What To Read – 9/5/2016

emily bronte

What To Read – 9/5/2016

Ten things to read this week.

I took lots of notes on this Big Red & Shiny piece about the importance of art criticism in smaller cities.

After thirty years, the Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum shut down this weekend.

Providence photographer Scott Lapham got a really nice feature in Format about his work in juvenile prison facilities.

East Side Monthly profiled new Providence Community Library director Jeffrey Cannell.

The mysteries of the least known Brontë sister.

At the age of 83, singer Petula Clark just released her first ever music video. It’s not particularly thrilling, although the song is solid.

Last month the world said goodbye to 96-year old John Woolford, early muse of the young composer Benjamin Britten.

I’m clearly still catching up on last week’s news, but here’s a New York Times piece on classical music in non-traditional venues.

After lots of early hype, I hadn’t even realized that Jean Claude Van Damme’s meta comedy Jean Claude Van Johnson was actually streaming already.

Here are 11 joyous songs to round out your summer season.