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Bruce Munro: Field of Light

It takes 42 people working in rotation over five days to place the 4,500 radiant glass spheres that make up Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Discovery Green. Each sphere is set atop a thin, clear stem. Installed in the ground on either side of the Brown Promenade, under the ...

Immigration Outrage and What's in a Name?

Dear Mexican,

I was reading the comments (BIG MISTAKE) on an article I recently read regarding St. Charles, Missouri, adopting Arizona-style immigration Law. I was SHOCKED at the amount of people who support this law and my question to you is: Why can't people see the bad implicati...

Capsule Art Reviews: November 27, 2014

"Buildering: Misbehaving the City" "Buildering" describes overt acts of artistic expression with elements of rebellion against the establishment. It requires an unsanctioned, "in-your-face" attitude, and, more important, it's great fun. There are striking sculptures, exciting videos and photo...

Wrestling Drama Foxcatcher Engages but Doesn't Pin

The du Pont family made its fortune selling gunpowder during the War of 1812, and soldiered on to invent everything ever worn by a cop: Kevlar, nylon, polyester, synthetic rubber. If you've cooked on Teflon pans, that money's theirs, too. That means you've supported American patriotism, or at lea...

Tommy Lee Jones's The Homesman Brings a Lost America to Life.

Tales of the Old West continue to make up a significant portion of our cultural narrative, mostly because we still like to comfort ourselves with stories showing that ours is a land of opportunity. Making the trek to the American frontier promised a new life, or at the very least a fresh start. With...

Horrible Bosses 2 is the Comedy the First Should Have Been

The third-greatest scourge of the earth, right after online comments sections and bedbugs, is the unfunny comedy sequel, which may be why you think you should skip Horrible Bosses 2. The miraculous surprise is that Horrible Bosses 2 isn't terrible at all. It's looser, breezie...

John Connolly: The Wolf in Winter

Novelist John Connolly seems like an awfully nice guy, much too nice to spend all his time writing about hit men, serial killers, perverts and deviants. But he does. With the release of The Wolf in Winter, the 12th novel in his bestselling Charlie Parker thriller series, Connolly conti...

Men in the Landslide

Ruben Östlund makes films the way sociologists devise thought experiments: by posing a hypothesis and thinking fully through its consequences. The Swedish director's previous feature, 2011's Play, follows a group of black teenagers in Gothenburg as they blithely coerce a trio of afflu...

Similarities and Automobile Etiquette

Dear Mexican,

Why do Mexicans and gabachos resemble each other so much? Both are very conservative about sex, marriage and family. Both are very Christian, either Catholic or Protestant. Both keep similar attitudes towards immigrants. Both are very patriotic...

Capsule Stage Reviews: November 20, 2014

Hänsel und Gretel When Opera in the Heights announced it would perform Englebert Humperdinck's gargantuan fairy tale — gargantuan in the size of its orchestra — I immediately thought, what a boneheaded mistake, this'll never work. This late Romantic behemoth (1893), progeny o...

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