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Comic Con Report β€” Day One

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Summer Hothouse

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The Future is Blue

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The TREAM Team Strikes Again

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The Bates Method

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Less Giggle, More Gag

Shattering the glass
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Femininity In Many Forms

Spotlights on women have recently shown on our theatre stages. The Playhouse offered Calendar Girls in April and Love, Loss and What I Wore in December. Plus there was SNAP Productions’ June offering of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England dwelling on a lesbian trio. But given the overall theatre season, you certainly can’t call that a groundswell. So when Shelterbelt Theatre comes up with Shattering the...

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It’s Ghostbusters, Whaddya Want?

Sadly, but as expected, news that writer/director Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters would feature four women in the lead roles was met by the kind of childish misogyny that has come to exemplify the worst of the Internet. Fragile manbabies cursed with boundless insecurity and access to Wi-Fi have made hating this movie suffice for their lack of personality, intentionally tanking the film’s IMDB rating (before it...

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Our Future Peace

Believe it or not, we are entering a time of unprecedented peace. There will be an international exhaustion with violence that will lead to constant and vigilant focus on diplomacy and disarmament, and we will develop and economic interdependence that will make war unthinkable.

It is our future. Dr. Mysterian has seen it. Now all that we must do is remain unafraid.

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Beer, Bacon, and Barbeque

Mercury Rising

If you’ve been looking for what chef and entrepreneur Tim Maides has been up to lately, you can find him at the new cocktail and wine bar Mercury. The establishment elevates late night dining, adding a sophisticated flare to your standard pizza and rings. I suggest the flammkuchen, a flambéed tart made of thinly rolled dough, crème fraiche, lardons, and caramelized onions. Stop in tonight for Tiki...

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Dirty Water

Not the Plague of Justinian in the Sixth Century. Nor was it the Cocoliztli Epidemic in the late 1500s. Ebola? Hah! Barely touches it with its 4000 dead. Only the Black Plague of Europe in the 1300s comes close. With fatalities at nearly 100 million, the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 is generally regarded as the worst pandemic in human history. And it took only one year for a hundred million to die.

The Spanish Flu...

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