Apr 272011
Coming Attractions in Underground Music: May 2011

Odd Future is the biggest show this month for sure. Get in if you can. Otherwise, the Lightning Bolt and Big Freedia shows should be a blast. By David Cooper.

Apr 262011
Classical Music Sampler: May 2011

The month’s international highlights include the Boston Modern Orchestra taking on the music of India, The Cantata Singers finishing up their homage to British composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Musica Sacra performing Flemish Choral Music of the High Renaissance. By [...]

Apr 262011
Coming Attractions in Theater: May 2011

May is usually a so-so respite before the summer season revs up, but there’s some interesting productions popping up, including Propeller Theatre Company’s all-male versions of Shakespeare’s Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, Amy Brenneman’s autobiographical show Mouth Wide [...]

Apr 252011
Fuse Book Review — A Wilde Child Restored: Dorian Gray Uncensored

Editor Nicholas Frankel is right to argue that familiarity with Oscar Wilde’s original manuscript of The Picture of Dorian Gray deepens its vision, suggesting that the 1891 novel is a far less morally reassuring tale than readers have thought. The [...]

Apr 182011
Fuse Book Review: An Authoritative Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama

Minor translation issues aside, The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama‘s excellent selection, colloquial and stage-friendly translations, and illuminating introduction undoubtedly make the volume the authoritative choice in teaching and reading modern Chinese drama for the foreseeable future. The Columbia [...]