Privy Party

Written by Jonathan Kalb on . Posted in Posts, Theater

Privy Party Do You Come Here Often?, an extended comic sketch about two men stuck in a bathroom together for 25 years, may just be that perfect collision of comedy and surreality that Beckett looked for in his collaboration with Keaton, and that Ionesco simply wished for. Having said that, I flash back to a [&hellip
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Hitler’s Niece

Written by Alan Cabal on . Posted in Books, Posts

A Family Affair Every victim eventually becomes a bully, and every hero eventually becomes a bore. The most flamboyant illustration of these axioms in this century would be the zeitgeist himself, Adolf Hitler. No political figure in history has gotten more posthumous media exposure, and no political personality has been more thoroughly examined. Mussolini was [&hellip
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Gregg Araki’s Splendor

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

In the Grass "In his heart you know he’s gay." That thought came after seeing Gregg Araki’s Splendor, a "heterosexual" romantic comedy with bisexual allure. Showing off a triangulated love affair involving a woman and two men, Araki photographs the men so erotically that masculine charms outweigh the plot’s deliberately, deceptively feminine emphasis. A young [&hellip
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