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Cultural Czarina

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Cultural Czarina

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"It" girl Zelda Kaplan's hits and misses of the month

Can a self-referential tale of aspiring actor-scribes trying to land their musical on Broadway really make it on the Great White Way? Does Solange Knowles have the chutzpah and talent to escape her big sis's shadow? Will Alan Ball's new vampire show fill the void left by Bttfly's departure? Our seasoned critic, 92-year-old nightlife queen Zelda Kaplan, has the answers.

True Blood, the new HBO vampire series from gay Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball

"The vampires in films I know went right for the neck, but you didn't see much. Here the extraction of blood is thrown right in your face. It's graphic and unavoidable. I don't like blood and violence, but I think loads of people will flock to this show. Well done. Eight OUt Of 10."True Blood airs Sundays at 9 P.M.

[title of show], a new Broadway meta-muslcal about two gay thesplans writing a musical they hope to perform on Broadway

"The cast is certainly talented and professional, but this is a play for creative people in the theater industry, a big inside joke. …

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