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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Big City: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and the Theater of the Absurdly Rich by Ginia Bellafante

When the evening’s entertainment harshly criticizes capitalism — at $2,000 a seat.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Big City: The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas by Ginia Bellafante

Decades into the 21st century, the Rockettes remain a nostalgic institution, evoking a time when white women had the spotlight but were expected to stayed in line.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

With No Heroes in Sight, the Big Apple Circus Will Fold Its Tent by Ginia Bellafante

The beloved New York nonprofit circus has announced that it is ending its public performances after failing to raise the $2 million it said it needed to stay viable.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Marshall v. Bias: A Life Revealed in Anecdotes by GINIA BELLAFANTE

“Thurgood,” with Laurence Fishburne, 0n HBO tells the story of Thurgood Marshall.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Big City: Decades Since Wasserstein’s ‘Heidi,’ the Glass Proscenium Holds Fast by Ginia Bellafante

A revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Heidi Chronicles” feels as relevant today as ever, especially in terms of women’s success in the theater.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: A 'Big Love' Creator Takes on a Different Family by Ginia Bellafante

Will Scheffer, a creator of the HBO series "Big Love," speaks about his new play, which is also about family -- though a very different kind of family.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Q. and A. With the Creators by Ginia Bellafante

Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the creators and head writers of "Big Love," on how and why they chose to end the series the way they did.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Lots of Action and Many Questions by Ginia Bellafante

Viewers of this HBO series were treated to an exciting episode, though so many cylinders were in gear that words and actions didn't always feel organic to the characters delivering them.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: A Night of Horrors by Ginia Bellafante

All of the wives on this HBO show suffered in the latest episode. Barb is assumed to be a pimp, and everyone around Margene believes she is in cults.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Anything Is Possible by Ginia Bellafante

Do you feel the sense of anarchy on this HBO show as its final season comes to a close?

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Monday, February 14, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: A Family in Crisis by Ginia Bellafante

Margene, who is getting deeper into the crazy pyramid scheme that is Goji juice, has become the spokeswoman of an increasingly troubled family.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Rhonda Volmer's Return by Ginia Bellafante

The show reminds us that even thought it has sought to normalize polygamy, it understands that it is really just child abuse.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Two Faces of Bill Henrickson by Ginia Bellafante

The latest episode of this HBO series demonstrated the contradiction between a man's vision of himself as a do-good reformer and the reality of him has an insensitive lughead.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: Women Under Pressure by Ginia Bellafante

The final season of this HBO series appears headed toward exploring the effects of an insidious strain of patriarchy on the lives of the women featured.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

'Big Love' Watch: The Consequences of Honesty by Ginia Bellafante

When we last left the family, Bill Henrickson had just won a Utah State Senate seat and took the opportunity of his victory speech to reveal his complicated marriage to his constituents. It …

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Monday, December 13, 2010

'Dexter' Watch: Annoyed by the Season Finale? by Ginia Bellafante

The season was incredibly strong in my mind, and "Dexter'' certainly remains one of the best shows on television. But the final hour has left me padding about the house exasperated.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

'Boardwalk Empire' Builds on Strong Performances by Ginia Bellafante

"Boardwalk Empire'' is meditation on compromise -- the sins we can live with and the sins we can't, as Nucky Thompson put it.

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'Dexter' Watch: Love Blooms and Blood Spills by Ginia Bellafante

With Showtime announcing a sixth season for "Dexter," all eyes are on next week's Season 5 finale.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

'Dexter' Watch: He Sees You When You're Creeping by Ginia Bellafante

The pace is furious as the season hits the final stretch, and much of the fun of watching "Dexter" now is in conjecture.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

'Dexter' Watch: Messy Relationships by Ginia Bellafante

Dexter takes some big risks, and he doesn't yet realize how many cracks have been exposed in the walls around his secrets.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

'Dexter' Watch: No More Secrets by Ginia Bellafante

Yet another person gets close enough to learn about Dexter's darkness. That hasn't worked out so well in the past.

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