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  • Polaris, 'The Adventures of Pete and Pete' house band are back for the first time

    Polaris, 'The Adventures of Pete and Pete' house band are back for the first time
    Consider the strange, rather adorable case of New Haven, Connecticut one-off band Polaris. It formed in 1993, consisting of members of another band, Miracle Legion, for the sole purpose of providing music for the Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” Now, it is on tour for the first time ever, thanks entirely to the nostalgic feels it elicits for a whole generation when they hear Polaris’ ‘Hey Sandy,’ better known as the theme song to “Pete and Pete,” a soaring, snappy song that lands squarely between the college rock of the Feelies (who, hey, play here next week!) and anthemic sub-indie junk like The Gin Blossoms.
  • Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

    Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'
    It can be difficult to find subtlety on the stage. After all, there are no close-ups, no cuts, none of the tools with which film- and television-reared audiences have been trained to recognize implication or ambiguity. On the stage, the actors must be...

    Wandering Eye: David Carr weighs in on 'Serial,' Marion Barry passes away, and how boxing affected 'The Twilight Zone'

    Wandering Eye: David Carr weighs in on 'Serial,' Marion Barry passes away, and how boxing affected 'The Twilight Zone'
    David Carr did his bit in the New York Times about Serial, the podcast about an old Baltimore murder case that is breaking records for listenership in the medium. While Carr's wit and wisdom as a media critic are well established, the podcast's status...

    Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

    Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"
    The tattered corpse of a Victorian love seat hangs from the ceiling. Hardback books line the walls, cover the windows and fill the fireplace. A simple semicircle stage is set off by 20 chairs set up on rows.   Simple, too, are the costumes, and a rare...

    WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts

    WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated radio station WYPR are raising questions about the station’s policies in the wake of their failure to form a labor union. At the forefront: How does a station underwriter become an “employee” under labor...