Theater Review: “Lunar Eclipse” — Stepping into the Light

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions: September 24 through October 9 — What Will Light Your Fire

Our expert critics supply a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, author readings, and music. More offerings will be added as they come in.

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The Arts Fuse Currents


Classical Album Reviews: “For Clara” and “Bach Minimaliste”

By Jonathan Blumhofer | September 26, 2023

Reviews of Hélène Grimaud’s latest homage to Clara Schumann and La Tempête investigates seeming stylistic overlaps in the music of J. S. Bach, Henryk Górecki, Jehan Alain, Knut Nystedt, and John Adams.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Review: “Strong Women in Renaissance Italy” — Women’s Lives Mattered

By Kathleen Stone | September 27, 2023

The show would have been stronger if more context had been provided, both about women’s lives and the artistic traditions that inspired and influenced artists of the Renaissance.


Doc Talk: Two at CineFest Latino Boston — Totaled Recall

By Peter Keough | September 27, 2023

What happens when, through unwillingness or incapacity, memory is lost or forsaken? Two documentaries at the CineFest Latino Boston explore some answers.


Children’s Book Reviews: Two Superb Looks at Musical Innovators

By Cyrisse Jaffee | September 27, 2023

These picture books explore music history and an avant-garde composer who challenged convention.

Poetry at The Arts Fuse

Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse

September 28, 2023

This week’s poem: Jiwon Choi’s “The Universe Is All About Pranks”


Opera Preview: Expanding “Butterfly”‘s Habitat — A Chat with Phil Chan

By Debra Cash | September 6, 2023

We’re not saying get rid of “Madama Butterfly” We’re saying do a better Butterfly.


Theater Review: “Lunar Eclipse” — Stepping into the Light

By Bill Marx | September 28, 2023

Dramatist Donald Margulies seems to be putting his hand on the heart of the heartland — as well as taking the pulse of a pair of aging boomers.


TV Review: “Wrestlers” – An intimate Look at Some Denizens of the Squared Circle

By Ed Symkus | September 11, 2023

Pro Wrestling Company Ohio Valley Wrestling is the little train that could and knows that it can.


Short Fuse Podcast #63: Jasmine Rice Labeija, From Juilliard to Performing as a Drag Queen

By Elizabeth Howard | September 22, 2023

Anti-LGBTQ legislation is pending in a number of states, designed to ban or censor drag performances. Elizabeth Howard talks with the iconic performer Jasmine Rice LeBeija about the challenges facing drag performers.

Short Fuses

September Short Fuses — Materia Critica

By Arts Fuse Editor | September 4, 2023

Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.


Film Review: “Flux Gourmet” — Food, Glorious Food

By Peg Aloi | August 23, 2022

Flux Gourmet occasionally reminded me of the films of Peter Greenaway, who often juxtaposed the grotesque or disturbing with the beautiful and ethereal.

About the Arts Fuse

The Arts Fuse was established in June, 2007 as a curated, independent online arts magazine dedicated to publishing in-depth criticism, along with high quality previews, interviews, and commentaries. The publication's over 70 freelance critics (many of them with decades of experience) cover dance, film, food, literature, music, television, theater, video games, and visual arts. Support arts coverage that believes that culture matters.