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Winter Haunts – The First Thing That Happens, Hamlet

BY THE BAD ORACLE Late winter isn’t exactly the right time for ghost stories, despite the uneasiness of transitional seasons, but Baltimore small theater is serving them up to largely good effect.  Lola B. Pierson’s The First Thing That Happens, with a limited run at the new Voxel (brainchild of Christopher Ashworth of theatrical software company Figure 53) is haunted

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Sex with Strangers – Don’t Hurt Yourself

A REVIEW BY THE BAD ORACLE People (myself included, of course) enter into relationships with the amusing, alarming fantasy of control.  This time, we won’t let someone else get the upper hand, show our ugly too fast, raise our voices, get jealous, lose perspective.  This is impossible, obviously, because we’re all jittery weirdos one odd Facebook message away from completely

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