The Book of Mormon musical won 9 Tony awards. The Book of Mormon musical -- the South Park-style take on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that's a big hit on Broadway --is coming to San Francisco soon. We'd been looking forward to it and got not-hugely-bad-but-not-that-great seats . . .
It was Sunday afternoon, so we should have guessed the movie theatre would be full up, and it was: full up with senior citizens. Canes, walkers, unsteady gaits: we saw them all. Because this is a movie starring their people. Judi Dench. Maggie Smith. Tom Wilkinson. Who were great in The Best Exotic . . .
West Side Story (1961) was one of the first 'adult' movies I ever saw. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet but set in mid 1950s New York City, it's a dark, sad story of young lovers doomed by gang rivalries.First performed on Broadway in 1957, it was famed lyricist Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut and one . . .
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor Small town life. Two couples. Peacocks. Romance. Intrigue. An affair. Then add author Flannery O'Connor to the mix. I loved this book. For my review, click HERE . . .
While on the road, I read Andrew Young's book about the John Edwards debacle. I think it was an even-handed record of events and I was surprised that it didn't read as whiney at all. It was quite an eye opener. John and Elizabeth both come across as opportunists with an extreme sense of . . .