Reviews

Reviews

Kendrick should win the AMAs

Rappers don’t often move thematically beyond money, reputation, and women. But Kendrick Lamar does more than rap. He even called himself a writer, rather than...

In Opera Workshop, ‘Pirates of Penzance’ radiates with energy

More than 600 people crammed into McNamara Rehearsal Hall Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to watch Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.” Never in my...

Memories from battle

The 18-hour documentary series “The Vietnam War” opens with Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” setting the tone of casual American optimism at...

Indulge us a moment

Before you threw out your checkered suspenders, you were the sort of freshman who would loudly snap those elastic hitches against your chest while...

Will Joan Didion’s center hold?

In the last scene of her film memoir, the camera centers on Joan Didion’s hands: gnarled, veined, gripping the hands of her friend as...