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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Cage's <i>Renga</i> Brought Thoreau to Life

John Cage's Renga Brought Thoreau to Life

There’s a popular complaint among people who feel like they don’t understand contemporary art, and that is the idea that because a piece might not look technically demanding, it doesn't hold the same merit of its meticulously planned counterparts.…
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Film, "Thanks for Sharing" : Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex Addiction

"Thanks for Sharing" : Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex Addiction

For the sex-addiction-stories completist, or that discerning moviegoer seeking some sort of mainstream-ready middle ground between Steve McQueen's austere, ever-so-serious Shame and Caveh Zahedi's daffy, onanistic I Am A Sex Addict, Stuart Blumberg's Thanks for Sharing might do very nicely.…
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Music, Hear This Bill Frisell: Show Preview

Bill Frisell: Show Preview

It's one of the most famous magazine stories ever published, and one of the most hilarious and penetrating pieces of gonzo journalism — and now, Hunter S. Thompson's The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved is coming to life off…
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The Enemy Is Us

Arlington Road Directed by Mark Pellington. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger. Starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, and Hope Davis. Opens Friday at area theaters. Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in…
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Death and Transfiguration

Simple faith clashes with complex reality in Dead Man Walking, the second directorial outing of actor Tim Robbins. A naive, bighearted Catholic nun befriends a Louisiana death-row inmate who says he didn't pull the trigger during a brutal crime that…
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