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Helen Epstein

Oct 072014
 
Fuse Theater Review: A First-Rate and Relevant Version of "An Enemy of the People"

Ibsen’s and Miller’s scientist hero must contend with denial, disbelief, ignorance, fear of change, malice, opportunism, greed, the abuse of power, censorship, betrayal, and violence. Sound familiar?

Aug 172014
 
Fuse Music Review: An Exhilarating Performance of "Candide" at Tanglewood

It occurred to me that, given the variety of the Metropolitan Opera’s current problems, maybe General Manager Peter Gelb should consider putting this best of all possible Candides on his menu.

Jun 272014
 
Fuse Book Review: The "Jewish Lives" Series -- Biography Simplified But Illuminating

YUP’s uneven Jewish Lives offers a series of short, accessible biographies that could become a significant literary mural, showcasing the scope of Jewish culture.