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Book Review: ‘Elegant Enigmas’ by Karen Wilkin

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey is more than a man, more than an artist, he is the penultimate enigma. Read More »

Theatre Review (Seattle): ‘A Christmas Carol’ at ACT

Kurt Beattie as Scrooge.  Photo credit Chris Bennion

If you're looking not for a sparkly, loud Christmas extravaganza, but a more reflective, simply beautiful piece of holiday entertainment, this is just the ticket. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Mark Jeffrey James Weber plays Oliver Twist at alternating performances.
Credit Tracy Martin

The classic musical has an amazing score and enough humor to balance the darker themes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Fagin (David Pichette, center) and company in Oliver! at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

This gorgeous-to-look-at production of the perennial favorite smoothes over some of its source's rough edges, but it's pretty stellar across the board. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Invisible Woman’

Ralph Fiennes at the Q & A with the Hamptons Internation Film Festival's Artistic Director, David Nugent

Screened at the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, Ralph Fiennes second directing adventure with The Invisible Women is a fine example of how a genius actor can use the finest of his talents and experience enhancing skillful direction. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Oliver!’ at Snug Harbor, Staten Island

Harbor Lights Theater Company production of OLIVER!

A polished and energetic "regional theater" revival of Lionel Bart's musical treasure blossoms at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens. Read More »

Book Review: Charles Dickens In Love – by Robert Garnett


Robert Garnett tells the story of Charles Dickens and the three women he loved. Read More »

Book Review: The Great Charles Dickens Scandal by Michael Slater

The Great Charles Dickens Scandalis a scholarly study of the reaction to the author's affair with Ellen Ternan. Read More »

Video Review: Alastair Sim is the Definitive Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Whenever someone says something about Ebenezer Scrooge, I envision Sim in his top hat grumbling “Humbug!” Read More »

Cop Buying Homeless Man Shoes – A Great Christmas Story

We can only wonder what Police Officer Larry DePrimo thought when he first saw 54-year-old Jeffery Hillman sitting barefoot in the cold. Read More »