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Say no to “gay” marriage

August 21, 2010

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America actress Portia de Rossi couldn’t have chosen a more culturally sensitive time and place (a Los Angeles court) to file a petition to take the surname of her partner, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The news broke five days after US district court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8, which has prohibited same […]

In the Blood

August 21, 2010

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For such a linguistically rich play, Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood – an updated take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, here receiving its European premiere – is at its best when exploring the limitations, inadequacy and cruel fixedness of language. Words, sentences, labels, expressions and clichés – as wielded by virtually every character on […]

Making Pride seriously fun

August 10, 2010

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This weekend’s “Pride and (No) Prejudice” Brighton Pride parade was a melee of colour, glitter, Regency-era drag, big muscles, even bigger hair and irritatingly infectious high-scene pop and dance tracks. Such was the din created by the whistles and the vuvuzelas sold along the procession route that it was sometimes difficult to hear the chants of […]