RIP Morris Dickstein, among the last of the generation of the New York School of Jewish intellectuals, scholar/critics of massive knowledge and intellect who came from humble backgrounds.
Cinema reviewing exists as a respected profession only as long as the traditional role of the critic is honored.
Our opera-loving reviewer contrasts his own pieces, written 48 years apart, on the same Offenbach operetta.
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.
Few critics proclaimed that the emperor was naked as a jaybird with as much savvy panache.
Can anyone — with a straight face — argue that our largely white critical contingent in Boston is interested in generating hard hitting debate, controversy, and unconventional ideas?
The media big boys should be part of the discussion, if only because they have the resources to change the situation for the better.
The Arts Fuse welcomes a new character to its extended universe. Deanna Marie Costa, an editor and critic at the magazine.
Is there a disconnect between artists and meaningful resistance movements?
Demanding that people pay attention to quality is about as audacious a demand you can take in our giddy culture.