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Editor Pick: Culture and Society

Concert Review: Pianist Guy Livingston – ‘Dada at the Movies’ (NYC, 17 October 2018)

Guy Livingston

Livingston doesn't just champion this early 20th-century music, he brings it to vivid life, even as he entertains and educates on the classic Dada films.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Girl from the North Country’ by Conor McPherson, Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan

Girl From The North Country, The Public Theater, Conor McPherson, Bob Dylan, Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Stephen Bogardus, Jeannette Bayardelle, Sydney James Harcourt, Robert Joy, Marc Kudish Luba Mason, David Pittu, Colton Ryan, aitlin Houlahan

I cannot imagine any writer but Conor McPherson effectively providing such a dramatic flight path to Bob Dylan’s repertoire. The playwright’s eerie, atmospheric writing effectively implies connections between the material at hand and otherworldly realms. Dylan’s titular song is part of the hybrid McPherson musical Girl from the North Country, …

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Theatre Review (London’s West End): Harold Pinter’s ‘Art, Truth, and Politics’ with Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance performed Harold Pinter’s lecture 'Art, Truth, and Politics', a scathing critique of U.S. military actions, with an emphasis on actions by Ronald Reagan in Nicaragua and George W. Bush in Iraq.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,’ by Tennessee Williams, Starring Kristine Nielsen, Annette O’Toole, Jean Lichty

Jean Lichty, Annette O'Toole, Kristine Nielsen, Polly McKie, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, La Femme Theatre Productions, Austin Pendleton, Theatre at St. Clement's, Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams' ironies and humor seek a fine level in this satisfying and heartfelt production.

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