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Theater Reviews: The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup

19 October 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Helen & Edgar “Mother used to always say to us, ‘Savannah is a trap. It’ll try to imprison you; even if you manage to get away, it’ll find a way to drag you back.’” The voice delivering these words and the story that follows is one of the most unique and sorcerous you’re likely to hear in this world: Imagine olde English chanted by Charles Laughton, pumped through molten rock, extruded with a taffy-puller, and translated imperfectly back into contemporese. (Vowels and dipthongs emerge in forms that don’t correspond to any known dialect.) This is the voice of Edgar Oliver, writer, poet, and mainstay of the Moth. How did this man of frail and elfin late-middle-age — with his large, expressive eyes and translucent-looking hands folded protectively over his heart — end up with these plutonic pipes, these inscrutable affectations? And are they affectations? The next line offers a »

- Scott Brown

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Midseason Finale of Science Channel’s Oddities Includes Steampunk and Fresh Eyeballs

9 March 2012 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

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For more than a decade, the East Village’s iconic Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop has been New York City’s foremost destination for one-of-a-kind, bizarre-and often shocking-artifacts. Since becoming the focus of Science‘s hit series, Oddities, the Big Apple’s epicenter of the eccentric has become pop culture’s Mecca of the macabre.

Entering its third season, the franchise has come to define the oddball subculture on television. Since its premiere, Oddities has won over legions of viewers and inspired “colorful” collectors throughout the U.S. and beyond to seek out Obscura’s purveyors of peculiarities: Mike, Evan and Ryan.

Don’T Miss Oddities’ Mid-season Finale This Saturday On Science

–The Mid-Season Finale of Oddities Premieres on Science

Saturday, March 10, at 9:00 Pm Et/Pt & 9:30 Pm Et/Pt–

The third season of Oddities takes all the deliciously weird elements from its past two installments and kicks it up a notch. »

- Erin Willard

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