Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night is charming and disarming. I kept wondering how this book could be so engrossing while being so deceptively simple. I think there are two things that are going on.
Based on the Regent's Park production in London, this Into the Woods is extraordinary theater. A treasure trove of psychological insights is neatly gleaned from the interlocking stories of fairy tale characters.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine want to make damn sure you know that life is made of the occasional modest high and the frequent devastating low. Sondheim has always hewed to his motivating themes of ambivalence and ambiguity.
Almost every family has a couple of shows they watch or record religiously, and the "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" at the FIDM Museum now offers a way to get even closer to the magic of the small screen.
With the outcome of television shows, I often feel helpless. How can I prove to the networks that I, a lowly TV-watcher off the Neilsen radar, watch and care about these shows in ways that could make any difference?