Topics by Jared Bowen
Moviola is WGBH's inside look at movies in and around the Hub with Jared Bowen. You hear it during Morning Edition on 89.7 WGBH. In this episode, Jared talks with the real-life subject of Tony Goldwyn’s latest film, Conviction, which opens in theaters on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s a gripping tale of murder and family ties, based on the true story of a Massachusetts brother and sister.
On Friday, the MFA unveils its brand new Art of the America’s wing. Greater Boston’s Jared Bowen joined Morning Edition’s Bob Seay to talk about the expansion.
Greater Boston's Jared Bowen tours the new wing of the MFA ahead of its public preview, one floor at a time.
As the final Harry Potter chapter premieres in theaters, visitors to Harvard's Natural History Museum are in for a very special Potter experience. It's the Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt.
Our preview of the Museum of Fine Arts’ brand new Art of the Americas wing continues with an insider’s take. MFA Director Malcolm Rogers takes Jared Bowen on a tour of his five favorite spaces.
Watch and read WGBH's complete coverage of the Museum of Fine Arts' new $504 million Art of the Americas wing.
Community activists, teachers, and survivors will gather in Cambridge, Dec. 2-5, for the Human Rights and Sexual Trafficking Film Forum.
One of the central points of debate over national health care reform is the universal health care mandate. Massachusetts already has one -- and one family is taking the state to court over their fine for not having coverage.
Race has existed long in our nation’s history—employed as a tool for law-making, social division and much worse. But a new show at the Museum of Science, called ‘Race: Are We So Different?’ asks us to consider why.
On the heels of the holidays, the winter months tend to be slow for restaurants. But season that with a batch of snowstorms and, in the words of one restaurateur, it’s a killer. But some restaurants are trying to take advantage of the snow -- and succeeding.
The Emily Rooney Show
Whether you are a dedicated lovebird or an avowed naysayer, there is plenty to do this weekend, and on the big day itself this Monday.
A group of students is pushing for the increased availability of condoms in Boston Public Schools. Some advocates think the popularity of hyper-sexual television shows like Skins makes this a good time to step up sex ed. -- but many are opposed to condoms being available in schools.
How do you keep the kids occupied during school vacation week and stay sane at the same time? Jan Saragoni and Jared Bowen offer up some family-friendly, school vacation week ideas.
The musical Mary Poppins opened at the Opera House, But Jared Bowen gets a solo performance from the man who co-wrote all of the classic film's music.
The Museum of Fine Arts isn’t the only Boston museum with a major expansion. Just across the park from the MFA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been building its own extension. The opening is about a year away, but Jared Bowen was allowed in for first television tour.
Unlike Ted Williams and Bobby Orr, there’s no statue of Celtics Great Bill Russell in Boston. But now the mayor, the city council and even President Obama himself are pushing to change that.
The Emily Rooney Show
Jared Bowen and Jan Saragoni break down the best deals to be had during Boston Restaurant Week.
The A.R.T's visionary artistic director Diane Paulus talks about opening and directing three different productions in the same month, including her award-winning revival of Hair.
WHERE WE LIVE
An influx of Indian immigrants has helped bring economic growth to Ashland -- and led to an expansion of the town's Sri Lakshmi Temple.
The Emily Rooney Show
The FBI is hitting the airwaves to target James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Two Boston FBI agents joined Emily Rooney on "Greater Boston" to discuss the latest strategy to end a 16-year search.
The Museum of Fine Arts has just done what no other fine arts museum in the country has, opening a new permanent gallery dedicated to the display of jewelry with the show “Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern.”
THIS WEEK IN LOCAL ARTS
The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better way to duck out of the heat than by taking in some art? Right now, the Peabody Essex museum in Salem hosts two must-see shows: One exploring the artistic and personal relationship between Surrealist photographer Man Ray and his lover, and the other a rare look at the Hudson River School.
A DECADE OF STORIES
At first, it wasn't clear how the art world could or should respond to the Sept. 11 attacks. Today works of visual art, theater and dance explore the attacks and its aftermath — and audience members are engaging with it.
Every Thursday, reporter Jared Bowen discusses the weekend's hottest arts events with WGBH Morning Edition Host Bob Seay. In Boston this Halloween, something campy this way comes.
Reimagined classics are the theme of the weekend, with fascinating takes on the "Oz" series, an Ibsen classic and "Peter Pan" competing for your literary and theatrical attention.
Who needs "Anonymous"? Boston arts institutions feature love, Shakespeare and Shakespearean love this weekend.
Don't be a chocolate turkey: start planning your early-winter nights out now with an extra holiday serving of Arts Ahead.
WHERE WE LIVE
A little town out in the sticks is experiencing a major increase in popularity due to its open spaces, history and community sentiment.
The fighting in Libya has taken its toll — and nowhere in the US is that impact more evident than at Spaulding Hospital in Salem, Mass. In October, the US State Department facilitated the transfer of wounded freedom fighters here.
What to do this weekend? There's the movie "My Week With Marilyn," the new play "Captors" and the all-string group Childsplay's annual series of concerts.
Members of the "fiddle choir" Childsplay come from many different musical backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: all of the group’s instruments were made by the same craftsman.
Go light or go dark with this week's round-up of arts events: the Rockettes, "Shame," "New Year's Eve" and Kathleen Turner as a rehab counselor.
An elaborate production of "Peter Pan" has been drawing audiences all season long. I had an invitation I just couldn’t turn down tonight to soar and be a star — that is, to take a flying lesson and have a cameo role as a pirate in the show one night.
There is a strong chance that should you land in an emergency room anywhere in the country, doctors won’t have all the drugs needed to treat you. WGBH News and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting looked at how drug shortages are changing emergency care.
It's blood and gore all over the place in the Boston arts scene this week. Well, more like razor wit, black comedy and red paint.
The long-awaited new wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens to much fanfare. And all of it is deserved.
Following a $114 million renovation, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is inviting the public to visit its new wing. See a peek inside the Gardner’s new space.
Let’s Talk About Food founder Louisa Kasdon and local Farm Aid representative Hilde Steffey explain what impact the Farm Bill could have on your grocery bills.
Two female leads portray women who go to extremes as they face the fallout of war and the pressure of hardship.
From black comedy to bleak history to the day the sun went out in ancient Pompei.
The best of New England contemporary art on display for the 2012 Biennial.
From contemporary sculpture to knitting bombers, ballet to Sondheim theater, or even an afternoon of Broadway love songs, Bostonians will find something appealing this weekend.
Jung Chang's bestselling memior, Wild Swans, about her family’s survival during much of 20th century China’s upheaval, is finally adapted for performance.
Premiere performances, bold comedy and daring exhibitions prove Boston's art scene is to be taken seriously.
The Institute of Contemporary Art is awash in lush color, thanks to artists Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams.
Ballet that reveals the pure essence of the dance, circus acrobats without the fanfare and a play about a painting and its inherent value.
The Australian group Circa brings a new definition of "circus" to Boston.
A true story is brought to the stage of a gay teenager who sued his high school in 1980 to bring his boyfriend to the prom.
It’s been over nine months since tornados ripped through the state. But for towns such as Monson, the passage of time has meant little. Homes still aren’t restored; debt is mounting, and so is the frustration. We interview two families.
Boston's theater scene is blossoming this spring with regional performances and national tours.
Consider a vision for peace during the Civil War, having the courage to sponsor art that fits with your vision of legacy, or a bold look at the dystopia that could grow out of violence. Jared talks about some of the fresh takes coming to theater, gallery and film.
Take advantage of great performances this weekend, and find out what's coming up this season.
With 65 skaters among five teams, including the Cosmonaughties, the Nutcrackers and the Wicked Pissahs, the teams routinely sell out the 1300-person arena.
Amid the fallout in the Trayvon Martin murder is a public relations conundrum for a product innocently linked to the Florida teen. It’s an unfortunate circumstance that’s plagued other brands from Kool-Aid to the Post Office.
A new documentary film, For the Love of the Music, charts the evolution of Club 47 from a Jazz oasis to a launching pad for the American folk music revival.(Photo: facebook.com/Club47Film)
Theater-goers won't want to miss this long-awaited performance of Eugene O'Neill's powerful examination of family, and families won't want to miss a night of delight under the Big Top.
Go behind the scenes at Fenway Park this Thursday on a special edition of Greater Boston.
Thursday, April 19 at 7pm on WGBH 2
Boston's outstanding theater scene is highlighted again with a round of awards and new performances by ArtsEmerson and the Huntington Theatre.
Don't wait another minute to get tickets to these performances. A new spin on Russian satire and a unique look at Nigeria's recent history.
In two visits to America, decades apart, Charles Dickens experienced the best and worst of times. His travels in Massachusetts, however, were mostly enjoyable, as detailed in a new museum exhibition at the Lowell National Historical Park.
Caught in the Act
Katz draws upon six decades of his painting to create a unique, colorful retrospective at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.
The provosts of Harvard and MIT joined Emily Rooney to discuss their joint online education initiative — one they think will be a game-changer. Watch Greater Boston on-demand.
Caught in the Act
Learn how Dickens drove fans to a frenzy with his arrival in Boston, how Katz gave rise to Pop Art, see Marvel bring the most epic fight yet to the Big Screen and hear about Broadway legend Chita Rivera's finest moments.
Caught in the Act
Forget "recession," forget "downturn." We're in a depression, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says — and he thinks he knows how to fix it.
Traditions take new and wild turns as a band of theater renegades reinterpret Mary Poppins, Tim Burton drops a vampire into 20th century Maine and the Boston Pops celebrate America's diverse music history with Steve Martin on banjo.
Because travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba have eased slightly over the last 2 years, artist Orestes Gaulhiac was able to attend the opening of his new exhibit at Galeria Cubana.
Simple pleasures can inform the arts, from folk songs that give people hope, the pastoral scenes that inspire painters or even the those rare moments when, as parents, we get it just right.
Jared Bowen: Caught in the Act
Nearly 6,000 photographs have become part of the MFA's collection, thanks to trustee Saundra Lane. Meanwhile, photographer Arthur Griffin's work at Fenway celebrates the ballpark's 100th anniversary.
On stage: Lonesome West and Xanadu.
Caught in the Act
Arthur Griffin photographed a lot of baseball fans for Life, Fortune and the Saturday Evening Post. Now his Museum of Photography in Winchester is giving Fenway Park a party — in pictures.
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