Written a year ago... This post is a tribute to Edward Albee, in the wake of his death, and to Ron Perrier, who was my Professor of Theatre at University of Wisconsin at River Falls, in 1974. The two converge in my life. The course I studied with Ron, was related to the American Theatre. [...]
If you have seen the movie "Looper", and aren't quite sure what was going on, perhaps this summary will help to make some sense of it. Some viewers have criticized it for having too many holes in the plot. This may be true, but part of the intrigue in watching "Looper" is the challenge of [...]
Mr. Poniewozik hits it on the nose in this article for Times Entertainment. Romney may try to ax Public Television, but Big Bird will reign forever.
Like most professional opinion havers who watched Wednesday’s debate, I thought Mitt Romneyhad a good night, but I was puzzled by his volunteering that he wants to end government funding for public broadcasting.
I wasn’t surprised that he said it; it’s been a conservative goal for about as long as there’s been PBS and NPR. But I was surprised by how he said it, as he was speaking to Jim Lehrer (ironically, of PBS): “I’m sorry, Jim. I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you too. But I’m not going to — I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it.”
I’ve been covering the waxing-and-waning threats to cut public-media funding long enough to know one thing. It’s the defenders of…
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