In the age of COVID-19, Arts Fuse critics have come up with a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, and music — mostly available by streaming — for the coming weeks. More offerings will be added as they come in.
Latest in Visual Arts
This is an important book, a powerful account of the decline of California as America’s paradise.
Latest in Music
For local music enthusiasts of all stripes, the hometown label was a point of pride; for musicians and fans the world over, Rounder was the go-to source for music you couldn’t readily find elsewhere.
Latest in Dance
Bottom line: these are excellent performances and a valuable documentation of Elliott Carter’s early work.
Latest in Television
It is sad Monster is such a botched effort, given that this is an important and timely story.
Book sales are up, but indie bookstores are struggling. In this podcast, Lauren Cerand suggests ways to promote new titles, particularly those published by independent presses or written by emerging authors.
Latest in Books
For those with sufficient patience and imagination — and are eager to learn more about the Chinese literary scene than what’s found in journalistic headlines — Jia Zhangke’s documentary will be an uncommon treat.
Latest in Theater
An exciting, subversive idea animates TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever.
Latest in Film
Spiral is content to be a satisfying thriller that mechanically delivers as its murderous pace picks up.
Latest in Food
The current rage for inserting the personal/confessional in everything from cookbooks to literary criticism can go too far.