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

Cymbeline, Day 2

Cymbeline, Day 2 Symbols & Themes: Clothing, Being, and Seeming In 5.4, Posthumus Leonatus awakens from a dream, wherein he is visited by the ghosts of his parents, brothers, and Jupiter, to find a book has been placed upon his chest; his remarks invoke the moral of the now hackneyed expression about not judging a book … Continue reading

Dr. Faustus, Day 4

Dr. Faustus, Day 4 Dr. Faustus on the Stage Marlowe’s play has a rich and enduring stage history. It was his most successful play and was performed many times throughout the 1590’s and into the early 17th c. until the closing of London theatres in 1642.  As was typical of presentational theatre, the play was … Continue reading

Sating Appetites and Tag-Teaming Injustice

Sating Appetites and Tag-Teaming Injustice Click the link to listen to a relevant song by Cat Power while you read. “Lord, Help The Poor & Needy”  This post is a follow-up to my post “Sustenance on Cinco de Mayo: Starving for Justice, or Just for Tequila Shots?”  On Friday, May 8, Mia Farrow ended her hunger strike … Continue reading

Sustenance on Cinco de Mayo: Starving for Justice or Just for Tequila Shots?

 Sustenance on Cinco de Mayo: Starving for Justice or Just for Tequila Shots? On May 5th 1862, the Mexican army defeated French soldiers at the Battle of Puebla. The battle was significant because the long undefeated French battalion had twice as many men as the Mexican army.  The link between this historical event and the excessive … Continue reading

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