Losing It” explores growing old through an assemblage of tales and lessons drawn from works of the past—the Icelandic Sagas, the classics, the Bible, the Torah—to which the author adds a plenitude of his own dicta and pensées, slinging the whole contraption together on a webbing of extrapolation and free association.
The Annual Arts Fuse Holiday Gift Roundup — Tips From the Experts
Wondering about what to give the arts and culture lover on your gift list? No problem — the sage writers for The Arts Fuse (with an assist from our readers) come to the rescue with thoughtful suggestions.
Book Review: Haruki Murakami — Marathon Storyteller
In his dozen or so works of international best-selling fiction, Haruki Murakami has created an alternate-reality Japan that is at once magical and familiar, dangerous and comfortable, foreign but Westernized.
Theater Review: An Electrifying “Angel Reapers”
For a polarized nation, both pre-occupied and Occupied, the musical “Angel Reapers” is an inspiring Shaker gift.
Theater Review: Welcome to This “House”
You see, Victor knows he is in a theater, telling stories. And he tells us this. His self-awareness as a performer gives him the freedom to be completely honest.
Fuse Pop Music Review: Kangaroos on the Wing — Part 2
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a tribute band, but not just any tribute band. TAPFS is considered the best tribute band in the world today, a title they have defended since 1988.
Book Review: “Maybe This Time” — The Fragility of Personal Identities in Surreal Worlds
The nine tales found in “Maybe This Time” chart the unnerving psychological transformations of its characters. Its style forces us to reconsider our ways of reading and our childlike dependency on narrative authority.
Classical Music Review: Boston’s Cantata Singers
Boston’s Cantata Singers opens its 48th season with an eclectic musical mix of the Baroque and the Modern.
Theater Review: Ibsen’s DollHouse — Deconstructed
Entertaining and provocative, this quick-witted and dreamlike evening of theater suggests that imbalances of power sacrifice individual freedoms and love. Everyone becomes a doll (master and servant) in a doll society.
Theater Review: A Delightfully Daffy “Divine Sister”
Charles Busch’s plays are informed by an obsession to playfully upend iconic film genres. This time it’s the celluloid celebration of nuns, and what a divine romp it is.