Ed Rampell: California Poets for Resistance presented a people’s history of the LA Times bombing that is also a sort of pageant, plus a rumination on the role of mainstream media.
`WILD SON: THE TESTIMONY OF CHRISTIAN BRANDO, Theatre Review Do you have a guilty pleasure? Mine is reading tabloidy tell-all books about the private lives of geniuses. Reading these literary invasions of privacy – such as Francoise Gilot’s blabby book about Picasso or May Pang’s salacious saga about John Lennon – helped pass the time […]
Eric A. Gordon: In Daniel’s Husband we confront another hot-button issue that while it centers a same-gender couple, could equally apply to anyone.
Eric Gordon — The burden of women’s liberation cannot be the work of women alone: Men too have to see it as in their own interest, and to correctly identify the source of their mutual torment. They have to see, too, that love between equals is ultimately more gratifying than keeping another person in passive submission.
Ed Rampell — Attending uplifting, exuberant works that extol the human spirit helps to recharge one’s batteries after being deluged by a flood of distressing news.