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Hapgood goes inside the human heart

Here's a gloss on two basic theories about how things get weird at the subatomic level: First, a photon (light particle) is trickily capable of behaving like both a particle and a wave, and whether it acts as one or the other depends principally upon whe
Quantum of psyche
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 09, 2012
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Head back inside for fall’s theater

My own first show of the season will be this weekend's opening of Tess of the D'Urbervilles , the classic Thomas Hardy tragedy of the ravished Tess, mounted by the newly formed DEAD WESSEX FAIR (September 14-23, at the sadly soon-to-be former Lucid Stag
Leaves fall; curtains rise
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 14, 2012
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The Originals explore the soul of America

"I savor the boundlessness of it all," exalts life-loving Macon (Sally Wood) to timid Bess (Jennifer Porter), under the vertiginously open sky of 1860s Wyoming Territory.
Go West, young woman
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 04, 2012
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The Originals stage Pinter's Betrayal

Harold Pinter's masterwork Betrayal is a story of a British triangle.
Reverse psychology
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2011
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Mixin' it up

First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009
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Catharsis + rebirth

My own backward gaze over the last decade of local theater only takes in the second half of it, so I've consulted a few veterans.
Portland theater's losses and gains since 1999
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2009


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Tragic despair

A disturbing restlessness lies at the heart of Sam Shepard's rugged, dysfunctional American West. Men run off and then return, rebel and then cleave.
Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 12, 2008