David Mermelstein

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Anatomy of a Slap

A small, awkward space impinges on optimal enjoyment of this collaborative effort compiled by eight writers, including director Luis Reyes. The premise – ...
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A Feminine Ending

Plays about music are notoriously disappointing, and Sarah Treem's wry meditation on the challenges facing a young "classical" composer about to marry a pop...
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Cozying Up With Baz Luhrmann

Photo by Jack Gould Also in this issue: Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème reviewed by Steven Leigh Morris Chief among the Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s talents is the power to seduce, so why am I surprised this past November when he insists we share a cramped love seat? “It’s the only......