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We Are Not Cold-Blooded

On the night she conceives, Serafina Delle Rose (Marisa Tomei) wakes up with a burning sensation on her breast. It was a “pain like a needle,” she tells a friend, “quick, quick, hot little stitches.” When she undresses, Serafina sees her husband’s rose tattoo on her own chest: a sign that they are going to […]

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A Monstrous Fable

The last words of the abolitionist John Brown are reported to be, “This is a beautiful country”— right after failing to free the slaves, right before being hanged for murder and treason.  A similar baffling optimism inhabits the protagonist of Samuel D. Hunter’s new play, The Whale.  Charlie (Shuler Hensley), a gay man weighing somewhere […]

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