The end is an equation with a repeating decimal. Worse yet, the end is like spending
decades watching a television stuck on a channel broadcasting shows with
dreadful, predictable endings, yet living another day to watch those
same shows again.
My drive back from the Toronto International Film
Festival cracked open the protective cinema dome, and it did so with a vengeance. NPR rudely
awakened me to the news of the attacks on the Libyan embassy that
resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Organizers of the annual Take Back the
Night vigils and marches across the United States often cite the Thoreau
quote as epitomizing one of the movement’s key principles. The power of
speaking out, they say, is essential to ending the stigma associated
with sexual violence against women.
Know Theatre of Cincinnati makes a habit of pushing boundaries. The company often stages unfamiliar plays, scripts about topics sometimes tough to discuss. Such productions might not be best-sellers in a particular theater season, but they are important catalysts for essential conversations.
Sexsmith is a classic Pop stylist, writing melodies that transcend the meager tag of "catchy," tickling the soul and seething a timelessness that few capture. He's Brian Wilson, Nick Drake and Paul McCartney all rolled into one.