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Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
Whale tale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

Screwing the youth

Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007

Moby's metaphor

Whether a reader of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick skims through that chapter on cytology or is faithful to every word of the novel, he or she can never forget Captain Ahab’s search for the Great White Whale.
Mixed Magic modernizes Melville
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2007