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Movie Review: “Million Dollar Arm” — A Pleasing Baseball Movie Where Fact and Fable Meet

May 17, 2014
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Given its its male-weepy genre, the “inspirational sports movie based on a true story,” Million Dollar Arm is surprisingly enjoyable.

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Movie Review: “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”? Boomer Baloney

June 10, 2012
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Here is what I learned from watching the film Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding: Boomers are being sold down the river.

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Book Review: “Poverty, by America” — Ignoring the Real Problem

June 30, 2023
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Conservatives will sneer at Poverty, by America, for all the usual reasons. But serious leftists will too — not because of the facts it presents, but because of the platitudes that accompany them.

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Coming Attractions: December 29 through January 14– What Will Light Your Fire

December 29, 2019
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Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Book Review: “Culture Crash” — The People Who Followed Their Bliss Off a Cliff

January 13, 2015
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Truth is, the fraying of the middle class is not just something that has happened to creatives.

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Book Review: “Best Food Writing 2017” — Sampling the Annual Epicurean Written Feast

December 26, 2017
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Best Food Writing 2017 presents, as the series always has, a veritable buffet of pleasurable reading for the foodie.

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Music Commentary: Top Classical Performances and Recordings of 2017

December 23, 2017
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A line-up of concerts, performances, and recordings that, as 2017 draws to its close, I can’t, for one reason or many, shake from my memory.

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Book Review: The Leonard Bernstein Correspondence — A Tour of Twentieth Century Cultural History

October 31, 2013
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So is the book worth reading? Depends how interested you are in twentieth century cultural history, in music and creative genius, in marriage and sexuality.

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Coming Attractions: June 26 through July 31 — What Will Light Your Fire

June 27, 2022
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As the age of Covid-19 more or less wanes, Arts Fuse critics supply a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, author readings, and music. Please check with venues when uncertain whether the event is available by streaming or is in person. More offerings will be added as they come in.

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Fuse Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire This Week

July 20, 2015
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Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, theater, music, dance, visual arts, and author events for the coming week.

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