The Once Free Press: Excuse me sir, uh madam, I’m here to ask about the statement the Press Secretary made about the crowd size at the inauguration…. KellyAnne Conway: Ah yes! The one and half million people who showed up for our Great Leader, the largest crowd ever. It was … The Once Free Press: […]

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Marion on January 19, 2017

This idiot apologizes for there being gap of over a year since her last opera review. Why the long pause? The problem started when we saw Lulu, which just about killed opera for us. We enjoyed William Kentridge’s production of The Nose, so we thought, “Why not go to see another off-beat well-reviewed production of […]

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Marion on January 17, 2017

Whether you’ve been waiting to find out the fate of Peter Quinn, or looking forward to the Sherlock finale, you’re probably feeling disappointed by now. But cheer up, and check out my snarky recaps at The Agony Booth!

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Marion on January 17, 2017

A new study suggests that superheroes may not be the best role model kids. Who would have thunk it? Truth, justice, and the American way. It’s all good, right? Turns out kids may not be learning what we’d hope they would. Read more about it here.

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TV has asked us to identify with a lot of antiheroes—mob bosses, teachers turned drug kingpins, Soviet-era spies who kill sweet old ladies—but embracing genocidal war criminals feels like a bridge too far. Even worse, Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle vilifies the resistance. It’s like they remade Casablanca, but focused on the […]

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