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    Culture, Stage Novel Gazing

    Novel Gazing

    There are few things that Stephen King hates more than adverbs. In his part-memoir, part-manual On Writing (2000), the best-selling author expresses his deep misgivings about that part of speech. King believes that a writer's need to qualify a sentence…
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    Culture, Stage Crying Wolff

    Crying Wolff

    Tobias Wolff is not my favorite writer. He's skillful and funny but a little bland. The writers I love have a sharp and painterly eye for detail -- Iris Murdoch, Robertson Davies, William Faulkner -- but none of them, I've…
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    Culture, Stage

    Now Showing!

    Speed-the-Plow This being the second production of this play in two months (Into-the-Fire mounted the show in February), one might think David Mamet's script is of some import. It's not. The show is a mechanical construction. All a director can…
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    Culture, Stage

    Compulsive Talkers

    Fast, funny, intelligent, and wise, Katy Hickman's Meteor Girl (premiered last year at the Solo Mio Festival and now reprised by the Encore Theatre Company) offers glimpses of three very different lives linked by the contrasting threads of desperation and…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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