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Apr 102014
 
Fuse Commentary: Wes Anderson, Stefan Zweig, and Discovering the Value of "The World of Yesterday"

Perhaps a movie such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is much more than a zany comedy, can lead us back, as director Wes Anderson may have intended, to the fabulous writing of Stefan Zweig.

Apr 052014
 
Fuse Theater Review: "In Between" -- An Amusingly Serious Look Into the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Multi-talented performer Ibrahim Miari has written an insightful and funny one-man show that draws on his own life as the son of an Israeli Jewish mother and Palestinian Moslem father born in what is now the Israeli city of Akko.

Mar 312014
 
Fuse Book Review: Pierre Michon and his Many Artistic “Lives”

The books are bleak in that Pierre Michon provides no reassuring, idealistic view of the creative urge. Art leads to no transcendence, no permanent uplifting sentiment. Making poems or making pictures is a rough daily business.

Feb 212014
 
Fuse Book Review: Philippe Jaccottet's "Seedtime" -- Exploring the Inherent Mysteries of the World As It Is

French writer Philippe Jaccottet’s ever-questioning poetic analyses of haunting ephemeral perceptions are carried on with such scruple and sincerity that, for his European peers, he has become the model of literary integrity.

Feb 012014
 
Fuse Book Review: "The Elixir of Immortality" -- A Fabulous Ride Through European History

Love stories, treachery, brilliant plans, history itself gone awry – it’s all here in inspiring abundance in this fabulous novel, where the Spinozas make their way through hundreds of years of European history.