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Calendar, Night&Day Drugs


The press notes describe Tony O’Neill’s new novel, Sick City, as “rollicking,” but a better description would be “barreling down Sunset Strip on meth at 90 mph.” O’Neill’s prose is something of a perpetual motion machine: As soon as he…
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Culture, Stage <i>Beautiful Thing</i> gets better, but that still isn&#146;t good enough

Beautiful Thing gets better, but that still isn’t good enough

Beautiful Thing isn't a gay romance so much as a two-hour tribute to the questionable wisdom of Mama Cass. The play opens with her 1969 hit "It's Getting Better," which attempts to justify an underwhelming love affair with an upbeat…
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Music, Margo Guryan

Margo Guryan

You could be forgiven for suspecting, even just momentarily, that this record is an elaborate put-on. After all, phony "lost masterpieces" are becoming commonplace in indie music circles, and as '60s cult figures go, Margo Guryan looks too good to…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Although this is the season of haunted houses and macabre creatures, the scariest thing about Damon & Naomi -- the former rhythm section from indie rock legends Galaxie 500 -- is their musical kinship to tragic singers like Nick Drake…
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