Behind the Fourth Wall: I’ve got a Barn. Let’s put on ‘A Christmas Carol’ or ‘The Nutcracker’ or…

Now let me play the holiday season’s favorite character—Scrooge! That’s the bah humbug part, not the money grubbing, no time off for family and friends part, the part that asks: “Does Washington really need all of these Christmas shows? I mean—really?”. It’s bad enough that TV has begun airing its … Continue reading

Theatre Review: ’Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie’ at Theater J

I decided to write this review in ink. When the pen I was using ran out of ink, I switched to pencil. No, seriously—no computer for this one. Even an Underwood typewriter would be too high-brow for a Woody Guthrie review. In a season packed with nostalgia—from Molly Ivins to … Continue reading

Justice and the National Debt

President Obama got it right about Egypt.  In his speech following the collapse of the Mubarak Regime, he said: “Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained through violence.”  The only problem is, as it always seems to … Continue reading