Appreciating Stephen Sondheim’s achievement does not mean loving all of his shows. A Little Night Music may just be one of his musicals that should be politely nudged aside.
Pop Album Review: Conan Gray’s “Superache” — “Sour” Grapes
Our cup runneth over with tears — at this point, breakup albums may have overstayed their welcome.
Book Review: Selma Blair’s “Mean Baby” — Genuine Self-Reflection
Actress and MS advocate Selma Blair’s memoir is not just another celebrity tell-all, filled with smarmy self-congratulation.
Film Review: “Cha Cha Real Smooth” — Complicating the Rom-Com
Cha Cha Real Smooth is sappy but welcome: it is an unconventional comedy that offers a rare dose of empathy for the family in these anxious times.
Pop Album Review: Florence + The Machine’s “Dance Fever” – Inside the Artist’s Mind
Dance Fever is one of the few pandemic-themed artworks that doesn’t feel contrived — it is specific about the value of music to the individual and by extension to the community.
Television Review: “WeCrashed” — A Not-So-Funny Dark Comedy About Capitalism Run Aground
The show never grapples with the casualties of corporate crashes because it would mean critiquing a system that is making a lot of people at the top rich (looking at you, Apple).
Poetry Review: “Time Is a Mother” – Grieving through Language
Ocean Vuong’s new collection of poetry is a dazzling investigation of love and loss, inspiring both nostalgia and release.