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From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

By Lillian Barkley

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote the book on masochism.  The novel, “Venus in Furs,” was adapted into a stage production by David Ives in 2010. The Power Play follows a successful playwright and struggling actress during a tumultuous audition filled with sexual tension, sadism and plenty of com...

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’

Box Office Report: ‘Fury’

October 23, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Quite possibly vying to be the biggest surprise of Oscar season, “Fury” is a driven movie capable of evoking strong emotions in any viewer.  At first glance it might seem to be another rudimentary war film, cookie cut with a star-studded cast and dazzling special effects; however, it was far more dev...