Markus Maskuniitty’s solo debut recording is stunning, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra play Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto with zest, and this is one of the strongestNew Year’s Concerts of the decade from the Vienna Philharmonic.
The horrors portrayed in See You Yesterday are facts, but this show does not yet address the meaning a new generation can make of those facts.
Vince Mendoza’s colorful arrangements give us a welcome new way to appreciate Fred Hersch’s impressive creativity — his amply satisfying accomplishments as a composer.
Here was another (all-too) typical example of ballet companies reinforcing a patriarchy that hardly reflects the number of women in their ranks.
In this valuable study, Caitlin Rosenthal isolates an assortment of business practices and technologies that reflect the sophistication of New World plantation economies — dispelling myths of their romantic crudeness.
Farcical fight and sex scenes might be forgivable, but the “mystery” is so barely there it utterly fails to engage — and that’s lethal to a novel in this genre.
black odyssey boston is a fearless, funny, and fraught reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey as the story of the African-American diasporic experience.
As readers know, a thread of melancholy runs through Tolkien’s masterwork, deepening and informing his achievement. It should, by rights, have its place in any depiction of his life.
This month focuses on contemporary country-rap. It’s high time we take note of a fledgling genre on the verge of mass popularity.
Cry It Out is a well-done dramedy that suggests that we try harder to let life’s sweet moments linger.