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ARTS AND CULTURE

By Nicole Finkbiner

7 Things You Absolutely Do Not Need to Know About Sketch Comedy Troupe ManiPedi

They write their own sketches. They make many of their own costumes and props. They shoot their own videos. They book their own gigs. And, of course, they have day jobs. Aubrie Williams, Shannon Brown, Kaitlin Thompson, Briana Kelly and Madonna Marie Refugia: A year into their existence as a troupe, the five comedians who call themselves ManiPedi have already played three big national comedy festivals.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2012 | Comments: 9

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By Sean Burns

The Audacious "Holy Motors" Can’t Be Classified, But You Won’t Care

Who knew? An invigorating movie experience is possible without knowing what the hell’s going on most of the time.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2012 | Comments: 0

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By Matt Prigge

Six Incredible Things Done by "Holy Motors" Star Denis Lavant

The inhumanly flexible, vaguely rat-faced thespian Denis Lavant is still obscure in America. That’s a shame: If anyone was tailor-made for the Internet age, it’s Lavant, crazy clips of whom ought to be fixtures of the web’s many time-suck sites.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2012 | Comments: 0

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By Matt Prigge

Latest "Anna Karenina" Iteration Simply Summarizes the Book

It’s far more watchable than it should be, considering neither director Joe Wright nor writer Tom Stoppard is remotely able to get inside the emotions and subtleties of their source.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2012 | Comments: 0