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Film, "The Attack": A Suicide Bombing Inspires a Trip to the Underworld

"The Attack": A Suicide Bombing Inspires a Trip to the Underworld

The story of Orpheus' descent into the underworld is one of the heartier Greek myths, having been repurposed as the Bible's story of Lot in Sodom, as well as more directly on film in Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus. Director Ziad…
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News, Night Crawler Bastille Day Sade

Bastille Day Sade

It is said that in July 1789 the Marquis de Sade cried out that his fellow inmates were being tortured and killed behind the high walls of the Bastille. Less than two weeks later, rioters stormed the royal penitentiary and…
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Culture, Stage

Hotel Bethlehem

"Scholars say the actual sin of Sodom was not homosexuality," writes playwright Tim Bryant in his program notes to Hotel Bethlehem. "It was the city's act of being inhospitable strangers." Bryant and his writing partner, Tom Kelly, are gay…
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