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Review: In ‘The Mother of Invention,’ Middle-Aged and Not at Peace With Mom

As detectives know all too well, witnesses can recall the same event very differently. Adding thorny family dynamics to the mix complicates matters further. David, for instance, remembers not-so-fond times with his mom, Dottie: “She gave me a beating …
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Jasmin Vardimon: Pinocchio review – joyous new levels of dance invention

Vardimon’s choreography is superbly performed and complemented by artful stage illusions, but this family show’s over-moralising tone slows down the story Hands-on facial features … Maria Doulgeri (Pinocchio), centre, and Aoi Nakamura (Blue Fairy) in …
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon – review

This thorough life of the late novelist isn’t true to the spirit of its iconoclastic subject ‘Intellectual wildness colours every line she ever wrote’: Angela Carter photographed at home circa 1981. Photograph: Jane Bown for the Observer It’s hard …
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Review: ‘The Invention of Russia’ Examines the Post-Soviet Path

Anyone who has spent time in Russia over the past 30 years should be deeply grateful for Arkady Ostrovsky’s fast-paced and excellently written book, “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War.” Too often, the story of post …
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