The current rage for inserting the personal/confessional in everything from cookbooks to literary criticism can go too far.
A singular muscularity infuses these short stories, a confidence that astonishes.
Jake Cohen is “modern” in that he takes a contemporary approach at spreading the gospel; he is an expert at using social media.
Our theater critics pick some of the outstanding productions of a year truncated by COVID-19.
The late Terrence McNally was more than just a masterful playwright. He also forged new roads in musical theater.
An apocalyptic backdrop gives the play urgency, especially given the current worldwide struggle to contain the Corvid-19 virus, which has already claimed thousands of lives.
If one of the aims of art is to create a distinctively imaginative world, than Pass Over succeeds in generating a landscape of devastation, a hopeless place filled with gaping wounds and visible scars.
“I wrote those poems because I think people need to read the truth and to hear the truth about romantic sensibilities between gay people.”
This year’s Montreal Jazz Festival Festival would have been more successful had it not been for all the construction ripping apart the city.
Peter Schjeldahl debunks (and praises) works of art, while also acknowledging the strategic importance of beauty.