Posts Tagged ‘talking’
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Wanted: Poets …

… to tell the world about itself.
E. R. BILLS
Writer Don DeLillo once wrote that reading poetry makes us conscious of breathing. I can’t imagine a better way to put it. The first time I fell in love, really fell in love, it was not with a girl or a woman. It was with a s...


Battleground Wittenberg

Dr. Faustus and Martin Luther fight for Hamlet’s soul in Amphibian Stage Production’s current show.
JIMMY FOWLER
For a show that explores sober themes like the conflict between faith and reason, Amphibian Stage Productions’ Wittenberg has a surprising amount of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Playwright David Davalos’ highly litera...



Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

A documentary on last year’s Cliburn: You really had to be there.
KRISTIAN LIN
Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last summer. Don’t believe me? Nobuyuki Tsujii is the ...


Talk Show

Jimmy Fowler
Criterion Collection recently released a spiffy two-disc edition of Louise Malle’s ”My Dinner with Andre,” the love-it-or-hate-it 1981 gabfest between actor-playwright Wallace Shawn and actor-stage director Andre Gregory....



Seniors Today

Jimmy Fowler
Recently, there’s been a fair amount of handwringing over how 21st century digital distractions like the internet, blackberries, and cell phone cameras have obliterated good manners during live performances. Of course, two au...


Dreamgirl

Big Ticket
“Anyone who believes in expiration dates will not get in the way of the glory train! They must realize that the livers of the evil triangle rule!” Thus shouts a diminutive, gleaming-eyed doctor (shortly after giving a lucid...



Craving More

Aqua Teen ... for Theaters fails to deliver on the series’ promise.
BRIAN ABRAMS
Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls.