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Susan 15 Abbreviated again this July 4.  (Happy Independence Day, everyone!). First, however, a well-worth-reading NY Times editorial excoriating the mal-named “Defense of Marriage Act.”  This sums up my feelings, too, about this law: The Defense of Marriage Act was … Continue reading

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Susan Running 4 Last night was Circle Mirror Transformation at the Guthrie, a relatively new play by young-ish playwright Annie Baker. Set in a community center in “Shirley,” Vermont, it is an interaction among three aspiring actors, an instructor, and … Continue reading

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Back Into Winter

Susan Running 11 We appear to have had our “January thaw.” Temps above freezing have provided some relief for rutted and icy roads, but those that did not clear completely (because melted ice water had nowhere to flow and disappear) … Continue reading

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Must See Opera

Susan Running 6 Anthony Tommasini reviewed the Met’s new Carmen production in yesterday’s NY Times. He writes enthusiastically of the director’s conception and how it’s carried off. Just consider the review’s final paragraph: [T]his is Mr. Eyre’s triumph. In only … Continue reading

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"I’m jist a girl who cain’t say no"

Susan Running 12 My mini-rant yesterday about models who flake led to a wider consideration of people who “cain’t say no,” as the Rodgers and Hammerstein lyric put it. Why is it that people cannot bring themselves to “just say … Continue reading

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Susan Running 5 Dave Rudin’s informative and even exciting recounting of his visit to La Scala in Milan prompts me to remind you that the Met this year will be broadcasting into theaters in HD nine wonderful operas, many of … Continue reading

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