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Editor Pick: Culture and Society

Congress Handily Clears “First Step” Criminal Justice Reform Bill

A birds eye view of the U.S. Congress

On December 18, by an unexpectedly large 87-12 margin, the Senate passed the “First Step” criminal justice reform bill, setting the stage for final action (House approval of the Senate’s changes and presidential signature). Two days later, the House of Representatives cleared the Senate-passed bill, which President Trump has pledged, by …

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Comedy/Cabaret Review: Tulis McCall in ‘At Your Service’ Directed by Austin Pendleton at Pangea

Tulis McCall at Pangea (Betsyann Faiella)

For a humorous wit and wag, Tulis McCall is no joke, serious about her comedy as all fine comedians should be. I completely identify with her wisdom about aging, sex, male machismo, and the mirror.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Two by Friel’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Aoife Kelly, Phil Gillen, Lovers: Winners, Two by Friel, Brian Friel, Conor Bagley, Irish Repertory Theatre

How director Conor Begley fashions and melds the two plays together just takes one's breath away. The acting ensemble is extraordinary. Bagley's economically staged direction enhances their creation of life and ineffable soulfulness, and he does his hero Brian Friel justice in these superlative renderings.

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