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Oscar Wilde's Number One Fan

Wit and esprit are usually the first words one hears in conjunction with Oscar Wilde's plays, as if anything beyond

Ignatiev's Book Probes Race Wound

"The reader will note that I have written a book about racial oppression without using the term 'racism,'" concludes Harvard

Memory Ignites in Nora Theater's Spoon

When Edgar Lee Masters' classic novel Spoon River Anthology first appeared in 1915, it had the popular advantage of topicality

Marking the Fogg's Century This Weekend

This weekend Harvard Art Museums will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fogg beginning with an evening of poetry at

Fogg Marks Centennial

The first Fogg Art Museum opened in 1895 on the site where Canaday Hall now stands. A cramped grey building.

Getting Personal (and Political) with Wendy

Wendy Wasserstein won't be put on a pedestal. She prefers a simple 'Wendy,' she doesn't like too much meaning ascribed

Missing the Sixties, An Apocalypse Of His Own

By now Generation X musings seem perfectly dead--or at least you wish they were. Douglas Coupland always struck you as

Bergman's Fantasies Live On at The HFA

Whatever compulsion artists feel towards self-portraiture, the pictures they paint clarify their artistic vision more than their personal characters. No

Three's (Almost) A Charm for the Nora

Long before Chekhov ever wrote his classic plays The Seagull. The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya and sometime after he

Seven Comes Up Lucky for Wilson

Following the critical and popular successes of Fences and The Piano Lesson, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson once again captures

New Zealand Director Explores a Clash of Cultures in New Film

FILM once were warriors directed by Lee Tamahori "Once Were Warriors" is the carrion call to the carcass of Maori

The Law School's Battle of Politics

In case you didn't infer this from the subtitle, Poisoned Ivy promises a pretty big story. After all, few would

Pterodactyls Never Manages to Soar

You've got to sympathize with the devil. Especially if he comes from a dysfunctional family. Evil has many faces in

Yankee Impressed

Popular theory alleges that pastels are physically soothing and pleasing to the eye. At least their color and tonal properties

Tuneful Shlemiel Quite a Schlep

American musical theater wants to be entertaining. It really does want to make that final step from schlock to pure,