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‘Edison’ Review: The Invention of Modernity

In October 1929, Thomas Edison was a sleep-deprived octogenarian, deaf as an adder—“I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old.” Having sworn off public speaking, he was reluctant to …
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Rusty Brown by Chris Ware review – a treasure trove of invention

It begins in Omaha, Nebraska, on a snowy weekday in 1975. The title character, a put-upon eight-year-old schoolboy convinced he is endowed with extraordinary powers of hearing, occupies our attention …
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BWW Review: Mac Wellman’s mini-masterpiece THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY at The Flea Theater

How to describe the oratorically dense, frequently hysterical and mind-buzzingly creative The Invention of Tragedy? How does Shakespeare sound to a young child? “Let there be a dragon of trees and …
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Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention review – fun with ‘fempowerment’

When Aditi Mittal made her UK debut two years ago, it was with a lightweight guide to India for outsiders. You get a sharper picture of her native country from her new show, Mother of Invention – …
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Week in Review: Apple makes a rare apology, Nintendo tries to reinvent its invention

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week …
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Wrestling the Walrus review – boldness and invention

The initial set-up appears simple. A wooden bench sits underneath a pergola on a grassy mound, the whole backed by a screen suggesting a blue sky. To the right of this stage are placed, in full view …
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