Reviews

Post image for ‘Antigone’ Meets 1970s Radical Detroit in a Work of Immersive Theater

DETROIT — The oft-repeated thesis statement of this interactive theater performance is: “The only war that matters is the war against the imagination; all other wars are subsumed in it.”

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Post image for A Dance of Constant Movement, Propelled by Light

MINNEAPOLIS — There are some performers who are so focused, so attentive, so magnetic, that they could just stand on stage, not even moving, and still keep an audience rapt.

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Post image for From an Oakland Muralist to a Failing Goat Farm, Artful Highlights from Boston’s Indie Film Festival

BOSTON — The Independent Film Festival of Boston started out earnestly and enthusiastically in 2003, blowing the minds of locals and filmmakers by being a polished, world-class (and yet 100% volunteer-run) operation from the get-go.

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Post image for We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes: Manhattan’s Psycho Summer

New York City is creeping towards a psycho kind of summer.

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Post image for Uncanny Films About the Traumas of War

Omer Fast’s unsettling videos about the trauma of combat linger in one’s mind.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘The Patrick Melrose Novels’ (Continued)

When I left off last week I was halfway through this quartet of low-life-in-the-midst-of-high-life novels, dissatisfied with the series’ prelude, Never Mind, but encouraged by the relative superiority of book two, Bad News.

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GalleriesWeekend

David Reed’s Panorama

by John Yau on May 1, 2016

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The last time David Reed showed paintings in New York was in 2007, nearly a decade ago.

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GalleriesWeekend

Lui Shtini’s Enigmatic Paintings

by John Yau on May 1, 2016

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I imagine that Lui Shtini has a growing group of admirers – many of them painters – just as Myron Stout, Christina Ramberg, Barbara Rossi, and Thomas Nozkowski did before him.

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Post image for Robert Mapplethorpe: Beauty, Power, and Sex from the Outside

LOS ANGELES — The remarkable two-museum show Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, gathering hundreds of photographs, collages, installations and other objects at both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center, represents just a portion of the spectacular gift of the Mapplethorpe Trust to those institutions.

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Post image for Hip-Hop Report: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Azealia Banks, 2 Chainz

The big question in hip-hop this season: which megaartiste made the superior album, Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar?

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