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Dante’s Inferno videogame a dark chapter in a literary classic

Dante’s Inferno videogame a dark chapter in a literary classic

Cassiel Chadwick, Staff writer

March 18, 2010


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When Dante Alighieri wrote, cultures leapt from his pen. His style carved the Italian language, his commentary shook a fractured state, and his subject immortalized the nine circles of hell. In his predominant work, The Divine Comedy, Dante depicted himself as a quiet, cravenly, old man. Donning ...

The Decade In Art

Daniel Moattar

March 2, 2010


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It's been a long, hard decade: financial crises, terrorism, Facebook stalking, skinny jeans, global warming, and Dan Brown novels. What we need now – what everyone needs – is closure. Emotionally, the Legend can't provide that – it's only a newspaper. But if we can't be therapists, we can definit...

Nymph Errant

Nymph Errant

Anne Vetter, Staff Writer

December 10, 2009


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Only Urban would stage a play that revolves around a young woman trying to lose her virginity. Nymph Errant, by Cole Porter and Romney Brent, opened in Manchester on Sept. 11, 1933, and ran for only 154 performances. (Here in California, 76 years later, it could not be anything but the contrary.) Director...

Place of poetry

Place of poetry

Celine Buehl

July 14, 2009


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Haunting the barrack walls on Angel Island are more than 200 poems, etched into thin sheets of lead paint. I pause, notebook in hand, to observe a man in his early 60’s as he traces the carvings with his fingers. He introduces himself as Walter W. Ko, and hands me his latest publication, a book...

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