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Calendar, Night&Day Apocalypse soon

Apocalypse soon

p> Author of more than 50 books that span many literary genres, including science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, children's literature and nonfiction, and one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time, Margaret Atwood will be in town Thursday…
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Film, "Payback": Overambitious Doc Explores Modern Debt

"Payback": Overambitious Doc Explores Modern Debt

With its novel approach and wider-than-usual scope, this riff on Margaret Atwood's 2008 book-length essay, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, avoids the traps of recent social-problem documentaries. But if there's value in Payback's all-encompassing point of view,…
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Film, "Surviving Progress": Looking Into Mankind's Bleak Future

"Surviving Progress": Looking Into Mankind's Bleak Future

Right from the start, the documentary Surviving Progress lets viewers know there will be no easy answers to the questions it's posing, as the opening query, "What is progress?" leaves some of the world's most agile minds at a loss…
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Calendar, Night&Day Portrait of the Artist Living in a Parking Lot

Portrait of the Artist Living in a Parking Lot

You might be weary of the typical young memoirist who suffers some unimaginable hardship, like a high-level internship, only to lose it all, gain a publisher and a development deal, and sail into microfame. Nonetheless, we’re quivering: The Girl’s Guide…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 4, 2003 Keith Phillips' new play, Snapshots From the World Croquet Championship of 1959, looks at life during the post-McCarthy, Cold War era, a time when the Red Scare and the threat of nuclear disaster encouraged folks to…
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wednesday march 5 Telling Tales The Canadian landscape is as much a character in Margaret Atwood's books as any of their characters; it's slipped into her story collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and her essays on the changes in…
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