Richard Vacca’s The Boston Jazz Chronicles will be a foundational document that other researchers will turn to again and again as they delve into more specific niches of Boston jazz history and unearth as yet unknown artifacts of this era and its neglected body of music.
Fuse TV Review: Netflix Keeps “Arrested Development” For the Sake of Our Sanity
Had “Arrested Development” been aired after the recession, the series’ chances for survival would have benefited from the nation’s need for a healthy laugh at a time of monetary meltdown.
TV Commentary: Why the SAG Awards is the Most Viewer-friendly Awards Show
The SAG Awards have everything you want, and very little you don’t. The ceremony celebrates film and television, so it’s always star-packed, and only honors actors, so you don’t have to sit through hours of awards for Best Sound Editing.
TV Review: Thoughts on the Golden Globes and Its TV Awards
Arts Fuse TV Critic Molly Jay thinks that the Golden Globes telecast was a dud, but that the group’s TV awards were mainly on target.
Fuse TV Preview: Fall Programs — Which Will Flourish and Which Fizzle?
Now that the new year is here, midseason breaks are winding down, which makes it the perfect time to reflect on the television programs that premiered in the fall –- and will soon be back on screens across the country.
TV Commentary: The Office Says Goodbye to Michael Scott
The Office has a history of flawlessly handling monumental episodes that require a balance of humor and heart—Jim and Pam’s wedding in season six was particularly stellar. Though Steve Carell’s last episode was uneven at times, overall it served as a great send-off to a beloved character and a fantastic actor. By Molly Jay. Michael […]
TV Review: Elton John Takes Over the Tube
Whether Elton John aimed to appeal to a new demographic or simply wanted to cross “host SNL” off his bucket list, it was clear from the beginning of the show that he would be a charming, committed host.
Culture Vulture and Mrs. Goldberg
by Helen Epstein Go here for information about a live-chat, scheduled for August 23rd, with Helen Epstein on “The Art of Narrative Writing.” If you’re at all interested in popular culture, don’t miss Aviva Kempner’s new documentary “Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg.” Kempner is the D.C.-based director of the award-winning documentary “Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” […]