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Evan Rachel Wood Is A Survivor Of Abuse. In ‘Allure,’ She Plays An Abuser.

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Jacquemus Plays by His Own Rules

PARIS — Simon Porte Jacquemus is no stranger to taking a gamble.
He kick-started his career by staging a happening in front of a Dior show during Paris Fashion Week, complete with models brandishing “Jacquemus on Strike” signs. Vogue Paris editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt stopped to see what the fuss was about, and a year later, his work was featured in the magazine.
Since then, Jacquemus has gained a reputation as one of the most talented young designers on the Paris scene, whose name is regularly put forward in the ongoing game of designer musical chairs at major houses. Yet the 27-year-old self-described “son of farmers” continues to play by his own rules.
When Dior decided this season to move forward its show to the first day of Paris Fashion Week, which also featured Saint Laurent, Jacquemus was faced with the prospect of being sandwiched between two powerhouses.
He decided to go double or nothing and stage his display the night before, on the closing day of Milan Fashion Week, when many fashion editors are traditionally in transit — or simply not in the mood for an evening show.
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The Complicated Role Race Plays In The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Scandal

The “Bachelor” franchise’s longtime problems with race have been cast into a harsh spotlight in the past couple of weeks. With rumors swirling over alleged on-set sexual misconduct between a black male and a white woman, both members of the summer spin-off “Bachelor in Paradise” cast, many viewers have been left unsettled by dueling narratives that play into the most damaging stereotypes about black men and about women.

Warner Bros., which produces the series, put out a statement this week saying that the investigation had been concluded and no evidence of misconduct had been found. Though no charges were filed against the man in question and the show has now resumed filming, the event left a trail of news articles about the man’s purported misconduct and about the woman’s speculated sexual promiscuity. 

While, in recent years, the problems with slut-shaming and victim-blaming of alleged assault victims have drawn attention from mainstream media outlets, audiences like the predominantly white Bachelor Nation have less frequently been asked to confront how race plays a role in how we react to allegations of rape.

Historically speaking…when accusations have been made against black men for the rape of white women, and these panics and fears ensue, there’s very often no correlation between the actual incidence of rape and the hysteria around it.
Carina Ray, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies

To get some historical perspective on the particular issues raised by sexual assault cases involving black men and white women, HuffPost’s “Here to Make Friends” podcast chatted with Carina Ray, an Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, and author of Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana.

“Historically speaking […] when accusations have been made against black men for the rape of white women, and these panics and fears ensue, there’s very often no correlation between the actual incidence of rape and the hysteria around it,” Ray said, pointing to the notorious case of Emmett Till, a black boy who was brutally murdered after he was alleged to have whistled at a white woman. “There’s this huge gap between reality and perception that has historically contextualized this question.” 

Black men have, in many historical and contemporary contexts, been falsely depicted or assumed to be sexual threats to white female virtue ― a racist perception that has endangered the lives of black men. Conversely, she added, white men have long enjoyed relative impunity for sexual aggression, especially when women of color, and black women in particular, are the victims. 

In an email, Ray elaborated on the point, saying, “We also need to interrogate the presumptions that underline how victimhood is defined and assessed. It’s quite telling that we proceed under the assumption that she is the victim and he’s the perpetrator,” she wrote. “But if we understand the history we must also understand that black men have often been the victim in these rape allegation cases. That is to say that it’s not a question of being cleared, but rather of the very real and often heinous consequences that the accusation itself results in. That might be something that the show’s producers need to think about ― the disparate outcomes that black and white men will face when something like this occurs.” 

Try to move beyond a question of, ‘does the history of interracial rape and the way in which black men have often been unfairly accused of rape…say something definitive about what happened in this case.’
Carina Ray, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies

On the podcast, Ray also emphasized that placing the event in context does not mean we can extrapolate exactly what happened in a given incident ― what’s more important, she explained, is understanding the prejudices and baggage that may be influencing our perception and working to counteract them.

“Try to move beyond a question of, does the history of interracial rape and the way in which black men have often been unfairly accused of rape, does that actually say something definitive about what happened in this case,” Ray said. “Instead of doing that, just say, how has that history influenced how people view this particular case?”

To hear more of the conversation, and an interview on the legal aspects of the case with civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom, check out the latest episode of “Here to Make Friends”:

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Broadway Box Office: Tony Awards Bump Up ‘Bandstand,’ Winning Plays

“Bandstand” continued its upward trajectory, “Oslo” got a shot in the arm and “Hello, Dolly!” set its latest record at the Broadway box office last week, as the immediate aftereffects of the Tony Awards began to make themselves felt. Sometimes it’s tough to make a direct connection between a Tony showcase and a rise at… Read more »

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Selena Gomez Plays Mom, Dad And Mistress In ‘Bad Liar’ Music Video

All the awards. Literally, let them all reign down upon Selena Gomez’s new music video for “Bad Liar,” in which she plays not one, but four separate characters. And in which she manages to shine through a mustache and Justin Bieber’s pervy uncle glasses. 

A new era of Gomez has dawned, and she’s blessed us with an accompanying music video that signals her artistic and aesthetic growth. After releasing a promo video for the new single, the official “Bad Liar” film is giving us all the sun-kissed ‘70s goodness ― peep the Pee-Chee sports folder ― we could ever need. 

Gomez plays a high school student caught in the middle of her father’s affair with her blonde gym teacher, while her mother becomes increasingly suspicious. The former Disney star seems to especially enjoy playing the titualr bad liar in this scenario, aka Daddy Gomez. Crotch grabs and fun are had by all.

In the end, however, it’s revealed that she also has the hots for teacher ― twist ― hinting at her presumed next single, “Fetish,” which appears at the end of the video.

Shantay you stay, Selena. 

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Like Father, Like Son! Tom Brady Plays Football with Lookalike Son Jack at Charity Game

Like father, like son!

Patriots quarterback and five-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady had some tough competition on the field Friday — his 9-year-old son Jack!

The pair tossed around the pigskin together at a charity event that kicked off a weekend of fundraising physical activities in support of Best Buddies International — a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Held at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Massachusetts, the Tom Brady Best Buddies Football Challenge bought together Brady and fellow Patriots like Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola for two hours of competition.

But it was Jack who appeared to steal the show, running passes next to his dad while dressed in a pair of khaki shorts, a white polo, and white and blue Under Armour sneakers.

Ever the proud papa, Brady posted a video of the two hugging after the game — captioning it, “Proud of my son/long snapper tonight in the @bestbuddies football game.”

Jack is Brady’s eldest son, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.

He has two other children with his Brazilian supermodel wife, whom he married in 2009, Gisele Bündchen — Benjamin, 7, and Vivian, 4.

Brady has been working with Best Buddies International since 2011.

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The annual event, dubbed Best Buddies Challenge, continued on Saturday with a celebrity bike ride challenge, where participants rode a 100, 50, or 20 mile journey with 1,500 other cyclists of all abilities — including Brady, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

For those who didn’t want to pedal all morning, Olympic legend Carl Lewis led a 5K run/walk. Guests were treated afterwards to hot showers, massages and a beachside lunch.

All this leads to tonight’s lobster clambake and open-bar party, where Brady and Best Buddies International founder Anthony Shriver are expected to give out awards before a surprise private concert (Past musical acts have included the Beach Boys, Natasha Bedingfield, the Plain White T’s and .38 Special).


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French TV Host Plays Cruel Joke On Gay Men And Sparks Global Backlash

A French television presenter is facing outrage after poking fun at gay people who responded to his spoof of a dating ad on his show.

On Monday’s episode of “Touche Pas à Mon Poste” (or “Don’t Touch My TV”), host Cyril Hanouna revealed that he’d posted an online ad claiming to be a bisexual man called Jean-José, the BBC reports. Jean-José was described in the ad as being “very sporty and well endowed.”

A clip from “Touche Pas à Mon Poste” shows Hanouna speaking in a snarky, somewhat effeminate tone as he chats with a man who replied to his ad. He’d also used a shirtless photo of filmmaker and YouTube personality Max Emerson in the ad. Emerson, 28, recently made waves when Instagram photos of him and his boyfriend, Andrés Camilo Hernandez, attending a military ball went viral. 

The segment quickly landed Hanouna in hot water. Nicolas Noguier of Le Refuge, a France-based LGBTQ advocacy group, told the BBC that one of Hanouna’s guests was “distressed” by the prank since he had yet to come out as gay to his parents. “We were devastated by his tears and his fear of being found out by his parents and those around him,” Noguier said, according to the report. 

The controversy prompted a number of high-profile advertisers, including Chanel, Nestlé and Disneyland Paris, to yank advertisements that aired during the primetime show. (BuzzFeed published a running list of companies that have pulled their advertisements from the show.) 

On Wednesday, GLAAD announced it was joining the Association of French LGBT Journalists in launching an online petition in both English and French asking supporters to speak out against Hanouna’s actions. Thus far, France’s Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, which regulates television content, had received more than 25,000 complaints in response to “Touche Pas à Mon Poste,” according to a GLAAD press release.

“This show not only humiliates gay people in the cruelest of styles, but glorifies a dangerous practice that continues to put gay men in harm’s way in France and around the world,” GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said in an email statement. Her organization, she said, urged “our global community to speak out against the use of online dating profiles and apps to entrap and harm innocent LGBTQ people.” 

Emerson echoed those sentiments, calling the unauthorized use of his photos “entirely unacceptable.” Earlier in the week, he blasted the move on Twitter. 

It isn’t the first time that Hanouna’s actions have made headlines. According to The Local, an English language French news site, viewers were angered by an October 2016 episode in which a “Touche Pas à Mon Poste” guest kissed a woman’s breasts on the air. In addition, the host frequently mentions homosexuality, “often to laugh about it in a disparaging manner,” on the program, according to the report

For his part, Hanouna said he was “hurt” by the allegations of homophobia, noting it was “everything he had been fighting against for years,” according to the BBC

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Melissa McCarthy Plays an Angst-Ridden Sean Spicer on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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PopPolitics: James Gray on How Today’s Rise of Trump Plays into ‘Lost City of Z’

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‘Girlhood’ Star Plays A 19th-Century Black Equestrian In New Movie

French actress Karidja Touré may have first caught your attention in 2015 after the U.S. release of the coming-of-age drama “Girlhood.” Now, she’s back for another coming-of-age movie, but this time she’ll be depicting the life of equestrian Selika Lazevski.

“The Adventures of Selika” is a short film based on the 19th-century equestrian, whom the film’s writer Sybil H. Mair reimagines as an African princess forced to leave her home and find her place in the world. 

The movie comes three years after the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Girlhood,” which earned Touré a nomination for a Cesar Award ― comparable to an Academy Award ― for Most Promising Actress. 

Touré’s new role is starkly different from her turn as a lost 16-year-old who befriends a rebellious group of girls to gain a sense of identity in “Girlhood.” 

“The Adventures of Selika,” which also stars Jennifer Daley and Luke Elliot, is slated to premiere on April 16, but the platform on which the movie will appear has yet to be publicized, according Shadow and Act. You can check out images from the film on their website

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Silver Jeans Co. Plays the Youth Card

Canadian-based Silver Jeans Co. has a spate of initiatives under way that include recasting the brand as more youthful resource, restructuring its marketing team and partnering with a fashion accessories licensee.
Silver Jeans, which is an extension of the Western Glove Co., is asserting its independence from the 95-year-old family-owned business, that’s produced products such as Treat-em-ruf Riders and Handy Andy Overalls.
The developments are aimed at growing Silver Jeans’ customer base while maintaining its position as a leader in the denim arena, Michael Silver, the company’s chief executive officer said.
“We’ve been pushing Silver Jeans Co. to a new aesthetic level,” said Silver, noting that the brand’s new look will be introduced in its spring 2017 ad campaign. “The entire campaign, from the models to the styling, will reflect a more contemporary, confident and edgy look than in the past.”
Kim Carter, former vice president of U.S. sales at Silver Jeans, who left in November 2015 to MPG — Mondetta Performance Gear, in October returned to the company in the new role of president of global sales.
Silver Jeans partnered with Montreal-based Midway Industries, Ltd., to license a collection of hats, cold weather accessories, handbags and belts under the Silver Jeans Co. name.
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Rob Kardashian Plays Makeup Tester, Swatching Fiancée Blac Chyna’s Line

The lipstick market is seriously booming right now. There’s hardly a celebrity out there at the moment who hasn’t launched, or is at least thinking about launching, their very own makeup line. But none are more invested in the beauty industry than the Kardashians.

Kylie, of course, has her perpetually sold out Lip Kits, Kendall just launched a full line for Estée Lauder, and even Caitlyn is getting in on the action with her new shade for MAC Cosmetics.

And never one to be left out, Rob Kardashian is ready to get in on the game by helping future wife Blac Chyna test colors for her own beauty line.
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Rob posted a video to his Instagram account Thursday night of Blac Chyna showing off three shades of Liquid Lipstick — Haute Cocoa, Mink Pink, and Kitten Pink — from her skincare and false eyelash line Lashed by Blac Chyna. While fans might be quick to assume that Chyna is trying to steal a bit of Kylie’s swag, both ladies actually launched their lipsticks at the same time last August.

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This is Rob’s first foray into the world of color cosmetics — he’s yet to say a word about, say, Kourtney’s foray into the world of bee-influenced beauty products — but he has always marched to the beat of his own mascara wand. Besides, every good husband-to-be knows you’ve got to support your lady love first and foremost in all of her many entrepreneurial ventures.

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Most notably, Rob’s swatches are temporary … unlike the superfan who recently tattooed all of Kylie’s Lip Kit swatches and the illustration of her lips on his arm. So we’ll call this cosmetic competition a draw for now.

What do you think of Blac Chyna’s lipstick line? Are you going to try them out? Sound off below!

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Alice Birch Speaks Softly and Writes Loud Plays

The British playwright’s American debut, “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.,” is a call for feminist revolution with a ferocity absent from her personal demeanor.
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Eugene Kim plays ‘David’ on Showtime’s Dice and Talks About His Upcoming Film Car Dogs

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Coming off of his starring role in the critically acclaimed film Sake Bomb, Eugene joins the elite in comedy on Showtime’s Dice, an ensemble cast in the film Car Dogs and portrays 10 different characters for one job. The young actor seems to do it all… and well.

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Talking to actor Eugene Kim makes me hungry. Looking at Eugene’s selfie (see below) makes me NOT hungry. There’s only one thing to do about my predicament – but first, I must look up how to spell the word ‘predicament’.

When I was in college at SUNY Stony Brook around (cough), Andrew Dice Clay did his stand-up show at the student center. It was sold out in minutes. So you can imagine my delight when I found out about Showtime’s Dice!

Let’s see what Eugene Kim has to say for himself!

You play ‘David’ in Showtime’s new series, Dice, which premiered April 10. Tell us about the audition process.

It happened so quickly. I got the call at 10am to go in and audition at 2pm. As an actor, you have a choice to either freak out at the short amount of time you have to study, or you just tackle it. I did a little bit of both.  

The casting director had me do it several times. Got to play with the material, which I love. My character, David, is a passionate gay man who marries into Dice’s family, so I went into the audition dressed well, attire that fit the scenes I read for.

The next day, I got the job. Flew to Las Vegas the following week and started filming.

Were you a fan of Andrew Dice Clay before you got the role? How was working with him? Any insight into ‘David’? Funny stories?

Dice is a Legend! There’s no one like him. While doing standup at the Comedy Store years ago, I got to watch him do his thing. He killed it. The audience loves him. I’m not the most social person when I perform, so I kept to myself.

Working with him on set was amazing. He’s a stellar guy and an extremely talented actor. Every actor wants to feel safe in their environment. I definitely felt that with him.

‘David’ represents all the men and women that judge Andrew based on his act, having only a two-dimensional view of who he is as a comedian, without knowing that behind the scenes, he is a loving father, partner and friend who’s often misunderstood. That’s where the comedy lies in the show. It’s poignant, articulate but hilarious.

After filming a scene, we were all talking. Andrew wanted a picture taken, so I moved out of the way. He called me out, and said he wanted the photo with me. So I stooped over and smiled for the photo. 

He then said, “NO ON MY LAP!” It was hilarious. One of the producers actually made a poster of it with the words,”Hickory Dickory Dock” on it. 

Tell us about your upcoming film Car Dogs with ensemble cast Octavia Spencer, Nia Vardalos, George Lopez and Dash Mihok.

The story unfolds over the course of a day. A car sales manager, (Patrick Adams, Suits) is given an intense deadline by his father (Chris Mulkey,Whiplash) also the owner of a car dealership. He must sell 35 cars by the end of the day. 

We filmed in Arizona for a month. Shooting in Scottsdale, there was a lot to do. It was like we were back at summer camp. It was a blast.

I did go through many bottles of Visine though — it’s so dry out there.

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Eugene Kim. Seriously, Eugene, what are you eating?

You’ve voiced several video games including World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, done motion capture on Batman: Arkham Origins. How does working on a video game differ from film/TV?

Voice-over work is a different beast. There’s something liberating in knowing an audience will hear only your voice. It’s like wearing a mask. It gives you the license to be whomever you want.

Doing a video game, you say each line three or four times and then you move on. At the end, you make a bunch of specific attack and wounded sounds. Its such a silly and unnatural thing to do but it’s a vital part. In contrast to film/TV, most of the time you’re not working opposite anyone in voice-over work which can be a little tricky.

I also just did my first Audiobook for the novel “The Walled City” by Ryan Graudin. Beautiful book. I portrayed 10 different characters. Voice-over relies so heavily on the imagination- was a great experience.

Is Eugene Kim your birth name? Are you named after anyone?

It is. My parent’s just liked the name Eugene… randomly.  Conveniently, it translates to Yu-Jin, which is a girl’s name in Korea. 

I just tell people it was very cold in the hospital where I was born. [AUTHOR’S NOTE: Haha! I get it! But not really…]

Your sister is a doctor and you studied child psychology. Why did you choose acting instead of psychology?

My sister is an MD PhD radiation oncologist at Duke. Her focus is on brain cancer. I tell people she got two Doctorates because there were supposed to be two doctors in the family.

Technically, I chose both acting and psychology. You need psychology in acting. You have to analyze your characters without judgment and understand their behavior patterns and defense mechanisms. I am an entertainer, and as trite as it may sound, acting chose me.

I think I can do both. I still want to work with kids and also homeless veterans. I’m just able to do that from a different place now.

What are you addicted to?

Sugarfish sushi. 

Are you a morning or evening person?

Evening.  

Were you really on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?

No, I have no idea why that is on my IMDb. But hey! I’ll be your neighbor!

What are your thoughts on the Presidential election this year?

I feel like it’s become a big reality show.

If you were asked to break a mirror for a role, would you do it?

Yes. If I needed to break a mirror in a scene, I’m sure there would be a powerful meaning behind it. I’ll do anything to tell the story in the most poignant way… And I try not to give superstitions power.

What’s your favorite meal?

A juicy Bone-in Pork Chop served medium with an Apple Compote, side of Truffle Mac and Sautéed Kale. #gout

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Jennifer Lawrence Plays The ‘Trainwreck’ In Her Upcoming Comedy With Amy Schumer

After seeing this summer’s “Trainwreck,” Jennifer Lawrence knew that she and Schumer were meant to be friends forever. So she sent off a quick email, one thing led to another, and now they’re writing a movie together. But this time, Amy Schumer is the normal one.

Lawrence revealed some more details about the plot of the film — in which she and the comedian play sisters – to Entertainment Tonight, confirming the script is ”dirty” and “real.”

“Amy, in this movie, she has it very together,” Lawrence said. “It’s her lifelong dream to be a flight attendant. She works at the airport. And I’m a mess.

The project came together so quickly, the Oscar winner explained, because both women feel comfortable sharing their blunt, honest opinions with each other. “We both have very similar senses of humor, obviously, and aren’t afraid,” she said. “Which is a good and bad thing, because I don’t know what our movie will be rated.”

Whatever the case, Lawrence put off any idea that she might involve any of her “Hunger Games” co-stars (and friends!) Liam Hemsworth or Josh Hutcherson in the project.

“No, no, no, no, no. There’s not really boys in it,” she said. 

Bechdel test, check.

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“Jeux:” New York City Ballet Plays the Game of Love

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Sara Mearns and Company in Kim Brandstrup’s Jeux. Photo credit: Paul Kolnik

Black, white and grey. An imposing opaqueness consumes the David H. Koch Theater, like in an old-fashioned film. Every twist of the palm seems shrouded in darkness and contrast, a silhouetted semblance of reality. The lone gold light adds warmth to the scene, a splash of color in the void. Romance masks emotion so that nothing feels so intimidatingly honest. Like when Audrey Hepburn appeared onscreen, the stage is a mirage, a nostalgic, glamorous, gorgeous rendering of what the world will never be: simply lovely.

And yet it is this simplicity that feels too safe in Kim Brandstrup’s premiere for New York City Ballet. Jeux reminds you of Kurt Vonnegut’s iconic line: “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” But sometimes you crave that ache, that immediacy. Sometimes you want to feel something — sweet, cruel, fresh, haunting, anything — just to know that you’re alive. Brandstrup won’t offer that kind of narrative; as a former film student at the University of Copenhagen, he’s more invested in a story’s intrigue than its subtext.

On its own, Jeux sparkles, entrenched in a ’50s imagination reminiscent of Gigi and An American in Paris. But on a program beside the season’s other commissions by Myles Thatcher, Robert Binet, Troy Schumacher and Justin Peck, the action seems drained, almost exhausted. There’s none of the novelty of Thatcher’s gender obfuscation, or Binet’s use of space, or Schumacher’s intricate patterning or Peck’s avant-garde vitality. Brandstrup’s piece is a ballet, amidst other ballets, bland in its generality. You can glue your eyes to it for twenty minutes and claim its pleasure. But it probably won’t make you smile from enthusiasm or whimsy.

The curtain opens to a promising image: Sara Mearns standing in a spotlight, a heap of bodies hiding behind her. Amar Ramasar ties a blindfold around her temples, and the game begins. Unlike Vaslav Nijinsky’s original Jeux from 1913, nobody’s really playing tennis; this is a love sport. Mearns is infatuated with Ramasar, who in turn falls mutually for Sterling Hyltin. Adrian Danchig-Waring likes Mearns, who doesn’t notice his affection because she’s obsessed with Ramasar. If anyone hurts, scorned by a partner, it doesn’t feel so urgent. Claude Debussy’s score swells too often and too richly for pain to matter, and you know you’re in a universe where the plot will sort itself out neatly in the end. If Brandstrup intended for Jeux to have any dab of authenticity, he should have chosen a less majestic, dreamy composer.

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Sara Mearns and Adrian Danchig-Waring in Kim Brandstrup’s Jeux.Photo credit: Paul Kolnik.

The work isn’t insignificant — every moment is articulate and stunning, and a few gel so nicely that you can’t distinguish motion from music. When Mearns cascades backwards into awaiting arms, faint, weak, her body hinged at the hips as she’s rotated 360 degrees. When Hyltin seamlessly wanders into a triple piqué turn, her arms plopped in a sassy “V.” When the corps waltzes across the floor and under the moon, popping into lifts in passé, their reflections dancing like phantoms on a scrim. In fact, these shadows are the most interesting part… man-made projections crafted by the human body, distorted and elongated.

Still, when Mearns removes the blindfold from her face and throws it onto Danchig-Waring — the next victim of blinding lust — the symbolism feels empty. Were you supposed to sympathize with Mearns? Was Jeux anything more than a game? What were you — was I — meant to feel? Mearns tumbles into Danchig-Waring, pressed above, slowly melting to lie over him on the ground. She has snatched him as prey, like Ramasar did to her, like your lover did to you and like you’ve probably done to an innocent someone.

… And so what?

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Small Talk: Eight Short Plays

Small Talk: Eight Short Plays


This collection of eight 10 minute plays include: PERFECT WEATHER (2m) – When a strange man interrupts Jims meditative morning ritual, what begins with small talk about the weather, soon devolves into a bizarre interrogation. THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (1 m, 1f) – After a vigorous morning of work, two porn actors get lost in a circular conversation. COMMUNION (1m, 2f) – When a dying mans request for a strawberry milkshake is denied by his long-suffering wife, the couple descend into a battle that could be their last. THE MONSTER (2m) – A motorcycle salesman uses all the usual tricks to lure his customer in, but a strange and violent story prevents him from closing the deal. BASIC PLUMBING (2m) – A small town library is the setting for a stand-off between an up-tight librarian and the local madman. THE DRIVING RANGE (1 m, 1f) – While an instructor leads a woman through the basics of the golf swing, an underlying tension threatens to throw them both off their game. BEHIND THE WHEEL (2m) – A man begs his brother to save him from despair by letting his father-in-law die. THE INCLUSION (1m, 1f) – When a woman invites an old friend to her jewelry store to help him find the best diamond for his fiance, it eventually becomes clear that he wants more than her advice. *Author: Fallen, Eric *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 78 *Publication Date: 2010/12/20 *Language: English *Dimensions: 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.16 inches

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FACE IT: New Plays. New Voices

One of the most heartening and potentially exciting things in reporting on theatre is discovering new voices. Everyone laments–fairly–that there are too few new plays and writers whose work make it to Broadway. Which is why a show like HAND TO GOD was important. Even though it didn’t ultimately win the Tony as best play, most audiences clearly enjoy the highly original work by Robert Askins….a fresh name for many of us.

Granted, few shows of ANY kind ever make it to Broadway or remain there for long. Those that do tend to come from well known names who understandably make investors and producers feel more secure. Off-Broadway–as well as in many venues around the country–are where we see and hear new works. Even when they are not always fully formed, you sense that you are listening to something raw and often special.

This past week I saw several plays in New York written by folks we will definitely be hearing from for years to come. Branden jacobs-Jenkins is just 30 years old and he’s already won off- Broadway awards for his shows Appropriate and An Octoroon. And now his latest one, Gloria, has just had its run extended at the Vineyard on E. 15th street

While far from perfect, Gloria shows a real talent at work. This is a two and a half act piece, and progresses chronologically. The first takes place inside a magazine office in 2010, where an assortment of six characters gossip, snipe at one another, and bemoan their profession: (“No one reads magazines for the truth”) and reveal their ambitions and insecurities. (“I’ll die if I’m 30 and still in a cubicle.” “Now I have to fact check the fact checkers!”) “And about those unpaid interns, one character muses, “they’re too entitled to do any real work.”

It’s fair to call Gloria a biting sitcom in the first act, until an unexpected and violent outburst occurs, shocking characters and audiences alike. I won’t disclose anymore, though suffice to say it seems eerily prescient. The second act takes place eight months later, as three of the magazine’s former staffers find themselves at a Starbucks, where they testily compare the books they are writing about the incident. For the final addendum, we are in the present time at a Hollywood production office where the same subject matter is now fodder for potential television series.

The playwright’s ideas are compelling and highly contemporary: how we quickly turn grief and loss into material to be packaged, sold and viewed; How the victims of a terrible tragedy choose what they remember; how they play with the facts; How odd heroes are made. (“Why does dying make someone interesting”?) “Have you considered turning this into something”? is the recurring question for characters trying to capitalize on a tragedy they may have been only tangentially part of.

Good ideas all, though the script could have gone through another draft or two, made sharper and run deeper. Branden Jacobs-jenkins is understandably hot, and non- profit companies like the Vineyard must be thrilled to get one of his works as quickly as it comes off the press. However, words can be smart on the page but come off as less than organic on stage. Still, his career is taking off and there will be much ahead.

The same can be said of Joshua Harmon, who is 32 and whose new play Significant Other is now at the Laura Pels, produced by the ever resourceful Roundabout Company. Harmon is previously known for Bad Jews, which started off -Broadway and is now doing exceedingly well across the country. Significant Other might be called Sad Gays, but in fact it is much more than that. This one is about four best friends in their late twenties (Think Sex and the City with one of the quartet being a man.) The character of Jordan Berman watches as, over a few years, his three gal pals hook up and head to the altar. As the playwright said after the show, this piece is not really about one’s gender, as much as it is about what it feels like to be the last single standing as one heads into his or her 30s.

This is fine writing…very funny, painful and touching. There are countless memorable lines: “I have found my soul mate. I know that sounds funny since we have nothing to talk about.” “Last night I went out with a guy who says while he’s personally not into cannibalism, he can understand people who are.” “Do you think it’s weird that I want to have kids just so I can discipline them?”

The play is totally contemporary, taking place in New York City today and dealing with a millenial’s various crushes and dating mishaps. But mostly it’s about friendship and the challenges of keeping them intact as the participants find their significant others. While it is not explicitly about being gay, it can be seen as the perfect play to follow the Supreme Court decision last week. Yes, everyone might now have the right to love and marry who they choose. But that also may mean more pressure on the gay community to find the right partners, make the full commitments, and even play new roles in others’ weddings. “How can you be a bridesmaid?” asks one of the young women to Jordan, her best friend. “You can do anything now,” he answers, badly hurt in the play’s most searing confrontation.

Playwright Joshua Harmon says this is a personal if not autobiographical play. Whatever it is, the character of Jordan rings very true. Part of this is due to the sensational performance of Gideon Glick. I can’t believe he won’t be racking up awards. He runs the gamut of emotions and when he wails, “I’m 29 and no one has ever said they love me”–well, that will hit home for folks of all stripes. Glick is a great physical actor: he does a long bit on whether to press the send button on an email to a man crush: “My brain knows I shouldn’t do it but my finger keeps crawling over,” he says in a desperate, unanswered phone call. While there are no explicitly bad Jews in this one, there are plenty of good jokes that will resonate on that score. When Jordan dates a Jewish guy, he notes a kind of shorthand “It just means we can talk about our mothers without it being a buzz kill.”

The show is beautifully directed by Trip Cullman and the actors are impeccable, even when they play seemingly cliché roles: the pushy narcissist; the overweight supportive one; the dour wry one. Lindsay Mendez, Sas Goldberg and Carra Patterson are those girlfriends, who hit every mark and go beyond type. And Barbara Barrie is splendid as always as Jordan’s grandmother. “Don’t die young–but don’t get old” she warns him.

Most these playwrights are emerging for us, but they have obviously been plying their trade for years, and have resumes filled with all kinds of written material, and shows that started in fringe festivals and multiple workshops. Tom Jacobson has one of those resumes though his show The Twentieth Century Way is his first to make it into New York. It’s playing through July 19 at the Rattlesnake theatre. Like Significant Other, The Twentieth Century Way is catching a moment. It is playing smack in the middle of the West Village, a few blocks from the Stonewall Inn–and I saw it on the night of the Supreme Court decision. Not only were the streets outside overflowing with celebrants, the spirit even infused the experience of this play—which dramatizes the actual story of a vice squad in Long Beach, California in 1914, that specifically targeted homosexuals and gay bars.

This is a two character piece, but in fact you get to know at least a dozen. Theoretically, these are two actors who meet before auditioning for some movie project. But they quickly morph into police officers, important long beach figures who were caught in compromising situations, newspaper reporters and editors, and more. There are many metaphorical lines–a few too many: “the heart of improvisation is solving a problem,” “you don’t have to feel, just act like you feel,” “this might not be an audition….this might be an arrest,” “everyone is acting..all the time,” “I don’t exist– I belong in the mind of the audience.” We get it.

A lot of the obvious could be eliminated. There is enough strong material here, including the very fact of this little known attack on, and exposure of, gays in what was considered to be one of the most morally upright and religious of communities. The performances by Will Bradley and Robert Mammana are nothing less than tour de forces. I try not to call actors brave simply because they eventually take all their clothes off. And even though I wish they didn’t have to say the words “naked truth–” it really does make sense here. I hope The Twentieth Century Way picks up traction….especially at this moment in time. The big battles have been won, but it’s always good to recall the little ones fought and lost along the way.

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Winnie Plays Ball: Brand New Readers

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Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

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Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers’ latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos, in concert with Anna Meredith’s seductive electronic score – gamely executed by The Living Earth Show, a guitar and percussion duo who wore lampshades over their faces the entire time.

Tassel recalls Dekkers’ surreal and somewhat grisly reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood at the West Wave Dance Festival on the same stage at San Francisco’s Z Space a year ago, except this time the underlying narrative is not an iconic fairy tale … Or is it? As the temperature rises, and the five dancers start shedding their somber black, white and grey clothing, stripping down to neon-bright jockey shorts and bras, flinging garments, luggage and furniture around the stage, echoes of the destruction of an ancient temple ring in our ears, along with wailing rock chords from Travis Andrew’s electric guitar. The lights, which started flickering halfway through the piece, extinguish on a final tableau anchored by Raychel Diane Weiner who, having been in mysterious communion with the musicians upstage center, slowly revolves to reveal herself bare-breasted, shoulders weighted down with discarded garments, lamp shade over her face. This outlandish goddess stretches one arm out to us hopefully, and we are reminded of the light that burned miraculously for eight days from a single vial of lamp oil, after the Maccabees retook their temple and purified it.

Those who reject the notion of any religious overtone to this piece may instead find thoughts of class warfare and revolution creeping into their brains.

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Tassel was introduced by a virtuosic tantrum, courtesy of Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson who together make up The Living Earth Show. This musical interlude (or unmusical interlude, as the gentleman behind me grumbled) led us down the garden path with a little bluegrass-y vibe before unleashing the full artillery of Damon Waitkus’ North Pacific Garbage Patch. The loudly creaking seats at Z Space and the sound of a backstage door slamming introduced an element of improvisation into this taut, exacting conversation between guitarist and drummer.

The evening opened on a more restrained note, with a reprise of Dekkers’ very first piece of choreography dating back to 2010: Flutter, performed to Steve Reich’s playful Clapping Music and the wistful, stately Sarabande from Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Andrews and Meyerson (sans lamp shades) stood downstage left, clapping the syncopated rhythm in a shifting canon, later to be relieved by violinist Kevin Rogers, while Jeremy Bannon-Neches, Christian Squires and Vanessa Thiessen, seated in classic Martha Graham spirals, propelled themselves with sweeping leg motions across the black marley floor as if swimming in an ink-black sea, then skittered across on tip-toe like sea birds at the water’s edge. Delicate movements ripple through their torsos to head and fingers, and while the vocabulary remains essentially the same throughout, the contrast between the percussive clapping and the long drawn out breaths of the baroque Sarabande, with a slightly draggy feel to its ¾ metre, evokes a broad range of mood and emotion within this short piece. Such is the intimacy between musicians and dancers that we can no longer tell whether the music is driving the movement or the dancers are spinning the music like spiders spin their webs.

Another revival followed. Sixes and Seven is a Philip Glass-guided exercise in futility, an obsession with trying to count the uncountable: grains of sand on the beach, teaspoons of water in the ocean, stars in the sky, and exactly how much a guy named John loves his girlfriend. Counting is a dancer’s way of organizing the world, and the title of the piece appears to be a joke on dancers – who are accustomed to counting steps in 4’s and 8’s, rarely in 6’s or 7’s.

The exquisite Tetyana Martyanova debuted in this solo on Thursday night, and Ballet to the People was struck by how different the work feels not just on different dancers (the piece has been performed by men and women) but in different spaces. Scale matters critically in dance: the human versus the scale of the stage and set. At Z Space the stage is smaller, the lighting apparatus less intrusive, and the audience closer than at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Ballet to the People last witnessed its performance by Jessica Collado, who appeared tiny, fragile and vulnerable as she negotiated the enormous space. Martyanova in contrast appeared more serene, and more in command of her environment, as she hopped and glided and shuddered and balanced perilously in various twisted single-leg squats, plucking invisible stars from the sky and sea anemones from intertidal reefs.

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Dekkers’ other new piece on this program, entitled Yours is Mine and premiered by Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi troupe this past summer, is set to Bodega, an electrifying industrial soundscape by Jonathan Pfeffer, influenced by the duress experienced by war veterans and street kids in the rougher neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Underpinned by a throbbing syncopation, the minimalist, paroxysmal score shares a bloodline with Flutter‘s Clapping Music. The tentative, gossamery explorations of space in Flutter and Sixes and Seven, however, give way in this piece to a hyper-aggressive vernacular in which space is conquered by diving into it, kicking, leaping, thrusting the chest forward, head butting the air.

Three terrific male dancers (Jeremy Bannon-Neches, Aidan DeYoung and Christian Squires) strut and swagger, staking out their territory on the mean streets, members of the 21st century Jets and Sharks. Every encounter is hostile, threatening and the occasional hint of sexual aggression distills to a matter of power and turf. There are acrobatic lifts and throws, and elements of stylized wrestling and street-fighting, but also flashes of humor (like a swift series of pop-ups into the air with little hip wiggles.) Once Raychel Diane Weiner enters, however, we realize that (program notes be damned) this is one gang, not two at war with each other, and Weiner is not there to taunt them, to add some female sexual tenson or pit them against each other: she is their ringleader, their Capo. The men jointly parade her overhead and toss her heroically from one to another, in the style of George Balanchine’s seminal Agon – but like the central female figure in Agon, she calls the shots.

Yours is Mine is a handsome and physically daring piece, but also the least original of the works on this program. Today, adventurous dance companies including DV8 Physical Theatre, the BalletBoyz, Ritmos Family, BirdGang Dance, Kidd Pivot, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and others sculpt elements of ballet, modern, hip hop, capoeira, contact improv, and flamenco into highly athletic metaphors for alienation and violence. Fusion of styles alone doesn’t make this kind of work memorable, although it improves the odds. Dekkers’ impeccable musicality raises this piece above the competition, but it does not push the envelope the way the other three pieces on this program do.

Photos courtesy Post:Ballet:

1. Jeremy Bannon-Neches, Raychel Diane Weiner and The Living Earth Show (lamp shades on heads) in Robert Dekkers’ Tassel (Photo: Natalia Perez)
2. Artists of Post:Ballet in Robert Dekkers’ Tassel (Photo: Tricia Cronin)
3. Raychel Diane Weiner and Jeremy Bannon-Neches in Robert Dekkers’ Yours is Mine (Photo: Natalia Perez)
4. Christian Squires, Raychel Diane Weiner and Jeremy Bannon-Neches in Robert Dekkers’ Yours is Mine (Photo: Natalia Perez)
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The Life And Works Of Charles Lamb – Poems, Plays & Miscellaneous Essays

The Life And Works Of Charles Lamb – Poems, Plays & Miscellaneous Essays


THE LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB – DEMOCRITUS – Junior have put my finishing pen to a tractate De Melancholia, this day, December 5, 1620. First, I blesse the Trinity, which hath given me health to prosecute my worthlesse studies thus far, and make supplication with a Laus Deo, if in any case these my poor labours may be found instrumental to weede out black melancholy, carking cares, harte-grief, from the mind of man. Sed hoc magis volo quam expecto. I tun now to my book, i nunc liber, goe forth, my braveAnatorny, child of my brain-sweat, and yee, candidi lectores, lo here I give him up to you, even do with him what you please, my masters. Some, I suppose, will applaud, commend, cry him up these are my friends hee is ajos rarus, forsooth, a nonesuch, a Phcenix concerning whom see Plinius and Mandeuille, though Fienus de monstris doubteth at large of such a bird, whom Montaltus confuting argueth to have been a man male scrupulositatis, of a weak and cowardlie faith Christopherus a Yega is with him in this. Others again will blame, hiss, reprehende in many things, cry down altogether, my collections, for crude, inept, putid, post caenanz scripta, Coryate could write better upon a full nzeal, verbose, inerudite, and not sufficiently abounding in authorities, dognzata, sentences, of learneder writers which have been before me, when as that first named sort clean otherwise judge of my labours to bee nothing else but a messe of opinions, a vortex attracting indiscriminate, gold, pearls, hay, straw, wood, excrement, an exchange, tavern, marte, for foreigners to congregate, Danes, Swedes, Hollanders, Lombards, so many strange faces, dresses, salutations, languages, all which WoLfius beheldewith great contente upon the Venetian Rialto, as he describes diffusedly in his book the worlds Epitome, which Sannaxar so bepraiseth, e contra our Polydore can see nothing in it they call me singular, a pedant, fantastic, words of reproach in this age, which is all too neoteric an …

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