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The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page is a competent, tame, by-the-numbers, biopic. It is watchable, somewhat interesting, but not fully successful on any level.

It covers Page’s life from her teens to her 30s. 1,250 more words


Ambiguities Abound in Ayad Akhtar’s "Disgraced"

I have been lucky enough to see Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater.  But I have not been lucky enough to resolve it — or perhaps that should read “unlucky enough,” for Akhtar’s heady drama is one of tensions and ambiguities; its resolution would spoil a nuanced look at both contemporary issues of Islamic faith and jihadi terrorism, and more timeless issues of identity and tradition.  1,520 more words


A Legal Alien

Disgraced is the Pulitzer-prize winning play about stereotypes harbored against Muslims. The play centers around a dinner between two couples who descend into a conversation about religion that causes cultural misconceptions to surface. 531 more words


Movie Quote of the Day - The Notorious Bettie Page, 2005 (dir. Mary Harron)

Man on Street: You don’t have to be ashamed.
Bettie Page: I’m not ashamed. Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, weren’t they?

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"Disgraced" on Broadway: A Confusing Ride


When:  Through March 1

Where: Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY

Tickets: Starting at $37.50

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The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 211   832 more words