Category Archives: Writing About the Arts

The Power of the Stage

The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project is narrative journalism at its best. And the production performed at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston, a part of ArtsEmerson’s inaugural program, is a riveting and … Continue reading

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Kay Rosen’s Words

Scrabble anyone? Try this one…PNUUMLDE.  Hmm. I stared at those alternating charcoal and slate gray letters on the wall of the Kay Rosen exhibit at the Barbara Krakow gallery in Boston on Friday for a long time. I sounded out … Continue reading

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The sweaty palm test

I’ve been reflecting on a conversation I had with my classmates of what makes great art. I’ve asked this question as long as I’ve looked at it–since my second job out of college working at Butterfield & Butterfield, the auction … Continue reading

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When is theater too shocking?

Last Spring, I spent a week following a burlesque dancer. I’m not trying to be racy; it was for a profile I was writing. I first met Miss Mina at Café Crema in Harvard Square and then I watched her … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Storm King

The front page of The New York Times art section this morning has a large photo of Maya Lin’s outdoor installation, “Storm King Wavefield” at Storm King Arts Center in Mountainville, New York (one hour north of Manhattan). “The work, … Continue reading

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LeDray at the ICA

The title of Charles LeDray’s show at the ICA in Boston is “workworkworkworkwork”. And let me tell you, that is what he did. This New York-based artist spent over twenty years gathering, cutting, stitching, fashioning, building, and sculpting a miniature … Continue reading

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