The Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel and a Pinter classic are among this week’s best bets.
Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237 reveals the hidden meanings in Kubrick’s horror classic.
Hadn’t realized that W.H. Auden, author of my favorite poem, wrote one in 1969 called “Moon Landing.” I’m unsurprised, loving “Musee des Beaux Arts” as much as I do, that he was less than inspired. Wish he’d written about Alan Shepard. A grand gesture. But what does it period?What does it osse*? We were always […]
It occurred to me, watching a hilarious bit on the Daily Show last night, that what spoiled manned moon exploration for the generations after Apollo 11 wasn’t the dissenters, but Alan Shepard. For serious: I can’t think of a better way to trivialize a giant leap for mankind than turning the final frontier into a […]