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All's Well on Boston Common
I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
| August 05, 2011
Review: Stonewall Uprising
Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, the talented indie documentarians who made last year's Waiting for Armageddon , seem confined by the strictures of PBS's long-running American Experience series in their straitlaced ode to gay liberation.
Well-meaning but sedate look at the '60s gay-rights movement
| June 18, 2010
Obama's year two to-do's
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration. Can you believe it?
What Have You Done for Me Lately Dept.
| January 22, 2010
Review: Whitney Houston | I Look to You
It's tempting to wonder whether super-producer Clive Davis, in another of his music-biz machinations, arranged for Whitney Houston to whiff last week on Good Morning America , which is reported to have altered Houston's vocals for broadcast after she
| September 11, 2009
Hair co-creator James Rado recalls a shady doc who showed up backstage to give the original cast amphetamine-laced "vitamin shots."
Diane Paulus lets down her Hair
| April 17, 2009
Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine
On the heels of news that Maine's unemployment rate is on the rise (2600 jobs were lost here in February), the state will host one of the nation's most powerful speakers on economic human rights this week.
| April 01, 2009
Review: Examined Life
Astra Taylor's peripatetic gabfest doesn't examine "life" so much as it trolls the gray area between genuine philosophy and pop-cultural pap.
Astra Taylor's deep thoughts
| April 01, 2009
The making of the Roots-versus-Antibalas Sound Clash
We're not previewing the Red Bull Sound Clash just because the buzz-beverage overlords supply Phoenix headquarters with enough voltage to paralyze a petting zoo.
How ?uest got his groove back
| January 20, 2009
Daniel Nagrin was one of the last surviving stars of modern dance's second generation.
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 07, 2009
Year in Theater: Staged right
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
| December 22, 2008
First Friday frenzy
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
| December 10, 2008
Call of the cash
Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
| November 11, 2008
Back to the barricades
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
| October 15, 2008
The show presents works by artists that influenced the Impressionists and artists who were, in turn, influenced by this most powerful of artistic movements.
What the Impressionists can still teach us
| October 02, 2008
The famously adventurous American Repertory Theatre is soon to be taken over by a woman who spent her summer directing . . . the vintage Broadway hits Kiss Me, Kate and Hair ?
ART and the Huntington (and Boston theater) get a youth transfusion
| September 10, 2008
Words, words, words
Who would do such a thing?
Ammon Shea reads them all for you
| August 11, 2008
It’s to the credit of the cast of The Tempest that many of the actors are so engaging that I didn’t even notice the city noises until the momentary silence of a scene change.
Mixed Magic’s Tempest
| July 30, 2008
Crossword: ''Bizarro world''
Everyone's against me!
| July 23, 2008
| January 09, 2008
One day, Jerry Seinfeld was talking with his good friend Steven Spielberg, and he said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if ‘B’ movies were really about bees?”
Seinfeld’s Bee Movie gets a D-
| October 31, 2007
This is Steve Earle’s big hug to his new home town, New York City, and his new wife (his seventh), country singer Allison Moorer.
Washington Square Serenade | NewWest
| October 15, 2007
The Brave One
The Brave One is director Neil Jordan’s attempt at a thinking man’s vigilante flick.
A vigilant film lacking courage
| September 12, 2007
Straight from Peaks to NYC
Becky FitzPatrick, a Portland cut-paper artist, heard through the grapevine that someone from the Ralph Lauren company was trying to get in touch with her.
| March 28, 2007
Wrestling with Tony
In the case of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, director Freida Lee Mock’s typically hagiographic approach can be forgiven.
Freida Lee Mock does Kushner
| January 31, 2007
It happens only every three or four years rather than annually, so “Faculty Exhibition 2007” at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery is bound to catch our attention.
A wide range of work by Brown's faculty
| January 30, 2007
Truth is in the eye of the beholder in See What I Wanna See , Michael John LaChiusa’s musically lush riff on stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
See What I Wanna See; Design for Living
| January 09, 2007
A winter’s tale
Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
| December 28, 2006
City of the dead
Some are simple slabs, inscribed only with a name and two dates. Others are enormous and imposing: stylized Etruscan sarcophagi, sculpted Grecian urns.
Mount Auburn Cemetery looks back on 175 years — and ahead to an eternal future
| November 30, 2006
Freestyle music is an overlooked chapter of dance music. The Bladerunners, "Work It, Shake It (remix edit)" (mp3)
7L brings back the Razor; Lif hits the road
| November 09, 2006
For Pete’s sake
It’s been 24 years since the Who released a studio album. Townshend’s follies: Pete's pet projects. By James Parker.
The return of the mighty Who
| October 25, 2006
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