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Homer’s epic, in puppets

Our story thus far: The war is over! No, not the Iraq War, but one of even more mythological origins: After ten years of battle against Troy, the victorious war hero Odysseus, whose distinctively phallic sword arm has a life of its own, is poised to fina
Stringed instruments
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 09, 2012

Courthouse’s Avenue Q is a monstrous delight

Think twice before you tell anybody to get real. You might create a monster. Or, in the case of Avenue Q , the Sesame Street -on-LSD Broadway musical, a monster hit since 2003.
Oh the places you’ll go!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 24, 2012
Being Elmo: Short Take

Review: Being Elmo

Just in time for the release of The Muppet Movie on November 25 comes Constance Marks's look at the man behind the pilly-fabric Sesame Street character.
A moving portrait of an unheralded artist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2011

Packing iron with Yellow Roman Candles

For a band with such a fiery name, Yellow Roman Candles don't exactly blast from the speakers; nor are they likely to be your Fourth of July party-down accompaniment.
Slow burn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 24, 2011

Portland's new wolf pack

A poetry collection adapted for the stage has been taken up as the inspiration for a new Portland theater troupe.
Going Lobo
By CHELSEA COOK  |  June 10, 2011

Review: Greta Bank’s ‘Cashmere Roadkill’ in ‘Storytellers’ at USM

"Cashmere Roadkill" stretches its flaccid bloat of a body over about 10 feet of bookshelf on the seventh-floor reading room at USM's Glickman Family Library.
Ode on Grecian carrion
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 18, 2011


Golden memories of the diamond

We know the vast majority of Cool, Cool World readers do not have a personal memory of life on the planet earth, circa 1960, as they were not yet born.
Big baseball anniversaries; not-so-E-Z pass; remebering Jimbo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 01, 2010
Burrito, Burroughs, MRTPQ, Maura, Joel McHale and WTF(s)

Burrito, Burroughs, MRTPQ, Maura, Joel McHale and WTF(s)

The Info Burrito, Augusten Burroughs, MRTPQ, Maura Johnston of, Joel McHale and both WTF Lines are in todays The Sandbox podcast! Listen here! Put...
By Charlie  |  October 29, 2009
Burrito, Dick, Internets, MRTPQ, Boondock Saints, Pop Trash and WTF

Burrito, Dick, Internets, MRTPQ, Boondock Saints, Pop Trash and WTF

The Info Burrito, Dick Clark, What's On The Internets, MRTPQ, the cast of The Boondock Saints II, Pop Trash and both WTF Lines are in...
By Charlie  |  October 28, 2009

Norse myths

A troll, according to folklore, can conceive by lust alone. That's one presumptuous genesis, and one that Peer Gynt learns the hard way.
Creating Peer Gynt at PSC
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 04, 2009