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Two stories about how a public process, because of politics, can make it very difficult, and costly, to connect two points.
These are men who appreciated women for their bodies, athleticism, motherhood, intelligence, and humor - all reasons to celebrate this show.
Wisely, guitarist John Mayer does not try to copy Jerry Garcia’s memorable licks, solos, tones, and styles.
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.
Unfortunately, poetry doesn’t sell and doesn’t get made into movies.
Bolivian author Liliana Colanzi delivers some risky, but important, messages in these enigmatic stories.
In Trouble in Paradise, Lubitsch makes us feel complicit in the best of ways; he makes us feel clever.
Alan Brody’s play is a pleasant valentine, and it will likely find a life in regional and community theaters.
A difficult balancing act: marrying art with the community-based traditions of everyday rural life.
If you want to see what courageous political satire really looks like, see Sara Taksler’s engaging new documentary about Bassem Youssef.
Chuck Prophet's rollicking sound now is a lot more thoughtful than of yore -- without losing any of its rollick.
This is a fine exercise in arthouse horror -- don’t expect elaborate monsters, an orchestral score, or CGI effects.
This is a relatively small but stunning selection of Picasso's finest prints, a collection that reflects the artist's range of inspiration.
The exhibition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view masterpieces of the decorative arts.
The Complete Jean Renoir -- a definitive retrospective of films by the greatest of all directors.
The stunning show Frank Stella Prints offers visual entertainment at its most exhilarating.
For John O’Reilly, encountering mental states of disorder and nightmare created a yearning for a kind of clarity.
Summer of Love's line-up contains some of that iconic year's most indelible works of cinema.
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, theater, music, visual arts, and author events for the coming weeks.
JAG Productions' goal is to stage plays that reflect the lives of African-Americans -- in Vermont, the second-whitest state in the nation.
Large parts, if not all, of this well played, eclectic disc should appeal to various tastes in modern improvised music.
The program's goal is to educate young people about writing arts criticism.
Denis Johnson sees that New Age thinking is a response to something very American, very late-twentieth-century—namely the precariousness of identity.
Denis Johnson’s spiritual vision was dark and more than a little scary but also supremely generous.
In his profound new book Age of Anger, historian Pankaj Mishra finds the key to Trump-worship.
Lope de Vega's classic story of how the powerless stood up to authority -- and won --deserves better treatment than clumsy caricature.
Matisse said his objects were his "working library," sources to mine for formal qualities and their ability to evoke an emotional response.
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has an uncanny understanding of what instruments can do and how to showcase them best.
All three pieces delivered eclectic dancing, appealing bodies, unostentatious scenic effects, and trendy but serious music.
It is now possible for visitors to explore the MASS MoCA museum complex via a continual loop of 4.5 miles.
Hypnotized by celebrity and the monied class, our stage critics have become a gaggle of cheerleaders, feckless enough to call Diane Paulus a "visionary."