Tag Archives: ArtsJournal

Mike Wallace’s 1958 Dali-ance

From Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout’s invaluable About Last Night blog at ArtsJournal: First, marvel at the Parliament cigarette plug Wallace delivers. Then, marvelous Salvador Dali. The interview is two ships passing in the TV night: Wallace is … Continue reading

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Malcolm Rogers An MFA (Museum Faux Administrator)?

Judith Zobrzynski, the Real Clear Arts blogger at ArtsJournal, has some real clear artistic differences with Boston Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers. To wit: The MFA’s Misguided New European Art Gallery Not every new gallery or exhibition is … Continue reading

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Small World (Edward R. Murrow, Maria Callas, And The Bottle Of Brandy)

Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout has a lively blog (About Last Night) at ArtsJournal.com, and here’s his latest offering: Maria Callas and Sir Thomas Beecham chat with Edward R. Murrow in 1959 on the CBS program Small World. Callas is … Continue reading

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The Rose Is The Rose Is The Rose?

After a tumultuous two years when its very existence was in doubt, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has apparently risen from the ashes and reemerged as a better version of itself. According to ArtsJournal’s CultureGrrl column by Lee … Continue reading

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CultureGrrl Whacks Boston’s MFA For Caille-Butt Acquisition

To all appearances, the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s eight-for-one swap to acquire Gustave Caillebotte’s “Man at His Bath” has gone over like the metric system. Exhibit A: Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh. Now wait a minute, Mr. Malcolm Rogers, … Continue reading

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Chewing The Scenery So Hard They Need To Floss

From Terry Teachout’s About Last Night blog (via ArtsJournal): TT: Just because Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Elsa Lanchester in the denouement of Witness for the Prosecution, Billy Wilder’s film version of Agatha Christie’s play: The hardworking staff loves … Continue reading

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Rose Art Museum Rising?

From our Late to the Party desk: This dispatch from CultureGrrl ran last week in ArtsJournal. MeTube: Rose Art Museum (and its former director) in Recovery Mode CultureGrrl visited the Rose and said this, in part: I dropped in, impromptu, … Continue reading

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Brubeck Wreck

Earlier this week the hardworking staff said it would record the new Dave Brubeck documentary – Dave Brubeck, In His Own Sweet Way – produced by Clint Eastwood. We also said we would dig out tape of our 1970s interview … Continue reading

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The Politics of Art

Ever since the New York Times ran a piece last week on the artwork the Obamas borrowed from several Washington museums to decorate their private White House residence and the West and East Wings, there’s been a raging debate in … Continue reading

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