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Stark Reality

no sugar-coating at this cabaret

* * * out of 4 In the Trinity Repertory Company’s latest musical performance of Cabaret, the audience is taken on a delightful-turned-dark ride behind the scenes of Berlin’s most seductively sultry nightclub. The theater company’s version of the 1966 Broadway play stays close to the original book by Joe Materoff and maintains the imaginative score…

Feel the Rush

the schrecking ball

“spoiled, rotten little skulls full of mush with brains that represent the arid expanse of the Sahara Desert” –Rush Limbaugh, on Brown students after they supported the faculty’s decision to stop observing Columbus Day. Mush— (n.) pulp: any soft or soggy mass Arid — (adj.) dry, without moisture, parched, withered Yesterday on the Rush Limbaugh Show Rush:…

Not Preaching to the Choir

justin vernon makes music for the season

After 2008’s widely acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon, sole member of the group Bon Iver, could have easily resorted to some laurel-resting.  Instead, he toured extensively and put out an EP at the beginning of 2009 that, while clearly recognizable as a Bon Iver creation, marked a significant departure from the hermetic recording process…

Troubled Waters

berlinger’s crude is a slick film

The Amazon jungle is a dangerous place. You might assume the toothy beasts lurking in the river ways—anacondas, caiman, bull sharks—would pose the greatest threat. But a new problem has gurgled up out of the water: crude oil. Lots of it. Joe Berlinger’s new documentary Crude highlights what the media has referred to relentlessly as a…

Messrs. October

dude. food.

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball.  I’ll tell you what I do.  I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby While we like to augment the staring with dark beers, crusty bread and root-based soups, the sentiments of Mr. Hornsby (he of the .424 average…