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2014/08/22 20:13
2014/08/22 20:13
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At one point in "Stupid F***ing Bird," the endlessly self-aware play by Aaron Posner that will be sweet and oft-hilarious relief for anyone who has sat through way too many shattering productions of...
2014/08/22 20:13
2014/08/22 20:13
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2014/08/22 11:24
2014/08/22 11:24
20h
While the official Edinburgh International Festival has approached the question of independence tangentially through Jacobite history (see page 50), the Fringe has dramatised Scotland’s most urgent...
2014/08/22 06:15
2014/08/22 06:15
1d
South African fiction in English, it seems, has reached yet another moment of crisis, but this time it might just be a black hole. The question now, if we are to believe some writers, is whether or...
2014/08/22 06:00
2014/08/22 06:00
1d
Usually, these jobs did not last very long. To their employers’ great displeasure, the writers regularly deviated from the arid, boilerplate language that was considered de rigueur at the time,...
2014/08/22 01:52
2014/08/22 01:52
1d
Items for the Out & About calendar can be submitted by email to Arts & Entertainment Editor Bill Blankenship at bill.blankenship@cjonline.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday for publication Friday. AT...
2014/08/18 17:31
2014/08/18 17:31
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The three most obvious locations for a festival devoted to Samuel Beckett (1906-89) would be Dublin (his birthplace), Paris (where he lived for most of his adult life) and Nowhere, which is broadly...
2014/08/17 17:34
2014/08/17 17:34
5d
Theatrically, South Florida is a place where tried-and-true shows rule, from time-tested American classics to recent buzzed-about plays from New York. The region’s playwrights, happily, have upped our...
2014/08/15 15:17
2014/08/15 15:17
7d
I soon realized though that it would be a challenge. First, during the preparation stage, I had to read up on bilingualism in the French-speaking world ("la Francophonie") which comprises some 30...
2014/08/15 13:36
2014/08/15 13:36
7d
You wouldn't think a cross between Agatha Christie and Samuel Beckett could possibly work, and yet here's "Calvary," a bristling film that's part whodunit, part existential black comedy, and 100...
2014/08/15 02:52
2014/08/15 02:52
8d
Items for the Out & About calendar can be submitted by email to Arts & Entertainment editor Bill Blankenship at bill.blankenship@cjonline.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday for publication Friday. AT...
2014/08/14 23:40
2014/08/14 23:40
8d
Its setting is the lawless outback, 10 years after "the collapse". The world's economy is in meltdown. When thieves steal the car belonging to grizzled loner Eric (Pearce), he makes extreme efforts to...
2014/08/14 06:20
2014/08/14 06:20
9d
... is perfect': Mustafa Sahin (left), Yilmaz Noyan and Ramazan Tuysuz (right) with their friend's shoes in Kasimpasa, the neighbourhood of Istanbul where Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew up. Photo: Kate...
2014/08/14 05:57
2014/08/14 05:57
9d
... Denotes events that are $15 or less CASCADE: Installation by Ian McMahon * If you’re reading this and you haven’t yet seen this site-specific work — well, you’ve only got a few more days before it...
2014/08/13 17:28
2014/08/13 17:28
9d
The lights along the Great White Way will go dark Wednesday night in honor of Robin Williams. Broadway theaters across Midtown will dim the lights on their marquees for one minute at 7:45 p.m. to pay...
2014/08/13 10:09
2014/08/13 10:09
9d
During REM sleep the emotional centre of the brain ensures that “we remain emotionally detached from dreams”, preventing us from waking up unless a nightmare develops. Dreams are most intense towards...
2014/08/11 21:45
2014/08/11 21:45
11d
As noted earlier this morning, the David Gregory rumor mill has spun round to the news, courtesy of Politico's Playbook, that Chuck Todd is reportedly now the "likely successor to David Gregory" as...
2014/08/11 15:49
2014/08/11 15:49
11d
Poetry of Nobel laureates to be brought to life on stage Words of Yeats, Heaney and Beckett interpreted in new music and dance performance Actor and artistic director Cathal Quinn, actor Clodagh Nic...
2014/08/09 08:17
2014/08/09 08:17
13d
The actual contribution made by people emptying bedpans is less the clean pans and more the dignity or indignity sown among those for whom they're working. The indelible contribution of a teacher is...
2014/08/07 23:44
2014/08/07 23:44
15d
Few classical pieces have the aura of Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden.” You may have heard it in Roman Polanski’s 1994 movie of the same name, or perhaps seen...
2014/08/06 19:45
2014/08/06 19:45
16d
... JANUARY 30TH, USA, WASHINGTON, DEMONSTRATION AGAINST NIXON Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor...
2014/08/22 20:13
2014/08/22 20:13
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