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Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: Penny Pollak’s ‘No Traveler’ and John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’

Penny Pollak in 'No Traveler'

An exciting avant-garde performance piece and an interesting reinterpretation of a modern classic are both making their West Coast debuts at this year's Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Conduct of Life’ and ‘The Best of 25 Plays Per Hour’ at the Hollywood Fringe


A high-speed sketch show and a brutal but tiring avant-garde piece play their final performances at the Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Serious Banquet’ by This Is Not A Theatre Company

a serious banquet by this is not a theatre company

The crème de la crème of the Paris avant-garde of a century ago mingle with dinner guests, converse about art, and serve dinner in this high-spirited exercise in immersive theater. Read More »

Book Review: A Crackup at the Race Riots by Harmony Korine

This fragmented novel comes across like the self-indulgent notes of a spoiled wunderkind who thinks that every one of his utterances is worth preserving. Read More »

DVD Review: Merce Cunningham Dance Company Park Avenue Armory Event

A vivid cinematic document of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's final performances. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Decasia

A stunning, mesmerizing, frightening avant-garde journey into a cinematic world ravaged by destruction. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Le Havre – The Criterion Collection

Le Havre — and Le Havre not. Ha. Read More »

Music Review: Public Image Ltd – This Is PiL

Genius isn't easy, art isn't always pleasant. Somebody caring enough to use popular music to create both is reason for celebration. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: A Hollis Frampton Odyssey

Why couldn't this have been a Peter Frampton odyssey instead? Read More »

DVD Review: A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion Collection)

The work of an avant-garde filmmaker who can be boring, fascinating, hilarious, and somehow all of these at once. Read More »