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“Dogrel” fashions Dublin out of gothic Play-Doh

“Dogrel” fashions Dublin out of gothic Play-Doh

| Friday, April 26, 2019

Stephen Dedalus, the young protagonist of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” approaches Sandymount (a long, skinny strip of beach in East Dublin) engulfed in a swirl of images — “Snotgreen, bluesilver, rust: coloured signs.” These visions — “Limits of the diaphane” — clog the young man’s mental pathways, holding his creative read more

“Ramy” is a different kind of show

“Ramy” is a different kind of show

| Friday, April 26, 2019

  Actor-comedian Ramy Youssef is a millennial. He is a Muslim. He is an American from the great state of New Jersey. He is also the son of immigrants. Youssef’s new Hulu show, “Ramy,” explores what it means to be each of these things, how they all work together read more

Andrew Bird’s latest work is his finest yet

Andrew Bird’s latest work is his finest yet

| Thursday, April 25, 2019

On the topic of predicting a film’s critical or commercial success, screenwriter William Goldman famously declared: “Nobody knows anything.” Goldman’s Law seems to apply to the music world as well. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer once called “Pinkerton,” the band’s second album, “a hideous record … a hugely painful mistake,” read more