If this collection has one failing, it is its attempt to make Flannery O’Connor into something she was not: “woke.”
Following the stories of these unique, gifted, and sadly overlooked individuals can be as gripping as the music they made together.
It’s Walker Percy’s subversive strategy to stick us with a decided non-hero and have us gradually appreciate his non-participatory status.
This fascinating exhibition surveys the entire history of the National Academy membership and, almost incidentally, provides a potent cross-section of the history of American art and its discontents.
This CD with British pianist Stephen Hough is a gem — and it was named Recording of the Month by Gramophone Magazine.
In Fabric is a mesh of black comedy, horror, and art house psychedelia. I found it wildly original.
The Arts Fuse Mentorship Program invites high school students from diverse backgrounds (in this go around from Somerville High School) to team-up with Arts Fuse critics.
Every organization in the Barr Foundation’s charmed circle — large arts groups and The ARTery — have a financial stake in reinforcing the belief that the Barr’s money is being put to supremely successful use.
A collection that provides a fascinating bit of context for how Andris Nelsons has developed as a conductor over the last decade-plus, and an honest, mostly flattering, tribute to a much-loved conductor, the late Mariss Jansons.
It may sound oxymoronic, but the Bosstones scream, shout, and agitate for common decency.