Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Book Review: Cowboys and the Wild East — “In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century”
Proceeding largely country by country, Sebastian Strangio penetratingly explores Southeast Asia’s multifaceted struggle with its behemoth Chinese neighbor.
Theater Review: “KNYUM” — Opening up to the World
KNYUM is unlike anything else New England theatre currently has to offer — in the best possible way.
Book Review: A Powerful Remembrance of the Cambodian Genocide — “The Elimination”
Ultimately, “The Elimination” is less a literary effort than an act of witness by both writer and reader.
Judicial Review #3: Gish Jen’s World and Town [Updated2x]
Gish Jen’s novel about New England small-town life in the new millennium, “World and Town,” has just come out in a paperback. We greeted the hardback edition of the book with a Judicial Review, a fresh approach to creating a conversational, critical space about the arts. It is a good time to highlight the innovative approach again. The aim is to combine editorial integrity with the community—making power of interactivity.