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Calendar, Night&Day Daisey Does America

Daisey Does America

In early reviews, Mike Daisey was often compared to monologist Spalding Gray. Nowadays, it's Mark Twain because, from 2001's 21 Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon.com to 2013's Fucking Fucking Fucking Ayn Rand, Daisey has deftly reflected the conceits…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Tells the Whole Truth About a Visit to Rock Bar

Bouncer Tells the Whole Truth About a Visit to Rock Bar

In the wake of the Mike Daisey kerfuffle — the monologist who admitted to taking some serious literary license in his one-man show about Apple — "truth" has again found itself re-examined. Daisey seems to think that he is a…
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News, The Snitch Mike Daisey's "Truthiness"

Mike Daisey's "Truthiness"

This week's episode of This American Life is both fascinating and painful to listen to, as many of the show's best episodes are. I came away from it still enraged at Mike Daisey and his lies, but also a bit sympathetic…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Mike Daisey got busted. BBBBUSTED! He was called on the --- I'm assuming --- lush carpets of This American Life on Friday by Ira Glass himself. Mr. Daisey, who is to solo performance what Louis CK is to stand-up…
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Mike Daisey's The Last Cargo Cult. Let me be audacious. Theater is about storytelling, and Mike Daisey is the best storyteller out there. He has a simple style, similar to Spalding Gray's monologues, of sitting at a wooden desk, with…
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More Theater Reviews

Clue. It's worrisome when the preshow announcement to a play based on a 1985 cult classic film includes a caveat that audience-goers should probably be drunk, and also that we should watch the movie at least five times in order…
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More Theater Reviews

Clue. It's worrisome when the preshow announcement to a play based on a 1985 cult classic film includes a caveat that audience-goers should probably be drunk, and also that we should watch the movie at least five times in order…
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Culture, Encore

More Theater Reviews

Clue. It's worrisome when the preshow announcement to a play based on a 1985 cult classic film includes a caveat that audience-goers should probably be drunk, and also that we should watch the movie at least five times in order…
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"Mike Daisey's The Last Cargo Cult": Theater Review

Let me be audacious. Theater is about storytelling, and Mike Daisey is the best storyteller out there. He has a simple style, similar to Spalding Gray's monologues, of sitting at a wooden desk, with a glass of water and some…
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The Ugly American

Like many European destinations, London has always held a romantic allure for young Americans, appealing to their appetite for olde pubs, fish and chips, and tasty birds. But the recent bombings in the U.K. capital have caused that city's dark…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, July 20 The career arc of the Knitters is a wonderful thing. According to the band's faux history section on its Web site, the group transitioned from hillbilly string to bluegrass music in the late '40s, played the Newport…
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Encore

21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com. The dot-com time: What the hell happened? It's a question for the ages, especially around here, one most recently taken up by the Berkeley Rep, which has had the good sense to…
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21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com

The dot-com time: What the hell happened? It's a question for the ages, especially around here, one most recently taken up by the Berkeley Rep, which has had the good sense to mount Mike Daisey's powerhouse tell-all monologue. The piece…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 There was a significant period in the early '90s during which we walked around feeling angry that we couldn't see the images hidden in those Magic Eye pictures. "Stand at arm's length and sort of blur…
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