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The Books: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West 1911-17; “Reed of Steel” (on Emmeline Pankhurst)

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West, 1911-17 It’s … Continue reading

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Suffragette (2015)

I did not care for it at all. My review of Suffragette is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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A Question of Love: 1978 TV Movie starring Gena Rowlands

Alongside her film career, Gena Rowlands worked constantly in television (and this was true from her earliest days in the 1950s.) Her husband John Cassavetes also worked constantly in television and film, with key roles in (famously), The Dirty Dozen … Continue reading

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First Listen: Hamilton Cast Recording

NPR has a bunch of tracks up. As the accompanying article/review (which is excellent) says: Hamilton was only a matter of time. If we’re truthful, it’s late. Yup. Favorite songs that have stuck with me: “The Room Where It Happens.” … Continue reading

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“And the World Is Gonna Know Your Name. What’s Your Name, Man? Alexander Hamilton.”

This is Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda performing at the White House Spoken Word Jam in 2009. He was hard at work on his “concept hip-hop album” about a man he says “embodies hip-hop” … Alexander Hamilton. He performs the first … Continue reading

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Hamilton Is Everywhere

Seen in the Columbus Circle subway station last night: Heart-stopping. I can’t believe I got a clear view of the whole thing, that subway station is always so insane. Here’s one of the many many MANY posts I have written … Continue reading

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The Books: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West 1911-17; “A New Woman’s Movement: The Need for Riotous Living”

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West, 1911-17 It’s … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Robert Conquest

Robert Conquest, one of the most important and influential historians of the 20th century (who started out as a poet, the guys he palled around with were Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin) has died at the age of 98. His … Continue reading

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Hamilton, An American Musical: Anticipation Building

I am seeing it on September 13 and I cannot wait. I fear I will faint. I’ve been watching the progression of this extraordinary show over the last year, and hearing the buzz of it shivering through the air. The … Continue reading

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The Books: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West 1911-17; “The Future of the Middle Classes: Women Who Are Parasites”

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West, 1911-17 Here, … Continue reading

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