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Arts Commentary: WBUR’s Clogged “ARTery”

December 30, 2019
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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.

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Fuse Commentary: The Boston Globe Disses The Lowell Folk Festival

July 29, 2013
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In 2011, the Boston Globe characterized the Lowell Folk Festival as “a celebration of diversity.” This year, the floundering newspaper isn’t interested in celebrating anything but itself.

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Arts Commentary: Critical Rule #1 — Don’t Write Like a Publicist

June 17, 2012
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Early on I was given these words of wisdom by my friend, the late theater critic Arthur Friedman: “Criticism should not read as if it had been written by a publicist.

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Arts Commentary: “The Boston Globe” Has Nothing to Worry About …

October 3, 2007
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Who cares how the chairs are arranged or even who sits on them on the deck of the Titanic-“Globe”? As the popularity of online publications and blogs grows, the “Globe”’s tepid cultural coverage has become increasingly superfluous.

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