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Entries by David Finkle from 11/2010

First Nighter: In the Wake, Lisa Kron's New Play, Has What It Takes

| Posted 11.04.2010 | Entertainment

This comedy-laced drama sends audiences staggering into the streets from its power to shake up previous assumptions about the requirements needed for leading a fulfilling political and personal life.

First Nighter: Richard Strauss's Mezz-a-Mezz Intermezzo

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Arts

The family that flays together stays together. That's the message Richard Strauss wanted to get across when, as a gift for his contentious wife, he wrote the music and libretto to Intermezzo .

Anselm Kiefer's Magnificent Must-See Gagosian Gallery Show

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Arts

When people insist the Holocaust isn't a fit subject for any artist's undertaking, Kiefer, who attended the opening after refusing to come to this country while George W. Bush was in office, unequivocally gives the lie to the contention.

First Nighter: The Pee-wee Herman Show, Elf and the Ubiquitous Inner Child

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Arts

If you've been having trouble getting in touch with your inner child, why not live vicariously by going to Broadway's The Pee-wee Herman Show or Elf or both? There, you'll witness a pair of alive-and-kicking inner tots.

Easy Reader: Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty Is An Object of Flawed Beauty

| Posted 11.23.2010 | Books

Steve Martin may be a wild and crazy guy elsewhere but when it comes to his new novel, An Object of Beauty, set squarely in Manhattan's art-and-commerce world, he's serious.

First Nighter: David Campbell From Down Under Goes Way Up and Over

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Arts

David Campbell is back and anyone interested in what a singer can do to energize a crowd has to hope he sticks around this time. In other words, catch him if you can.