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A Year of Escapist Reading

When reality becomes too much like (bad) fiction and (poorly-written) alternate history, maybe the best way to cope is to escape – to a different historical time or a different dimension all-together. Looking back at my reading list of 2017, … Continue reading

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A Year of Escapist Reading

In the seven weeks or so, I have found myself strangely drawn to two types of books: science fiction (or is it technically fantasy?) and dystopian novels. Clearly a reflection of my current view of the world. What better way … Continue reading

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A Play About Political Conversations

Now that election 2016 is really here, we can … continue to talk about the latest polls and gaffes, the state by state results, the demographic breakdowns and what it all means. Seriously, even if you aren’t “that” political, by … Continue reading

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Skip The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound

Not my cup of tea, to quote a character in the play. Not at all. After a great, early dinner at Rasika on Saturday, we walked over to the Lansburgh to see The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound. In … Continue reading

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Think You Know Salome’s Story? Maybe Not

A few minutes into Salome at the Shakespeare Theater, I realized that I am a shockingly conservative play-goer. With few exceptions, I have read or known every playwright I have seen: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Williams, Shaw, Ibsen, Moliere, etc. Ok, even … Continue reading

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