Madeleine George’s uneven 90-minte one-act comedy/drama borrows heavily on Greek mythology to zip up the misadventures of a cluster of suburban women in New Jersey,
“A lot of censorship in America has to do with the impulse to shut down what women have to say, literally hanging and burning them as witches to shut them up.”
In the process of exploring the ideas that shaped Lorraine Hansberry’s understanding of her art and the world, the volume confirms the writer’s relevance during these troubled but potentially transformative times.
The current rage for inserting the personal/confessional in everything from cookbooks to literary criticism can go too far.
A singular muscularity infuses these short stories, a confidence that astonishes.
Children Under Fire examines gun violence in America, focusing on how it is threatening our nation’s children.
Jake Cohen is “modern” in that he takes a contemporary approach at spreading the gospel; he is an expert at using social media.
The voice in Field Music is disciplined, its cagey earthiness unfailingly engaging our attention.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a stellar artistic accomplishment, a blazingly powerful dramatic experience.
To his credit, Kawaguchi is a canny enough craftsman to give the time tripping cliché a healthy spin.