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Film Review: “Dune: Part Two” — A Stunning Achievement

February 22, 2024
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Despite its flaws, “Dune: Part Two” is a grand, sprawling, and deeply intelligent science-fiction epic.

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Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse

February 22, 2024
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This week’s poem: “A Blue of Bees”

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Book Review: Bora Chung’s “Your Utopia” — A Deep, Rich Well of Imagination

February 22, 2024
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The stories in this collection are uneven, although to my mind the beauty and brilliance of the best outweigh the others.

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Classical Album Reviews: “A Lionel Tertis Celebration” and “Laws of Solitude”

February 21, 2024
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Violist Timothy Ridout’s new double-album “A Lionel Tertis Celebration” is heartily recommended; soprano Asmik Grigorian’s “Laws of Solitude” not so much.

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Visual Arts Review: “A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture” — Please Observe Carefully

February 21, 2024
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This is a small show, only 18 pieces, but each drew me into thinking about what I was seeing and, simultaneously, how the artist made it.

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Film Review: “Drive-Away Dolls” — Bum Trip

February 21, 2024
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“Drive-Away Dolls” is the worst Coen brother movie ever made.

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Poetry Review: “Wheatley at 250” — Rescuing Her Imagination, and Ours

February 20, 2024
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“Wheatley at 250” poignantly responds to the poet’s voice and experiences in order to help us understand ourselves in the 21st century.

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Book Review: “Drums & Demons: The Tragic Journey of Jim Gordon” — Overcome by Madness

February 20, 2024
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“Drums & Demons” is at times frustratingly unclear on dates, but its research is comprehensive about the brilliant career and disasterous end of drummer Jim Gordon.

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Book Review: “Waiting for Al Gore” — Birds of a Feather

February 20, 2024
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For a light-hearted take on some serious issues, “Waiting for Al Gore” delivers.

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Film Review: “Lisa Frankenstein” — Chivalry Is Dead

February 19, 2024
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“Lisa Frankenstein” is the first delightful surprise of 2024, destined for weird girl slumber party greatness in a few years time.

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