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Monday, 16 January 2017
In Part 1, my incomparable bibliotherapist, Rachel, recommended some fascinating but pretty heavy reading to get us through the coming (four) year(s).
Here’s Part 2 of her suggested reading list. Start ordering these books now — and while you’re at it, pick up one of those new weighted blankets to read under. Maybe they’ll help ease some of that anxiety we’re all feeling. read full story »
Thursday, 5 January 2017
This is not one of my usual reading lists but these are unusual times.
This is really a reading list for the resistance.
The election and what’s it already done to this country gutted me. And the only way I’ve ever been able to make sense of things I can’t wrap my head around is to do what I’ve done since I was little.
That’s something I suggest He Who Shall Not Be Named and his supporters start doing, too. If they did, I bet we wouldn’t be in this terrifying mess now. read full story »
Friday, 16 December 2016
If you’re in San Diego now, stop what you’re doing and order tickets to see The Wholehearted before this special — and I do mean special — engagement leaves on Sunday.
La Jolla Playhouse always features unique and thought-provoking shows, but this is one of its most powerful theater experiences ever.
Written by UC San Diego professor Deborah Stein, The Wholehearted is a one-woman show performed by Suli Holum, who co-directed it with Stein.
And it’s a knockout. read full story »
Thursday, 8 December 2016
It feels appropriate to end my 2016 movie reviews with Weiner, don’t you think?
This has been a year of crushing disappointments in both politics and male behavior, and Weiner is the perfect representation of both. read full story »
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Sorry, Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Emily Blunt, but this year’s Academy Award for Best Actress is pretty much guaranteed to go to Natalie Portman for her stunning portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie.
Not only does she channel the First Lady’s look, mannerisms and, oh, that distinctive voice, but she transforms herself into a woman we all thought we knew so well and reveals a whole other side of her. Her performance is haunting. read full story »
Sunday, 13 November 2016
As we all know, there are few things as emotionally charged and inherently dramatic as the mother-daughter relationship.
So it’s no surprise that Miss You Like Hell, La Jolla Playhouse’s new, highly-anticipated world premiere musical, is a combination of funny and sad and poignant. Plus, it’s got some great songs. read full story »
Saturday, 12 November 2016
Arrival seems like a fitting movie for this election season, and I couldn’t help wishing it had been released before we voted so people could have seen the importance of having a strong, smart woman in charge.
But I digress. read full story »