Marion on February 27, 2013

The days of hate-watching are over. First season Smash may have been dumb, but it was, at least occasionally, interesting. It’s not that I don’t hate the new season. I do, but it’s no longer entertaining, and whereas before I could sort of tune-out the stupid, or groan through it until they went into some […]

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In January when we showed up at the Met to see La Rondine, we were greeted with the news that our tickets were no good. After some confusion, it was determined the mistake was theirs, but it took more time than it should have, and we barely made it in. Being a certain kind of […]

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Marion on February 23, 2013

The Magus is much more accessible than other classics such as Moby Dick or Ulysses, but it’s still a BIG book with BIG ideas, and though some may find it a page turner, others may just find it … long. It’s also undeniably “literary” filled with philosophy, allusions to other works, foreign phrases, and tricks. […]

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Marion on February 21, 2013

(On my my twitter feed this morning, Pankhearst, an uppity collective of independent women writers, twitted about something on the Bitch Magazine blog. How is it that I had never heard of Bitch Magazine before?  In what Nick Cave have I been living? I checked it out and saw a post about home health workers. […]

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Marion on February 20, 2013

Once upon a time there was a princess. She was beautiful but lonely. Men were intimidated by her, and women envious. She was pure and virginal. Strange circumstances bring her to a remote castle. A mysterious man visits her at night and they become lovers but she must obey his rule and never look at […]

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