The Arts Fuse began publishing in July 2007 as an online arts magazine for Greater Boston with in-depth criticism, previews, interviews, and commentary covering dance, film, food, literature, music, television, theater, video games, and visual arts.
Celebrating our seventh anniversary in 2014, The Arts Fuse now has published more than 2,000 articles and receives 35,000+ visits and 50,000 page views every month.
The Arts Fuse is dedicated to creating an online space for thoughtful criticism and commentary as well as to spark conversation and greater participation in the arts and entertainment in Boston.
In reaction to the declining arts coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, Editor-in-Chief Bill Marx started The Arts Fuse as a nonprofit organization that could experiment with professional online arts criticism, looking at new and innovative ways to use the online platforms to evolve the conversation and bring together critics, readers, and artists.
For more than two decades, Marx wrote about arts and culture for print, broadcast, and online media outlets including WBUR, WGBH, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Washington Post Book World, the Nation, the Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and The Village Voice.
Marx won United Press International and Associated Press awards for his radio reviews of Boston theater. He has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Reviewer’s Citation three times.
The Arts Fuse now has more than 60 expert writers and critics contributing.