September 2, 2009 |
If there are any doubts that "Visiting Mr. Green" is a critic-proof property, the effective revival at the Colony Theatre should settle them. Jeff Baron's much-produced 1996 two-hander about an accidental inter-generational alliance enjoys an adept staging that treats the old-school calculations with unexpectedly involving ease. Since its Berkshire Theatre Festival premiere starring Eli Wallach, "Visiting Mr. Green" has been produced in more than 30 countries and been translated into 22 languages.
December 3, 2008 |
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son; "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women; and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young woman confronting her demons at her sister's nuptials, dominated the nominations for the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards on Tuesday, earning six each.
November 7, 2008 |
"Ballast" has the heft and substance its name implies. A double prize winner at Sundance, this austere, rigorous film has a sense of place, a feeling for reality so compelling it makes us feel like we're living it, not just watching on a screen.
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April 25, 2002 |
Four environmental groups filed suit on Wednesday charging that luxury cruise liners are illegally discharging ballast water that could damage plant and animal life along the California coast. The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says the water sometimes contains exotic organisms that pose a threat to native flora and fauna. Cruise ships take on the water in foreign ports to maintain stability on the high seas and unload it elsewhere.
December 13, 2001 |
Perhaps the most telling thing you can say about Laura Bush is that most people, including her political adversaries, seem genuinely fond of her, something that could never be said about her flinty predecessor. One always got the impression that even Hillary Rodham Clinton's friends didn't exactly like her. They respected her, of course, as did so much of the "I Am Woman" rank and file, who saw her as the first bona fide bra burner to infiltrate the White House.
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November 2, 2000
Hordes of microorganisms, including viruses and other germs that may harm people or marine life, sail into U.S. ports from abroad every year in the ballast water that keeps ships stable, according to a team from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Md. The study suggests that microorganisms may pose a greater danger than bigger, known invaders in ballast water, such as mussels.