What we seem to have here is one of the glories of our democracy in action: the blind leading the oblivious; aping distortions and downright falsehoods about the opera.
Patrick Modiano’s simple sentences pull one in; the nostalgia of loss and pain of youth and the hunt for a vague, romantic Other are easy to relate to.
Here’s a modest proposal. Let’s invent a Boston arts tasting menu.
It’s important for there to be funds, curators, institutions, and audiences for art that can speak truth to power in unconstrained ways.
The Lawn on D is a breath of fresh cultural air in Boston.
On the surface, this is a deal that lets both sides go forward having saved face, though a closer look at things suggests that the musicians came out ahead.
The establishment of Design Museum Boston is long overdue.
Fighting for the intellectual integrity and independence of arts reviews means demanding more analysis and less sales talk.
Monday’s news of the death of Robin Williams has hit hard. His brand of irresistible joie de vivre has been indispensable for decades.
For those who got to know the Discovery Ensemble over its truncated life, this was a vital ensemble, one that regularly embodied all that’s good about classical music.