Jul 282008
Visual Arts: Sanitizing Black Is Beautiful

By Gary Schwartz One in so many Western works of art contains an image of a person we would call black. The phenomenon attracts relatively little attention in art history. The Menil Foundation went after it seriously, in a project [...]

Jul 262008
Theater Review: A Mild FeverFest 08

By Bill Marx Now in its third year under the watchful eye of the admirable Whistler in the Dark Theatre, FeverFest presents a selection of Boston’s fringe groups in an evening of short performances, a sort of theatrical tasting event [...]

Jul 092008
Theater Commentary: Sampling Metro D.C. Stages at ATCA08

By Caldwell Titcomb The American Theatre Critics Association, which moves around the country for its annual convention, this year spent a recent week in the nation’s capital and environs. The area houses 75 theatres – 43 in the District of [...]

Jul 082008
Short Fuse: Chinese Fireworks

By Harvey Blume Though it does not originate in the Kuiper Belt, the Beijing summer Olympics (8/8/08-8/24/08) is bearing down upon us like an outsized asteroid, bringing China out of feudal/communist distance into full twenty-first century relief. Sports, at this [...]