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Theater Review (NYC): Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ from New Yiddish Rep

Just around the corner from where it first played, Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' challenging and controversial in so many ways since its debut in 1907, has opened at La Mama in its original Yiddish (with English supertitles). Upon its Broadway run in English in 1923, the play's cast and producers were arrested on obscenity charges. With its frank depiction of lesbianism and prostitution, it's no wonder.

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New York Botanical Garden Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Poet Eamon Grennan Read and Chat Poetry

For twenty-five years the Poetry Society of America has been an active presence and voice in New York City. They have sponsored “Poetry in Motion” posting poems and having poets read their poems on NYC subways. They have also worked in concert with the New York Botanical Garden creating placards …

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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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Comedy Review: Mitch Hedberg – ‘The Complete Vinyl Collection’ from Comedy Central

Mitch Hedberg’s humor is so smart and so funny that it doesn’t allow me to listen and at the same time get on with getting anything else accomplished – like work. When I’m listening to Mitch Hedberg that’s pretty much all I’m doing.

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