Is it the Bard or a magic show? The prestidigitation wins out given the wanness of the dramatic proceedings.
Ken Schaphorst and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts made the case for Sun Ra as an egyptologist (who claimed to be from Saturn).
In Chef, the preparation of delicious food becomes a metaphor for a quest for meaningful life and love.
The movie intelligently reimagines the Dostoyevsky novella while retaining the emotional turmoil at its core. It’s a brilliantly executed pitch-black comedy.
It seems deeply appropriate that a superb book of essays by W.G. Sebald about his favorite writers should be his swan song.
Whether it was intended or not, Searching for Sugar Man did more than delve into the past of Sixto Rodriguez; it created his future.
All that WASP self-reliance and fortitude, and I, the Jew, am thinking, “Isn’t anyone getting hungry? Doesn’t anyone want to use the potty?”
The band was still Television and often as not, still magnificent.
New translations of Soviet-era poets Vladimir Mayakovsky and Vladislav Khodasevich ask us to restore them to their rightful places in Russian and international literature .
Dramatically speaking, Sontag: Reborn fails to treat a flawed iconoclast with the necessary creative playfulness. Hush, Saint Susan Aborning!