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  • Toilet Humor

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: LaForce, Murray and Painter (Photo by Ian Armstrong ) There's a lot to be said for taking a taboo subject...

  • Epic Experience

    I love Les Misérables. Even after seeing two touring productions in the '90s and the Broadway production in 2000, the prospect of seeing Boublil and...

  • Willy-nilly

    In the flesh: NBS! cast (Photo by Christopher O. Banks ) There's nothing particularly novel about nudity these days, right? You get a hunkering for...

  • Garden Grub

    Olney Theatre Center reminds us of what a lovely and sublime Broadway musical The Secret Garden is. If only the company's production could adequately match...

  • Late Night Feeding

    Photography by Michael Wichita Brain: We're drunk, we're tired, we've spent too much money. The night is now over. Go home. Stomach: Uh, ahem? Down...

  • Truly Yours

    Dear Lena, Am I the only one around here who feels this incredible sense of DOOM and DREAD hanging over my head all the time?...

  • Fully Wired

    Photography by Michael Wichita I do say, there's nothing quite like a bit of energy spritzer to fluff one's midday mojo. I seek a concoction...

  • All the Trimmings

    I tend to forget, in the hustle-bustle thing called life, about the meaning and importance of days designated to reflect and honor and observe. Somehow...

  • Soundwaves

    Peter Rauhofer Live@Roxy Star 69 Records Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Uncut: Thirteen on Thirteen Groovilicious Music Star remixer Peter Rauhofer was the man behind the...

  • Bottom Less

    Rainey Days: Fabrique (Photo by Scott Suchman) By design, playwright August Wilson's work is never going to move at anything even resembling breakneck speed. His...

  • Home Run

    The Studio Theatre Secondstage has emerged for its new season in outstanding form with Bat Boy The Musical, the ultra-quirky off-Broadway hit inspired by the...

  • Blah Humbug

    Signature Theatre playwright Norman Allen has taken Dickens's A Christmas Carol, updated it to 1911 New York City, illustrated it with ragtime-era songs, and re-christened...

  • Marga Gomez

    ''I idolized my father,'' says Marga Gomez, recalling her youth in New York City with her Puerto Rican-born mother, a dancer, and Cuban-born father, a...

  • Southern Vamp

    Fans of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles have come to know a few things about the ''blood hunters, '' at least as Rice paints them: They're...

  • Truly Yours

    Dear Lena, With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays looming large, I can already feel myself getting down in the dumps. Every year, I just get...

  • Soundwaves

    Earth Music Vol. 2 Junior Vasquez Tommy Boy 12 Inches of Cox Chris Cox Provocative Music/Capitol Bedrock Compiled & Mixed John Creamer & Stephane K...

  • Perfect Shape

    Love hurts: Twyford and Barrow (Photo by Carol Pratt)      I think I've now seen the best stage production of 2002.      Of course, it'll...

  • Rhapsodic

    8 Mile High: Eminem      It's not easy for a pop sensation to cross over from the cozy confines of the recording studio to the...

  • Ebony & Ivory

    Photography by Michael Wichita Does anything quite say ''urban sophistication'' like the elegant simplicity of a piano bar? And if you throw around words like...

  • History Lessons

    Photography by Michael Wichita ''I can't believe they got it wrong. '' Edward Phillips stands among thirteen packing crates in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's...