Superpowers are a fact of history. Before the Soviet Union and The United States, the British Empire was the world superpower. The Brits assumed “the white man’s burden” and carried back to England treasures to fill its museums with booty from many lands, most famously Greece, Egypt, and the Mideast. Skimming the cultures of less powerful people is not looked upon kindly as recent headlines illustrate. Yet, objects in British museums often fare far better than those left in their native country, especially in war torn areas of the globe.
Poets and writers will be gathered in The Writers Room of Boston to heave a collective sigh of relief and celebration. Among them our own CD Collins will add some funk and groove to this exciting night by debuting her new electronica style with spoken-word and music.
Six new books are being published from The Room this year and this event will showcase them.
Somerville, MA - Honk! Festival marched through Davis Square and took over Oktoberfest at Harvard Square this weekend. If you were unlucky enough to miss it, check Open Media Boston's video and photos from the festival.
Art preserves - youth never fades and flowers never wilt - so even though the calendar tells us it’s October, it’s still summer at the Museum of Fine Arts where “Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry” is on view through November 9. Bejeweled butterflies, exotic enameled dragonflies, fantastical flora, and beautiful women who first saw the light of day a century or more ago glow with perpetual life.
The following work was performed by the author at a Tuesday rally protesting the proposed bailout of the financial services industry in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston:
When federal banks have case on reserve, the younger generations will have more corners to serve.
Recently, Open Media Boston received a press release which piqued our curiosity. A brand new television drama, to be distributed across a variety of new media formats including digital television, broadband internet, and cell phones, has started principal filming here in Boston.
If you’re going to visit only one museum this summer, make it the Institute of Contemporary Art, and make it soon. The Anish Kapoor exhibition closes September 7. “Past, Present, and Future” is the first museum survey in the United States of the London-based artist’s sculpture in more than 15 years, and many of the works are on view here for the first time.
Hopefully, if there's any justice left in the world, in May of this year while Reverend Jerry Falwell was waiting in Purgatory to hear whether or not he was going to heaven or hell, the entertainment wasn't anything as good as the new show by musician and playwright Deborah Henson-Conant.
Dave Goodman of "RADIO with a VIEW" and Open Media Boston speaks with actor, director, producer Robert Townsend, in Boston for the 10th annual Roxbury Film Festival. Townsend's entry, "Of Boys and Men" features himself as the father of a Chicago family that recently has lost it's mother.