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  • 10 years ago

    Alan Ball's HBO series about the messy lives of funeral home owners grasping at happiness in the shadow of their embalmed clients caught some crucial boomer zeitgeist. Airing during a presidency aggressively disinclined to acknowledge reality, Six...

  • 10 years ago

    Arriving at New York Theatre Workshop for the new production by the British ensemble Improbable, audiences encounter a vast, empty stage with a large wooden ramp downstage center. This slab of a set declares Spirit's central metaphor: Life's a sli...

  • 10 years ago

    New York City throws out enough garbage every day to fill the Empire State Building. Happily, however, our "diversion rate"—the percentage of trash diverted for recycling instead of becoming pure waste—is roughly 17 percent and rising. T...

  • 10 years ago

    For 16 years, the Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron) have been making the world unsafe for queer stereotypes and internalized sexism through tragicomic stage extravaganzas like The Secr...

  • 10 years ago

    The 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction served as a glossy parable of Reaganite values: After rocking married Michael Douglas's world, the single working woman (Glenn Close) had to be revealed as psychotic—and ultimately destroyed—to preserve...

  • 10 years ago

    Beat the heat and talent-spot for 10 bucks: The second annual Summer Play Festival (SPF), running July 5 through 31, brings 16 rampantly diverse plays from around the country and the U.K. to Manhattan. The brainchild of producer Arielle Tepper (Sp...