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'Space Between' Is Visual Success

Here is what J. Robert Oppenheimer (Simon J. Williams ’09) says when he hears the death toll at Hiroshima: “Some

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'Assassins' Rocks the Relevance

A few Tuesdays ago, a little after 11 at night, a bottle of champagne was making the rounds. Everyone was

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‘Sweeney Todd’ A Sadistic Pleasure

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”—Stephen Sondheim’s big, bloody masterpiece of a musical—thrashes around on the stage with

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Putting MTV in the MFA

When I was in middle school, there was a television station called “The Box.” A kind of mass-scale precursor to

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‘Shahrazad’ Worth More Than a Thousand Words

It’s usually a good rule of thumb that multi-part stories should get out while the getting’s good. Consider the ugly

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FOR THE RECORD: The Dismemberment Plan

“Emergency & I,” the fourth album by Washington, D.C., quartet the Dismemberment Plan, is my favorite high school record. I

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Torpor Clouds a Strong ‘Tempest’

Shakespeare is so pervasive, so entrenched in Western cultural life, that his plays can sometimes be overzealously adopted by directors

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‘Metamorphoses’ Makes a Splash

“You see this pool? It cost a pretty penny, I can tell you.” Yes indeed, King Midas. I do see

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POPSCREEN GOES TO WAR

So much crazy beef, you guys! The recent sales war between oft-whiny pop star Kanye West and frowny-faced 50 Cent

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ARTSMONDAY: ‘Ask Me Anything’ a Fun, Lighthearted Frosh Musical

In Annenberg, there’s always the one guy who eats well. While the rest of the freshman class cowers before the

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ARTSMONDAY: ‘Utopia’ Is a Near-Perfect Production

Some plays are obscure for obvious reasons; with others, the fact that they’re not more well-known seems outrageously unfair once

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ARTSMONDAY: 'Bright Lights' Ultimately Heartwarming

About a third of the way into “Bright Lights, Big City,” a musical based on the 1984 era-defining novel by

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Trio Talk Sudanese Voices

Hearing Valentino Achak Deng speak at Memorial Church on Monday night would have been an uncanny experience for those who

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'Commandments' An Uneasy Success

The members of the Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society are bullies. They want your laughs. They want your money. They want

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