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Cold Memory: Winter Landlords
I remember living in a BK apt with a stingy landlord who didn't like to turn the heat up on days like this. We would be freezing in the house, ask for him to raise the temp, and he would ignore our request. I and the other roommates started opening the elec...
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Wolf of Wall Street: Looking Back on Mediocre Scorcese
Sometimes it's good to look back and reflect on a master's work, particularly when they have dry spells and mediocre periods. The master in question is Martin Scorcese and the mediocre bloated work under the lens is "The Wolf of Wall Street." Martin Scorces...
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2017: A Personal Year in Review
JANUARY The year began in a fog. Trump was just elected. My career was moving along but felt hollow. I was being asked to a ton of meetings around Hollywood. It was an out-of-body experience. It wasn't unpleasant, just completely detached from my passion. I...
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The Shrinking Circle of the American Mind
Throughout the course of human history, most ppl come into this world, live, and die in the same 20-mile radius. In the past, you could say that was due to short life expectancy and the harshness of travel. But in the 19th and 20th century the invention of ...
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Kelwa and Rewriting
Tonight was one of the last classes at the old 3 Jewels space in the East Village before the dharma center moves into its new space on the Lower East Side. We've been having monthly meetings on HOW TO GET THE GOOD LIFE. Venerable Lobsang Chunzom went throug...
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In Remembrance of Brian Donovan
To my friend Brian Donovan, It was a lazy afternoon in the village several years. After a long silence, you told us the diagnosis you just received: Huntington's Disease. You were direct, unsentimental, and precise about your prognosis: incurable, degenerat...
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#ThanksBlackWomen and Dem Victories in the South
Dem Doug Jones just won a Senate seat in the deepest red state in America. Dems have won every election in the South this year when they get out the Black vote, esp the vote of Black women. And they've lost every election when they focus their efforts on th...
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Analysis of Tragedy: "Call Me By Your Name"
The message behind CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is exactly the same as BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, WEEKEND, and every critically lauded gay film the last decade: you can eat ur gay cake for a moment but we're going to need you to suffer horribly, be hetero-domesticated, ki...
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GET WHAT YOU WANT: December 2017
1. MOSS HART AND KITTY CARLISLE HART NEW PLAY INITIATIVE deadline: Jan 19th website: http://www.hartnpi.org/hartnpi-submissions/ The Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative builds upon the success of the Grove Theater Center New Play Initiative....
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Get What You Want: November 2017
FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES 1. Sundance Theatre Deadline: November 15th Website: SundanceĀ  The Sundance Institute Theatre Program provides a unique catalytic process of artistic engagement for independent theatre-makers in the U.S. and globally through a ra...
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