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Calendar, Night&Day Of Peacoats and Futile Human Striving

Of Peacoats and Futile Human Striving

This week we salute celebrated writer and absurdist peacoat model Albert Camus, who authored memorable romantic comedies such as The Stranger, which hinges upon the irrational murder of an Arab man in French Algiers, and The Plague, which follows the…
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Culture, Stage Terror and Justice

Terror and Justice

When Albert Camus' drama Les Justes (The Just) was first produced at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris in December 1949, it was widely criticized for being too intellectual. "A play? No. An ideology. Living characters? No. Demented brains," wrote Jean-Jacques…
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Culture, Stage Live to Tell

Live to Tell

Albert Camus' father was in favor of the death penalty until he saw it happen. In "Reflections on the Guillotine," Camus famously described his father leaving home to watch a horrible killer lose his head. When Camus père came back,…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Piss Factory The blue-tongued skink named Pickles scuttles across the hardwood floor, its spastic progress monitored by two curious house cats. But Pickles is not your average foot-long lizard living in a SOMA studio, especially not this afternoon. At this…
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