Aaron Garretson

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  • 2 years ago

    After a 10-year absence, Cabaret has returned to Broadway and Studio 54. In many ways, it feels as though it never left. It's more of a rehashing than a revival. Director Sam Mendes and co-director and choreographer Rob Marshall have returned to g...

  • 2 years ago

    Graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is choked with visions of limitless possibility. And whether you’re looking to celebrate the occasion or inoculate against it, you’ll find no better tonic than the book l...

  • 2 years ago

    Everyone knows Rocky, the story of a hard-luck boxer offered a chance at redemption. The trouble with Rocky the musical, currently bobbing and weaving at the Winter Garden Theatre, is that it relies too much on our knowledge of and feelings for th...

  • 2 years ago

    Jenny Offill describes herself as a slow writer. And given that 15 years have passed since the publication of her first novel, it’s difficult not to take her at her word. Thankfully, speed and hyper-productivity have never been requirements ...

  • 2 years ago

    McSweeney’s Internet Tendency first graced the blinking screens of bulky monitors back in 1998 as a kind of literary harbinger pointing the way forward to e-books, Amazon Singles, countless online lit journals, and the wholesale bludgeoning ...

  • 3 years ago

    The East Village's Calliope hosts its second book-club dinner, and Gary Shteyngart is on the menu. Dry-aged with an irrepressible masochism, a hint of earthiness, and generous portions of humor, he comes paired with a four-course meal of smoked sa...


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