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  • Why sex onstage rarely works

    Why sex onstage rarely works
    After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation. "Chris Jones," the...
  • 'House of Cards' Hammy, Addictive

    'House of Cards' Hammy, Addictive
    It may be impossible to write a drama about politics that doesn’t come off as ham-handed, over-the-top, and laughable. This is probably because actual politics reverberate with mundane news-cycle non-events, punctuated by overseas disasters and...
  • Community & Clubs: Planting seeds for the future

    On Saturday, more than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will be sprucing up more than 2,500 carrotwood tree seedlings in preparation of presenting them to third-graders in all 21 public and 15 private schools within the boundaries of the...
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago Washington in winter From the social columns: "Miss Elizabeth White, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. White, was stricken with infantile paralysis, a few days ago, and is slightly improved at this writing. "Mr. Mollie...
  • Surgical science museum features tools alongside an artist in residence

    Surgical science museum features tools alongside an artist in residence
    Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...
  • O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill

    O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration withdrew its opposition to legislation allowing doctors and nurses to dispense medical marijuana to patients through academic medical centers, raising prospects for passage this year. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the...
  • 'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life

    'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life
    A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...
  • Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children

    Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children
    It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
  • 'Life of Pi' review: Survival of the surprisingly clean-shaven

    'Life of Pi' review: Survival of the surprisingly clean-shaven
    **1/2 (out of four) Boasting a title that Homer Simpson would decry for false advertising—it’s easy to imagine him hungrily moaning, “Mmm, a life of pie!”—”Life of Pi” is not really about the life of man named...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • 'Hyde Park on Hudson' review: Makes 'Lincoln' look like 'Skyfall'

    'Hyde Park on Hudson' review: Makes 'Lincoln' look like 'Skyfall'
    *1/2 (out of four) President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going. Daisy must be awfully good with...