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  1. Waiting For Madoka: Absurdism in Madoka Magica

    Even though precisely nobody asked for this article, I just couldn’t get the topic out of my head. I may be the only person in the world who enjoys the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot equally, but hopefully I might be able to persuade some of you to join me soon. You see, though these two works seem to have nothing in common, they’re both actually wonderful explorations of the school of thought known as absurdism.

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  2. Eve Ensler Responds to Concerns Over the Vagina Monologues‘ Inclusivity

    Lot to vag-parse here.

    Last week women's college Mount Holyoke was the subject of intense scrutiny over a campus theater group's decision to effectively "retire" the Vagina Monologues in favor of creating an original and more inclusive play in a similar style. So what does Eve Ensler think?

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  3. Women’s College Retires Vagina Monologues Over Inclusivity Concerns

    What's so special about your vagina?

    Women's college Mount Holyoke announced in a campus-wide e-mail recently that the school will be retiring Eve Ensler's seminal play The Vagina Monologues over concerns that the text isn't sufficiently intersectional.

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  4. Amy Poehler Named Pudding Queen (Basically) By Hasty Pudding; Awarded With Parade, Pot of Pudding

    Is the award alliteration based?

    On January 29th, Amy Poehler will join the ranks of past pudding prize-winners Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Helen Mirren when she leads a parade before being presented with a "Pudding Pot" in Harvard Square by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a historic Harvard student society. I don't understand Boston, but I sure like the sound of it.

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  5. Review: Bradley Cooper is The Elephant Man in Broadway Revival

    And now I am emotionally compromised.

    Previews for The Elephant Man have begun. After thirty-three years, the Tony Award-winning play has returned to the Booth Theatre, where the original Broadway production was staged. It is back -- and words can’t begin to describe how wonderful it is.

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  6. Let It Gore: Awesome Middle School Students Stage Bloody Frozen Satire Based On Game of Thrones

    My sun and...line!

    Theater nerds will take what is theirs with fire and blood, pending approval from the PTA of course: for the second year in a row, Parkview Middle School in Jefferson, Indiana is going to spill a lot of red food coloring in the name of art.

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  7. Stream Yourself Some Culture: Globe Theater Offers New On-Demand Player for Shakespeare Productions

    Yes that is Arthur Darvill. You're welcome.

    Back in the day, if you wanted to watch a Shakespeare play—or any work of Elizabethan-era theater, really—you had to schlep yourself over to a disgusting outdoor theater and, unless you could afford the exorbitant costs for seats. stand with a bunch of other plebes in a tightly packed standing-room-only gravel pit. But we live in the future now, where we can stream those plays directly into our eyeballs via magic screens! Isn't life amazing?

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  8. Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like He’s About to Leap Out Of My Computer Screen and Kill Me

    Turn that frown upside down, Richard III!

    Benny, I... I didn't mean it when I said you're being cast in so many things and talked about so much that I'm maybe getting a little fatigued of your presence. I swear. And I've never used the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator; I don't even know what that is! Stop looking at me like that.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Villains of Guardians of the Galaxy Are Lookin’ Good

    Hey there, Nebula.

    Collider has two Guardians of the Galaxy Empire magazine covers, one of the villains (above) and one of the good guys. Nice.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: A Discworld Cake, Complete With Giant Turtle

    Note: not a full-size replica.

    I can't say that I've ever wondered what the Great A'Tuin tastes like, but apparently it's filled with chocolate mint grasshopper cake. (by Art2Eat Cakes, via That's Nerdalicious!)

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