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‘Death in Venice’ documents the decline of the bourgeoisie

Because many retirees live there, some cynics have called Florida “God’s waiting room.” In his 1971 film, director Luchino Visconti proposes another candidate for the title—Venice. Visconti’s adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella centers around the composer Gustav von Aschenbach, who arrives in the Italian metropolis after a disastrous concert. Yet, his stay proves far from…

Donald Trump will never be an ally

Given the somewhat unpredictable nature of the Trump presidency, it might be easy to assume that his recent call to decriminalize homosexuality is just as inexplicable as the rest. After all, how could a president who elected an openly homophobic vice president, called for the dismissal of trans people from the military and slashed queer…

TheatreWorks’ ‘Fun Home’ imperfectly balances past and present

“Fun Home” shoves overdone musical theater tropes, narrative structures and themes onto a mortician’s table for reexamination. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, the musical is filtered through the eyes of a 43-year-old Alison as she illustrates moments from her childhood and young adulthood. These moments are primarily set in her…