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Sabrina charms at 2nd Story

With their usual flair, 2nd Story Theatre is staging Sabrina Fair , the 1953 light romance by Samuel A. Taylor that provided the template for the film adaptation titled Sabrina .
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By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 17, 2012
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Sexy Period's panty raid

Stepping into Sexy Period's one-room office, I leave the imposing bricks of One Davol Square behind and enter a world of whimsy.
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By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Robin Hood (2010)

“And so the legend begins . . . ”
  The more the merrier? Hardly.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010
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Review: An Education

Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2009
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Lows, highs, and middles

Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009
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Exposures

In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By GREG COOK  |  November 10, 2008


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Photos: Exposures

A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  November 10, 2008
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Class play

Interpreting Merchant is a perennial challenge.
Monmouth gives Merchant new status
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 30, 2008
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Just another Night

Paris by Night , the musical play — as opposed to a straight musical, if you’ll pardon the expression — is a pleasant enough excursion.
The songs are the draw in Trinity’s Paris
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2008
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Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008
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Luverly enough

This new production is a little callow and a little obvious, and, especially in Matthew Bourne’s choreography, it seems to want a bigger stage than the Opera House affords.
My Fair Lady  at the Opera House  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 11, 2008


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War and Peace

So, no, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace is not really Tolstoy’s. Then again, short of a 20-hour TV mini-series with Russian actors, you won’t see better.
Seven hours is not enough
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2007

Wetherlaine’s

It’s where Box Seats, the sports bar up in Woonsocket, used to be.
More than ESPN and burgers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 28, 2007
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Used but not abused

The Maginot Line of vintage clothing is most assuredly underwear.
Are you afflicted with mall madness? Escape the suburban mobs at these 11 incredible vintage stores
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 20, 2007
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Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007
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The Devil Wears Prada

If Lauren Weisberger’s bestseller was a Starbucks espresso — overall bland, but hot and quick — then David Frankel’s adaptation is the decaf version. Watch the trailer for The Devil Wears Prada (QuickTime)
Meryl Streep dominates
By MATTIAS FREY  |  February 20, 2007


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El dopo?

Some who despise Salvador Dalí have found a distasteful double in cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
But Alejandro Jodorowsky is still a lot of fun
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 26, 2007
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Stacked deck

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is Romeo and Juliet ’s ugly stepsister.
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 21, 2006
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Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006