And it came out on a September 5th not so very long ago.
One of the knocks on the mainstream media is its function as "gatekeeper," deciding what news the public should know and which details should be withheld. Last week the Times-the greatest "gatekeeper" of all, unless we're talking about national security, in which case everything's fair game-inadvertently let slip an important secret about cryogenics which threatened to change public awareness of what lies beyond the death of the body; today they issue an important corrective.
"The opera is a score in search of a story. Dantine has gone from narrator to bit player; the tension between him and Disney, Old World and New, has vanished without being replaced by another drama. The book’s most striking set pieces — Disney’s dialogue with an animatronic Abraham Lincoln; the unexpected arrival of a frightening girl in an owl mask — retain their mysterious power onstage but don’t connect to their surroundings."
Part of a month-long series on terrible trips, great journeys and getting lost.
Last fall, I had dinner with my cousin, his wife and their two teenage sons, none of whom I get to see that often since they live in northern California while I'm in Chicago. My cousin mentioned that the family would be heading to Disneyland after they returned home. "That sounds like fun!" I said, but the two boys just rolled their eyes. "We go all the time," one of them said. "Our mom is obsessed." I was intrigued: I'd known my cousin's wife, Kris, for almost 20 years, but never knew about her dedication to [...]