Tomorrow is Bloomsday, an annual holiday in which James Joyce fans rejoice and celebrate one of the author's greatest works, Ulysses. For those of you who have never read the book, or only pretended to read it in college, the epic story follows one Leopold Bloom as he goes about his day -- June 16, ... More >>
If you're familiar with the writing of cultural theorist and freelance critic Mark Dery, you already know he writes in loop-de-loops and mazes, often embedding the meanings of his sentences in elaborate spirals of prose. His new essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, follows that pattern, ... More >>
Jo Stougaard/My Last BiteFish kidney curry from Jitlada. We bet neither Leo Bloom nor James Joyce ever tried this.It's 8 a.m., June 16th, 1904, and at 7 Eccles Street in Dublin, Leopold Bloom, the wandering hero of Ulysses, is contemplating a breakfast of offal, which we know all about thanks ... More >>
What is it with Christmas movies and food? Whether it's George Bailey borrowing his mother's good dishes for the high school dance in It's a Wonderful Life or Ralphie's little brother showing Mom "how the piggie eats" in A Christmas Story, eating is inextricably linked with holiday festivitie ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on John Steppling's Phantom LuckNEW REVIEW GO HYPERBOLE: ORIGINS
Photo by Rogue Theatre Ensemble
It's not easy to wrap sentences around this fantastical storytelling
spectacle created by a collaboration of artists under Sean T.
Calwelti's direction, a ... More >>
Light up the Sky is this week's Pick of the Week.
Light up the Sky Photo by Maia Rosenfeld
THEATER PICK Moss Hart's sharp, hard-boiled 1946 farce, Light up the Sky, is the quintessential backstage tale of the mid-20th century. His characters are often based on real people: fast-talking produ ... More >>