Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.
How can a substance that denotes death have such spectacular beauty? When we overcome -- or lose -- the cultural tendency to recoil from violence, we see blood's beauty and we marvel at splatter patterns, which recall astronomical formations.
Todd Akin's views are positively medieval. I mean this literally. Medieval means prerational. And the problem is that rationality, the capacity to exercise reason, happens to be foundational to our form of democracy.
Don't ferret the truth -- because there is no truth. There are only positions and opinions and feelings and beliefs. One opinion is just as valid as the other in the rudderless sea and the clowns have tied down the anchor.
I am one of the print writers who was dragged to the internet kicking and screaming. Now, you won't hear a peep from me. What changed this squawking, blogger-mocking crow into a grinning little dove of the blogosphere?
In a final public adieu to postmodernism, Ralph Lemon transported himself into a multimedia star of a new constellation with his national tour of How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?