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WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Facebook party pics
Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
| December 23, 2011
Of all the details to emerge from the Norway atrocities last Friday, one of the most harrowing was the thought of those frightened, bewildered youngsters leaping from the shores of Utøya, dragging their limbs through the gloppy water as if in some kind
Death’s confluence: Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian terror victims
| July 29, 2011
Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular
Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
All about Eves
| October 29, 2010
Review: A riveting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee’s brilliant, savage first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , needs to be done marvelously or not at all. So, thank goodness this Perishable Theatre production is a marvel indeed.
| September 10, 2010
I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. There's a popular girl in my class who tells me that everything I like is evil, and that I shouldn't like this or that because when I die I will go to hell.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| August 27, 2010
Housing First proves successful, especially with chronic cases
Take homeless people whose lives are a mess — even addicts, alcoholics, and schizophrenics who won't take their meds — and give them their own apartments, without requiring that they clean up first, get a job, or "behave."
| December 17, 2008
Is he being served?
In the first animated adaptation of Tony Millionaire's sumptuously debauched comic strip Maakies , the soused Drinky Crow was voiced by erstwhile Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter.
Tony Millionaire's still best on the page
| November 18, 2008
In search of Kerouac
Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
| August 29, 2007
Hooks, harmony, and heartbreak
Squeeze and Crowded House weren’t just two of the finer pop bands on the charts during the mid ’80s — they were virtually the only bands.
Squeeze and Crowded House reunite
| July 25, 2007
The kids aren’t all right. They’re obnoxious, ignorant alcoholics, and they ruined my night.
Music seen, March 1, Jack McGee’s Pub, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
| March 07, 2007
Rhode Islanders at a packed State House hearing last week got a close-up look at how US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy is managing his very public struggle with addiction and mental illness.
Kennedy pushes the fight for parity on mental health
BRIAN C. JONES
| January 24, 2007
The five members of Fluttr Effect are seated with me on folding chairs in a circle, so anybody walking into the warehouse-like back room of the Berklee College of Music practice space in Allston might assume there’s some kind of rock-and-roll therapy s
Fluttr Effect wrestle with their identity
| December 06, 2006
I have a drinking problem.
Put down the Ding Dongs; there’s a better way
| August 30, 2006
Mad Mel Gibson shows his true colors
Reports by Los Angeles Sheriffs cite a number of virulent anti-Semitic quotes uttered by Mel Gibson during the actor-director’s recent arrest for allegedly driving under the influence.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| August 02, 2006
Brooklyn and the bottle
Donald Margulies’s Brooklyn Boy , which is receiving a creditable Boston premiere production from SpeakEasy Stage Company chronicles the identity crisis of Eric Weiss (Victor Warren), a Jewish writer from Sheepshead Bay now rounding middle age.
Donald Margulies from SpeakEasy, Alcoholics Anonymous from New Rep
| June 19, 2006
Bruce Springsteen, Music Hall
Bruce Springsteen, overhyped and no doubt overworked, could sing a cappella in the rain for a bunch of point-of-no-return alcoholics and have them on their feet at the end.
| May 22, 2006
Up in smoke
In the spring of 2004, Ross Butterworth, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Rhode Island, was hanging out with friends, “puffing a bowl,” in a wooded area behind dorms on the Kingston campus.
Which schools take a tough line against student partying, and which ones mellow out?
| January 25, 2006
A rambling, sentimental memoir in which Ann, a young woman who works with alcoholics and schizophrenics at a shelter and feels her life is at a standstill, comes to accept that the work she’s doing is worthwhile and defines her.
Ann Randolph’s Squeeze Box
| January 17, 2006
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