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In feature articles by arts reporter Stuart Miller ("Belly Up to the Bard," page 22) and AT associate editor Diep Tran ("If These Walls Could Talk," page 28), you'll meet a gaggle of groups that deploy their histrionic assets in bracingly unconventional ways--some serious Shakespeareans surrounded by fans who are seriously drunk; documentarians imitating museum scholars right under the scholars' noses; actors dressed up like figures in an Impressionist painting, communing with their likenesses.
Inarritu's bracingly inventive and accomplished new film about fame, relevance, self-worth and lots of other intense stuff, he's sitting in his white undies, in the middle of a dressing room.
And I like the fact that he is bracingly honest about most things.
Something like that happens with 2 Guns, which starts off bracingly cynical, moves to repetitively cynical and ends up unpleasantly cynical.
Bracingly inventive Coen brothers comedy, elevated at the end into the realm of the truly fabulous.
Ron Paul's two presidential campaigns brought a bracingly libertarian message about civil liberties, fiscal and monetary policy, and peace to the Republican Party, with the longtime libertarian congressman winning 2 million primary votes in 2012.
Spanning contemporary art, anatomy, criminology, Cold War secrets, voyeurism, old-master drawings, and more, "Curiosity" is set to provide a bracingly broad definition of the value--and gratifications--of uncovered knowledge, its centuries-spanning time line hitching past ambitions of grasping a totalized picture of the world to the digital data gluts of today.
It's also brilliantly directed by Terry Zwigoff, and even with a slightly tacked on ending, it's still a bracingly black comedy.
Bastille Opera's season came to a close with a bracingly beautiful new production of Strauss's Arabella (seen Jun.
There's something bracingly direct about the venture's putative slogan, however: 'Tasty but not perfect - just like you
We're very excited to add Russell Brand's bracingly funny, original and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up," Nick Grad, original programming chief at FX, said.
Refreshingly plainspoken in its presentation, probe and illumination of the multiple dimensions and evolving progression of Afro-Latin@ history, experience, and realities (their contemporary contour, impact, significance, and strategic potential in the United States, within the country's diverse Latin@ communities, and against the broader backdrop of the different Latin Americas of those communities' varying national origins), The Afro-Latin@ Reader is, in addition, as consistently compelling as it is bracingly candid and thoughtfully comprehensive.
Patriotic Gore is best known for two things: Wilson's witticism that "the cruelest thing that has happened to Lincoln since he was shot has been to fall into the hands of Carl Sandburg" and the book's 24-page introduction, a bracingly (and brazenly) dyspeptic essay that compares national governments to "sea slugs" in their mindless aggression--though unlike the slugs, nations have publicists who weave elaborate moral defenses of their violence and voracity.
Without wanting to get into hardcore, boffin territory, this simply means that no sweet wine has been added to the final product, thus creating a bracingly dry wine that will really show a winemaker's skill and the quality of the grapes.