Theater: Jon Santiago enjoyed how Michael Smallwood’s The Mind’s I laughs at writers in pain.

Music: Lindsay Koob got chills from listening to violinist Eugene Fodor.

Books: Michael Lucero is glad to see a book about Japan’s little-known folklore.

Books: Elizabeth Pandolfi swears this time Toni Morrison’s new novel is really good.

Books: Jason A. Zwiker likes an author who wonders why smart people do dumb things.

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