I had been enchanted by Mark Rylance -- who plays the lead Valere in La Bete -- as a producer, Shakespearean player, writer and obvious man of many parts. I just wish that one of them had not been Valere.
We all say we want empowering female characters who can play in the action sandbox. Yet we collectively cringe when said female heroes receive the same kind of brutal violence that is visited upon male action heroes.
Our government actually bails out the pork industry when it overproduces and buys up volumes of surplus pork, typically by dumping these surplus commodities into our nation's schools and food programs.