On Saturday night I was delighted to see Theater 2020's The Singapore Mikado, an adaptation of that great work of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan.
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An Asian-American group in Seattle has appointed itself the Lord High Executioner for culture, pronouncing the Gilbert and Sullivan classic light opera The Mikado repugnant to their sensibilities.
There I was, trying to find a hook that could unite my thoughts about curious solo turns when I came across a headline on The Huffington Post that screamed: "Watch: Justin Bieber Pukes Onstage."
In all those many years of loving Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, I never once thought about how Asian Americans might react to The Mikado.
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