Monthly Archives: July 2015

Furnishing a Marriage

The stage contains a balcony and literature’s most famous lovers. They seem considerably older than we remember them. “Romeo, oh, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo?” “Call me but love, Juliet, and I shall be new-baptized. But take this gift of … Continue reading

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Learning the Mockingbird’s Song

Opus the Penguin told us this would happen. Back in 1994, the miniseries “Scarlett” was about to hit the airwaves, based on the why’d-they-do-it sequel to “Gone With The Wind.” About a month before it aired, Opus discovered in his … Continue reading

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Joy in the Net

At five minutes, the World Cup final stopped being an ordinary game. At a little over fifteen, it became a legend. I don’t use the word lightly. But what else can you say when a U.S. player kicks the ball … Continue reading

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Nation in Progress

For a moment, the show seems to be over. Then the fresh explosion comes. BOOM! Sound and fury light up the landscape until it feels like a battle in full swing, with moments of fiery brilliance giving way to a … Continue reading

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