Possessed : Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand: Where He’s Been; Where He’s Going

August 10th, 2013

Things often fail us — a foreseeable outcome, given our expectations that new possessions will transform our lives, or at least perform as advertised. But every so often, something special comes along, doing its job so well that it restores our faith in the material world (or at the very least, in capitalism). Such was the experience of Alex Kapranos, the charismatic lead singer of the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. Eight years ago, when he and the rest of the band were guests at the 2005 Brit Awards, Britain’s answer to the Grammy Awards, he had not planned on shopping [...]

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Movie Review: ‘Rubberneck’ and ‘Red Flag,’ From Alex Karpovsky

February 22nd, 2013
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Alex Karras, N.F.L. Lineman and Actor, Dies at 77

October 11th, 2012

Alex Karras, a fierce and relentless All-Pro lineman for the Detroit Lions whose irrepressible character placed him frequently at odds with football’s authorities but led to a second career as an actor on television and in the movies, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77. Karras had kidney disease, heart disease and stomach cancer, his family said in a statement announcing his death, as well as dementia. He was among the more than 3,500 former players who are suing the National Football League in relation to the long-term damage caused by concussions and repeated hits to [...]

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Music Review: Milk Music, With Alex Coxen, at 285 Kent in Williamsburg

July 25th, 2012

Chad Batka for The New York Times Milk Music Alex Coxen, the frontman for this Olympia, Wash., band, performing on Monday at 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Let’s hear it for slow, and also for obscure. In December 2010 Milk Music released its debut EP, “Beyond Living” (Perennial). Played a few shows. Got a couple […]

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Possessed: The Director Alex Timbers at Home

June 9th, 2012

AS the whirring election-year political machinery whips us into an us-versus-them frenzy, a visitor from another planet might look at it all and assume that Washington was either the entertainment capital of the country or an entirely fictional place brought to life on a Hollywood soundstage. If only politicians could make their stump speeches in a Broadway theater, they, too, could be eligible for a Tony Award. But then, the Tonys (which will be given out Sunday night) are usually earned for some degree of complexity, not a quality often associated with political messages. Besides, the theater world loves tragic [...]

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Dance Review: Alex Escalante’s ‘Charlie’ at Abrons Arts Center

June 5th, 2012

Alex Escalante doesn’t shy away from political work. This experimental choreographer took on immigration issues in “Clandestino” and propaganda in “The 25th Frame.” In “Charlie,” his new 40-minute solo, he investigates issues surrounding the environment with the help of four characters — Charlie, Alex, Linda and Todd — who consider humanity’s destructive and regenerative nature. Mr. Escalante plays them all. Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Alex Escalante performing his new work, “Charlie,” at the Abrons Arts Center on Friday. He plays four characters who discuss the environment. Breaking news about the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia and [...]

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February 1st, 2012

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February 1st, 2012

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February 1st, 2012

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February 1st, 2012

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