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    How to Lose $500

    "I sometimes take a few weeks to answer letters, but in this case we don’t have that kind of time. This is really simple: It’s a scam."

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    Print Fizzles, Video Sizzles

    The latest crop of dance books and recordings includes the DVD of a fascinating 2009 film about Meredith Monk, as well as less-interesting books on pedagogy, technique, and career building.

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    What Should Actors Know About Their Costumes?

    "Costumes are such an integral part of the show, so the first thing actors should know is to know each and every one of their costumes inside and out."

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    Theatrically Inclined

    Over the course of her career, Studio City, Calif.–based casting director Beth Holmes has been tasked with tracking down a 75-year-old diver, a bona fide bullfighter, and "a 5-foot-tall wrestler of Latino heritage."

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    Creating a Community

    Amy Stoller, a 'dialect designer,' discusses finding the sound of an Irish village for the Off-Broadway hit 'Wife to James Whelan.'

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    Letter to Secret Agent Man

    It was stunning that you confirmed that the main perk of becoming an agent isn't the money nor working with talent; it's the self-aggrandizing power to put young people down and lord it over them in meetings.

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    Les Mahoney... Got The Part!

    Sometimes a director finds an actor who is just right for a character. Other times the director finds an actor who is so right, the character itself has to change. The latter was the case for actor Les Mahoney.

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    A Sticky Situation

    As I eyeball the pasties, it hits me that I have—basically—just signed up to be a human mannequin for the day.  A half-naked one at that.

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    Letter From the Editor

    It's that time of year when we get to pull our sweaters out of storage, leaves start to change colors—or at least fall off a few trees in L.A.—new TV series debut, and television production is back in action.

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    Rocky Mountain High

    I'm moving to Colorado. Will being part of SAG and getting my Equity card serve me any purpose there? Or should I pursue my passion nonunion?