Search Results: Helen Epstein

Book Excerpt: Helen Epstein’s “Getting Through It: My Year of Cancer During Covid”

May 11, 2022
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Just after Covid arrived in North America, journalist Helen Epstein was diagnosed with endometrial cancer — one of a predicted 66,570 new cases of cancer of the uterine body in the United States in 2021.

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Coming Attractions: January 28 through February 12 — What Will Light Your Fire

January 28, 2024
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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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Theater Review: “The Children” — Scientists Under Pressure

July 27, 2019
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The production strikes a fine balance between comedy and seriousness, public and private concerns, bringing a complex and compelling play to vibrant life.

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Reviewer weighs in on #MeToo

December 20, 2017
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Polling classmates from her all-girls high school, Helen Epstein hears them remember their experiences facing sexual predators on the subway. 

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Fuse Interview: Helen Epstein Interviews Herself — Joe Papp Biography Goes Electronic

January 13, 2011
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Author and Arts Fuse Contributor Helen Epstein explains why she decided to take her 1994 biography Joe Papp: An American Life and convert it into an eBook—given what may be the precarious future for the traditional book, she “wanted to save it for posterity.” By Helen Epstein. AF: Joe Papp died in 1991. Why publish…

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Helen Epstein on Memoirs That Tell Too Much and Too Little

February 3, 2009
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By Bill Marx In a recent World Books podcast I talk to author and book critic Helen Epstein about two new memoirs that share intriguing similarities and differences. Both are written in English by émigrés living in North America, but very much planted in other cultural traditions.

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The Annual Arts Fuse Holiday Gift Roundup — Tips From Enthusiasts

December 15, 2015
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Wondering about what to give the arts and culture lover on your gift list? No problem — the sage writers for The Arts Fuse come to the rescue.

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Theater Review: “On the Exhale” — Wild, Angry, and Powerful

July 29, 2019
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On the Exhale is one of the most powerful and uncompromising one-person shows I’ve ever seen.

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Book Review: “Mike Nichols: A Life” — Portrait of a Protean Artist

March 4, 2021
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This nearly 600-page text is a closely detailed, comprehensive portrait by a biographer riveted, as many of us are, by his charismatic subject.

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Film Review: An Obscure But Fascinating Documentary on the Life of Edith Wharton

June 3, 2014
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Artist/scholar Elizabeth Lennard has managed to evoke the breadth of Edith Wharton’s life and work in a relatively short and vivid film.

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