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THEATER REVIEW: “Teeth of the Sons” at the Cherry Lane Theater

Teeth of the Sons by Joseph Sousa, at the Cherry Lane Theater, examines family and faith from the perspective of two brothers, each vying to be the one regarded as successful by the rest of their family – and in one’s case, his God. Continue reading

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THEATER REVIEW: “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Aunt Dan, and Searching for Humanity through Theater

During recent visits to the theater, two plays have raised questions about how our society confronts and copes with our basic animal instincts, and the complicity of individuals in destructive acts performed by their societies. They’ve also presented complex existential arguments about the limits of communication and the need to be satisfied by what is, rather than by what one wishes could be. The two plays? Rajiv Joseph’s current Broadway production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams, and Buffalo, NY theater company Torn Space’s production of Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan & Lemon. Continue reading

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Celebrity Meltdowns – On Opposite Day

Recently, Pakistani actress Veena Malik was taken to task by a conservative cleric in her country for her perceived “shameful” representation of herself and of Pakistan on the Indian version of “Big Brother,” “Big Boss.” Continue reading

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THEATER REVIEW: The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at the ArcLight Theater

In an opening scene that plays with language and quickly sets up a device by which the audience understands when the characters on stage are speaking the Asmat language and when they speak English, Designing Man and his friend-brother, Half Moon, greet Michael Rockefeller, who has come from the kingdom of New York to meet the man who carved the beautiful pieces that have captured his imagination. Continue reading

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Can we please bring back “Patriotard”?

While reading a book called “Power & Greed” (the title tells you more or less what author Philippe Gigantes thinks of the motivators for the advancement of human civilization), I came across the following excerpt. Continue reading

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“You’re Cut Off!” Party – I Sip Champagne in NYC on VH1’s dime, and enjoy it.

“Do you want to answer our questions?” she asked, shoving an iPad in my face.
“Does it require me allowing an app permission to access my basic data? I retorted. Continue reading

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Photos from the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, Washington D.C., 10.30.10. #rallytorestoresanity @Rally4Sanity

My photographs from the Rally to Restore Sanity, held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday October 30, 2010. Continue reading

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