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On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

Aisle View: Sex, Live on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

"THIS PLAY CONTAINS NUDITY, SEX & BAD LANGUAGE," says a bold-lettered sign in the lobby at Intimacy, the new offering from the New Group at New York City's Acorn Theatre. The language, as it turns out, is not all that out of line. But bad playwriting? Yes.

Heaping Doses of Tough Love

George Heymont | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether one takes the dramatic or comedic approach, truth-telling is an acquired skill. Some people just blurt things out, failing to think before they speak. Others carefully mold and caress their thoughts into powerful intellectual weapons which can shatter brittle walls of pretense, denial, and ill-advised bravado.