Category:Words

The Tango Lesson

Tracy Picha

He is so deliciously close to me, I can smell the scent of his shampoo. Dark ends of his hair still clustered and damp. His skin is so invitingly smooth, it looks like he just shaved in a hot shower.…

My Debut

Robert Cataldo

from Songs in a Minor Key, a Memoir When I was in my sixteenth year, a friend of my father’s, who worked for the state, came by my father’s store and had mentioned that the state psychiatric hospital in Waltham…

Deaf Date

Paul Hostovsky

She was my sign language teacher. It wasn’t until the end of the semester that I’d finally learned enough signs to ask her out. And even then I wasn’t sure if I’d asked her out on a DATE or on…

Cans and Cant’s

Arkadiusz Prysak

The rising sun shines thin and white across a small kitchen in Opole, Poland. Eli Sigmund, a ten-year-old boy sits at the breakfast table, waiting. His mother anxiously paces back and forth, frantically packing suitcases for Eli’s father and his…

Editor’s Note

Joseph A. Coroniti

Last year, Berklee, and Boston, lost a beloved professor, colleague, and friend: Henry Augustine Tate. FUSION has collected contributions from the Berklee community as part of our celebration of Henry’s life. Henry was a formidable yet infinitely gentle spirit, an…

From Henry’s family

 

Henry’s brother and two sisters came to Berklee for the College’s Tribute to their brother. Joseph and Patricia posted the following. Friends: You do not know me and I did not enjoy the Berklee experience. But I did experience Henry.…

A Blank Canvas

Nathan Esquite

for Henry Tate Art history: the study of why we create, what we create, when we create it. These are the first words I ever heard Henry Tate speak. Prior to ever entering his class, I had already taken two…

Remembering Henry Tate

Tim Paul Weiner

The art/music/educational world lost a beautiful soul When Henry Augustine Tate passed away this summer. He taught Art History at Berklee, and was one of my favorite professors. Since I went to art school before I came to Berklee, but…

Henry Tate

Tom Baskett

Dear Editors: Nearly 30 years ago now, I saw “Art History 1” on my course schedule. Thank God it was a required course, else I might not have known… As a Black teenage boy welcomed to Berklee on a scholarship,…