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Entries by Michael Sigman from 02/2012

Newt's Victim Card Is a Joker

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.

Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

There's no denying either the sheer beauty of Eggerth's singing or the overwhelming accomplishments of a (so far) 90-year career.

And Now for Something Completely Indifferent

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

Conventional wisdom holds that many if not most of today's 20-somethings don't care about electoral politics -- and won't be voting for president in 2012 -- because they are indifferent to the world around them.

Tammy Takes Nico to Nihilist Nirvana

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment

I never thought Nico would make me feel 14 again. That's exactly what happened last week when I caught Tammy Lang's performance of Chelsea Madchen, a fabulous show in which she eerily reincarnates the Warhol superstar Nico.

Block That Metaphor, Twice

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Media

It's worth pondering why a gambling cliche has become the metaphor of choice for the campaign commentariat.