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

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


Opera Album Review: A Sprightly First Recording of Auber’s Love-Potion Opera

By Ralph P. Locke | September 23, 2023

Auber’s 1831 “Le Philtre” (“The Love Potion”) is an engaging romp that helped give birth to Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore.” Immensely popular in his own day, why isn’t it revived more often?

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 Review: “My Animal” — The Beast Within

By Nicole Veneto | September 22, 2023

In her debut feature, music video director Jacqueline Castel supplies a moody and explicitly queer spin on the metaphor of monster as a maligned queer subject.


Author Interview: Heather Cox Richardson on “Democracy Awakening”

By Blake Maddux | September 22, 2023

“The book in many ways is a defense of liberalism. It’s a defense of the idea that that’s really what the government should do in a democracy. The liberal consensus is what happens when you actually let people vote.”

Poetry at The Arts Fuse

Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse

September 21, 2023

This week’s poem: Jillian Boger’s “7 Ways of Making Love (after Bernadette Mayer’s Writing Experiments)”


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 Commentary: Impressions of Canada’s Shaw Festival 2023, Part Two

By Bill Marx | September 23, 2023

Canada is far enough from New York and Broadway to ignore their siren drum beats.


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.