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Review: Kafka goes backstage in The Understudy

Gregor Samsa catches the acting bug in Theresa Rebeck's 2008 comedy The Understudy, which is in its area premiere at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Oh, K!
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 01, 2011

Lit-snobs, hot librarians, and the rise of the literary tattoo

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was sitting down for a meal at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, when she found herself under critique.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 08, 2010

A Mexican Metamorphosis

Kafka comes to Arizona
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 04, 2010

Old masters

Last month, students at Boston Conservatory and Boston University paid tribute to two notables of modern dance's second generation in the best possible way: by performing their work.
Anna Sokolow and Joseph Gifford
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 05, 2010
palin list

The Iquitarod

Phillipe and Jorge wish they could claim to have coined that headline about professional loony Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska prior to her first term being completed, but full points go to Geoffrey Dunn of The Huffington Post .
Sarah says 'no mas.' Plus, the United States of Goldman Sachs.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 10, 2009

Slideshow: Contemporary animation in Providence

Next week in Providence, two unrelated but complimentary events combine to create one of the finest showcases of contemporary animation that you’ll probably find anywhere in North America this year. And it’s all free.
Waltz with Bashir art director speaks, plus Festival of Contemporary Animation
By GREG COOK  |  April 10, 2009


Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4

This past week, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration’s astonishing claim that it had the power to detain suspected “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay — potentially for life — without fair proceedings or meaningful access to the federal co
The Supreme Court’s decision restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants and gave us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 18, 2008

Presidency of the absurd

In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 01, 2007

Straight outta Kafka

We want to get into the shower and not emerge until November 2008.
The Bushies’ enthusiasm for torture is indefensible
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 25, 2007

Warning signs

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, In seeing a woman for a couple of months I’m starting to notice some strange things.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 20, 2006

Eternal returns

When film festivals are programmed as extensions of life, not merely celebrations of cinema, commerce, or hype, everybody wins.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates life as usual
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 31, 2006

Life, examined

Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006

Doomed romance

Graham Greene and John le Carré have long cornered the market on tales of gray, dour espionage mandarins who, with inevitably tragic results, feel their lives revitalized by a taste of romantic love.
Or, the spy who loved her  
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 15, 2006