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Shen Wei Takes on the Great Indoors

In his native China, Shen Wei was known for prodigious dancing, which combined strong Western modern technique with what he learned as a child from traditional Chinese Opera. A founding member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China’s first such troupe, he came to America in 1995. Comment
Theater

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment
Nightlife

Art Flesh

Since the ‘50s, art cinema and sex have gone hand in hand. Back then, the commercial success of Ingmar Bergman’s “Summer with Monika” didn’t owe nearly as much to its prescient depiction of frustrated, rebellious youth or to praise from François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard as to its brief glimpse of female nudity, which seems quite tame now. Comment
Film

Coming and Going

"Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen (“Hunger”), aims to be an intense character study of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a sex addict with intimacy issues. In fact, the film, which is getting buzz — and an NC-17 rating — for its sexual content, is not really about anything. Comment
Film

Coming and Going

"Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen (“Hunger”), aims to be an intense character study of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a sex addict with intimacy issues. In fact, the film, which is getting buzz — and an NC-17 rating — for its sexual content, is not really about anything. Comment
Theater

Book Worms

Theresa Rebeck is on a roll. The Brooklyn-based writer has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York to ample acclaim, including “The Understudy” and her 2007 Broadway debut, “Mauritius.” Equally at home working in television, she’s written and produced episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and is the creator and head writer of “Smash,” the wildly anticipated NBC series about staging a Broadway hit. Comment
Theater

Book Worms

Theresa Rebeck is on a roll. The Brooklyn-based writer has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York to ample acclaim, including “The Understudy” and her 2007 Broadway debut, “Mauritius.” Equally at home working in television, she’s written and produced episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and is the creator and head writer of “Smash,” the wildly anticipated NBC series about staging a Broadway hit. Comment
Theater

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment
Nightlife

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment

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