Marion on February 26, 2015

What revisionist bullhockey will The Americans try to shove up our butts this week? (And yes, I’m using bullhockey because I would like  recaps of The Americans to be a thing on The Rachel Maddow Show, kind of like the way Keith Olbermann used to read Thurber stories on Friday only more better.) The answer […]

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Just wanted to let you know that the NY Opera Exchange, a small company that showcases emerging singers and musicians, will be performing Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor this Friday, February 27 thru Sunday, March 1st. All tickets are only $25. The venue is a midtown church with excellent acoustics. For info and to purchase tickets, just […]

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Surely, a nice Jewish girl like me is not the only one to have caught the Catholicism refs scattered like Easter Eggs on last night’s show? It was like The Sting — if The Sting had been written by Jesuits. You can go over to Happy Nice Time People to read my recap and tell […]

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Marion on February 23, 2015

We’ve time-jumped two months from the unfortunate dinner with Dickie’s devil-spawn. Doesn’t look like he and Isobel will be tying the knot anytime soon, but Rose and Atticus are about to get hitched. That is, if a certain someone doesn’t stop the wedding.  Tune in at your local PBS station, or skip that part or […]

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VM Gautier on February 21, 2015

Watch an old movie from the 1920s and you’ll see the telephone was already fully integrated into people’s lives, but it was not yet in everyone’s home. Often there would be a coin operated phone in the corridor or a communal one in the parlor of a boarding house. But by the end of World […]

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