The Warden

Something on the order of two million inmates are behind bars in the United States and both the number of prisoners and the incarceration rate (prisoners as a percentage of the population) have increased steadily for twenty years or  ...

All the King’s Men

On August 12, 1915 the Sandringham Company - a group of volunteers from King George V's royal estate - advanced into withering enemy fire during the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and were never seen again. Eyewitnesses spoke of a strange  ...

Le Corsaire – American Ballet Theatre

Buckle on your swash me hearties, the pirate ship is heaving into view. Those on board include dashing brigands, skulking villains, scantily clad harem beauties, a lecherous pasha and various maidens in distress. If you want to dress  ...

Running Mates

Suggested reading: Money Matters: Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform in House Elections (1999), Robert K. Goidel The Money Chase: Congressional Campaign Finance Reform (1990), David B. Magleby The night before the Democratic Party  ...

Crossfire Trail

Westerns, in the form of books, films, and television programming, are an enduring expression of Americana, utilizing the majestic landscapes west of the Mississippi and the pioneer spirit of a frontier society as the background and underpinnings of tales  ...

Mulholland Drive

When word leaked out earlier this year that David Lynch was making his return to television with a new ABC series called Mulholland Drive, it was cause for jubilation among those who never quite got over that strange Northwestern  ...

Warden of Red Rock

How many times will screenwriters continue to think they're doing something new and innovative by dribbling out Westerns that feature one or more characters pontificating about how "times have changed"? This idea should have been put to rest after  ...

Bojangles

Is it possible that anybody hasn't heard the lyric: I knew a man Bojangles/And he danced for you/In worn out shoes... ? It's a terrific song (Mr. Bojangles) that has been recorded by everyone from Bob Dylan to  ...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Our review of the 2003 Broadway production with Vanessa Redgrave For Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night was an act of contrition and a personal confrontation with his tumultuous family history.  ...