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New Globe Critics, In Print

Posted by Geoff Edgers  September 4, 2006 08:16 AM
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Sunday, the Globe's new critics added their voices to the arts section for the first time, contributing to the paper's survey of art inspired by, or cosmically connected with, 9/11.

Jeremy Eichler, who takes over as classical music critic in two weeks, wrote about "On The Transmigration of Souls," the John Adams work commissioned by the New York Philharmonic.

Ken Johnson, who arrives this week, offered Mark Lombardi, the conspiracy chartist. (Detail of work seen below.) Lombardi killed himself before the World Trade Center attack, but Johnson makes a credible argument that his work has more relevance in a post-9/11 world than, say, a Bruce Springsteen record. As he writes: "Discovering the shadowy interconnectedness of what you would have thought were totally unrelated people and agencies can induce paranoia, but it is also curiously satisfying; the world starts to make a kind of cosmic sense."

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