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"The Anatomy of Harpo Marx": Singular Actor Singularly Celebrated

Wednesday, April 11 Harpo Marx — that industrious nonsense-maker, that weirdly peripheral cynosure, that genius of the rambunctious nonsequitur — at last has the celebrant he deserves. In The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Wayne Koestenbaum — that industrious poet, critic,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Musicals Get a Gay Tune-Up

Musicals Get a Gay Tune-Up

Showtunes: They're quite possibly the gayest thing in the universe, loaded with equal parts camp, pageantry, and flamboyance. They've also been places where gay culture could “hide in plain sight” on Broadway and in Hollywood (not to mention high school…
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Film, Robots in Love

Robots in Love

Many will attempt to describe WALL-E with a one-liner. It's R2-D2 in love. 2001: A Space Odyssey starring the Little Tramp. An Inconvenient Truth meets Idiocracy on its way to Toy Story. But none of these do justice to a…
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Culture, Stagecap

Duck Soup

Do you like your theater emotionally resonant with subtle yet piercing social and political insights that would give Tom Stoppard pause? Then neither this show nor really anything else that graces The Dark Room's minuscule stage is right for you.…
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Culture, Stage Brothers in Charms

Brothers in Charms

Minnie's Boys, a musical comedy about the Marx Brothers' formative years, won't go down in the annals of Broadway history as one of the Great White Way's most resounding successes. When S.J. Perelman saw a performance of the original production…
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DVD Gift Box

Among the thousands of DVDs currently on the market are a handful that truly stand the test of time: movies, documentaries, and classic TV shows that continue to enrich and entertain over repeated viewings. The following belong on anyone's wish…
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Culture, Stuff A Puff of Smoke

A Puff of Smoke

His name appears in almost every book written about Groucho Marx, so much so, he has been given the appropriate appellation by members of the Marx family: Wesso. But Paul Wesolowski is of no relation to the famous clan. He's…
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