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Gallery of Echoes

Shadowbox Live is a musical theater cabaret in Columbus that is best known for its seasonal shows combining original sketch comedy with live performances of well-known music, chiefly in the rock genre. A longtime...

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Kindred

The late, great Octavia Butler was best-known as a rare black female superstar in a genre –science-fiction –largely dominated by white men. One of her most famous and influential books, however, was not science-fiction...

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Synecdoche, New York

Originally posted in 2008. Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut is a fractal hallucination. I’ve been a fan of Charlie Kaufman for years, and it’s been interesting to see how his work transforms under the guidance...

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MJD’s “Luis Briceno”

As a followup to last week’s “Turing Test” here’s one more repost of an old Mark-Jason Dominus story from the archives. Reading this Borges-inspired story is what first led me to discover the peculiar...