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Sherman Howard as Bauer

Bauer- Stunning Theater on All Counts

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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The studio is draped with drop cloths, covered in thirteen years of dust. Rudolf Bauer (Sherman Howard), elegant in late middle age, steels himself. We

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Mad Ads: Kudos to CVS for No Longer Selling Cigarettes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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We like to criticize companies when they do something wrong, so it’s only right that we praise them when they do something right. So a

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The Wayside Motor Inn*: A Rondo

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Though it might be anywhere, this particular Wayside Inn is outside Boston. It’s the 1970s-note sideburns, shirtwaist dress, and computer hook-up by telephone. It’s an

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Seán Doyle, Maeve O’Mahony, Claire O’Reilly, and Ronan Carey

Boys And Girls – Riffs On Sex

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Two boys and two girls from generation X are clubbing in contemporary Dublin, looking in no uncertain terms to get laid. None have names, none

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DC Shorts Film Festival, September 11-21, 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Who doesn’t love short films? And some of the best around are shown each year at the DC Shorts Film Festival. Now in its 11th

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A Life in Pictures: The Metropolitan Museum’s
Retrospective of Photographer Garry Winogrand

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Photography is great at capturing a moment. Great photography can capture a whole era. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a fascinating glimpse of

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The Identical – What If Elvis’s Identical Twin Had Lived?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Elvis Presley’s identical twin brother, Jesse, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before the King entered the world. If Jesse had lived, would he have been

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Elisabeth and Mark

The One I Love – Mending a Marriage

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Ethan cheated on Sophie and she’s having trouble forgiving him. Numerous sessions with their therapist (Ted Danson) fail to bring the couple any closer to

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