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The Hell of Other People

The Nazis were still in Paris, and at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, in May 1944, a new play by Jean-Paul Sartre opened – No Exit – where three characters find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. They’re dead. This is … Continue reading

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In Like Flynn

It’s good to be an insider. You’re safe. No one can touch you. You’re “in like Flynn” – that’s how people put it. That, however, is an odd way to put it: The rhyming phrase became associated with actor Errol … Continue reading

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Trouble with the Help

“It’s so hard to find good help these days.” That’s the line that every clueless rich woman in a movie or television show says when she’s exasperated by her much too forward maid, or every clueless rich man says when … Continue reading

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Istanbul on the Potomac

There’s North Korea. There’s Syria. There’s Iran. And there are always the Palestinians and most of the obscure nations south of Egypt, full of ISIS and al-Qaeda wannabes – and then there’s Turkey. No, really – Turkey may be a … Continue reading

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Not Sleepy At All

Friday and Saturday nights here on the Sunset Strip are as wild as one would expect. The streets and clubs are jammed. Locals hide, and wait for Sunday morning, when the sun comes up over the Griffith Observatory in the … Continue reading

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One Very Bad Day

Everyone has a bad day now and then – spill that mug of hot coffee on the morning paper – try to head off to work but the car won’t start – dead battery – or the car isn’t there. … Continue reading

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The Skinny

It was just another day in Trumpland so of course there was the Nazi: The Forward reported Thursday that a far-right Hungarian group descended from a knightly order founded by a Nazi-allied, World War II-era leader claims White House aide … Continue reading

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