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FringeNYC Review: ‘The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley,’ Written/Directed by Edward Einhorn

Julia Hoffmann, Trav SD, The Risistible Rise of JR Brinkley, Edward Einhorn, Untitled Theater Company No. 61

The FringeNYC Festival shuttered with its last production performances on 28 October: 'The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley,' Edward Einhorn's take-off on a Bertol Brecht classic served as the festivals' apt exclamation point.

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Austin Film Fest Film Review: Laughing at ‘Original Sin’

Original Sin

You shouldn’t really laugh at sin. Unless, it was the film Original Sin (Pecado Original), part of the Comedy Vanguard series at the Austin Film Festival, which ran October 25 – November 1. The festival showed over 180 films and brought screenwriters and filmmakers together to celebrate the role of …

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Interview: Actress Lois Smith with Linda Winer, LPTW Oral History Series

Lois Smith, Five Easy Pieces, Jack Nicholson

'I was getting lots of scripts in which there was dementia or death. And I thought with some of them, I don’t want to settle into this and really didn’t. I’ve been fortunate. The last two characters I’ve played, one died, the other was terminal. There’s bound to be some of that.'

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Music Review: ‘Stax ’68: A Memphis Story’ 5-Disc Box Set from Craft Recordings

Stax '68 A Memphis Story

On 'Stax '68: A Memphis Story,' history never looked so bleak while sounding so good. A brief glance at the track lists will begin to open your eyes, but the history of the record company from 1968 will blow your mind.

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