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Friday, January 20,2012

The screening room

Fassbender and Mulligan rock the Naked City in ‘Shame’

by James Sanford
Their eyes meet. They are seated across from each other on a New York subway train, but it´s immediately apparent each of them is imagining how much closer they could get. She smiles shyly while glancing at him slyly. He stares at her intently, almost — but not quite — smiling. In the silence, you can almost hear their blood boiling and the crackle of electricity in the stale air.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

'Find things that are red'

Alison Gass is the Broad Museum’s first curator

by Lawrence Cosentino
As assistant curator for painting and sculpture at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Gass curated a New Work series that juggled politically charged images (Luc Tuyman’s stark Sept. 11 paintings) with grand aesthetic epiphanies (Allyson Schotz’s room-filling webs of prismatic beads) and wild installations (Nikka Rothenburg’s bizarre contorting-body videos).
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Advice Goddess

Witchful thinking & Baby, I need your oven

by Amy Alkon
A “love” like hers sends chills down a man’s spine — that is, when the man happens to have one. Did you forget yours at the airport? Maybe leave it at a hotel? Although your wife is engaging in outrageous emotional abuse, your reaction — your fear of her rage, which she uses to control you and get her way — is what keeps it going.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Pretty Vacant

Mystery sells tickets for Vacant Lansing event

by City Pulse Staff
What you´re getting for your money is anyone´s guess. Vacant´s violet-colored logo of a blindfolded tiger is cryptic. Even the address of the event is a mystery: The site says it will happen "Somewhere in REO Town," between 7 and 11 p.m., but gives no more information.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Write to work

Author Jim Daniels' job is telling the stories of other people's jobs

by Bill Castanier
It’s tough being Jim Daniels. He’s often confused with another Daniels: Jeff, the actor and filmmaker who writes scatological comedies involving flatulence. Jim Daniels’ writing can be dark, but it’s never stinky especially when he weaves his favorite theme — working in the Motor City — into his short stories and poems.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Back in September, Root Doctor released “Joy,” a new album of soulful blues tunes. For area blues lovers who haven’t heard any of the new tunes yet, the band plays Friday at the Green Door.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

The song of David

Okemos native Michael Lluberes calls his show ‘The Boy in the Bathroom’ ‘an intimate musical’ about isolation

by James Sanford
The show in question is “The Boy in the Bathroom,” with book and lyrics by Okemos native Michael Lluberes and music and additional lyrics by Joe Maloney. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. presents the Midwest premiere of “Boy,” starting Thursday.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Before sunrise

David Andrews anchors the expanded WILX morning newscast

by James Sanford
Getting up early in the morning is nothing new for WILX news anchor David Andrews. He’s been married to WFMK-FM morning-show DJ Monica Harris for 24 years, and she’s been starting work before sunrise the entire time they’ve been together.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Perspectives on the past

Documentary ´Nostalgia for the Light´ examines Chilean history, both ancient and recent

by Robert Sancrainte
Chile´s Atacama Desert is an expansive plain with the perfect environment for stargazing: Isolated and removed from civilization, its perpetually clear skies and seeming lack of life give it grandeur not unlike outer space. Like the cosmos, the desert holds secrets well preserved by its vastness, and the desire for discovery burns in the hearts of scientists and non-scientists alike.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

The sound of Chenille

The Sisters shine in ´Backstage Pass´ spotlight

by Robert Sancrainte
The three members, led by the talented and hilarious Grace Morand, alternate between heartfelt ballads and more comedic fare. Quirky tunes like “Regretting What I Said” and “NaCl” are silly enough that they grab your attention, but none of these lighthearted ditties distract from showcasing the singers’ masterful ability to harmonize.
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