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How to Tweet forever!

... Even after you're dead.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  March 08, 2013
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Unusual soulmates in 2nd Story’s The Goat

Edward Albee has always managed to drill deeply into the human heart and not stop until he gets a gusher, never more so than in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Animal attraction
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: God Bless America

The latest dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait tackles both vapid celebrity culture ( i.e. , Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and American Idol ) and the indignity of being an office drone.
Bobcat Goldthwait tackles vapid celebrity culture
By TOM MEEK  |  May 18, 2012
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PSC works through Reza's Carnage

The setting of God of Carnage is a sleek, upper-story apartment with a full-wall view of the 14th arrondissement, where wealthy Parisians eat delicate desserts. But it is also a playground, where spoiled brats duke out their rage.
Just bein' kids
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 18, 2011
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Live strong

Testicular cancer sucks ... but it's treatable.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 29, 2011
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Just ‘Pain,’ thanks

Let there be no confusion: There is no "e" at the end of Thom Pain's name.
Avant the garde
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 18, 2011


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The man in the yellow fur coat

The cultural critic Mark Dery worked as a clerk for Manhattan's Gotham Book Mart in the early '80s. One afternoon, he was taken by surprise.
As the Boston Athenaeum stages an Edward Gorey retrospective, his biographer reflects on the artist's lasting legacy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 04, 2011
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Trinity's rollicking Absurd Person Singular

Very strange. It's as though British playwright Alan Ayckbourn had come to Trinity Rep, studied its veteran acting company, laughed heartily at the amusing talent on display, then went home and wrote Absurd Person Singular for six of the actors.
All about Eves
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: 2nd Story's darkly funny Kimberly Akimbo

Ironic, isn't it, how in the theater less can be so much more? Digital derring-do may have turned Brad Pitt into an aging Benjamin Button on film, but that's lazy trickery next to what's accomplished in David Lindsay-Adaire's Kimberly Akimbo , now ons
Quickly aging here
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 15, 2010
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Review: Daybreakers

For evidence of the breakdown of the capitalist system, look no farther than the proliferation of vampire and zombie movies.
Vampires, weakened
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010