About the post-Reagan era, Boston Phoenix and Boston After Dark editor, Arnie Reisman, observes: “Everything went to sleep, and while we were sleeping, the Republican Party grew six more heads.”
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Book Review: “The Artist in the Counterculture” — California Dreamin’
If historian Thomas Crow’s goal is to explain how these rebels of the counterculture reshaped American art, he is at least partly successful.
Film Commentary: “Between the Lines” Eulogizes the Beginning of the End of Boston’s Alt-Weekly Era
Even 42 years ago, disillusionment was setting in among the workers at alt-weekly papers like The Real Paper and The Boston Phoenix.
Book Review: “The Customer Is Always Wrong” – Counterculture Behind the Counter
Book Review: “Days of Rage” — Counterculture Craziness
How can you act sanely when your country is brazenly committing genocide? Many of us didn’t.
Coming Attractions: March 26 Through April 8 — What Will Light Your Fire
As the age of Covid-19 more or less wanes, Arts Fuse critics supply a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, author readings, and music. More offerings will be added as they come in.
Book Review: Singing the Boomer Blues — Buddhist Version
As cultural critique, Curtis White’s Transcendent comes across as a modest if chilly yip of Zen resignation.
Arts Remembrance: David Crosby — One More Link to Rock ’n’ Roll’s Golden Era Lost
When I glorify or romanticize an artist like David Crosby it is because the performer has a gift for alchemizing songs into something huge, powerful, spiritual, and communal.
Doc Talk: Making Reparations, Restoring a Reputation, Redrawing Identities
Reviews of the cogent and well-crafted The Big Payback, the comprehensive if conventional Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space, and No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, which expertly balances whimsy and gravity, though the version of the film shown by PBS has been heavily censored.
Book Review: “Folk Music — A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs”
At points Greil Marcus’ digressive style can seem like nervy brilliance, at others, idle whimsy. What ennobles the book is the critic’s love for his underlying subject: the soulful search for a truer America.