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First Nighter: "The Designated Mourner" Still Wallace Shawn's Masterpiece, Only More So

David Finkle | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Wallace Shawn's darkly sublime three-hour play--and worth every devastating minute of it--The Designated Mourner was done initially in a 1996 staged r...

On the Culture Front: Ben Howard, Punch Brothers, Belleville, The Flick and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's been a packed month of culture. I finally made it down to the Barclays Center for Mumford and Sons, and the weekend before I caught one of my favorite bluegrass-based acts, The Punch Brothers.

Theater: The Flick and Detroit '67 Promise; Hit the Wall Lets Down Stonewall

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Like The Flick, the new drama Detroit '67 is by a talented playwright. Both pieces have their flaws. But both artists have created vivid characters we want to spend time with.

First Nighter: Annie Baker's Flick Delves Deep Into Lasting Silver-screen Effects

David Finkle | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Is there anything wrong with The Flick? I've wracked my brain to see if anything is, and I've come up with one glaring lapse: There's no broken seat.