‘The Body in the Gazebo’: murder, embezzlement & food

Working within the challenging confines of an amateur detective premise, Katherine Hall Page has created a terrific series of novels about suburban Boston caterer/sleuth Faith Fairchild. Where many
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Out of the Warner vault: the truly bizarre ‘Don’t Make Waves’

The Warner Archive DVD-on-demand program has unleashed one of its strangest recent offerings — the 1967 sex comedy “Don’t Make Waves,” starring Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate. The
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‘Stonewall Uprising’: finding new angles on an old story

If you missed the airing of the Amerian Experience documentary, “Stonewall Uprising,” on April 25, you can catch up with the 90-minute film on the just-released DVD from PBS Home Video. The story of
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‘Future Anxiety’: The Bats dig into dystopia

There are a few rough edges in “Future Anxiety,” the new Laurel Haines play at The Flea theater in lower Manhattan, but that is to be expected in a piece set in the future that juggles satire, drama
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‘Blue Valentine’: they do still make them like they used to

Character driven and bleakly realistic, “Blue Valentine” feels like a throwback to the moviemaking of the 1970s, when many stars prided themselves on looking unglamorous on-screen and directors loved
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‘Gods’: Greenwich hedge fund expose mixes thrills, satire

The “free market” Wall Street schemers who got us into the financial catastrophe of 2008 and then were bailed out with taxpayer dollars are almost too easy a target for satire. First they bilked their
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‘Good People’ — what a difference Frances McDormand makes

Frances McDormand deserves combat pay for her acclaimed performance in the new play by David (“Rabbit Hole”) Lindsay-Abaire, “Good People.” The drama opened to strong reviews and has been playing to
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‘Dead by Midnight” — another airtight Carolyn Hart mystery

For me, the highlight of the recent crime writers’ gathering in Easton — Murder 203 — was having the chance to spend some time with the guest of honor, Carolyn Hart. Hart is a modern master of the
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