Wednesday , May 23 2018

History

Steering a Course for Citizenship in an Age of Terrorism: ‘We Are Not Afraid’ by Gila Lustiger

Gila Lustiger We Are Not Afraid

Lustiger learns to disrespect the government's futile gestures, which mostly exacerbate a burning sense among those immigrants and children of immigrants of being belittled, disrespected, and neglected. Instead she comes to a sense of collective responsibility, a focus on 'us' rather than 'them.'

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Theater Review (NYC Broadway): ‘Farinelli and the King’ with Mark Rylance

mark rylance farinelli and the king broadway

Well played all around, this Shakespeare's Globe production is blessed with the preternaturally naturalistic Rylance, whose severely manic-depressive and sometimes delusional King Philippe V of Spain is both brilliantly imagined and pulsatingly real.

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The Moron

rex tillerson trump moron

It does really dishearten me to hear the moron make comparisons between his actions and those of President Obama – he ought to stop it. The truth is this: Donald Trump would have to stand atop Trump Tower to muster enough character to kiss President Obama’s backside.

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Music Review: Barbez – ‘For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War’

'For Those Who Came Before: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War' from Barbez and Velina Brown, is an amazing example of how music over 80 years old can not only be relevant today, but sound just as exciting and stirring as it did when originally written.

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