Category Archives: Art & Film

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Here’s a recap of where things left off – followed by James latest strip.

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Thanks James for continuing  to juggle work and this comic strip.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

James Asal (the creator of Adam & Andy) has not been able to publish as many cartoons as he would like lately so I thought I’d share this post from Labor Day last year. For those of you in a relationship have you ever switched places?

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Thanks James for continuing  to juggle work and this comic strip.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston reopens September 26

boston art, boston sculpturesMany public spaces in Boston had to close due to the pandemic. However, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) announced last Wednesday that they will reopen (with some changes for pubic safety), starting September 26th.

If you plan on heading over to the MFA note that this fall all visitors will need advance timed-entry tickets. You can visit the mfa.org on September 9 to reserve your spot.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

James Asal (the creator of Adam & Andy) has not been able to publish as many cartoons as he would like lately so I thought I’d share this post from Labor Day last year.  Thanks James for continuing  to juggle work and this comic strip.

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Here is some new material from Adam & Andy that came in last week.  Thanks James Asal for continuing  to juggle work and this comic strip.

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Urban artistry of Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, Breathe Life 2

Rob Gibbs The MFA Boston has teamed up with local artist, Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs. This is notable because the MFA has historically overlooked local artists of color and partnering with Gibbs may be a first for the museum.

The Roxbury native has been transforming Boston through graffiti art since the early 1990s and his latest collaboration with the MFA, Breathe Life 2, on the exterior of Madison Park High School in Roxbury shows a young girl surrounded by her books, ideas, art, and knowledge coming from her backpack.

I can’t help but wonder if this giant mural, that is clearly visible to the Boston Police Department headquarters across the street, has some deeper meaning or is meant to serve as a reminder that all of us have dreams for a better life.

Photo credit: Gabriel Ortiz photography

www.problak.com

Gibbs is a co-founder of Boston’s Artists for Humanity in South Boston. Last year Now and Then featured an article on Gibbs, showing more of his beautiful murals around Boston, You can read the article here.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Adam & Andy will return with new material shortly but in the meanwhile here’s a classic episode from last summer, that still makes me chuckle.

Movie night suggestions

Despite having what seems like an endless selection of movies to choose from on Amazon and Netflix, sometimes it takes us all night to find something to watch.  Below are three gay-thmed movies we’ve recently watched and enjoyed. If you have any movie suggestions, please share them in the comments section.

PRIDE

PRIDE was releasaed in 2014 and is the true story of how in 1984 a rag tag group of  gay activists built a seemingly impossible bridge of friendship with a Welsh coal mining community, who were engaged in a nasty strike with Margaret Thatcher’s government. The unlikely allies have to get over their mistrust of each other but ultimately recognize and bond over how society has marginalized and bullied both communities. Coming together they make news and help each other. Both Sergio and I teared up watching this movie.

Before the Fall

Before the Fall was released in 2017 and is loosely based upon the classic Pride and Prejudice. The acting in this melancholic movie is sometimes uneven but the story about the antagonistic relationship between the gay, affluent and arrogant attorney and the dejected, down-on-his-luck factory welder drew Sergio and me in. The movie which takes place in rural Virginia, features some spectacular views and gets two thumbs up from Sergio and me.

holding the man

Holding the Man is a 2015 Australian romantic drama film adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir of the same name – a book I reviewed back in 2010. The story opens in the mid 1970s in Melbourne where Tim and John fall in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. Their romance endured for 15 years and is an emotional rollercoaster. Just as I said in my book review ten years ago, their story is very touching and it really touched my heart.  Definitely a must see despite the heavy nature and content of the film.

If you have any flim suggestions, share them in the comments section.

Support the arts community with H.4879

cultcha, ahts, ICA, institute of contemporary Art, MFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, bosartsContact your state rep about h.4879 today

Massachusetts legislature is currently considering an important bill that will help provide relief for the arts and culture sector in Massachusetts, which includes organizations large and small that enrich our life and need your legislators support to provide funding for artists, local museums as well as students to gain access and experiences from our local arts and cultural organizations.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Write or call your legislators at the State House today to voice your support for H.4879, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth.

Use this form to quickly and easily contact your representatives on Beacon Hill

The House expects to pass this bill by midnight, so your representative needs to hear from you ASAP. In most cases, the more sponsors an amendment has, the better its chances are for adoption.

Learn more about H.4879

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

 Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Best bum contest

The headline may make you think this post is more salacious than it sounds, but I couldn’t help myself and apparently several museum curators cannot either.

Museums from around the globe each Friday take to Twitter to find which institution has on display the “best bum” as part of a weekly online battle between curators. Yorkshire Museum, in York, England, launched the search on social media in late June and the hashtag #BestMuseumBum on Twitter shows just how popular the contest has become. Below is a photo submitted by the Italian Museum The Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan from late June.

There is an absence of Boston area museums participating, and I would like to challenge curators from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum and others to join in on this fun by posting a photo this Friday post on Twitter with the hashtag #BestMuseumBum. Be sure to also tag @YorkshireMuseum.

Wicked Queer Festival will be streamed starting July 24

Boston’s 36th annual Wicked Queer festival, had been scheduled to open in early April, but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. Fortunately, the organizers were able to reimagine the festival so fans of queer film (no matter where you live) can access and watch this year’s fantastic festival on Xerb TV, from Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2.

This year’s festival can be viewed by anyone who loves queer film 

To participate in this year’s festival you can register to watch individual films for $10 or a variety of packages starting at $30.00. This easy-to-follow video shares how to attend this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival on Xerb TV.

Boston’s Wicked Queer Festival
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2
Xerb TV calendar (includes date & time for each film)

For updates, visit wickedqueer.org.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

 Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

 Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

 Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy