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Ed Siegel

ARTery Editor, Critic-At-Large , WBUR

Former Boston Globe theater and television critic Ed Siegel began his 35-year career on Morrissey Boulevard in the Globe Sports Department. He has also filled in as Living and Arts editor. Since leaving the Globe in 2006 he has been an associate editor at Berkshire Living magazine; contributed book reviews to Newsday, the New York Times and the Globe; and is critic at large for WBUR-FM and The ARTery. He can be reached at esiegel122@comcast.net and can be followed on Twitter @siegeled.

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The Sunday Times And The Way We Live Now: From Amazon To Oliver Sacks’ ‘Sabbath’

August 16, 2015

This week’s Sunday Times features two ways of living one’s life: the high-pressure jobs at Amazon and Oliver Sacks’ time of “Sabbath.”

Van Gogh And Mahler, Audra McDonald And Tina Packer Frolic In The Berkshires

August 13, 2015

A Clark Art exhibit focuses on “Van Gogh and Nature” while Audra McDonald takes on Eugene O’Neill in Williamstown. Andris Nelsons and Tina Packer go for broke in Lenox. Ed Siegel’s Berkshires roundup.

The Many Revolutions Of Miles Davis At Newport

July 17, 2015
Miles Davis.

Miles Davis’s Newport concerts are a testament to the creative restlessness that drove him to ever more powerful approaches to jazz.

Berklee College Of Music And Boston Conservatory Look To A Merger

June 25, 2015
Berklee College's performing center on Massachusetts Ave. (Bruce T. Martin)

The combined institution would be called Berklee and the Boston Conservatory would become The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Matthew Aucoin Gives A Different Kind Of Voice To Walt Whitman

May 30, 2015
Rod Gilfry and Alexander Lewis as John Wormley in "Crossing." ( Gretjen Helene Photography)

Matthew Aucoin’s opera is richly detailed, psychologically nuanced and philosophically provocative, says Ed Siegel.

Creating Arts Villages In The City — It Takes An Ecosystem

May 27, 2015

A recent visit by National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu brought movers and shakers in the arts world together. (They might not be who you think.)

Don Draper And That Sensational Final Scene Of ‘Mad Men’ (Spoiler Alert)

May 18, 2015
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on "Mad Men." (Justina Mintz/AMC/via AP)

Matthew Weiner ends the great series with a stroke of genius, says Ed Siegel.

Come Back, American Dream — Lisa D’Amour’s ‘Detroit’ and William Inge’s ‘Sheba’

April 22, 2015
Detroit square

The Apollinaire Theatre Company’s sparkling production of hot playwright Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit” shares themes with the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Come Back, Little Sheba,” says Ed Siegel.

Ryan Landry, This Year’s Elliot Norton Award Winner, Is The Fairest Of Them All

April 09, 2015
Ryan Landry in "The Little Pricks." (Michael von Redlich)

The May 11 awards are at the Shubert Theatre this year.

Julie Burros, Mayor Walsh Announce Cultural Roadmap For Boston

April 09, 2015
Boston Creates Announcement

A grass-roots program is in place to engage neighborhoods and individual artists.

Hahn And Denk Don’t Settle For The Same-Old

February 25, 2013
Hilary Hahn (Peter Miller)

Hilary Hahn and Jeremy Denk perform under the Celebrity Series umbrella.

Did Anne Hath A Way With Others Besides Will?

February 18, 2013
Brooke Adams as Anne and Allyn Burrows as Will in "The Last Will." (Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures)

Robert Brustein ends his trilogy of Shakespeare plays with a Lear-like ending.

Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer … No, On Second Thought, Don’t

February 16, 2013
Mike Daisey. (Photo courtesy of ArtsEmerson)

Mike Daisey looks at three “American Utopias.” And then (yawn) he looks at them again.

A ‘Glass Menagerie’ To Build A Dream On

February 07, 2013
Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura in "The Glass Menagerie." (Photo courtesy of American Repertory Theater / Thomas Lutch)

The American Repertory Theater unveils an extraordinary “Glass Menagerie.”

Wait Wait … Don’t Tangle Me

February 04, 2013
Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal of "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" (Photo courtesy of NPR / Tony Nagelmann)

The Steve Miller Band and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” join the Tanglewood lineup.

‘Tis Better To Serve — Twice — At ArtsEmerson

January 31, 2013
The cast of "The Servant of Two Masters" at ArtsEmerson. (Photo, Richard Termine)

ArtsEmerson brings the Yale Repertory Theatre production of “The Servant of Two Masters” to the Paramount Theatre.

Salonen Finds The Dramatic In Dutilleux

January 30, 2013
Esa-Pekka Salonen. (Courtesy of AP and Los Angeles Philharmonic / Craig T. Mathew )

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts three works by the French composer, Henri Dutilleux.

2013: A Kubrick Odyssey At The M.F.A.

January 29, 2013
Keir Dullea in "2001: A Space Odyssey." (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./ The Stanley Kubrick Archive}

The Museum of Fine Arts is showing all of Stanley Kubrick’s films in February.

Here Comes Summer. W.H.A.T. Gets Catty

January 22, 2013
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. (Courtesy of W.H.A.T./Evan Farley)

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its season.

Boston Theater: The Lyric Makes Beautiful Music

January 17, 2013
Paula Plum leads the cast of “33 Variations” in a minuet. (Photo courtesy of Lyric Stage Company of Boston/Mark S. Howard)

Amid all the highly anticipated theater events in January, the Lyric Stage does right by Moisés Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” about Beethoven and a contemporary musicologist.

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