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Petty Crime

June 25, 8:45 PM, 4200 block of North Lincoln. Robbery. Man with gun entered grocery store and ordered employee at service desk to hand over money. Robber and employee talked for a few minutes. Robber decided not to take money after all and left. Victim waited until next morning to report crime because, she told […]

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Sex Driven

One Flea Spare Naked Eye Theatre Company at the Goodman Theatre By Carol Burbank Playwright Naomi Wallace may be one of the few awardees whose work merits the popular nickname of her MacArthur fellowship: the “genius grant.” Her remarkable plays combine Brecht’s confrontation of the audience with Ibsen’s brutal realism and Chekhov’s comic sense of […]

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New Rose Hotel

It’s not at all surprising that Abel Ferrara’s most recent feature (1998) has failed to find an American distributor or that some of his most eloquent defenders have labeled this transgressive adaptation of a William Gibson story the collapse of a major talent. A murky and improbable tale about prostitution, industrial espionage, and manufactured viruses, […]

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Richard III

Scott Parkinson may be only 29, but he deserves a lifetime achievement award for his portrayal of Richard III in Shakespeare on the Green’s current production–most actors need a lifetime to achieve this level of sophistication and cunning. As Shakespeare’s misshapen misanthrope–willing to flatter, woo, or behead anybody who stands in his way–Parkinson struts about […]