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Culture, The Exhibitionist Live and Learn: The Cast of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Live and Learn: The Cast of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Some lessons come from the most surprising sources. In Sundance Film Festival favorite Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, it takes a high school senior with terminal leukemia to teach anti-social schoolmate Greg and his friend Earl…
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Film, "Project X": Empty Hedonism for High-Schoolers

"Project X": Empty Hedonism for High-Schoolers

"There's a midget in the oven!" is about as inspired as the dialogue and set pieces get in this queasy-making entertainment about a 17-year-old dude's birthday bacchanalia. Produced by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, Project X repackages that franchise's skull-numbing hedonism…
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Culture, Stage So what if <i>August: Osage county</i> won a Tony? It's still boring and bloated

So what if August: Osage county won a Tony? It's still boring and bloated

The young Thomas Mann learned a lesson about overindulgence when his father took him to a patisserie and told him he could stuff his face with as many cream puffs as he liked. "He led us into a sweet smelling…
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Culture, Stage The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

When it comes to articulating his disdain for the world, Gustav von Aschenbach is a pro. Tossing out criticisms like used Kleenex, the eminent, elderly writer (played by Giles Havergal in his staged adaptation of Thomas Mann’s famous novella, Death…
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Dining, Eat

Bright Turn

Hawthorne Lane is like a brand-new easy chair: It's not old enough to have begun fraying around the edges, but it feels comfortably established, as if it has been there a long time instead of a few months. From the…
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