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  • Mandy Patinkin-Taylor Mac-Susan Stroman Project Eyes January Date

    Mandy Patinkin-Taylor Mac-Susan Stroman Project Eyes January Date
    From my upcoming piece on Mandy Patinkin:
  • Self-help for the literary set

    Self-help for the literary set
    The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...

    Richard Stern dies at 84

    Richard Stern dies at 84
    To the literary world, Richard Stern was primarily a novelist, author of "Golk" (1960), "Stitch" (1965), "The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment" (1973), "Other Men's Daughters" (1973) and "Natural Shocks" (1978) , among others, along with a host of superb...

    Love, loss and taxidermy in Lydia Millet's 'Magnificence'

    Lydia Millet's "Magnificence" is a novel of ideas. I mean that as a high compliment, for the ideas Millet invokes are the only ones that matter: life, death, love, longing, extinction, the ongoing existential quandary of what we are doing here. The final...

    L.A. Drama Critics Circle announces 2012 nominations

    L.A. Drama Critics Circle announces 2012 nominations
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced on Thursday its nominations for its 2012 awards. Leading the way, with five nominations each, were productions of August Wilson's "Jitney," "Silence! The Musical" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."...