YA Book Review: “A Tall Dark Trouble” — Witchy Doings in Cuba and Florida

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions: September 10 through 25 — 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


Concert Review: Janelle Monáe — As a Performer, The Real Deal

By Paul Robicheau | September 20, 2023

Janelle Monáe’s an impressive singer and capable rapper but she is indeed phenomenal as a performer, showing keen attention to the craft.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Review: Photo Exhibits of Springsteen and the Stones Rock Boston

By Ed Symkus | September 20, 2023

The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame and the Panopticon Gallery host very different shows featuring rock icons.


Film Festival Reviews: TIFF 2023 — In School, On the Streets, and In the Woods

By David D'Arcy | September 19, 2023

Reviews of three dark films that probe the crisis of authority, immigration, and feminism in Europe


YA Book Review: “A Tall Dark Trouble” — Witchy Doings in Cuba and Florida

By Sarah Osman | September 20, 2023

I’m happy to add the brujas of “A Tall Dark Magic” to my own personal spell book featuring the names of the witches I love.

Poetry at The Arts Fuse

Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse

September 14, 2023

This week’s poem: Anselm Berrigan’s “Corner Eye.”


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: “The Half-God of Rainfall” — A Quicksilver Epic

By David Greenham | September 18, 2023

“The Half-God of Rainfall” is a challenging journey relayed in a memorable production that will resonate with you for a long time.


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 #62: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation

By Elizabeth Howard | July 18, 2023

Host Elizabeth Howard talks to Justice Malala about his book “The Plot to Save South Africa,” an essential read for understanding modern South Africa.

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.