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Friday, June 14, 2019

Music Preview: Cellist Helen Gillet — Blending Chaos and Creativity by Clea Simon

Helen Gillet's music welcomes loops of all sorts and plays with the happy accidents that create new melodies and rhythms that reach beyond borders. The post Music Preview: Cellist Helen Gill…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Film Review: “Tolkien” — Too Little Darkness by Clea Simon

As readers know, a thread of melancholy runs through Tolkien’s masterwork, deepening and informing his achievement. It should, by rights, have its place in any depiction of his life. The p…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Visual Arts Review: “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth” — Treasures of an Imaginary World by Clea Simon

This is the most extensive public display of original J.R.R. Tolkien material for several generations. The post Visual Arts Review: “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth” — Treasures of an I…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Rock Concert Review: The The — Deconstructed by Clea Simon

In every meaningful way, The The’s return to the States, the band's first tour in 16 years, was generous.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“Write Your Own Damn Book” : Remembering Bill Corbett by Clea Simon

I think of Bill when I hear from struggling young writers, desperate to get it "right" – and to be accepted and published and make a living in a ridiculously difficult field.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Book Review: “Spinning Silver” — Rumplestiltskin, Reimagined by Clea Simon

This is a winning book, conveying a strangely believable fantasy about three strong young women in a world not that far removed from our own.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Music Commentary: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Women are Locked Out by Clea Simon

“They travel the world and have for years,” says Ellen Seeling, “sending the message that there are no women good enough to be in this organization.”

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Music Commentary: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Gender Diversity? by Clea Simon

By taking the stage with 15 musicians, none of whom is female, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents the music as segregated and outdated.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Fuse Book Review: “The Bone Clocks” — Not Sufficiently Wound Up by Clea Simon

While The Bone Clocks is compulsively readable, there are too many parts of this book that can only be called lazy.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fuse Book Review: “The Paying Guests” — Sarah Waters Serves Up More of History’s Ghosts by Clea Simon

We all have ghosts, the author seems to say. And in a larger sense, Sarah Waters’s ghosts are those of country and culture, her books a catalogue of the social changes shaking England from…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fuse Views: This is What We Look Like — On “Selfies” and Self-Image by Clea Simon

Sometimes using the Twitter handle #itsokKimNovak, at other times just linking to Laura Lipmann’s Facebook page, women – primarily writers and our friends – have started posting our ow…

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Fuse News: Gender Underrepresentation in the Media — VIDA Surveys Dudesville and Beyond by Clea Simon

VIDA, an association of women in the literary arts, has released its fifth annual tally of the number of women critics in major literary publications as well as the number of works by women …

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