Monthly Archives: January 2012


Surely Mary Tyler Moore’s mantelpiece is crowded–seven Emmys and a Tony. And this Sunday another statuette, a smiley fellow, will join the group when the Screen Actors Guild honors Moore with its 48th Life Achievement Award.  Moore’s eponymous series was must-watch … Continue reading

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Terrible. Two.

Citizens United, the “Corporations are People” love child of the conservative movement and the Roberts-led Supreme Court, celebrates its second birthday today. To belabor my metaphor: in 2010 the infant spoke its first protected “words” and poured record-breaking cash ($400 million) … Continue reading

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Le Crazy

Maybe it’s because the show, “Désirs,” that Fredrick Wiseman follows from creation and rehearsals to premiere, in his new documentary, “Crazy Horse,” about the legendary Parisian cabaret seemed to me part Rockettes (with bare breasts and butts) and part Joshua … Continue reading

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While other cultures also had the concept and a symbol for zero, the Maya in Mexico independently invented the number in the 3rd century AD for their complex and extraordinarily accurate calendar. I went to Mexico with the group Judith organized, … Continue reading

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