Monthly Archives: September 2015

Michael Z Wise on Giorgio Bassani and Ferrara, Italy

Check out the New Yorker’s Page-Turner post “A Writer’s ‘Tomb of Words,’ and The People Who Took It Personally,” about Giorgio Bassani’s portrayal of the inhabitants of Ferrara, Italy. Michael Z. Wise explores who took umbrage and why. Advertisements

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Theatre Must-See: October 2015

Company One: Dry Land (Ruby Rae Spiegel) Steven Bogart directs the Boston premier of Spiegel’s play. From C1: A story about abortion, bad jokes, bathing suits, and friendship, DRY LAND, a New York Times critics’ pick, is a brave portrayal … Continue reading

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My Review of Flat Earth Theatre’s Radium Girls

Flat Earth Theatre wrapped up their “Progress and Peril” season with D. W. Gregory’s Radium Girls. Read my review to seed why I thought it was a satisfying end to a great season.

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Theatre Must-See: September 2015

September is here, and as I’m cranking down my AC, I’m cranking up my theatre-viewing. Here are the shows I will be attending and reviewing this month: New Rep Theatre: Broken Glass (Arthur Miller) To celebrate Arthur Miller’s centennial, New … Continue reading

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Lit Hub: “Reclaiming David Foster Wallace From the Lit-Bros”

Jonathan Russell Clark defends DFW and persuasively clears him of being the douchey pretentious cartoon “lit bros” would make him out to be.

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My Review of New Rep’s Broken Glass

Check out my review of New Rep Theatre’s production of Broken Glass, their season opener and tribute to Arthur Miller on the centennial of his birth.

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Name That Novel: Slate Quiz of Lame Review Lines

Slate posted a great quiz this morning: you read a line from a contemporary review of a classic novel, and you have to choose which great work of literature was dismissed by it. This is the “dream” of a critic: … Continue reading

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