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Michael Moore

You’d think the corporate-HQ-storming antics depicted in Michael Moore’s breakout feature Roger & Me (and his too-short-lived TV Nation) would be enjoying a full-on revival in this heyday for reality–TV and Enronic corporate America. But no—this relentless agitator’s most regular exposure comes by way of his much-forwarded Internet missives in the wake of 9/11. (The […]

Deborah Stein’s Playlist

It might seem strange that Deborah Stein sees more rock shows than she does plays, but it does much to explain the genesis of the Minneapolis playwright’s own new work, God Save Gertrude. A theatrical rock concert in the style of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stein’s play also manages to riff on one of […]

Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky

Life in Russia has always been the best of times and the worst of times, inspiring a national malady of excessive melodrama. On the bright side, this sadness-as-a-way-of-life inspired generations of composers to turn political turmoil and social strife into richly layered music shot through with adrenaline and a surprising, resilient joy. Violin superstar Joshua […]

Kill Bill Vol. 2

One thing’s for sure, this’ll be the bloodiest film so far this year not starring Jesus. It’ll certainly be a lot more fun. Word is that the second half of Quentin Tarantino’s revenge thriller is a little heavier on spaghetti-Western homage than Vol. 1 was, but that’s not to say QT’s sheathed the Hong Kong-style […]

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