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Reimagining Porgy and Bess
In the new production at the American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus, Messrs. Heyward and Gershwin have been reworked by two actual African-Americans: two-time Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray and Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-Americ
The A.R.T. takes on the Gershwins' classic and prep it for Broadway
| August 12, 2011
Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
You might expect that a sycophantic documentary about Hugh Hefner would suggest that Hef invented tits and ass. Brigitte Berman's Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel goes farther.
Rabbit run: Hef poses as a history maker
| August 13, 2010
Nothing beats nothing
Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
| March 05, 2010
Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
| January 29, 2010
Broadway's Best at Pops
This DVD represents some of the best of public broadcasting and a bit of the worst.
WGBH Boston Video
| December 10, 2007
'Please kill me'
This article originally appeared in the August 16, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The open-casket look vs. plastic punk
| August 20, 2007
Is there a more perfect subject for cultural criticism than Michael Jackson?
Deep-thinking Michael Jackson
| January 24, 2006
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