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Culture, Stage Chronicles of the Working Class

Chronicles of the Working Class

Books about wage labor happen every generation. The 1930s had George Orwell, Upton Sinclair, and John Steinbeck; the '60s had journalism like Studs Terkel's; the last decade's recession and boom have inspired memoirs about being out on your ass like…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot

Combining opera with silent theater may seem counterintuitive, but Theatre of the Silence, a radical troupe from Hong Kong, provides sound evidence that body language can tell a story just as well as -- if not better than -- words.…
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News, Feature The Case for Ending Rent Control

The Case for Ending Rent Control

In the political pantheon of left-leaning San Francisco, Joan Holden is an icon of radical respectability. Since 1968, Holden has written 30 anti-capitalist plays for the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. Last year's offering, City for Sale, satirized greedy…
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Culture, Stage Step Right Up

Step Right Up

The most representative character in Ben Jonson's satire on greed is Sir Epicure Mammon, the lip-smacking, self-deluded fop. Actor Ken Ruta fills every molecule of Epicure with dripping, sensual hunger, and he's the best reason to see this show. In…
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