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Restaurant Review: Taotao Tasi Beach Barbecue Dinner Show

The Taotao Tasi (meaning “People of the Sea” in Chamorro) Beach Barbecue Dinner Show is a pleasant and highly popular two-hour food and dancing extravaganza that takes place on the beaches of Guam near the hotels where tourism is primarily … Continue reading

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Album Review: 26 Of Your Favorite G&S Classics

26 Of Your Favorite G&S Classics, by Gilbert & Sullivan I have somewhat ambivalent feelings about best of compilations that deal with classical music.  Like many people I am fond of Gilbert & Sullivan, at least those works of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contested Will

Contested Will:  Who Wrote Shakespeare?, by James Shapiro As someone who reads a lot about Shakespeare, I am pleased that this book deals thoughtfully with many of the problems that I have with books about Shakespeare.  By and large this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Journals: 1934-1955

Journals:  1934-1955, by Bertolt Brecht I really wish I had read this book first among the Brecht books I have read (seven in all so far) instead of last.  Seeing what Brecht had to say about politics and literature and … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Creation Of A Soundtrack Pop Format

From time to time I enjoy reading discussions about the formulation of various radio formats.  Although my current connection to radio is slight, at one time I was a college radio DJ and I have retained an interest in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard II

Richard II, by William Shakespeare One of the more intriguing aspects of the relationship between drama and politics in Elizabethan England is the way that a performance of this play wound up endangering the lives and well-being of Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard III

Richard III, by William Shakespeare There are a variety of ways that one can view Richard III.  As a portrayal goes, Shakespeare’s protagonist is dishonest and ruthlessly ambitious, a step above the usual Marlovian overreachers and one that embodies the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (The Century Cycle #2)

Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (The Century Cycle #2) by August Wilson While I am unaware of any connections between this particular play and the rest of the series (this is the sixth of ten plays in the Century Cycle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gem Of The Ocean (The Century Cycle #1)

Gem Of The Ocean (The Century Cycle #1), by August Wilson Here in the first play of a ten-play epic series of dramas about black life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the playwright sets up tensions and conflicts that will reverberate through … Continue reading

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Book Review: Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10)

Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10), by August Wilson In this play the author ends his century cycle where he began it, at the very same address, in struggling with the reality and the rhetoric of urban renewal in 1990’s … Continue reading

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