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What John did and saw

In anticipation of the July 1 release of Michael Mann's Public Enemies with Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, and as part of its week-long "Classic Gangsters" series, the Brattle is screening two rarely seen films this Sunday: John Milius's 1973 Dilling
Dillinger and Manhattan Melodrama
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 19, 2009
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Death at the Derby

Is horse-racing's white-gloved, mint-julep-drinking image morphing into something more widely considered animal abuse?
Animal-rights groups are targeting horse racing
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 21, 2008
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Best of show

After all, every nominee for a best actor or actress Tony or Oscar usually deserves to win.
Providence theatre: 2007 in review
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 18, 2007
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What is normal?

The Gamm has done it again, giving us a performance not to be missed.
The Gamm's moving Elephant Man
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 12, 2007
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Body talk

Although Ben Johnson has been seriously committed to acting for only 2-1/2 years, he was the only person that artistic director Tony Estrella considered for the demanding title role in The Elephant Man .
Ben Johnson’s striking transformations
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 04, 2007
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Mix surfing

Remixes are proliferating like benign viruses through the Web.
Finding the finest of Basstown on line
By DAVID DAY  |  July 30, 2007


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Abuse and power

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, the four one-act plays at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre is not for the squeamish, but not in the way you think.
The Gamm's timely and troubling Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 30, 2007
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Peace and war

War. What is it good for? More than absolutely nothing, the indomitable title character of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children would contend.
Gamm’s compelling Mother Courage  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2006