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15 Aug 2007 // 7:01 AM

Comedy boils over when Lewis Black hits the stage

Picture an angry bull or bulldog in an old cartoon: His hoofs/paws beat the ground, his nostrils flare and steam is coming out of

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17 Jul 2007 // 10:01 PM

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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Just try to keep up with Dennis Miller’s politically tinged comedy

For a shorthand description of Dennis Miller as a radio host, there’s this one: the Al Franken of the right. OK by you, Dennis? “

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27 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

Essential Classics - Romances

This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.

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15 Jun 2007 // 4:28 AM

Jane, June/July 2007, 155 pages, $3.99 What kind of women’s magazine skips out on dieting, forgets ab workouts, and leaves makeup by the side of the

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How America’s Most Renowned Improv Club Stays Second to None

Recently, Second City unveiled "Between Barack and a Hard Place" and then sat back stunned by what the gods of sketch comedy had wrought: rave reviews; talk about how the troupe is rediscovering its political edge; and box-office business like nothing the club had seen in some time.

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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

In the years since My Life on the D-List premiered, Griffin has moved up. She's selling out top venues and rubbing shoulders with Barbara Walters.

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8 Jun 2007 // 4:01 AM

Richard Lewis is anything but unhappy

Here’s how far Richard Lewis will go for a laugh, especially when his good buddy, “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David, is

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Feminists have long lamented the lack of women writers in newspaper opinion pages and on magazine staffs of influential magazines like The New Yorker and

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21 Apr 2007 // 5:00 PM

‘The O.C.‘s’ Adam Brody takes a shot at movie stardom

Kasdan: "I just don't know if anyone besides Adam and me wants to see movies like In the Land of Women."

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20 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

In the Land of Women (2007)

Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?

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11 Apr 2007 // 7:30 AM

Lily Tomlin MIAMI—Lily Tomlin is equally at home performing on film as she is on television. She prefers the stage, where “it’s more

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Holiday (1938)

Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.

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Running With Scissors (2006)

Director Ryan Murphy lacks the requisite wicked flair for black-comedy, the levity is mishandled, and completely at odds with the intensity of performance and direction.

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Running With Scissors (2006)

Augusten's narration of Running with Scissors starts with a question: "How do I begin to tell the story of how my mother left me and how I left her?"

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Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition (1986)

One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.

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12 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

'It seemed like a microcosm of life,' says Jackie Kallen of boxing.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

Reasonably angry, distrustful, and full of himself, Luther (Omar Epps) brings all kinds of energy to the movie.

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10 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

In the Cut (2003)

'It's all a series of mistaken identities, and how our thinking is like that, that we think we've seen something, but we actually haven't quite seen it all.'"

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1 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Marrying Kind (1952)

Hollywood did not allow Holliday to display the full range of her talent and intelligence; most of her roles were variants of the 'dumb blonde'.

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Adventure Games As Theater and 'the Charnel House Trilogy'

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"The Charnel House Trilogy casts the player as an actor in a performance where the script is uncovered as performed. In doing so, it's throwing off an older design paradigm and creating a better work for it.

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