Nov 042010
Theater Commentary: Two Tons Dropped on A Delicate Balance

Years (or would that be decades?) ago, editors had the self-respect to be embarrassed by critical incompetence, perhaps because there was the assumption that knowledgeable people were reading the paper. Those discriminating readers are long gone from the marginalized arts [...]

Mar 132008
Cultural Commentary: Crunch Time for Arts Coverage at The Boston Globe

by Bill Marx A recent study in Editor & Publisher delivers the lowdown; with its circulation down about 20% in four years, The Boston Globe is in free fall. Two major investors in The New York Times, which owns the [...]

Oct 202007
Fuse Commentary: Does Playwriting Have a Future?

To mark the dedication of the New College Theatre at Harvard on October 17, a panel of four playwrights gathered to address the question “Does Playwriting Have a Future?” To allay suspense, the answer is yes (whew, that’s a relief).

Sep 042007
Anonymous Sources: Pollock Mystery Takes a Few New Turns

One of the most controversial exhibitions in decades, Pollock Matters, curated by Case Western Reserve Professor Ellen Landau and others, opened quietly at Boston College’s McMullen Museum just this past Labor Day weekend. But it is already turning heads.