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2008-10-16 21:00:14

Tony Award-winning actors Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane have signed on to star in the new Broadway production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." To be directed by Tony Award-winner Anthony Page, the show is set to begin preview performances April 10 at Studio 54, with an opening night planned for April 30, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced. Irwin will play Vladimir and Lane will portray Estragon in the limited engagement production. Bob Fosse's "Dancin,'" previously announced...

2008-10-03 06:00:15

By Claudia Puig Rachel Getting Married is a bit of a misnomer. Though the story is structured around the marriage of Rachel, the movie is all about Kym, a neurotic recovering addict and prodigal daughter, played powerfully by Anne Hathaway. It is a humorous and moving family drama, interspersed with plenty of stark realism and a bit of artificiality. Kym comes home from rehab for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) and destabilizes the family dynamic, dredging up buried...

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Glenn Whipp "Rachel Getting Married" began life when Sidney Lumet's daughter, Jenny, imagined a young bride looking at herself in a three-way mirror. Then her sister bursts into the room, and the moment is either enhanced or ... destroyed. Or perhaps a little of both. As realized by director Jonathan Demme, "Rachel Getting Married" (in theaters Friday) captures life in all of its messiness, juxtaposing a gorgeous wedding against a family confronting both a past tragedy and the...

2008-07-26 21:00:30

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 26--BRATTLEBORO -- Radiation levels measured at the fence line of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant were 30 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006. Despite the 30 percent increase, the report stated the highest fence line measurement recorded by the Vermont Department of Health was less than 18 millirem. "At no time has Vermont Yankee posed a measurable risk to public health," said Health Commissioner Wendy Davis. Although radiation...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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