Eric A. Gordon: The new film Vita & Virginia significantly places Virginia Woolf in second place—to Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), novelist and poet and garden designer married to the diplomat Sir Harold Nicolson (1886-1968)
Ed Rampell: Writer and lyricist Vanessa Claire Stewart has wrought a highly stylized production about America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes (Keith Allan of SYFY Network’s Z Nation series), an actual historic figure.
Peter Laarman: Homophobia, misogyny, and contempt for the poor (aka the un-chosen) are so very much taken for granted and accepted as “Christian” within The Family that its principals are able to say, with a perfectly straight face, that they have no political agenda when they support and subsidize authoritarian leaders around the world who exemplify and implement these hatreds.
Ed Rampell: ARULA has gone on to kill two birds with one stone – raising money at stage events that also heighten awareness about issues confronting people as a resurgent reactionary authoritarianism threatens our democracy and freedom.