The ARTery critics reflect on the year's best books, music, movies, theater and art.
As the music industry catapults into the digital age, album art was at risk of becoming a relic of our more physical past. But today's hip-hop industry proves that won't...
Critic Lloyd Schwartz looks back on what he loved, and what he hated, in 2018.
Three cover albums by local bands invite us to reconsider the usual framing of work by women musicians.
Music critics Amelia Mason, Arielle Gray and Eduardo Cepeda reflect on the year on the popular music landscape.
Here’s a breakdown of our most downloaded episodes of 2018 (by podcast) to help you kick off your new year just right.
This year proved to be a proved to be prolific for Boston hip-hop. Not only did emcees give their all in terms of ornate lyricism and aptly executed verses, their...
Film critics Sean Burns and Erin Trahan reflect on the year on the big (and sometimes small) screens.
In fraught times, what's on the public's mind often pops up on stage. This year, there's been a noticeable shift toward shows for the underserved, the undocumented and the disadvantaged.
Our critic Amelia Mason found herself drawn mainly to newcomers and those who thrive on the margins -- artists who had something particular to say, and said it well.
From pop-up videos and extended series to schoolgirls and hit women, critic-at-large Ed Siegel takes a look at the year on screen.
In looking at her favorite books of the year, critic Annalisa Quinn found a recurring theme: freedom -- whether to live without fear, to tell your own story, or to...