Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl

Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl A few weeks back I had my first encounter with Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” and I was all prepared to write a post with a punny title, something to the effect of ‘Sarah Ruhl’s “Clean House” and My Dirty Condo,’ but then I got caught up in the … Continue reading

To Film or Not to Film Live THEE-EH-TAH

To Film or Not to Film Live  THEE – EH – TAH I’ve always paused and reflected, when, at the end of a sitcom, a voiceover remarks, “This episode of Three’s Company [or insert your favorite show] “was taped before a live studio audience.”  The emphasis on the “liveness” of the audience is intriguing.  Would … Continue reading

The Dead: Big Pink Elephants Not in the Room

The Dead: Big Pink Elephants Not in the Room I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: death is dramatic. I never imagined I would find Molly Ringwald’s name on a NYT byline, but it seems the death of John Hughes, the director whose films helped her rise to stardom, has allowed her another career … Continue reading

Pushing the Frame: When Your Favorite Actress Tangos with Taboos

Pushing the Frame: When Your Favorite Actress Tangos with Taboos I am someone whose favorite actresses are, for the most part, dead, departed, immortal on the silver screen only: I am referring to golden age Hollywood divas such as Clara Bow, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, and Myrna Loy.  My list of living breathing … Continue reading

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