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Interview: Nicolas Cage

"When people like to label any kind of performance as over the top, I suggest that if you were to go to the Guggenheim and look at a Francis Bacon, would you call that over the top?"
Xtreme acting
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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Review: The Edge of Love

John Maybury evoked the genius of Francis Bacon in Love Is the Devil , but he goes off the deep end with this ludicrous soap opera about Dylan Thomas.
A soap opera about Dylan Thomas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009
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Let me see your grill

If there’s one thing the new horror flick Teeth teaches us, it’s that nothing sours a romantic soirée like a vagina dentata.
The origins of the vagina dentata
By GREG COOK  |  January 25, 2008
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Touchy feely

Art-world sophisticates are schooled not to hunt for hidden pictures in abstract paintings, but that’s just what Cecily Brown encourages.
Cecily Brown’s paintings at the MFA, Louise Bourgeois’s dolls in Worcester  
By GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2006
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Coming to your senses

This heady, two-part exhibition examines the influence of technology on the experiences our bodies are having in this world.
“Sensorium, Part 1” and Alix Pearlstein at MIT, Cecily Brown at the MFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 03, 2006
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Eternal questions

Bard or beard — that is the question.
The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006