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Boeing Boeing: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  The farce is one of the most ancient forms of drama. I am certain that Plato sat in the amphitheater in Athens and watched slamming doors and actors chasing each other around the stage socking each … Continue reading

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Beauty, Revisited

Darwin and I finally saw BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  My thoughts: –Emma Watson isn’t a great singer. Her voice is quite weak compared to Paige O’Hara. Come to that, none of the cast members has a standout voice, except the … Continue reading

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Our View From Here: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough One of the most superb features of living in the Washington DC area is the museums. The Smithsonian Institution is one of the great centers of learning of our time, and admission is free! It’s always … Continue reading

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Company: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This is one of the major pillars of the modern musical theater. It won six Tony awards in its day and though it’s getting on for fifty years old, it’s still able to speak to us. … Continue reading

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Lego Batman: A Brief Review

Saturday we all went to see the Lego Batman movie, mostly because Maksim (my youngest) wanted to see it, and partly to get out of the house on a Saturday evening. Batman and the Joker are facing off in a … Continue reading

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Cagney: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough In January we spent a long weekend in New York City. I don’t do this often, and so I take care to do only things that I can’t do anywhere else. This is not the time … Continue reading

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Riverdale: Kevin and Moose

A few years ago, Archie Comics unveiled with fanfare Kevin Keller, the first gay character in their comics universe.  There was some backlash, but overall the character proved enormously popular.  So popular, in fact, that he was given his own … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 8: Who Reads Reviews, Anyway?
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Today, verse 8: They reviewed my book in Locus magazine. They reviewed my book in Locus magazine. The way Mark Kelly synopsized it, I barely recognized it, but they reviewed my book in Locus magazine. True story. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough There seem to be two ways that shows get onto Broadway. One is when persons of proven talent decide it’s time to start a new project. “Hey Oscar, you want to write a show?” “Sure, Rogers, … Continue reading

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La La Land: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Movie musicals are rare as the unicorn these days. When was the last time you saw them singing and dancing in an original production on a movie screen, except in children’s animation? So La La Land is a … Continue reading

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