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Apr 302012
 
Coming Attractions in Film: May 2012

After catching your breath from a heavy dose of April film festivals, you may think you need a rest! While this month’s Boston area offerings may look tidy in number, they are sprawling in scope. April provided a look at what’s coming and current, but May is steeped in history and alternative cinema.

Apr 292012
 
Judicial Review # 7:  Critical Perspectives on "Dialogues of the Carmelites"

What is a Judicial Review? It is a fresh approach to creating a conversational, critical space about the arts and culture. This is our seventh session, this time a discussion about the Boston University School of Fine Arts production of Francis Poulenc’s opera Dialogues of the Carmelites, which raises issues about faith and resistance.

Apr 272012
 
“Anti-Entropy and Uncle Order”: A Dispatch from William Kentridge’s Sixth Norton Lectures

Over the past 6 weeks William Kentridge has shown the form of the lecture itself to be obsolete. But over the course of his returns to the podium, he has shown us that the lecture’s fate is not so dire as he had induced us —- for seventy minutes at a stretch -— to believe.

Apr 242012
 
Fuse Music Review: The Touré-Raichel Collective — Nothing If Not Surprising

Between songs Touré and Raichel conferred inaudibly with one another, deciding which tune they would play next. There was very little chatting up the audience, until before the fourth song. Raichel said “Hello, Boston.” Touré asked, “How you doing?” and the audience roared.