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Fools, TinFish Theatre. The themes of comedy may be as universal as those of tragedy, but they’re often so tied to a particular time and place as to be incomprehensible elsewhere. Yet Neil Simon in this “comic fable” of a village (obviously the famous Chelm of Jewish folklore) liberated from the curse of cluelessness by […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Death of a Salesman

porter.qxd Dear Editor: My family really enjoyed the listing for my father, LeRoy Klowden (inventor of the self-service shoe department), in your year-end “Little Deaths” section [December 26]. Sam Walton once acknowledged that the merchandising ideas he gave him were essential to the early success of Wal-Mart. He was a man of many accomplishments and […]