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Culture, Books Found in Translation: Great Sci-Fi From AmazonCrossings

Found in Translation: Great Sci-Fi From AmazonCrossings

A laugh-out-loud apocalypse, a daft two-against-the-world love story, and a science-fiction satire of the godawful way advertising can cram everything but itself right out of our brains, Andri Snær Magnason's LoveStar (SevenStories Press, $16.95, 320 pages) is the rare novel…
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Calendar, Night&Day Oral Flame-Thrower

Oral Flame-Thrower

There’s “alternative comedy,” and there’s offensive humor, and any good comedian will tell you it’s part of the job to push the boundaries between the two, rather than sticking to safe jokes such as “What’s this online dating things all…
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Calendar, Night&Day Frank Humor

Frank Humor

“He could pull this off. He was sure of it. It would have been one thing to protect Anne Frank from the Nazis; he was pretty sure he couldn't have managed that. But to protect his family from Anne Frank?…
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Culture, Stagecap

"Compulsion": Theater Review

In this world premiere, playwright Rinne Groff does a masterful job of dramatizing the life of author and playwright Meyer Levin, who obsessed over bringing The Diary of Anne Frank to the stage. Levin secured, and then lost, an agreement…
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Culture, Encore

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>The Diary of Anne Frank.There is probably a special place in hell for obscure, junior-grade theater critics who would use what few column inches they have to pick on a tiny, independent, church-adjacent production of The Diary of Anne Frank.…
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Culture, Stagecap

Theater Review: "The Diary of Anne Frank" at The Next Stage

There is probably a special place in hell for obscure, junior-grade theater critics who would use what few column inches they have to pick on a tiny, independent, church-adjacent production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Well, say a prayer…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fack Off

Fack Off

If you’ve ever been among Australian mates in the wee hours in the presence of liquor and no women, you’ve probably heard them trade stories about romance. This can be a world-shattering event for young, delicate Americans, especially those who’ve…
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News, The Snitch Anne Frank, The Musical

Anne Frank, The Musical

While the premise sounds like an ill-fated Saturday Night Live skit, The Diary of Anne Frank has been made into a musical by Spanish director Rafael Alvero. An article published in Variety on Feb. 15th reports the play will open…
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News, Feature My Body, My Self

My Body, My Self

The nurses are having a really hard time finding a vein into which to place the IV tubes I will need during and after my surgery for morbid obesity. I make my usual "This is why I'm not a junkie"…
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Film, Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Grijs Verleden (or Gray Past) is the title the Dutch historian Chris van der Heijden gave to his 2001 account of Holland's morally murky landscape under Nazi occupation, and it's the phrase director Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers)…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Unhappy Memories

Unhappy Memories

TUES 9/23 Everyone remembers his first love -- particularly Edmond Silverberg, whose young sweetie was Anne Frank. One day in 1942 Silverberg showed up at Anne's door for an arranged date. But she and her family had already gone into…
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Zoom Lens

The Island on Bird Street The plucky Roxie Cinema presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of an enormously moving coming-of-age saga set amid the rubble of World War II. Shot in English by Danish director Soren Kragh-Jacobsen (Emma's Shadow) in Poland…
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