Nov 302012
Coming Attractions in Rock: December 2012

As 2012 comes to a close and we panic to complete last minute holiday shopping, party planning and mental preparation for enduring the inevitable familial snafu, let us remember that no matter how broke, stuffed, hung-over or disowned we may be, the first of January is just around the corner and with it a chance to start anew in 2013.

Nov 302012
Coming Attractions in Film: December 2012

As we head into 2013 there will be some fine new films opening. Commercial houses and small independent theaters are jockeying for the next hit: my best bets include Michael Henke’s “Amour”, David Riker’s “The Girl”, Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone”, and “Beware of Mr. Baker” (about Cream drummer Ginger Baker).

Nov 282012
Arts Fuse Commentary: Tanglewood 2013 -- Less Than What Should Have Been

If the BSO wanted to make a statement about where it might be headed based on the strong artistic results of the current season, it certainly could have. That it didn’t is a missed opportunity and hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Nov 242012
Fuse Film Review: "Life of Pi" — A Spectacular 3-D Fable for Our Times

Sophisticates may recoil at the deliberate symbolism and guileless self-assurance of “Life of Pi.” But this is a fable of storytelling, faith, spirituality, and coming of age whose sympathies are clear and strong, couched in visuals of such extraordinary artistry that the experience of watching it is intoxicating.