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An Ol’ Weepin’ Willer Is Laughin’ at Me

A handful of musicians—on the mandolin, the banjo, the fiddle, more bluegrass than the traditional, big-band orchestration—sit onstage, watching and reacting to the action.  Actors enter and exit the barn-like auditorium through the same doors as the audience.  Chili and cornbread are served at intermission.  This Oklahoma!, then, wisely staged at the smaller Circle in […]

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Old Father, New Artificer

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home may be the best comic I have ever read.  The story of her sexual awakening, and the suicide of her closeted father, Bruce, it is not only a sophisticated rendering of a much-denigrated art, but a celebration of novel-reading as well: Alison’s life is framed by the life and art of a series […]

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I’d Rather Dance the Hora in Sodom and Gomorrah

In Soul Doctor, the word heart is used with as much reckless frequency as is the word cunt in any work by Henry Miller.  There are hearts for love and hearts for hate.  Two hearts beat as one.  And the rhythm of music does not come from the percussion but from (you guessed it) the […]

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