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Soul men

Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 02, 2008
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Freaks and frauds

Freaks you expect, but frauds and hucksters also populate the loosely defined subculture known as the underground.
The Boston Underground Film Festival celebrates both
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2008
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Mommie dearest

My dad used to tell a joke connecting the author of Medea to a pair of pants. The Italian-inflected punch line: “Euripides?” “You menda dese.”
Ryan Landry revives Medea
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 26, 2008
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King and Queens

In Romance & Cigarettes , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, Gandolfini has been dropped by writer/director John Turturro into drab, treeless, white-ethnic Queens.
Romance + Cigarettes , plus Salton Sea
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 28, 2007
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‘Rainbow’ tour

Kathy St. George bends close to the piano, as if hoping to absorb the rhythms into her body while she concentrates on perfecting the song.
Kathy St. George channels Judy Garland
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 29, 2007
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Dying breeds

Chekhov insisted that his final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , was a comedy and fumed at Stanislavsky’s having his characters suffer through their fraying existences at the pace of a Robert Wilson opus.
The Cherry Orchard , The Women , Summer and Smoke
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 27, 2006


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Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006
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Last man standing

Here’s my favorite movie trivia question: what living film director can claim the earliest extant film? The answer: Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira, born in 1908 and still directing.
Plus Judy Stone’s stellar interviews and Look Both Ways
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 19, 2006