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Motherhood: The Musical at Trinity

Motherhood: The Musical was created mainly to cheer on the fact that mommies just wanna have fun.
Babies and beyond
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 15, 2012

Lemonade: it’s not just a lark anymore

If you remember when a lemonade stand involved a folding table, pitcher, lemons, and a parent who was tired of hearing "I'm bored!" you'll find those lazy summer days are over.
Starting Young
By  |  May 23, 2012
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Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Eighty-five-year-old Jiro, with his unchanging expression and bald pate, resembles a wizened turtle. Leaving home at age 9 and forced to fend for himself, he would become the world's greatest sushi chef.
A quest to sushi chefdom
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 06, 2012
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Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Higher Ground

True to the film's title, Vera Farmiga tries to elevate the bitter dialogue between secularism and fundamentalism to higher ground, regarding both sides with compassion and clarity.
Farmiga's directorial debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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On the road with the director of Bellflower

If you didn't think it was possible to get some stares from jaded onlookers here in the streets of Boston, you haven't been strapped into Medusa, a heavily modified '72 Buick Skylark equipped with a massive silver engine sprouting through its hood, a PA
Big wheels
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2011

30 minutes or less backtalk

Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work

Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
Teen dreams
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 12, 2011
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The Night Circus

The man billed as Prospero the Enchanter receives a fair amount of correspondence via the theater office, but this is the first envelope addressed to him that contains a suicide note, and it is also the first to arrive carefully pinned to the coat of a
Excerpted from the novel by Erin Morgenstern
By ERIN MORGENSTERN  |  July 22, 2011

Good ol' dodgeball

Pick-up dodgeball among adults, now with all of adulthood's distractions.
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 17, 2011

Money camp for kids

The scene: Monday morning, 9 a.m. sharp, eight boys and two girls gathered around a conference table.
How Now, Mr. Dow?
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  July 31, 2010