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Wallace Shawn’s dialogue in Lorem Ipsum's mouth

Pedestrians passing the window of Rose Contemporary gallery last weekend might have wondered what several leering, expensively dressed people were up to inside.
You keep using that word
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 18, 2013

Review: Toy Story 3

All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
The play's the thing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Food on stage

Maine is home to a nationally renowned locavore culinary scene, the oldest organic farming association in the nation (MOFGA), and a plenitude of farms that has increased by nearly 1000 in the past five years — and yet economic pressure to develop acrea
Locavores + thespians = understanding
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 08, 2010

Review: Oh My God

If Michael Moore can bring in Wallace Shawn as an economics expert, I guess director Peter Rodger can enlist Ringo Starr as an authority on religion in his worldwide search for an answer to the question “Who is God?”
Ringo Starr, authority on religion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009

Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009

Review: The Windmill Movie

If his own bitchy WASP mother didn't give a damn about him, why would anybody else care to watch the unfinished documentary that Dick Rogers struggled with for decades before his 2001 passing?
In which we learn that rich people are as fucked up as the rest of us
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009


The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Paying the price

Our afflicted protagonist (Keith D. Anctil, alternating shows with Jennie Hahn) would like to lead you on a thought experiment.
Acknowledging our privilege causes deep suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 16, 2008

Darkness in lights

The coming cold season of theater looks to veer toward darkness, crime, acrimony, and/or moral and sexual ambiguity — excellent news!
Preview 2008: the winter of malcontents
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 26, 2007

Under the influence

A whole lot of thawing goes on in The Ice-Breaker, David Rambo’s stew of global and romantic warming, which is heating up New Repertory Theatre.
The Ice-Breaker at New Rep; Aunt Dan and Lemon at Merrimack
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 31, 2006

Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006