The Suffolk Journal

Shopping secondhand is a sustainable alternative to fast fashion.

Fast fashion isn’t worth the environmental disaster

Abby O'Connor, Assistant Arts Editor September 21, 2021

In a world where social media, influencer culture and shopping hauls are such a large presence in our lives, fast fashion is quickly becoming an alarming environmental issue.  Fast fashion is inexpensive...

The Six Triple Eight was shown during the Roxbury International Film Festival and tells the story of the 855 Black women who helped to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations in World War II.

Roxbury Film Festival: The film festival for the culture

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 30, 2021

With the 23rd Roxbury International Film Festival drawn to a close, it is safe to say it was full of incredible films by Black filmmakers who came together virtually and in person. They featured artists,...

James Hemings is known as the Americas culinary founding father.

Roxbury Film Festival: Documentary shows how James Hemings influenced American cuisine

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 22, 2021

There are some historical culinary arts icons that have changed the way food is made and looked upon, and James Hemings is one of these people. Hemings was an enslaved man owned by President Thomas...

Visual artist, Fab 5 Freddy, shows off the Procession of the Magi fresco by Gozzoli.

Roxbury Film Festival: See Italian art though the eyes of Fab 5 Freddy

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 22, 2021

Hip-hop and Italian art? Picasso and rap? The famed Fab 5 Freddy talking about Italian Renaissance art from the 15th and 16th centuries? These topics may sound foolish or crazy for a movie, but it was...

Becoming a Queen, directed by Chris Strikes, will be shown at this years Roxbury International Film Festival on June 18.

Roxbury Film Festival kicks off this week with in-person screenings

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 14, 2021

The 23rd Roxbury International Film Festival is right around the corner, and it will be packed with some great filmmaking from Black directors, storytellers and musicians, along with a magnificent list...

The Sparks Brothers directed by the acclaimed Edgar Wright was included in this years IFFBoston.

IFFBoston: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ is a salute to the iconic pop-rock duo

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor May 19, 2021

With 25 albums, 50 years in the music business and 345 songs together Sparks is the rock duo that few people have heard of but thousands of musicians and artists have been inspired by. When I went to...

Frames still hang empty 30 years after thieves stole paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

‘This Is a Robbery’ explores Boston’s biggest mystery

Samantha Bailey, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

Netflix’s new four-part true-crime docuseries, “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist,” gives the audience a thrilling and new perspective to the biggest unsolved art heist in history,...

Enjoy spring in the Public Garden!

Here’s where you can see spring bloom in Boston

Bryce Reagan, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Spring is finally here and the end to a cold gloomy winter is on its way.  Luckily for us college students, Boston is full of beautiful scenery, amazing flower blooms and budding trees that can lift...

The i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times exhibit at the ICA is on display until May 23.

Boston’s ICA reopens with a powerful message

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art reopened on March 20 to a limited number of visitors after hosting virtual events only for the past few months. The fourth-floor exhibits at the ICA opened with...

Downtown Crossing is the heart of arts and culture in Boston.

One year of COVID: How Boston arts has adapted

Alyssa Auger, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Boston’s rich history of arts and culture is one of the city’s greatest assets, offering a variety of creative traditions with a backbone of civic support. This past year, however, has taken a large...

Claude Monets The Water Lily Pond, on display at the MFA through March 28.

MFA’s ‘Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression’ brings warmth to the city

Kaylie Scalze , Staff Writer March 16, 2021

In the midst of a mundane pandemic-ruled winter Bostonians have had to endure, the “Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression” exhibit brings life, color and vibrancy to the city. The Museum of Fine...

Flare launched their fashionable, GPS-enabled bracelets in March 2020.

Boston-based business combines fashionable bracelets and safety

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

A fashionable GPS-enabled bracelet could help protect wearers against sexual assault thanks to Flare, a women-run company in Boston.  Flare co-founders Sara de Zarraga and Quinn Fitzgerald met in 2015...

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