Review

Book Review: Kara Swisher’s “Burn Book: A Tech Love Story”

February 26, 2024
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Reporter Kara Swisher’s fought with just about every important tech bro titan (and yes, they are all bros) from Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and many others – and has always come out on top.

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Theater Review: “Becoming a Man” — Making a Statement

February 25, 2024
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If only “Becoming a Man”‘s pathos were less streamlined, its theatricality more ambitious.

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Film Review: “Perfect Days” — Plumbing the Depths

February 24, 2024
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In his latest feature, filmmaker Wim Wenders extols the simple life.

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Classical Album Reviews: “African American Voices 2” & “A Room of Her Own”

February 24, 2024
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Kellen Gray and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra continue its mission of bringing vital music to life; the Neave Trio releases an album of gems, a survey of piano trios by four women.

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Concert Review: Yunchan Lim — The BSO Brings in a Pianist to Watch

February 23, 2024
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Pianist Yunchan Lim struck an arresting balance between thunderous drama and filigreed lyricism as he tackled Rachmaninoff’s knuckle-busting score.

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Book Review: “The Path to Paradise: A Francis Ford Coppola Story” — Still Carrying On

February 23, 2024
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“The Path to Paradise” is yet another bio in praise of a high modernist male artist who is seen as that much more colorful because of his excesses and failures.

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Classical Album Reviews: Violinists Frank Peter Zimmermann and James Ehnes play Stravinsky

February 23, 2024
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Franz Peter Zimmermann’s rendition of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto overflows with style and character; James Ehnes’ version is generally warmer and more relaxed, though it doesn’t lack for rhythmic zip.

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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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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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