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Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010
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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010
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Eat, pray, shove

So after all the roarings and the thumpings and the garlands and the scandals, after all the sex and the jazz and the fires on the moon and the women’s-libbers howling for his blood and the glass bouncing off Gore Vidal’s head, the old lion ends his days
Cooking with Mailer in two new memoirs
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 02, 2010

Crossword: ''Uh-oh, it's magic''

Your standard cheap trick
Your standard cheap trick
By MATT JONES  |  November 06, 2009

Crossword: ''From A to B''

It's a short trip
It's a short trip
By MATT JONES  |  August 21, 2009


Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009
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Thanaphobe

Novelist Julian Barnes is a brilliant writer, but he’s not self-revelatory.
Julian Barnes considers the abyss
By AMY FINCH  |  December 22, 2008
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What’s wrong with them?

Released earlier this year, Under Our Skin labors to bring "the Lyme controversy" into mainstream conversation.
Lyme documentary gets Under Our Skin
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008

Crossword: ''S_y anything''


Fill in the blanks
By MATT JONES  |  June 27, 2007


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It’s all true

Here’s a selection of non-fiction books that the Phoenix liked this year, in alphabetical order by author.
A year in non-fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 20, 2006
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Harvard Square

Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
Ground zero for so much, for so many
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 15, 2006

Crossword: 'On the same page'


This is the puzzle to turn to
By MATT JONES  |  October 26, 2006
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Richard Swift

This young singer-songwriter is a member of the school of West Coast pop eccentrics who count Tom Waits, Harry Nilsson, and Van Dyke Parks as professors emeritus. Richard Swift, "As I Go"   (mp3)
The Novelist/Walking Without Effort | Secretly Canadian
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 27, 2006
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Nothing pretty

Novelist Valerie Martin has made a career of tackling the offbeat, the morally ambiguous, and the bizarre.
Valerie Martin digs into art’s dirty work
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 02, 2006


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Live, long and uncut

Here’s Miles performing not in the laboratory of the studio but in front of a live audience, unmediated by the mixing board or the razor blade.
Columbia opens Miles Davis’s Cellar Door
By JON GARELICK  |  January 12, 2006