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Bullet career paths

Who or what do you hope to destroy?
By DAVID KISH  |  November 11, 2011

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

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

Review: Rolling Die gets Closer

The relativity of truth is one of the enduring problems of the last half-century, and it is particularly gray and dangerous in Patrick Marber's 1996 drama Closer .
How close is too close?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 06, 2010

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

The Ground Zero bridge to peace

The Big Apple builds a bridge for the Muslim community.
Bridging the culture gap
By DAVID KISH  |  September 17, 2010


The doctor is in

Wheeling, dealing C.E.O. seeks redemption from a familiar youngster.
By DAVID KISH  |  July 16, 2010