Commentary

Arts Commentary: Classical Musical Chairs

August 9, 2005
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The controversy over the appointment of a woman to become the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra boils down to issues of power and gender. By Mark Kroll It’s been a tough year for conductors. In February, David Miller was in southern France conducting “Don Giovanni” with his Bulgarian orchestra when French police burst in…

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Visual Arts Review: Cartoon Memoirist

June 7, 2005
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By Milo Miles Iranian expatriate Marjane Satrapi continues to expand the art of the comic book. Back in the ’40s, the long-standing prejudice that comic books were incapable of presenting serious, adult matters was exploded by such artists as Bernie Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Will Eisner. But the discovery of how just how uniquely valuable…

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Dance Commentary: Facing Mekka

November 5, 2004
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A new dance show by Rennie Harris serves as a valuable response to MTV’s commercialization of hip hop.

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