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American Sissies

The Super Bowl arrived here in Hollywood in the middle of the afternoon, but it was a big Sunday evening event back east, the biggest of the year. Ask the advertisers. They paid four million dollars for each thirty-second spot, … Continue reading

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Normalizing the Preposterous

Opera is an acquired taste, probably because it’s so preposterous, but if you want to introduce someone to its charms, so to speak, you start with Puccini. The music is gorgeous and the plots are a hoot. There’s Manon Lescaut, … Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Moon

The Republicans should be wary of the full moon – nights of the full moon are notoriously strange, even if you don’t believe in werewolves and graves opening and that sort of thing. Last October, on the night of the … Continue reading

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Another Halftime

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain – as you might recall – but at least the Republican debates are over. They capped those at … Continue reading

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