Sunday , April 5 2020

Editor Pick: Culture and Society

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Regular Little Houdini’ by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, 59E59 Theaters, A Regular Little Houdini

This impactful one-man show presents a fascinating tale about the great magician and escape artist and the romanticism found deep in the hearts of the people of South Wales. It sensitizes us to the history and lives of the individuals of that time.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life, Irish Repertory Theatre, Dewey Caddell, Orlagh Cassidy, Aaron Gaines, Ian Holcomb

Watching and hearing this "live radio play" adaptation, we process a confluence of the past (1940s) and present (2017). The two run simultaneously, a visual and aural parallel which adds to the fun. I felt strangely part of an absurdist time warp as observer and participant.

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Latest Funding Problem for Louisiana’s Public Defenders: No Lawyers for Death Penalty Defendants

In its 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, indigent defendants facing serious criminal charges have a fundamental right to counsel, even if they are unable to pay. But the decision didn’t speak to where the funds for …

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Concert-Theater Review (NYC): ‘8980: Book of Travelers’ Composed and Performed by Gabriel Kahane

gabriel kahane 8980 book of travelers bam next wave festival

The singer-songwriter's deep trove of compositional talent and exquisite voice make his art songs ring with the excitement of the new even as they recall the glory days of lieder.

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Prison Time a Barrier to College Education and Employment Despite Prison Education Programs

Disclosing a stint in jail during a university or college’s application and screening process decreases the chances of getting through the application process at all, and dramatically slashes the possibility of financial aid.

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