Posts from the ‘The Arts’ category

Tear the Curtain Weaves Theatrical Magic, Wrecks Heads

Tear the Curtain is simultaneously one of the most original-looking and confounding plays I’ve ever seen. A co-production four years in the making by the Arts…

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Four Shows From the Fringe

We’re about halfway through the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival, and I’ve made it to four shows. Here are some quick reviews: Dirt – A provocative monologue…

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Consider the Context of the Critique

There’s been a tempest in a teacup this week: the Edmonton blogosphere meets the Fringe Festival. Brittney wrote a good summary. The too-long, didn’t-read version: Blogger…

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Glengarry Glen Ross Crackles With Macho Energy

In 2216, theatre historians will study David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross as one of the most important plays of the second half of the twentieth century.…

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How To Get Cheap Broadway Tickets (and Other Deals in New York)

The first time we visited New York, in 1999, we stood in line at the TKTS tickets booth in Times Square. It was August, and ridiculously…

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What I Did in New York

It’s been a busy, hot (like sweltering jungle hot) week in New York. Most of my week involved scurrying from one air-conditioned space to another. Here’s…

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The Boyfriend Story

A friend sent me this exquisitely-written book review from this month’s The Atlantic. Written by Caitlan Flanagan, the article explores how young women reconcile the so-called…

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Thinking (a Little) About New Forms

You know, one of the under-recognized benefits of the web is that its enabled new forms (or maybe micro-forms) of creativity, or new veins of expression.…

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