Charlie Baker’s cuts to the arts puts Massachusetts in league with states such as Nebraska and South Dakota in per capita support for arts and culture. The proposed cut of $7.7 million was included in a larger set of $256 million in vetoes out of a $39 BILLION budget. It seems these days the Republicans hate the arts more than ever.
In “Boston Creates” a cultural development plan for the City of Boston there are a lot of words, created by consultants who moderated hundreds of community meetings. The creators of art were often concerned with the nitty gritty problems of survival and affordable spaces in which to create new work. The fancy “experts” wanted to…
A mother sees the real problem.
“We are excited about the prospect of the team at Crystal Bridges becoming part of the constellation of institutions, artists, and foundations with whom we enjoy working to help make and show new art, enlivening our hometowns while we’re at it.“ – Joe Thompson, MASS MoCA
The hero in this overwrought film (with far too many and poorly wrought CGI effects) is Wonder Woman, and she deserved far more time on screen.
Perhaps no President has managed to provide us with as many laughs, and feel-good moments as Barack Obama, even as he has faced down unrelenting opposition to his every move.
We combed the region for interesting things to do on New Year’s Eve.