From left, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean in director Rob Reiner's 1984 debut film "This Is Spinal Tap." (Courtesy Embassy Pictures/Photofest)

Arts & Culture

Dec 1, 2023

The Coolidge showcases 'Big Screen Debuts' of prominent directors

From Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" to Jordan Peele's "Get Out," the movie theater captures the jaw-dropping efforts of first-time directors ahead of the opening of its expansion. "We're hoping to make that kind of first impression when we open to the public," says the Coolidge's Mark Anastasio.


More Arts & Culture News

The cast of "The Band's Visit" at the Huntington Theatre Company mainstage. Marianna Bassham, Andrew Mayer, Robert Saoud, James Rana, Jared Troilo. (Courtesy T Charles Erickson)

'The Band's Visit' — a smashing SpeakEasy-Huntington coproduction

SpeakEasy Stage Company and the Huntington Theatre Company join forces for a thoroughly engaging production of the musical, says theater...

Arts & Culture

Nov 28, 2023
"Lunchbox Moments" on display at Pao Arts Center. (Courtesy Mel Taing/Pao Arts Center)

Sandwiched between cultures: new exhibit explores the pain of 'lunchbox moments'

At the Pao Arts Center, artist Amie Bantz uses lunchboxes to examine how people have explored the complex relationship between...

Arts & Culture

Nov 27, 2023
Rembrandt van Rijn, "Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages Beside a Road," 1650, etching and drypoint. (Courtesy Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Worcester Art Museum, photograph by Rik Klein Gotink)

Rarely seen Rembrandt etchings make first stop in Worcester on international tour

On view at the Worcester Art Museum, the touring exhibit from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Netherlands features...

Arts & Culture

Nov 24, 2023
Author Katherine Howe's new book "A True Account" is out now. (Image of author courtesy Nina Subin; book cover courtesy of the publisher)

How a punchbowl inspired author Katherine Howe's 'A True Account'

The family heirloom, decorated with a painting of a square rig ship, sent Howe on a seafaring journey reimagining the...

Arts & Culture

Nov 20, 2023

Editor's Picks


Listen Live