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This Friday Breakdown

It was another freaky Friday. No, not the 2003 movie where Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are the daughter and mother whose bodies somehow get switched, which seems to have something to do with a mysterious fortune cookie – a remake … Continue reading

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Trump in the City of Books

It’s a good place: Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America”. The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. In fact, … Continue reading

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Not Much but Everything

It wasn’t much. The date was Sunday, June 18, 1972, the byline was Alfred E. Lewis, Washington Post Staff Writer, and the story was this: Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence … Continue reading

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The Faithful Patriot

The first Friday night in November – high school football games all across America and no talk of politics – except that the midterm elections come up on Tuesday – the referendum on President Donald Trump. He says that’s what … Continue reading

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Beyond Summary

Summaries are useful. “Hamlet” – a young prince discovers that the new king, his new stepfather, actually murdered his father and then married his mother, to become king, and gets very depressed, and then very angry, and then does something … Continue reading

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Safe at Home

Nothing is happening here. The Sunset Strip is dead on Thursday evening – but down in the flats below the Strip, and up in the Hollywood Hills out back, someone is working away on a screenplay. Someone always is. Someone … Continue reading

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In The Land of Treacherous Images

Pipe smokers know all about The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by René Magritte. It shows a pipe and below it Magritte painted the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” This is not a … Continue reading

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