Saturday , December 1 2018

History

Movie Review: ‘Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc’

'Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc' works out to be a metaphor for the current radicalization of Republican Christians in the USA, especially their hardcore faction and those advocating the use of violence to restore their alleged supremacy.

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Asylum-Seeking Refugee Children Placed in Camps, Lady Liberty Weeps

Statue of Liberty

My mother came to this country at the age of six, braving a long steerage boat trip by herself to find the “Goldene Medina.” Her parents had come before her, and landing at Ellis Island, she came through the golden door of the country to find her way. An unaccompanied …

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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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