Theater Review: Tonya Pinkins in ‘The School for Wives’ – Livestream from Molière in the Park

Brooklyn theater company Molière in the Park continues to innovate through the live-performance dry | Continue reading


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Book Review: ‘Voting Is Your Super Power!’ Edited by Craig Yoe

Released in the month before the presidential election, Voting Is Your Super Power! (Yoe Books/Clove | Continue reading


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Book Review: The Wintermen lll: At The End of the World by Brit Griffen

The Wintermen lll: At The End of the World by Brit Griffen, from Latitude 46 Publishing, is the thir | Continue reading


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Music Review: Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud – ‘Chanson D’Amour’

We music reviewers have to come up with an unceasing flow of fanciful language to describe the indes | Continue reading


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Videogame Review: ‘Drone Swarm’

Sometimes a game has such a cool premise that it turns heads with its hook alone. Drone Swarm by Sti | Continue reading


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Music Video Premiere: Brad Brooks – ‘God Save the City’

I first became aware of Bay Area artist Brad Brooks back in 2012. It's hard to get your brain around | Continue reading


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DVD Review: ‘Quiz’

Quiz, released on DVD by RLJ Entertainment, tells the story of the cheating scandal that rocked Brit | Continue reading


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Music Reviews: Lou Reed’s ‘New York,’ Plus Gay Marshall and Rick Shea

Lou “My Way” isn’t exactly Lou Reed’s kind of music, but its lyrics (by Paul Anka) do a pretty | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 5 days ago

Game Review: ‘Mega Mouth’ from Big G Creative

Mega Mouth from Big G Creative offers a big new twist on classic word-guessing games. Parlor games g | Continue reading


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Book Review: ‘The Bladebone’ by puma Zehanat Khan

The Bladebone by Ausma Zehanat Khan, published by Harper Collins, brings to a conclusion the four bo | Continue reading


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Exclusive Interview: Indie Filmmaker Michael Cuenca

Michael Cuenca is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and musician with several features, short films, and | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 8 days ago

Music Review: Emel Mathlouthi – ‘The Tunis Diaries’

Emel Mathlouthi was visiting her native Tunis when the international travel ban was enacted preventi | Continue reading


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Music Reviews: The Underrated Barbara Lewis, Plus Bristol Sessions, Allman Brothers, Justin Farren, and Christian Kjellvander

You don’t have to venture far into a new three-CD, 68-track retrospective of Barbara Lewis’s wo | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 10 days ago

Film Review: ‘The Dark Divide’ with David Cross and Debra Messing – Dark but Hopeful

The Dark Divide, staring David Cross and Debra Messing, takes viewers on a cross-country trek throug | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 10 days ago

Concert Review: Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra and Others – ‘Dedicated to 2020’ by Wuhan Composer Ye Zou at Beijing Music Festival

Like cultural events around the world, the 23rd Beijing Music Festival is going mostly virtual this | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 10 days ago

Book Review: ‘First Day Critter Jitters’ by Jory John with Illustrations by Liz Climo

After reading Liz Climo's Please Don't Eat Me last month, I was curious to dive into her other work. | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 10 days ago

Music Reviews: A Superlative 1989 Rolling Stones Concert, Plus Rudy De Anda, Darlingside, and Radio Receiver

Steel Wheels Live, the latest in a series of CD/video concert releases from the Rolling Stones, | Continue reading


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Movie Review: ‘White Riot’

White Riot, directed by Rubika Shah and released in North America by Film Movement, is a timely and | Continue reading


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Dublin Book Festival Autumn Series: ‘Home Stretch’ by Graham Norton

Graham Norton's newest work of fiction, Home Stretch, was released on October 1 by Coronet Books. Th | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 17 days ago

Beijing Music Festival Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic with Innovative, Diverse, 10-Day Online Streaming Program

Virtual is the word this year for cultural events worldwide. But the 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BM | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 17 days ago

Anthem Film Festival Review and Interview: ‘What’s Your Number’ Brings Hope and Holocaust

The Anthem Film Festival program described What’s Your Number as, “An emotional connection is made b | Continue reading


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Anthem Film Festival: Films on the Freedom to Be, Move, and Give Birth

In its 10th year, the Anthem Film Festival, part of Freedom Fest, had to, like most everything else | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 19 days ago

Book Review: ‘All the Sonnets of Shakespeare,’ Edited by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells

If you've encountered William Shakespeare's sonnets anytime since 1609, it's likely been in the form | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 19 days ago

Music Review: Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili – ‘Labyrinth’

Khatia Buniatishvili, a pianist knows for both introspection and romanticism, explores quiet corners | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 24 days ago

Film Review: ‘The Man in the Hat’ Starring Ciarán Hinds

Lately, actor Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, Justice League) has played villains or adversarial char | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 24 days ago

Anthem Film Festival Review: Three Films From PLF. Who?

The name Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) doesn’t have the zing of MGM, Universal or Disney, but three | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 24 days ago

Music Reviews: Emma Swift Covers Bob Dylan, Plus Rachel Brooke, Little Richard, Jordan Tice

Covering Bob Dylan means wading into crowded waters. Many covers of his songs—by artists ranging fro | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 24 days ago

Videogame Review: ‘Hades’

Developer Supergiant Games has a terrific pedigree, starting with their groundbreaking debut title B | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 27 days ago

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’

By around the 23rd hour of playing | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 27 days ago

Book Review: ‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke

The new novel Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke, best known as the author of Jonathon Strange & Mr. No | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 27 days ago

Book Review: ‘The Memory Monster’ by Yishai Sarid

The first English translation of a book by Israeli novelist Yishai Sarid appears at an opportune tim | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 29 days ago

Comic Collection Review: ‘Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi’ from Drawn+Quarterly

Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi from Drawn+Quarterly is a beautiful reprint collecting some of t | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 29 days ago

Virtual Anthem Film Review – ‘Speed of Life’ More than Just a David Bowie Song

Hollywood insiders often caution filmmakers not to mix genres. In Speed of Life writer/director Liz | Continue reading


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Virtual Anthem Film Review – Shorts that Make You Think

Short films add the seasoning to film festivals. In between the feature length films, bits of humor, | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Book Review: ‘Attack Surface’ by Cory Doctorow

Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow, published by Macmillan, is probably the most frightening book you'l | Continue reading


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Film Review: Michael Cuenca’s ‘I’ll Be Around’

The crowdfunded indie film I'll Be Around, the third feature by filmmaker and musician Michael Cuenc | Continue reading


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Music Reviews: Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Plus Johnny Iguana and Rich Krueger

Compared with Roger Waters and David Gilmour, the other surviving members of the original Pink | Continue reading


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The Games of PAX Online – ‘Cris Tales’ and ‘Uragun’

As I continued to dig through the many demos available at PAX Online I was struck by how different t | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Theater Review: ‘Zero Cost House’ (for Zoom) by Toshiki Okada

On the evidence of Pig Iron Theatre Company's Zoom production, noted Japanese playwright Toshiki Oka | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

The Games of PAX Online – ‘Unpacking’ and ‘Solasta: Crown of the Magister’

As mentioned in my look at the PAX Online Experience, there are tons of game demos available to chec | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Book Review: ‘The Doors of Eden’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Doors of Eden, by Adrian Tchaikovsky, published by Pan Macmillan, is a fascinating and extraordi | Continue reading


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Theater Review: Livestream of ‘Will on the Hill 2020’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Will on the Hill has been an annual tradition for nearly 20 years at the Shakespeare Theatre Company | Continue reading


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The PAX Online Experience

With the world still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic all aspects of life are affected, from he | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Film Interview: Stephen Warbeck on ‘The Man in the Hat’

Last year, when the live theatre scene was still fully operational, I saw the plays An Inspector Cal | Continue reading


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Theatre Review: Noël Coward’s ‘Private Lives’ Table Reading, a Livestream by Lockdown Theatre

With the theatre industry severely impacted by COVID-19, actors and creatives are making considerabl | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Music Review: Simone Dinnerstein – ‘A Character of Quiet’ (Philip Glass, Franz Schubert)

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein first came to the attention of many of us through her startling | Continue reading


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Music Reviews: The Rolling Stones Reheat ‘Goats Head Soup,’ Plus New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers and Joey Molland

Goats Head Soup, which the Rolling Stones cooked up in Jamaica, Los Angeles, and London in | Continue reading


@blogcritics.org | 1 month ago

Theater Review (San Antonio, Streaming): ‘Buyer and Cellar’ at the Public

In keeping with the need for safety and social distancing during COVID-19, The Public Theater of San | Continue reading


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