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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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DUNCAN HANNAH’S DIARIES

A New York Dolls costume party at the Waldorf, a Roxy Music concert at the old Academy of Music and after-party in Larry Rivers’ loft, Lou Reed’s scatological proposals in Max’s back room… It was all part of artist Duncan Hannah’s young New York life in the early 1970s. Naturally, he kept a diary: “Patti Smith […]

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POOR DOG GROUP FROM THE BEGINNING

It’s been ten years since Poor Dog Group first took to the boards at Redcat with their short piece “Hey Hey Man Hey.” Since then they’ve created seven major works—The Internationalists, Atreus, Brewsie and Willie, Dionysia (a.k.a. Satyr Atlas), Murder Ballad 1938, Five Small Fires, and now GROUP THERAPY, presented next week at MacGowan Hall […]

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AL GORE Q & A

Environmental activist, documentarian, and former Vice President Al Gore will participate in Q & A following a screening of his latest film AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, written by Gore, and directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.   AL GORE—AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, Sunday, January 7, at 7:30 pm. BILLY WILDER THEATER, […]

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RUTH CHATTERTON IN FEMALE

“A long time ago I decided to travel the same open road that men travel. So, I treat men exactly the way they’ve always treated women.” — Ruth Chatterton, as Alison Drake, in FEMALE Chatterton became a chorus girl at 14, a Broadway star at 22, began her film career at 33, and played her […]