The Pink Cloud is a fascinating watch by sheer virtue of its accidental prescience.
Book Review: “What Just Happened” — Memorable Thoughts on “A Long Year”
From the pandemic’s beginning, Charles Finch uses the crisis as a nearly daily backdrop for musings on all sorts. The results are at once cathartic, frightening, exasperating, and often hilarious.
Music Feature: Gimme Radio — Making Streaming Human
Gimme Radio brings the human element to streaming by relying on DJs to curate playlists and provide context to what listeners are experiencing.
Theater Interview: Anthony Clarvoe on “The Living” — Surviving Plague Time
The Living “is about the impulse to draw back, to lie, to conceal, and to retreat versus the impulse to gather, to commune, to cooperate, to find common ground. Those two conflicting impulses seem to inform our response to every disaster.”
Performing Arts Series: Stories of Surviving COVID-19 — Boston Baroque
“At Boston Baroque, as we look to the future, we take comfort in knowing that redefining ourselves is in our organization’s DNA.”
Performing Arts Series: Stories of Surviving COVID-19 — Double Edge Theatre
“We believe the way to move through these times is 6 feet apart and ALL TOGETHER.”
Arts Commentary: Two “Killer” Worldviews
I’m suddenly startled by the almost simultaneous appearance of two killers, neither of them COVID-19, each seemingly unbeatable in its own way.
Arts Commentary: COVID-19 and the Desperation of Dumping Art
There’s a story yet to be written about art dumping; theater and dance dumping; even film and TV dumping now that live performance and production of all kinds has shut down.
Theater Commentary: Peering into the Post-Covid Future for the New Play Sector
I’m curious to see what happens next. I’ll keep writing plays, but I might need to hone my skills as a handyman just in case this whole theater thing doesn’t pan out.
Arts Commentary: Pestilence on Stage, Part One — Karel Čapek’s”The White Plague”
The White Plague uses dread to shock us into empathy for ourselves, to be alarmed by the fragility of our bodies as well as the resources and ethics of the medical system.