'American Psycho' is (at least for now) the pinnacle of Bret Easton Ellis's art: the dark-hearted swansong of an era that sums up its subject matter with a perfect balance of breadth and incisiveness. Gross satire delivered with a hyperrealistic...
Playwright Karel Capek was going to call the artificial workers in his play "Labori," but his brother suggested “robots,” instead. It’s not surprising then, that the robots in 'Rossum's Universal Robots' feel like a pretty thinly-veiled metaphor.
Before Chris Brown gave Rihanna a black eye, even before R. Kelly peed on a teenage girl, boxer Mike Tyson was the person America loved to disapprove of. I went to his play to see how his horrible life story's working out.
This is one of James Purdy’s last unpublished manuscripts. Written in 1978, the short play is every bit as uncompromising and brutal as his fiction.
Photos by Ben Ritter, Styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos