Esquiring Minds Want to Know

Ed Rampell: This is an informative, good fun nonfiction film about the history of one of the 20th century USA’s most influential magazines, and one of those editors who has had a lasting impact on and made an indelible imprint upon American letters.

Esquiring Minds Want to Know

Trip to Bountiful: Bounty Hunters

Ed Rampell: iFoote’s stage adaptation got two things right: It is a stage play featuring big Tinseltown names, as well as a work derived from another medium that it has bounced back and forth from.

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Reflections on Mary Gordon’s The Liar’s Wife

Walter Moss: In her collection of four novellas gathered here under the title of the first of them, “The Liar’s Wife,” we see that she is a woman that understands the complexity of life and possesses strong spiritual and humanistic values.

Mary Gordon

Before Leaving

Paul Lojeski: Why wait for the shovel? let it be said I was a fool for the open road, the bottle and a particularly anguished rage.

Before Leaving

Beckett’s Bleak Happy Days IS Here Again

Ed Rampell: One of the great things about theatre in our town is that because of L.A.’s bottomless talent pool ticket buyers often have the opportunity to see silver screen stars perform live and in person. Such is the case with Boston Court’s revival of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s bleak Happy Days, featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shaloub.

Beckett Happy Days

Stage

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Trip to Bountiful: Bounty Hunters

Ed Rampell: iFoote’s stage adaptation got two things right: It is a stage play featuring big Tinseltown names, as well as a work derived from another medium that it has bounced back and forth from.

Beckett Happy Days

Beckett’s Bleak Happy Days IS Here Again

Ed Rampell: One of the great things about theatre in our town is that because of L.A.’s bottomless talent pool ticket buyers often have the opportunity to see silver screen stars perform live and in person. Such is the case with Boston Court’s revival of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s bleak Happy Days, featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shaloub.

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Film

Esquiring Minds Want to Know

Esquiring Minds Want to Know

Ed Rampell: This is an informative, good fun nonfiction film about the history of one of the 20th century USA’s most influential magazines, and one of those editors who has had a lasting impact on and made an indelible imprint upon American letters.

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The 4th Edition of Short Films Long Night

Ed Rampell: From Heidi to Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin to Jean-Luc Godard to H.R. Giger, James Bond to the Pink Panther to Bollywood to the TV reality series The Bachelor and beyond, Swiss Cinema and television has a rich heritage.

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Humor

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Suddenly Single? Talk To The Suddenly Married

Treva Brandon: Who better than me to speak on the subject since I was single for 150 years before I got married? If anyone knows how to be single, how to prepare for it, and how to deal with it, it’s me.

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Music

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La Traviata: Opera’s Opera

Ed Rampell: The acting and singing shine but it is Verdi and the score that are this immortal opera’s real stars.

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Poetry

Before Leaving

Before Leaving

Paul Lojeski: Why wait for the shovel? let it be said I was a fool for the open road, the bottle and a particularly anguished rage.

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Television

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

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Reflections on Love and a Long Marriage

Walter Moss: Love in all its magnificent varieties is the greatest thing in existence, and for a half century I have had someone in my life whom it is easy to love.

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