The past 20 months have been such a whirlwind of sickness, grief, political madness, and worldwide protests for causes either righteous and necessary or selfish and deranged—it hasn’t been easy for music fans to do justice to the lives and memories of all the amazing artists who’ve passed away during this chaotic period. Famous folk […]
Tag: The Grapes of Wrath
Goodbye to songwriter Michael Smith
With “The Dutchman” and other widely recorded songs, Michael Smith created emotional realities that let you feel along with his characters.
The Gift Theatre gives us a stripped-down Grapes of Wrath
But the Joads are still driving a clunker.
Steppenwolf’s East of Eden is a mythic misstep
Frank Galati’s adaptation of the Steinbeck novel doesn’t find a way ‘in and in and in.’
Chasing Amy, Being John Malkovich, and other Reader-recommended movies to watch online this week
Reader film capsules guide what you should watch online.
Richard III, Robin Hood, and other Reader-recommended movies to watch online this week
Some recommended movies from Old Movies to Watch Now, in which Reader film capsules guide what you should watch online.
How much Google is too much Google?
What would Google say to claims that it was too big a presence in our lives? Search me.
Weekly Top Five: The best of John Ford
My picks for the five best films of the man who shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
How FDR won the war of public perception
A review of Michele Landis Dauber’s The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Simonson to direct “Grapes of Wrath” at Carnegie Hall
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Eric Simonson, author and director of the troupe’s current show Fake, will direct composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s and librettist Michael Korie’s operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath next March at Carnegie Hall, Playbill.com reports (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/133122-Grapes_of_Wrath_Concert_with_Clark_Ebersole_Gunn_to_Play_Carnegie_Hall_in_2010). Simonson previously directed the opera in its 2007 world premiere at the […]
TIFF Review: Short Takes
I’ve been at the Toronto International Film Festival for four full days now, watching four movies a day, and these suckers are starting to pile up. So I’m going to bang out some capsule reviews, starting with my favorites so far. Soul Kitchen