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By Charles Green
BASED ON Charles M. Blow’s 2015 memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which is about growing up poor and Black in Louisiana, as well as being sexually abused, Terence Blanchard’s emotionally charged opera opened the Met’s 2021–22 season … making it the first opera by a Black composer to appear at the Met.

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It was a tiny victory amid a colossal human tragedy, and we may have run this image before, but it is priceless, and it resurfaced just as Vladimir Putin…More

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By Allen Ellenzweig

In this thoughtful double character study, and in the film’s examination of the personal costs of a draconian penal system, Great Freedom delivers not a neat Hollywood ending but a painful reflection on how an unyielding social order thwarts the human spirit.

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By Richard Schneider

On Friday, February 18th, there will be a concert at Symphony Hall in Boston that has special significance for The G&LR. The concert will be performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and will be dedicated to Larry Phillips …

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