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Art and Business Clash in "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom"

Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By Perry Tannenbaum

Few playwrights, black or white, would write a line so richly laden with poignancy as “Somewhere the moon has fallen through a window and broken into thirty pieces of silver” only to bury it in the silent text of his prologue. 1,139 more words

Theatre

‘Can Labour ever win?’ The 1992 election - Part 1

This weekend sees the 25th anniversary of the 1992 general election, a defining moment in British political history. To mark the occasion, this is the first of two extracts from Alwyn Turner’s book… 1,150 more words

Politics

Too early to tell about effects of tidal turbine, but no evidence of any yet, FORCE says

The general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) says nearly five months after deployment of a Cape Sharp tidal turbine, there has been no evidence of effects on fish, marine mammals or seabirds. 719 more words

Tidal Power

Nova Scotia ushers in 'new era' of tidal energy as protesters warn 'turbines kill fish'

It’s official. Electricity is now flowing onto Nova Scotia’s power grid from a newly installed 2MW tidal turbine submerged in the Bay of Fundy.

The provincial energy minister, Michel Samson flipped a big electrical switch today near Parrsboro, NS to mark the beginning of what government and tidal industry officials hope will be a new era in marine renewable energy. 689 more words

Tidal Power

Success! Cape Sharp Tidal deploys Fundy turbine

Work crews successfully lowered a 300 tonne OpenHydro turbine and its 700 tonne base into the Minas Passage this morning during a four-hour operation at ebb tide. 486 more words

Tidal Power

The Nerd Who Terrorized New Jersey

Theater Reviews:  The Toxic Avenger and Pride and Prejudice

By Perry Tannenbaum

I’m not sure how or when such epithets as “Armpit of the East” or “Scrotum of the Nation” rained down on New Jersey, but they were certainly commonplace before the onset of… 1,268 more words

Theatre

Nevermind Watchdown: S7E10

Well, as I am allowed to say this since a member of Slade is on hand tonight, IIIIIIIIIITTTTT’S CHRRRISSSSTMAAAAASSSSS!!!!

Tonight’s long-delayed Series 7 Christmas Episode, brought back thanks to the quest for the lost episodes, features Rich Hall, Dave Hill from Slade, the last appearance of one of the members of the NMTB old guard, Tony “Not Metal, Don’t Know” Wright, and Daytime TV host Lorraine Kelly… 1,266 more words

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