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Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick: Then and Now
Herman Melville's epic and innovative novel Moby-Dick , the linchpin of 19th- and 20th-century American literature, is quite the ambitious model for imitation.
A whale of a metaphor
| March 30, 2012
Interview: James Toback, director of "Tyson"
The last time I interviewed somebody at the Liberty Hotel it was known as the Charles Street Jail. That was about 25 years ago and...
| April 30, 2009
Absolutely nothing is funny about the Lawrence Phillips case, so let’s not even go there — there isn’t a single laugh to be found in this past week’s news that the onetime Next Jim Brown was sentenced to 10 years in Cali.
Sports blotter: "End of an era" edition
| October 16, 2008
Ernie Davis may be the greatest running back never to play in the NFL.
Football bio-pic offers a reflection on our not-so-proud past
| October 09, 2008
Slowly they turn
We are heading toward a sentimental season of holidays, so the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble is preparing the way with a wintry 19th-century melodrama, Leopold Lewis’s The Bells .
RITE's melodramtic take on The Bells
| November 06, 2007
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
This documentary by Jim Brown offers an inspiring portrait of America’s most enduring folk artist.
Exploring saintlike passion
| September 26, 2007
A play about political corruption always goes down easier with a little humor.
The timely (and timeless) Born Yesterday
| July 31, 2007
They’re called “festival films,” movies that resonate with the serious, eager-minded who attend fests but have little chance in the Darwinian world of theatrical release.
And the Brattle’s WW2 flicks
| March 28, 2007
A boy’s life
Adaptations of the character-packed novels of Charles Dickens should be all the rage in post-MTV theater.
A dizzying run through David Copperfield
| November 21, 2006
Trial and error
The folks at 2nd Story Theatre are clever in many ways, only one of which is their usually dandy stage productions.
2nd Story’s well-intentioned Inherit the Wind
| October 10, 2006
Short ’n’ sweet
2nd Story Theatre has kicked off its Short Attention Span Theatre with Wave : seven short plays, no waiting; all but one a comedy, so not much time to rest your grin.
2nd Story’s Wave 1 is a winner
| July 11, 2006
The trouble with providing something for every taste is that there’s something for every taste, so everyone is likely to wrinkle a nose now and again.
NewGate’s Test Tube Theatre
| June 13, 2006
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