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On Angela Lansbury Or Betty White?

It's great that you think that. But if you're actually sad about it, you can console yourself with the fact that it is not true.

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm 1

On Angela Lansbury Or Betty White?

There's also this amazing performance right here. And while Mama Rose will always be Ethel Merman's "iconic role," didn't Jule Styne prefer Lansbury's interpretation of the role to Merman's? I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere...

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm 0

On Angela Lansbury Or Betty White?

No but seriously, the role of Mrs Lovett is the DEFINITION of an iconic role, and in addition HAVE YOU SERIOUSLY NEVER SEEN THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE?

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm 1

On How To Write A Love Poem

"The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina" by Miller Williams. It's a tiny bit gimmicky! But very good!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:28 am 0

On Who Will Rupert Murdoch Destroy Today? (Himself?)

THAT'S NOT WHAT TOOTHSOME MEANS. Unless you actually mean that this parliamentary committee is not "delicious"? And this from Choire "Sneaked" Sicha, of all people?!

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm 0

On Is the Trailer for 'The Shining' the Actual Film?

Although it is a movie I don't really like, the Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia trailer similarly uses footage that does not appear in the movie, and shot especially for the trailer (albeit brief ones): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXDHSrNFbQ

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 12:11 am 0

On Would You Like To Read A Long Take on Chris Hitchens?

This essay is from February of 2005. Is there a reason you are posting it today, half a decade later?

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm 0