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Book Review: The Poetic Vision of Larry Eigner — A Gravitational Aesthetic Force Field

February 7, 2024
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Jennifer Bartlett’s fine biography is a capstone to a steady solidification of respect for this innovative poet’s art and legacy.

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Coming Attractions: February 25 through March 12 — What Will Light Your Fire

February 25, 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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February Short Fuses — Materia Critica

February 1, 2024
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Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.

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Arts Feature: Recommended Books, 2023

December 29, 2023
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An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.

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Book Reviews: A Look at Five Recent Works of Fiction by Women

December 29, 2023
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Here is a composite review of some recent fiction by women. Some are more successful than others, but all are worth a look.

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Theater Review: “Trouble in Mind” — Taking a Stand Backstage

January 21, 2024
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Set in New York in the mid-’50s, “Trouble in Mind” is a backstage dramedy that draws on the genre’s interest in the ambiguities of role-playing to condemn racial bias.

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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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Book Feature: An Excerpt From Roberta Silman’s “Summer Lightning”

March 9, 2023
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As Spring approaches, a treat. An excerpt from Summer Lightning, the latest novel by Arts Fuse critic Roberta Silman. It is a book that attempts to convey happiness.

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Fuse Flash: Postscript on Wordfest at The Mount

July 31, 2010
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By Roberta Silman Although all the statistical material about the demography of Wordfest has yet to be compiled, the word is out that this newest event at The Mount was an amazing success. About 500 people attended events at the grounds of The Mount and nearby at Seven Hills (the fundraising dinner) over the weekend…

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Book Review: “All Sorts of Lives” — Katherine Mansfield, A Magician With Words

March 6, 2023
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We can only wonder what Katherine Mansfield might have given us had she lived a normal life span, yet we should cherish what we have, as Claire Harman has done so beautifully.

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