As the age of Covid-19 wanes (or waxes?), Arts Fuse critics supply a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, and music. Please check with venues about whether the event is available by streaming or is in person. More offerings will be added as they come in.
Latest in Visual Arts
There were so many women artists here whose work surprises and delights. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s decision to showcase them makes an important contribution to our evolving understanding of art and its history.
Latest in Music
As serious a musician as he is, and as virtuosic as he can be, the naturally extroverted Christian McBride knows how to entertain, a talent generously evident in this live performance.
Latest in Dance
“I believe artists create a safe space for unsafe ideas in our world.”
Latest in Television
These are people behaving badly, even while they struggle to retain their dignity.
Latest Short Fuses
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
In this episode, Bryan Halperin and Howard Sherman talk about the enduring power of Our Town with host Elizabeth Howard.
Latest in Books
This is an invaluable gathering of interviews, an impressive excavation of institutional memory that not only recognizes the MFA’s grandeur but its many deficiencies as well.
Latest in Theater
Leigh Barrett’s staging reflects a clear-eyed understanding of the power of the material’s simplicity, which makes The Last Five Years an exceptional musical experience: thought-provoking as well as captivating.
Latest in Film
This isn’t so much a movie as it is a micro-budget prank, and I must respect the hustle Dasha Nekrasova is pulling here even if it’s not in good taste.
Latest in Food
Theresa Rebeck’s foodie comedy Seared is more of an amiable appetizer than a substantial entree.