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Friday, August 18, 2017

Film Review: “The Trip to Spain” — Out of Decadence, Epiphany by Arts Fuse Editor

We want to see how looming middle age is treating these two friends, whose intersecting careers and self-images shape their relationship.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review: Richard A. Posner — A Rare Judge Who Tells Us How He Really Feels by Arts Fuse Editor

Why didn't a legal mind as brilliant as Richard Posner’s get to the Supreme Court? One suspects his candor and bluntness.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Coming Attractions: August 13 through 31 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Preview: NH’s Hopkins Center — Helping to Create and Showcase the Performing Arts by Arts Fuse Editor

The Hop, as it is known, is more than a collection of performance venues; it plays an active role in developing art and artists.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Visual Arts Interview: “Modern Fossils” — Glimpses of the Future? by Arts Fuse Editor

When I saw images of the sculptures made by Christopher Locke -- a series entitled Modern Fossils -- I was stunned

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Film Review: “I Called Him Morgan” — A Superb Jazz Documentary by Arts Fuse Editor

I Called Him Morgan has been lauded as one of the best films of the year, and rightfully so.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Film Review: “Lost in Paris” — Earthy Yet Surreal Fantasy by Arts Fuse Editor

Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s vision tries to elevate the everyday to a realm of magic by way of the absurd.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Visual Arts Review: The Design Language of Ettore Sottsass — at 100 by Arts Fuse Editor

Ettore Sottsass saw design as more than just an aesthetic achievement: it ideally served up an indelible experience.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Book Interview: Thomas Kitson on a Neglected Gem of Russian Modernism by Arts Fuse Editor

Iliazd is more interested in working through all the possible reasons that generate behavior rather than grappling with issues of morality.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coming Attractions: July 30 through August 15 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Book Review: “No Is Not Enough” — Damned by Branding by Arts Fuse Editor

Naomi Klein argues that the more anxious we are, the more vulnerable we are to politically opportunistic manipulation.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Film Review: “Landline” — A Compelling Comedy-With-Drama by Arts Fuse Editor

Landline is a textured, often funny and subtly acted portrait of a family experiencing rumblings set off by sexual affairs.

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Music Interview: The Americano Groovers — Los Texmaniacs Come to the Lowell by Arts Fuse Editor

Chances to hear conjunto music in New England are rare; bravo to the Lowell Folk Festival and Rhode Island's Rhythm and Roots.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dance Review: Skeleton Architecture — Embracing the Silence by Arts Fuse Editor

I enjoyed the working-out of all this material, and the beautiful dancers, but I sometimes felt I was back in the consciousness-raising '60s and '70s.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Visual Arts Review: “Vibrations: A Sound Experience” at Boston Cyberarts Gallery by Arts Fuse Editor

With Vibrations: A Sound Experience, Boston CyberArts continued to live up to its demanding mandate -- to expand our artistic horizons.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Theater Review: “Waiting for Waiting for Godot” — No Exit From the Green Room by Arts Fuse Editor

Dave Hanson’s comic confection, Waiting for Waiting for Godot, is generating plenty of giggles in the back room theater at Club Café.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Film Tribute: George Romero — A Legacy of Blood, Invention, and Survival by Arts Fuse Editor

Even after death, the human instinct is to kill or be killed.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Poetry Review: Bill Knott’s American Surrealism – A Magic Carpet Ride by Arts Fuse Editor

Perhaps what makes bill Knott’s poetry so addictive is his uncanny ability to turn language inside out.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Theater Review: “The Changeling” — A World of Lust, Lies, and Ambition by Arts Fuse Editor

Canada's Stratford Festival is offering a rare (and treasurable) opportunity to see this Middleton/Rowley gem performed on stage.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Coming Attractions: July 16 through August 1 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Theater Review: At the Shaw Festival — An Exquisite “Saint Joan” by Arts Fuse Editor

In this superb production, George Bernard Shaw's version of Wonder Woman is far from a comic book savior.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

TV Commentary: A Little Real Talk about “Real Time” by Arts Fuse Editor

Bill Maher’s once robust contrarian streak has shriveled over time.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Visual Arts Commentary: Expanding Abstraction — What’s So Narrow About That? by Arts Fuse Editor

Expanding Abstraction is a success because it does what it set out to do: to highlight the visions of New England’s female abstract painters.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Classical CD Reviews: Semyon Bychkov conducts Franz Schmidt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mendelssohn Symphonies by Arts Fuse Editor

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin does dazzlingly right by the symphonies of Mendelssohn.

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Book Review: “The Sovereign” — Anarchy Down Under by Arts Fuse Editor

Given the country's current existential crisis, this genre-bending, ambitious-to-the-max debut novel about an uprising in Puerto Rico comes at the perfect time.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Film Review: “Democracy though the Looking Glass” — Take a Good Look by Arts Fuse Editor

The interviewees sound warnings about how we have self-sorted, online and in the real world, into echo-chamber communities of like-minded people.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Feature: The Devil and “Daniel Shays” — Rebellion Reenacted by Arts Fuse Editor

Children of the Wild’s Daniel Shays is the ideal response to the once popular 19th century Ballad of Daniel Shays.

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Film Review: “The Little Hours” — What the Donkey Sees by Arts Fuse Editor

A romp in and around a centuries-old Italian convent, acting out a 14th-century story using contemporary American idiom and attitude.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Coming Attractions: July 2 through 18 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Film Review: “The Beguiled” — Sofia Coppola’s Bewitching, Beleaguered Remake by Arts Fuse Editor

The Beguiled is a beautifully-shot, atmospheric thriller with a daring take on sexual autonomy and dynamics.

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