Odipe takes the stage in Berlin

BERLIN – “The city stinks of death in its streets,” laments the chorus in Sophocles’s “Oedipus Rex”. Thebes is in the grip of a deadly plague. The king summons a prophet to guess the will of the gods, who accuses the monarch, “You are the damned polluter of this earth. …

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Gagarin is an ingenious and artisanal show

Newsletter: FT Weekend Get weekend inspiration with the best of life, arts and culture. Delivered every Saturday morning. In Gagarin’s opening moments, the view through a cheap telescope is Earthbound – of the scattered inhabitants of Cité Gagarine, a modernist slab of social housing in Ivry-sur-Seine, southeast of Paris. But …

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Auguste Wibo and the anonymous attraction of art

In a recent conversation for this magazine, author Samuel R. Delany discusses the bygone era of cruising in New York, remembering with the artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase about the time when the metropolis was a garden of earthly delights and anonymous sex. Delany remembers the city’s porn theaters, piers and …

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How “7 Prisoners” star Rodrigo Santoro “completely transforms” for human trafficking drama (video)

For his upcoming Netflix human trafficking drama, director Alexandre Moratto turned to Brazilian star Rodrigo Santoro to play the film’s menacing villain, Luca. But although Santoro does stand out in “Love, Actually,” “300,” “Westworld” and “Lost,” Moratto maintains that he is almost unrecognizable in this film. “Some people don’t even …

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United Arts announces September project grant winners

United Arts of Central Florida just released the names of the organizations that received its September project grant cycle. Seventeen organizations received grants during this cycle, totaling $ 27,000 in funds to support their projects, which range from cultural events to art therapy programs. The following copy is taken from …

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