Host Deanna Costa virtually meets with country musician Teagan Stewart to chat about her latest EP, Taste of My Heartbreak.
Short Fuse Podcast #31 — The Show Must Go On(line)
This episode is all about creativity and curiosity in the age of Covid. Listen in for a round up of some of the best arts and culture offerings available online.
Short Fuse Podcast #29 — A Birthday Show, Recorded Before 2020 Really Sucked
No matter where our lives were at just nine months ago, most of us are now longing for those pre-pandemic days. Jump into this week’s jukebox of an episode for a trip back in time.
Film Review: Meditations on “Lucy” — Scarlett Johansson and Unregretted Acid Trips
The trippiness, the nudge regarding unused powers, regarding vision, regarding the potential of our minds, are the best parts of Lucy.
Book Review: An Evocative Biography of Zionist Agitator and Writer Vladmir Jabotinsky
There’s room to wonder if Vladmir Jabotinsky would have accepted Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu as his legitimate Zionist heirs.
Fuse Museum Notes: The American Folk Art Museum goes down, Harvard Art Museums go dark
Significant changes in the world of the art museum can trigger roiling controversy or transpire in problematic quiet.
Poetry Commentary: Thoughts on Reading a New Translation of The Iliad
Powell, the translator, a respected classicist, is noted for promulgating the theory that the Greek alphabet was designed precisely in order to capture epic poetry, provide some approximation of its sounds.
Arts Remembrance: His Soapbox Was The Brillo Box — Arthur Danto, 1/1/1924 –10/25/2013
The late Arthur Danto was open to and appreciative of all sorts of possibilities in art, as other visual arts critics were not.
Book Review: “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” — Brooklyn Fiction That is a Breed Apart
The moral urgency and the humane distribution of Adelle Waldman’s authorial sympathy are evident everywhere in “The Love Affair of Nathaniel P.”
Short Fuse News: “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” — A PBS Series Not to be Missed
In the first episode, Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers back to Africa to talk, not as has been done before, with Africans whose forebears were lost to slavery but with descendants of Africans who grew rich on slave trade.