Modern Comedy

No Sudden Move Review: An Exciting Noir Review

Curt Goynes (Don Cheadle) is fresh out of jail and desperately needs money to buy back the land he believes has been taken from him. He is recruited by Jones (an unrecognizable, genuinely intimidating Brendan Fraser) along with Ronald (Benicio Del Toro) and Charley (Kieran Culkin) for a simple job: …

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An aspiring editor faces a thorny dilemma

[ Read an excerpt from “The Vixen.” ] The hero, Simon Putnam, is a very Franconian prose protagonist: clever fellow, in love with a good sentence, for good reasons disappointed in himself and barely understood what he is doing, stumbles over cobblestones out of ambition (very tall), conscience small and …

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Rosendale rejects VA funding for gender reassignment surgery

Montana US representative Matt Rosendale called the management of KGVO Radio Newsmakers Tuesday to explain his opposition to the Veterans Administration’s permission to fund gender reassignment surgery as it does not fall under a “service-related violation”. “The Veterans Administration has now entered the Culture War and that is really pretty …

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Scottish Opera: Filmed Donizetti Comedy is an opera master class

EVEN now that the remarkable vaccination program hits an operatic crescendo, the Covid pandemic is casting a long shadow over Scotland’s performing arts. Some companies, not least the Scottish Opera (which recently started its extensive pop-up opera tour), offer outdoor productions. However, without changing the Scottish Government’s insistence that the …

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