Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book Review: “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts” — Pages of Glory by Arts Fuse Editor

De Hamel's history is a detective story, a love story, and a revelation of the nourishment to be found in celebrated libraries and collections.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Theater Review: “KNYUM” — Opening up to the World by Arts Fuse Editor

KNYUM is unlike anything else New England theatre currently has to offer -- in the best possible way.

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Dance Review: Compagnie Hervé Koubi — Looping through the Categories by Arts Fuse Editor

Performance has always included sex and physicality in its attractions. Koubi's work tries to move the spectators to a higher level.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Music Interview: Ernie Isley Keeps R&B Guitar Alive by Noah Schaffer

The Isleys remain bizarrely underrated by mainstream media outlets, but they’ve never been forgotten by music fans.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Rock CD Review: Remembering the “Bosstown Sound” by Arts Fuse Editor

We Bostonians are a tough bunch and the Remains had a tough sound. That’s what Boston music should be remembered for.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coming Attractions: January 14 through 30 — 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, January 12, 2018

Theater Review: “Ada/Ava” — Puppetry Meets Technology by Bill Marx

Ada/Ava is an impressive theatrical feat that finds a new, and invigorating, way of telling a story on stage.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Music Interview: Henry Rollins — Forever Wired by Arts Fuse Editor

Henry Rollins insists on defining himself strictly on his own terms.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Visual Arts Feature: Looking Back at ’60s Art and Technology — The Pioneers of USCO by Arts Fuse Editor

When an opportunity to celebrate USCO’s pioneering work came along, I just had to curate it.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Film Review: “Blame” — A Crucible of Teen Drama by Arts Fuse Editor

I love the way Blame captures the kaleidoscopic emotional experience of being a teenage girl.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Three Paths for Futurism by Arts Fuse Editor

Three incisive visions of what's to come from largish groups of committed musicians.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Remembrance: Aharon Appelfeld — A Displaced Writer of Displaced Fiction by Arts Fuse Editor

"Everything about the Holocaust already seems so thoroughly unreal, as if it no longer belongs to the experience of our generation, but to mythology..."

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Remembrance: “Purified Modernist” William Gass — A Wizard of the Word by Vincent Czyz

William Gass's primal loyalty was to the words composing his texts.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Film Review: “The Post” — The Newspaper Business is Not Glamorous, But Movies Are by Arts Fuse Editor

Steven Spielberg’s political timing is nearly perfect, and so is his film.

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Music Interview: Stanley Sagov — Doctor Jazz by Arts Fuse Editor

Stanley Sagov never wants to play a piece the same way twice. He's always engaged in a "search for freshness."

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

WATCH CLOSELY: “Black Mirror” — Reflecting Our Dark Days by Arts Fuse Editor

What has Black Mirror been good for, beyond entertainment, if not drawing our attention to escalating social and technological perils?

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Jazz CD Reviews: “Body and Shadow” and “I Am A Man” by Michael Ullman

Brian Blade is not only a skillfully discreet: he can be as powerful as any drummer since Elvin Jones.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Theater Review: “The Wolves” — Theater of the Prosaic by Arts Fuse Editor

Perhaps the theatre of millennials will resemble Reality TV, resistant to suggestive metaphor and the rewards of complex narration.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Commentary: #MeToo and Dethroning Rock Deities by Arts Fuse Editor

We have the obligation to look behind the music and the culture that glorified and perpetuated it.

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Coming Attractions: January 2 through 16 — 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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Monday, January 1, 2018

Film Commentary: Gary Oldman — The Spiritual Death of the Last “Angry Young Man”? by Arts Fuse Editor

I miss the precocious, mischievous, darkly cunning, and troubled characters Gary Oldman once portrayed so beautifully.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Feature: Favorite Books of 2017 by Bill Marx

Some of our critics talk about the books that meant the most to them over the past year.

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Book Review: Nikki Giovanni — Still Feisty After All These Years by Robert Israel

Reading Nikki Giovanni, one is inspired to never cower, to never beg, to never surrender.

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Feature: Roots & World Music Live Highlights of 2017 by Noah Schaffer

Here's a look at the good stuff among last year's live music events.

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The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 31 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Favorite Dance Performances of 2017 by Arts Fuse Editor

A quartet of critics serve up the highlights in dance for 2017.

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Book Interview: Why Does Bob Dylan Matter? by Blake Maddux

"I see him as the greatest artist of the English language, it happens to be in song, of the second half of the 20th century.

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The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 30 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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Feature: 2017 Best Of/Worst Of — And a Look Ahead by Arts Fuse Editor

By Timothy Francis Barry Another year of paging through new books, staring slack-jawed at the television with its now 400 channels (hoping for something to flicker into view that will engage…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Remembrance: Roswell Rudd — Avant-garde Trombonist Extraordinaire by Michael Ullman

The late Roswell Rudd tried every sound a trombone could make, all of his efforts marked with a natural musicality.

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The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 29 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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