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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

My mind rebels at stagnation. Find the rebellious thoughts of that constantly racing mind at my blog, Monitoring the Media.

TV Review: Lucifer 3×24 ‘A Devil of My Word’ Is the Series’ Best Episode

It’s both bittersweet and devilishly unfair that Lucifer’s best episode might be its last. Monday night, three days after announcing the show’s cancellation, Fox aired the last episode of its third season, “A Devil of My Word.” And what an episode it was. Having wrapped up the arc of Charlotte …

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Theatre Review (Philadelphia): ‘Informed Consent’ by Deborah Zoe Laufer at Lantern Theater Company

Based on a true story of medical science vs. Native American beliefs, Laufer's play creates a too-simplistic binary picture of the issues, though the production is worth seeing for its excellent staging and acting.

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Theater Review (Philadelphia): ‘An Iliad’ by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

The poet of Homer's 'Iliad' has become immortal, doomed forever to retell the story of the Trojan War, just as humanity is doomed to re-enact it. Telling a story set thousands of years ago, 'An Iliad' is a haunting play for the modern age about human nature, just like the epic it’s based on.

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Theater Review (Philadelphia): ‘The Hard Problem’ by Tom Stoppard at The Wilma Theatre

The irony of 'The Hard Problem' is that, despite its insistence on the fact that the human brain is so much more complex than a computer, which functions via simplistic binaries and calculations, the whole play is reducible to a simplistic, and false, binary.

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