focus.
'Measure for Measure' is one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” that, despite being categorized as a comedy, feels like anything but. This rendition by MIT Shakespeare Ensemble leaves us feeling as if we were helpless, as if we had witnessed a tragedy because, despite the comedic relief, despite her efforts, the fate of Isabella does not change.
If you’re looking for a sincere adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s novel-in-verse, then this is not the production for you. However, if you are looking for humorous, light-hearted musical parody of a classic Russian story, then hitch up your troika, grab your palliative bottle of vodka, and direct your driver to the faraway land of Stoneham.
There is much that entrances the viewer in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of 'The Rape of Lucretia,' despite its heavy thematic content. The BLO presents high-caliber singing, aesthetic costume design, and an orchestra that breathes life into Britten’s score, all at unprecedentedly close quarters.
The 12th Annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert honored the legacy of the influential jazz performer, educator, and founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble through exhilarating and heart-wrenching personal compositions. The performance showcased the talents of many musicians, presented a night full of beautiful music, and united the audience in emotional, spiritual ways.
‘Mob Psycho 100’ and its general humanity and moralistic, pacifistic outlook are refreshing in a genre of anime that focuses on power-ups over real character growth, epic fight scenes over mundane, everyday life, and the supernatural instead of the real.
Based on the highly acclaimed 2007 indie film, ‘Once’ tells a fable of a budding romance between an Irish busker and a Czech immigrant. While the Speakeasy Stage production does not fully shrug off the reputation of the film, the exceptional musical performances remind of the joys only live theatre can provide.
Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins (Eric Tucker), and his friend, Colonel Pickering (James Patrick Nelson), take up the challenge of teaching a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle (Vaishnavi Sharma), to speak like a duchess. This production of Pygmalion will make you laugh and will make you think — I recommend it wholeheartedly.
After nearly a decade of vikings and dragons, Dreamworks’s ultimate installment delivers a powerful, satisfying conclusion to their beloved franchise. Fans who’ve grown up with the series will appreciate this poignant send off to a fantastically realized friendship.
“That was something that was really important to me,” said Wang. “To write stories in which Chinese people or Chinese American people could be the heroes of their own stories.”
Technology shapes the way one thinks and expresses. As the 21st century rapidly brings us closer to a world woven with the synthetic threads of artificial intelligence and automation, how will art react? This is one of many questions that fuels research-based artist, Ani Liu, in her transdisciplinary work. Her pieces encompass the intersection of aesthetics, science, design, and technology.