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May 292008
 
George Jean Nathan -- The Divine Devil of American Theater Criticism

“The best of the regular theater critics … the brightest America ever had.” – Eric Bentley “Intelligent play-goer number one.” – George Bernard Shaw “The truth is that Mr. Nathan is both a theatrical storehouse, full of the most voluminous [...]

May 272008
 
Classical Music Review: A Choral Farewell

By Caldwell Titcomb The Cambridge Community Chorus (CCC) was founded in 1990, and has in the past 18 years grown in size and skill under the leadership of William Ethaniel Thomas. Thomas is retiring from his post and led his [...]

May 062008
 
Classical Music Review: New England Philharmonic

By Caldwell Titcomb Two important twentieth-century pieces and a work-in-progress made up the final program of the season offered by the New England Philharmonic at the Tsai Performance Center on April 26, with Richard Pittman on the podium. A painting [...]

May 012008
 
PEN World Voices — Day One

by Bill Marx I’m down in New York for PEN American’s annual Festival of International Literature, five days of readings, panels, and discussions on writing around the globe that emphasizes the plight of imperiled authors, particularly those that write in [...]