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Undiscovered country

A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 24, 2008

Crossword: ''Wear some protection''


Heavy, man
By MATT JONES  |  September 10, 2008
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Great pretenders

“Self and Others,” the new group show at Brown University’s Bell Gallery, reminds  me of a definition I recently read: growing up is learning how to pretend to be normal.
Photographic self-examination at the Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008

Wizard bits


Odds and ends on the occasion of the final book's release
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 18, 2007
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Nancy who?

Back in the ’50s, when I was 10 or so, I must have read a dozen Nancy Drew volumes.
A sleuth for all seasons
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007
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Retro rocket

Andrew Fleming’s Nancy Drew kicks off with a mystery that eluded even our supersleuth.
Nancy Drew lifts off on screen
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007


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Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture

What do Ned Nickerson and the Nancy Drew soundtrack have in common? Neither gets in Nancy’s way.
Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture | Bulletproof
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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You say 'bizarre'

I stood in front of the Plain Mabel   table for a full five minutes, gripping a super-soft zipper pouch fashioned out of fabric that featured a pink bunny rabbit hunting for lady bugs, deliberating.
 I say 'bazaar'
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 21, 2006
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Smart girls

In its third year, Veronica Mars , late of UPN, joins the new CW network as the most critically praised show on its roster.
Veronica Mars and 30 Rock go to the head of the class
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 12, 2006