Movie Reviews & Stories
In an early sequence in the documentary Step Up to the Plate,
about a father-son culinary duo, the camera floats above a white plate
as it fills with ingredients: first smudges of mashed yellow pe
When a bar plays lilting ukulele tunes on its website and
sets up speakers underneath its sidewalk sandwich board, I expect a
full-on luau. I want a flower lei around my neck, the heat cranked up
When Night of the Living Dead opened in 1968, its flesh-eating zombies scandalized audiences otherwise watching Hawaii Five-0.
George Romero’s horror flick follows a group trapped in a farmhouse a
At the beginning of Dan O’Brien’s play, two actors
introduce themselves as Paul Watson. One then speaks as Terry Gross, the
familiar voice of NPR’s Fresh Air. Soon after, the other also
That Hopey Changey Thing is like reverse dinner
theater: Rather than audience members munching on their meal, it’s the
actors sipping wine and gobbling pie. Some even take second helpings.
In 1934, an interviewer asked Gertrude
Stein to explain a piece of her writing. “Look here,” Stein answered.
“Being intelligible is not what it seems.” Understanding, she went on,
House lights still on, a rags-clad crowd
shuffles about the stage, looking forlorn and doing little. Suddenly,
two actors dressed as riot police storm the stage and haul off one of
the men, exit
Welcome to North Crawford, Conn. As narrator Tom Newton
(an impeccable Tim True) assures us, this is a place where things
“change just about as quickly as the rules of chess.” It’s 1962, and
Arts & Books
Still sitting in the library after Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells’ The Quiet Volume, I’m almost too overwhelmed to write. I previewed this piece before the Time-Based Art Festival began, so I knew what to expect going in: Two participants are seated at ...