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Small-scale indie ‘Tangerine’ is beautiful, thrilling and groundbreaking

SUBMITTED BY DAVID CANFIELD On the surface, Sean Baker’s electric new movie “Tangerine” should predominantly appeal to the niche-preferring moviegoer. The film centers on a pair of transgender* prostitutes, but favors a profanity-laced realism over something more erotic or suspenseful....
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Comedy is a tragedy: In a surprising shift, ‘You’re the Worst’ goes dark

  SUBMITTED BY DAVID CANFIELD By and large, today’s best television comedies slash through jokes, deftly balancing humor with thoughtful drama. There’s a melancholy undercurrent to the blistering satire of Netflix’s animated “BoJack Horseman,” w...
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SUBMISSION – Philosophy is dead

  SUBMITTED BY MILES ITON AND GIULIA HEYWARD When Stephen Hawking told the world that philosophy was dead five years ago, there was an outcry. Hundreds of thousands of people came out in defense of a body of work that...
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SUBMISSION – Bizarro World: ‘Review’ tests life out in morbidly funny fashion

SUBMITTED BY DAVID CANFIELD Andy Daly’s ruthless critical satire “Review” is the latest to join Comedy Central’s niche half-hour lineup. In its two years on-air, the series has delivered inconsequential ratings and an enthusiastic cult following, and m...
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SUBMISSION – Drawn to the Dead: The Immaculate, Impassioned ‘Phoenix’

SUBMITTED BY David Canfield “I’m more drawn to our dead than I am to our living.” Start to finish, the dramatically precise “Phoenix” takes its every cue from this encompassing, chillingly recited line of dialogue. Director Christian Petzold fuses Hi...
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SUBMISSION – The Windmill Theatre Company presents nightnight by Lukas Hnath

SUBMITTED BY Monica Cross New College of Florida’s Windmill Theatre Company presents nightnight at 8 p.m. September 24th and 25th, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday the 26th, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday the 27th at the New College Black Box...
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SUBMISSION – In the HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero,’ public policy makes for vital drama

SUBMITTED BY DAVID CANFIELD In his new HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” David Simon (“The Wire”) turns academic debates over subsidized housing into six gripping hours of historical fiction. Adapted from Lisa Belkin’s eponymous nonfiction book, “He...
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SUBMISSION: 20 Feelings My New College Education Helped Me Realize While Being Abroad in Mozambique for Two Years.

Submitted by Salome Grasland 1. Sometimes you’ll stick out worse than a townie at a wall. Embrace it. 2. Integration does not equal blending in. Sometimes you’ll wish your accent wouldn’t give you away. And that the clothes you carried di...
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SUBMISSION: Why you Should Scoop out your Insides and Stuff Yourself with Planets by Brad Baker

By Brad Baker The starry night sky, flat-chested image of a universe, yawns above us, the naked body of Nut, but a single beauty, body in the heavens; those heavens no more harp-filled than a lying grand piano, and no...
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POETRY SUBMISSION: Spenserian Sonnet #3 by Fusha Del Mar

Spenserian Sonnet #3 by Fusha Del Mar   The Serenity AA Prayer echoes in my dreams   Folded chairs, Coffee Cake, Big Book, & Diet Cokes   Find out whose sober chips are the most supreme   I call shenanigans...
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