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It is fitting that we referred to last week's storm-that-wasn't as a snowquestration. And not just because it was kind of embarrassing and shut the government down. No, the meteorological turbulence — such as it was — was like the economic...
The final stage direction in Samuel Beckett's “Play” is “repeat.” The Acme Corporation, one of Baltimore's experimental theater companies, is taking that instruction very seriously. Last Friday, the one-act, three-character,...
Flavorwire has put together an interesting gallery of photos of authors in their young, pre-fame days. Some drip with irony: a smiling Sylvia Plath, and Jack Kerouac (in a tie!) at Horace Mann. Others are disarmingly cute: Samuel Beckett on his high...
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I told some friends that Tomas Tranströmer had won the Nobel Prize. Some responded, "Who?" and others said that it was cool that someone in Baltimore had won the Nobel. This latter group, of course, had heard the local hubbub and were thinking about Adam...
Sun Television CriticDavid Simon wrote a brilliant finale for The Wire. Unfortunately, it was in 2004 at the end of Season 3 - not the 90-minute final episode of the Baltimore-based drama that will air tonight on HBO.Four years ago, series creator Simon wrote a season-...
Just a second. Hang on. Be right there. OK, I'm ready to get started. Thanks for sticking around. This is a column about — wait for it — waiting, specifically about how much better waiting has become in recent years. It is also an...
The Hartford CourantMikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14. "I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
To the literary world, Richard Stern was primarily a novelist, author of "Golk" (1960), "Stitch" (1965), "The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment" (1973), "Other Men's Daughters" (1973) and "Natural Shocks" (1978) , among others, along with a host of superb...
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
VarietyFor Noel Coward aficionados who don't exactly need another production of "Private Lives" or "Hay Fever," there's "Fallen Angels" at the Pasadena Playhouse. While not quite a rarity like "The Vortex" or "Waiting in the Wings," this marital five-year-itch...
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced on Thursday its nominations for its 2012 awards. Leading the way, with five nominations each, were productions of August Wilson's "Jitney," "Silence! The Musical" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."...
Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett? Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov"...
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