The world seemed headed on a very different path in August 2013, when I first entered Brandeis University.
As America grapples with the consequences of electing an orange moron, the collective news media has had more than a little navel-gazing to do.
The home of the American musical is New York City’s Times Square, where pedestrians can make a 360-degree spin and be staring at advertisements no matter where they look.
As they walked into a tucked-away classroom in Goldman-Schwartz on Wednesday, students could have been forgiven for needing a moment to blink and double-take.
In English-speaking countries, South Korean director Park Chan-Wook’s latest film is called “The Handmaiden.” In Korea, it’s called “Agassi,” which is a polite term for a young woman, often translated as “lady.” The Korean title captures much more of what Park’s latest masterpiece is really about: femininity, etiquette, tenderness and its absence.
Here’s a challenge: how do you make a crowd of parents out with their college-aged kids laugh at a stand-up show? Who’s going to crack up at a raunchy sex joke when their parents are sitting next to them?