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Arts & Entertainment

Trading places: What’s new with “Shrew”

by Steven Snyder
Published November 7, 2002

The Taming of the Shrew" is not generally considered one of Shakespeare's finest plays. Over the years, its humor between the sexes has been dampened by audiences who have tired of its blatant aggression...

He Drives Me Crazy

by Monica LaBelle
Published November 7, 2002

Jevetta Steele must be a masochist. For the past two weekends, she has repeatedly enacted one of the most painful and personal parts of her life to an audience of hundreds. In a voice that's stronger than...

There’s Still Room for Jello

by Nathan Hall
Published November 7, 2002

By all accounts, it appears that the 44-year-old ex-Dead Kennedy front man Jello Biafra needs a hug or three. His indie label Alternative Tentacles is financially strapped after bitter ex-band mates successfully...

Eldritch Evil Roams the Earth

by Niels Strandskov
Published October 31, 2002

This is what it sounds like when the gods die. Out of the roiling chaos of a madwoman's psychosis comes the Skriker (played by Jennifer Rand), an ancient fairy, forgotten by the descendents of the humans...

Fiddlin’ with the Funny: Joke Analysis in Comic Potential

by Nathan Hall
Published October 31, 2002

To paraphrase Woody Allen, the sure-fire quickest way to stop being funny is to explain how to be funny. Just as a magician will never write a bestseller revealing what is really up his sleeves, no comedian...

Auto-Erotic Fixation

by Niels Strandskov
Published October 31, 2002

There is no question that Hogan's Heroes was oddly cast. The half-hour television comedy about life in a Luftwaffe prison camp in World War II included four Jews in the roles of four principal German military...

Comforting yet frustrating

by Brianna Riplinger
Published October 31, 2002
Tori Amos: Scarlet's Walk (Epic)

The folk of Bart

by Max Sparber
Published October 31, 2002
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The Big Chill Out

Published October 31, 2002

T By Steven Snyder he Return of the Secaucus 7 has an intimacy that is rarely achieved in mainstream cinema. While most films sacrifice character development in favor of plot, this exploration of friendship...

Tip Your Hat to the Dead Mariachi

by Niels Strandskov
Published October 31, 2002

The scent of marigolds, candles and fresh-baked bread fills the house. In an honored spot stands an altar, consecrated to the memory of departed loved ones and covered with a variety of decorations, offerings...

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