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Entries by David Finkle from 11/2009

Philip Roth and Woody Allen: Have I Got a Girl for You!

| Posted 11.02.2009 | Entertainment

Roth and Allen are producing works it's difficult not to describe as clichés. What could be more commonplace than men obsessed with proving that male elders remain attractive to their female juniors?

Broadway Revivals Founder on Brighton Beach

| Posted 11.04.2009 | New York

Too often the only review that counts is the Times pronouncement via Ben Brantley or Charles Isherwood. This time Brantley's response was not what's known as "a money notice."

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

| Posted 11.11.2009 | New York

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

Holiday Cheer: Not Always So Cheerful

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Healthy Living

Denying wide-spread downbeat feelings as the year's festivities loom can be problematic, as sufferers will only feel more removed from the general jubilation.

"Glee" on TV: Is It the Best, the Worst or Both?

| Posted 11.25.2009 | Entertainment

Let's talk a minute about my idea of this season's best and the worst television series: Glee.