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Friday, July 5, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #17: When the Games Are So Unjust … by Lucas Spiro

We welcome community organizer and children's books writer Jacob Kramer to talk about breaking the rules. His work infuses revolutionary thought with childlike wonder, encouraging readers of…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Television Review: “Deadwood: The Movie” — History’s Train Pulls into the Station by Lucas Spiro

Of course, history has not come to Deadwood to douse the smoldering embers of the past, but to supply more kindling. The post Television Review: “Deadwood: The Movie” — History’s Tra…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #16: Encrypted Telegraphs With Lt. Deanna by Lucas Spiro

How seriously do we take country rap? Is it even a genre? The post Arts Fuse Podcast #16: Encrypted Telegraphs With Lt. Deanna appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #15: REE-AL-O-TEE! by Lucas Spiro

Run time: 59:59 Download & subscribe: Patreon Spotify Apple Google Music Simplecast The boys (Lucas Spiro and Matt Hanson) are joined once again by Arts Fuse editor-in-chief Bill Marx, w…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #14: Dialectics of Politicized Art, or the Intellectual History of White Men in Cars by Lucas Spiro

The Arts Fuse welcomes a new character to its extended universe. Deanna Marie Costa, an editor and critic at the magazine. The post Arts Fuse Podcast #14: Dialectics of Politicized Art, or…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #13: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Book Reviews But Were Afraid to Ask by Lucas Spiro

If you're a fan of the show or the magazine, you know , Arts Fuse writers are sworn adversaries of the dreaded algorithm. The post Arts Fuse Podcast #13: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know …

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #12: Howl at the Loon by Lucas Spiro

Producer Lucas Spiro messed up the audio for this episode -- and put this together so you wouldn't have to go without our sweet, sweet content. The post Arts Fuse Podcast #12: Howl at the L…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Book Review: “The Wages” — A Powerful Folk Tale About Slavery by Lucas Spiro

We need stories like The Wages to expose the hypocrisy and incoherence of the institutions that we are supposed to believe are pillars of justice. The post Book Review: “The Wages” —…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #11: Talking With Lloyd Schwartz — And Skinny Jerry Garcia and Nixon Read Poetry by Lucas Spiro

We were overjoyed to spend this episode with Pulitzer prize winning critic, poet, and teacher Lloyd Schwartz. Stick around for the poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon, too The post Arts Fuse Po…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Book Review: “The Rebels and Other Stories” — The Irish, Defeated by Lucas Spiro

This fine collection of short fiction reinforces Richard Power's reputation as a master storyteller. The post Book Review: “The Rebels and Other Stories” — The Irish, Defea…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #10: The Audacity of Art by Lucas Spiro

Fuse writers Lucas Spiro and Matt Hanson once again bang their heads against the walls of some of art's big questions. The post Arts Fuse Podcast #10: The Audacity of Art appeared first on T…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Film Review: “Best of Luck with the Wall” — Mapping How Lost We Are by Lucas Spiro

Josh Begley, in a mere six minutes, demonstrates how impossible the notion of a border wall is, from an engineering and construction perspective. The post Film Review: “Best of Luck w…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast #9: Is There a Future for Fringe Theater in Boston? by Lucas Spiro

Is there a future for challenging non-corporate theater (i.e. the fringe), and what does that future look like?

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Notes on The Arts Fuse Podcast — From Its Producer by Lucas Spiro

I wanted the podcast to be both an honest reflection of what The Arts Fuse is, but also allow the voices that contribute to the magazine to find new ways of expressing their critiques in a n…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Arts Fuse Podcast: New Year’s Edition — Good Riddance, 2018… by Lucas Spiro

Pull up a chair and sit with us a while. We'll ring out this miserable year together and flip the calendar with, dare I say, some hope?

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Book Review: “In the Galway Silence” — Another Tour of Hell by Lucas Spiro

Jack Taylor's world is very much our world and his despair is our despair.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Book Review: “Impossible Owls” — Beauty on the Margins by Lucas Spiro

Brian Phillips uses the essay form to map the limits of America’s cultural-historical imagination, from our highest achievements to our kitschiest expressions of who we think we are, and w…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Book Review: “The Farm” — Obsessed With The Land by Lucas Spiro

There can be no future, Héctor Abad seems to be arguing, when everything you are is hidden away in a time you can never fully know.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Arts Commentary: Another View of “The Niceties” by Lucas Spiro

To an extent, The Niceties does probe a fault line between the Democratic Party and the left: a boundary that will rupture sooner rather than later.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Book Review: “Interior” — The Thing-as-Himself by Lucas Spiro

Thomas Clerc’s novel reminds us of a stubborn truth: we are all narcissists that live to accumulate shit in rooms.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Book Review: “After Ireland” — An Insightful Survey by Lucas Spiro

The critic settles too comfortably too often on a familiar trope -- Ireland's sense of promise squelched.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Theater Review: “Evening at the Talk House” — Amusing Ourselves to Dystopia by Lucas Spiro

Evening at the Talk House is a savage indictment of our country’s acceptance of the immense, horrific violence necessary to maintain our consumer comforts.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Book Review: “A Short History of Ireland” — A Concise Past by Lucas Spiro

Gibney's volume offers a wide range of readers with an introduction to the complexities of Irish history, including questions of what exactly constitutes the national history itself.

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