[img_assist|nid=248|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=67]I just got back from the world’s shortest vacation. It was supposed to be four days at an inn near Keene, New York in the Adirondacks. We were there less than 24 hours.
A lot of reviewers are dissing Ridley Scott’s film Kingdom of Heaven because it’s derivative, unimaginative, and lacking in character development. Here’s a review that derides it for being an allegory for American exceptionalism and (though the reviewer doesn’t use this word) imperialism.
Big, political puppets, coming to Ottawa. April 20-22. Bread and Puppets has become a worldwide phenomenon. Often imitated, never duplicated. Yes yes, people always say that, but since its origins in a Vermont field in 1962, Bread and Puppet has brought a new aesthetic to demos and a form of theatre for our time: hand-crafted, political, dramatic yet unmediated.