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Dressed for Distress

George Heymont | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, when we envision a damsel in distress we imagine characters like the protagonist of the 1914 silent film serial entitled The Perils of Pauline, Lois Lane hoping to be rescued by Superman, or the beefy Belle Rosen demonstrating her swimming technique in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure.

Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Approaching the age of 80, with more than 40 feature films under his belt, Woody Allen continues to astonish, finding new ways to surprise audiences with each year's film.

Tennessee Williams Ventures South of Market

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

This past season, as most nonprofits were trimming their sails due to the sagging economy, Boxcar Theatre fearlessly staged a whopping 15 productions!

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

Culture Zohn: Streetcars Named Desire Still Pass This Way

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-12-10-zohnpull.jpg We're all looking for our share of elusive lady and gentleman love, just like the desperate characters in Streetcar: some grab for it, some wait for it, some cry for it, some fight for it.

Blanchett as Blanche in Tennessee Williams's Streetcar Named Desire

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Cate Blanchett pulls out all stops throughout Tennessee Wiliams's supernal tragedy, A Streetcar Named Desire, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.