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'The Mikado' Makes For Good Fun

For a play in which the characters’ primary goal is to escape with their heads attached to their bodies, “The


‘Oh Dad’ Delivers Wry Wit

Based on the title alone, “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You In the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad”


Bipolar ‘Twins’ Lacks Cohesion

Ever heard that America is divided between the right and the left, the culture and the counterculture? Just in case


ARTSMONDAY: ‘Way of the World’ Universally Fun

One could be forgiven for not expecting “The Way of the World”—a play from the 18th century that deals with


ARTSMONDAY: Cryptic ‘Cabrol’ at Mainstage

CORRECTION APPENDED “The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol” is a play haunted by regrets, misfortune, and ghosts, both real and


ARTSMONDAY: 'Julius Caesar' an Ambiguous Success

“Julius Caesar” is a play that is often as much about the time it is staged as the period it


ARTSMONDAY: Despite Its Darkness, ‘Dactyls’ Soars in Ex

“Pterodactyls” is one of those wonderful black comedies that gives no quarter. It forces you into cold-heartedness as you laugh


Three's An Amusing Crowd In "Company"

It’s wonderful to have lots of friends. But to watch as they all pair off and become unhappily married, comfortably


'Bradbury' Navigates Reality and Fantasy

Visions of a bleak future tend to fall into one of two categories: the sleek, soulless, machine-driven version, or the


POPSCREEN: Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte “Get Your Hands Off My Girl” Dir. Marvin Scott Jarrett “Write what you know” is a timeless adage.


Ex’s ‘Dinner’ Is Well Worth The Invitation

Even under the best of circumstances, parties can turn awkward. If the guest list consists of mentally unbalanced people in


Kazakh Film at Archive

The films of director Sergei Dvortsevoy, showing at the Harvard Film Archive (HFA) on Nov. 4 and 5, offer insight


CD Review: My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance “The Black Parade” (Reprise) 2.5 Stars My Chemical Romance is perhaps the prototypical emo band—death figures prominently


PopScreen: My Chemical Romance, "Welcome to the Black Parade"

I’ve almost come around to admiring My Chemical Romance. They know what they like to do (I still hesitate to


Popscreen: T-Pain

T-Pain “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” Dir. Seth Levin Occasionally, a song comes along that precludes most potential mockery.

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Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art


ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload

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