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Cannes Class of 2008

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the jury was having difficulties reaching consensus. As the award ceremony...
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Best Theater Season

Mosaic Theatre

The Mosaic Theatre turned 10 this past season, and what a birthday celebration it's been. In early 2010, the theater suffered a rare misfire in the form of the musical Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn. Since then, it has been one winner after another, like Dying...
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Letters for July 31-August 6, 2008

Alligator Tears I almost shed a tear ("Shark Huggers," Amy Guthrie, July 12). Those poor sharks and everybody hating them. They are so misunderstood. So what if they kill ten to 20 people a year? There are plenty of people to go around! What are the lives of people versus...
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The Pride at Island City Stage: Dark Days, Homosexuality, and High Drama

10 months ago by John Thomason
It's easy to forget, in our enlightened and accepting times, that until just 40 years ago, homosexuality was treated as a sexual disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the guidebook for mental health professionals. Back in 1974, the decision to remove it from the DSM was so controversial...
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Dyke Fem Theater

13 years ago by Mia Leonin
In dramaturgical terms, a play by a man about men is called theater -- from Hamlet to Nixon's Nixon, male playwrights, actors, and themes are not distinguished as "men's theater" (and thankfully so). In contrast a play by a woman about women is frequently dubbed "women's theater," "touchy-feely," "man hating,"...
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