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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010


History plays
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
Photos: AMALGAM and Different Kind of Monster at BCA
Two exhibitions featuring artists from the BCA Studio Building, on display till March 7, 2010
Photos: Amalgam and Different Kind of Monster at the BCA
Plus images from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial
Play by Play: January 29, 2010
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
Power of place
Exploring a New England ghost town in person, and on the page
The new DeCordova 'Annual,' plus the BCA's studio artists


House of Chang
A welcome change in the neighborhood
Union Breakfast & Rotisserie Café
Filling an odd hole in Allston’s restaurant scene


Deeply ashamed


Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
Oscar predictions 2010
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
Rainbow Nation
The US isn't the only country exploring its complex racial history. South Africa prepares for its moment in the sun.
Review: Extraordinary Measures
The business of who lives and who dies
Review: Fish Tank
Andrea Arnold's unsentimental education
Review: Legion
God is fed up with all the bullshit
Review: Mystery Team
Those meddling kids
Review: Petition
A modern tragedy based on unchanging conflict
Review: Waiting For Armageddon
Here are all the crazies
Video: 2010 horror movie previews
Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies


Basia Bulat | Heart Of My Own
Rough Trade (2010)
Blackshaw's good vibrations
James Blackshaw keeps his ears (and strings) open
Delta blues
Nneka brings Nigeria's plight to light
Debo Band go from the Western Front to East Africa

Music Continued

Fresh Vetz | Vet Status
Top Shelf (2009)
Interview: Ozzy Osbourne
The belles lettrist tells all
No identity crisis
Nando Michelin and Matt Steckler know who they are
Photos: Anya Marina at Jose McIntyre's
Anya Marina, live at Jose McIntyre's, January 21, 2010
Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Somerville Theatre
Carolina Chocolate Drops, live at the Somerville Theatre, January 23, 2010


Brave new Globe?
With a new publisher and a bevy of edit changes, is the Boston Globe  poised for a new chapter?
Elephant in the Room
Massachusetts Republicans suddenly think this is their year — but if they shoot too high, they might fall hard
Orwell and Shakespeare in a Minute
Second-Hand Books Dept.
Revenge of the Idiots
Letters to the Boston editor, January 29, 2010
Trying times for Obama
Tough times for the nation


Crossword: ''Special effects''
With a little extra thrown in
Lonely island
Michael Emerson sheds some light on Lost
NBA shoot-around
Gilbert Arenas brings the Bullets back to Washington. Plus, a D-lineman dustup.
Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day
One step forward, but Army of Two steps back

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