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Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010

Play by play: April 2, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 2, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2010
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Texas Textbook Excerpts

The square root of taxes = bad
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 26, 2010
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Fair Share?

On September 10, Boston City Councilor David Scondras wrote a letter to the city’s group-health-insurance director.  “We have a non-discrimination policy in this city which includes people who are gay and lesbian,” wrote the city’s first openly gay city
Extending Benefits to Domestic Partners
By NEIL MILLER  |  October 30, 2009
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Branding Bangor

If a big-league indie pop festival falls in Bangor, will anyone hear it?
It's Maine's first large-scale indie music festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009


Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009
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Scratch and Whiff

I have 53 fully scratched (and completely worthless) Billion Dollar Bonanza scratch tickets sitting in my desk drawer. Each cost $20.
A non-junkie lottery player comes to grips with cardboard crack
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009


Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009
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Books tour

While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009

Year in Dance: Reusable histories & durable trends

Conservation is a good thing in these times, and some of the most interesting performances drew on the uses of history — personal history, performance history, and even some inventions that sought to overturn history.
No startling breakthroughs, but that's okay
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 22, 2008


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Mixed nuts

Ballet Rox's Urban Nutcracker , the ultimate multicultural Christmas celebration, has become so inclusive, it's almost a blur.
Ballet Rox's Urban Nutcracker
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 16, 2008
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008
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Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008
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Hancock

Director Peter Berg’s latest, which suffers from a major identity crisis, could be the biggest test of Smith’s ability to open a summer “tent-pole” picture since 1999’s The Wild Wild West .
Comedy or existential drama?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 01, 2008
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Pride Week 2008

Boston Pride Week 2008 is shaping up to be a joyous smorgasbord of celebrities, literati, dancing, singing, boozing, schmoozing, friends, family, and joyful noises galore.
Sustaining community: the fun never stops
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008


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Getting real

Activists are teaming up in outrage against the Maine’s seeming acquiescence to federal “Real ID” demands.
Activists gather sigs to oppose ‘Real ID’
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2008
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Channeling Shakespeare

Cardenio , an early-17th-century play in which Shakespeare may well have had a hand, has been MIA since its debut and will doubtless remain so.
Cardenio  at the ART; King John at ASP
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 19, 2008
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Combat and rain

Taiwanese choreographer Nai-Ni Chen danced with Cloud Gate Dance Theater before moving to New York in 1982, and her work, like theirs, is a suave amalgam of traditional Chinese elements and modern dance.
Nai-Ni Chen at John Hancock Hall
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 13, 2008
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Urban cheek

There are several meanings to the word popular, and BalletRox’s The Urban Nutcracker satisfies the truest of them.
BalletRox's Nutcracker
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 11, 2007
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Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007


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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007
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Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007
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Bad Boston

Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007
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First Night 2007

Boston's not-so-silent night will be hot enough to melt ice sculptures. And that's just the weather forecast.
From Voltron and John Doe to fireworks and U.V. Pro, an insider's guide to getting the most out of your button on New Year's Eve.
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 04, 2007