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News, Sucka Free City Cock Swain: A Naked Pirate Infiltrates a Yacht Club

Cock Swain: A Naked Pirate Infiltrates a Yacht Club

Of course Bridgette Carroll has coverage for her sailboat. "We have insurance for natural things," she says. Unfortunately, her 26-footer, the Slowly But Surely, suffered something of an unnatural disaster. "I haven't looked to see if we have an insurance…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Consider the elevator. Colson Whitehead did in his first novel, The Intuitionist, in which "the lift" occupies the center of a secret society. Certain elevators have minds of their own — in the same way that cars have “psychosomatic” problems…
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News, Dog Bites The Dog Bites Interview: Robots That Protest

The Dog Bites Interview: Robots That Protest

John Henry and Robert Trurl are both pseudonymous members of the Institute for Applied Autonomy, or IAA. Founded in the late 1990s by graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., the five-man collective creates robots and computer software for…
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Culture, Encore

Encore

Eurydice. Eurydice, here, is a modern chick in love with a slacker musician, a rough-shaven kid in a Nirvana T-shirt who can score for violins and lots of other instruments. On their wedding day, Eurydice meets a man who lures…
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Culture, Stage

Train Stories

Wayne Harris' terrific new one-man show at the Marsh deals with three characters on and around a Pullman car in the 1940s, who each tell fragments of a story about a lean and beautiful young woman named Jessie Blue Ribbons.…
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Stars and Stripes

Roots revivalist Gillian Welch celebrates the lonesome highway of American memory with slow, sad, yet hopeful songs that evoke both myth and dream. On four albums in the past seven years, including the soon-to-be-released Soul Journey, Welch and longtime songwriting…
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