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Culture, The Exhibitionist The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all,…
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Film, "Albert Nobbs": A Daring Story Rendered Static

"Albert Nobbs": A Daring Story Rendered Static

Fulfilling a mission that has consumed her for almost two decades, Glenn Close — as producer, co-writer, and lead — brings to the screen the titular character, a woman who passes as a man in 1890s Ireland, a role for…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Getting ignored at the Outsider

Bouncer: Getting ignored at the Outsider

There has never been a better name for a dive bar than "The Outsider." There has never been a better location for a dive bar than the corner of Larkin and Geary. There has never been a better time to…
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Culture, Stage

Dangerous

From British playwright Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation to the 1988 movie starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' famous epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) has been adapted many times. Playwright Tom Smith's version transports the…
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Film, 24-Hour Pouty People

24-Hour Pouty People

So little time, so much trouble. In the 24-hour period that's dissected in Heights, the first feature from Harvard/Cambridge/USC film school-educated Chris Terrio, an aspiring Manhattan photographer named Isabel (Elizabeth Banks) gets cold feet about her upcoming marriage to a…
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Culture, Stage Delicious Wickedness

Delicious Wickedness

Choderlos de Laclos served as a career military man in pre- and post-revolutionary France, survived the French Revolution with his head intact, invented the first hollow artillery shell, and published a single, explosive novel called Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Until the…
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The Choir Visible

Paradise Road Written and directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Ehle, and Julianna Margulies. At area theaters. No one has exploited the historical-epic form better than David Lean. At his peak he used its…
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