By Jared Bowen
BOSTON — What prompts young people to roll up their sleeves, make money or make art? David Cronenberg explores the ugly side of success with his new film, while the young artists in downtown Boston will tell you it's creativity and hard work that pay off.
In theaters Friday
David Cronenberg's new film, based on the novel by Don DeLillo, will leave you puzzling about the new millennium’s obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and hopefully, some redemption.
Artists for Humanity—The Store
In Faneuil Hall, Boston
With help from the city of Boston and COLOR Inc., teen artists have envisioned, designed and built a retail space made from 70% recycled/reused materials. Students have created mugs, tee-shirts, and other souvenirs and sell their own photographs, sculpture and paintings. Artists for Humanity empowers and employs Boston teens in an intensive program of arts, creativity and enterprise.
>>Read Jared's full review and see photos of the store.
What to look forward to in the upcoming arts season:
Marie Antoinette at the A.R.T.: Jared has met the cast and expects a great performance.
The New Repertory Theater will present The Kite Runner, based upon the 2003 novel by by Khaled Hosseini
David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, set in South Boston, will run at The Huntington Theater.
The MFA will present an exhibit of Mario Testinos fashion photography in a show called "In Your Face"
The Boston Ballet gives The Nutcracker a makeover this year. Visit their website to see video and sketches of the new set by Robert Perdziola.