West Side Story

The Cross, the Crescent, or the Swastika?

If the past month has been chaotic in America, it has seen some bloody scenes here in Europe. On the morning of October 29, a 21-year old Tunisian national entered the Basilica of Notre Dame in Nice, France began knifing the three people he found there. He virtually severed the head of an elderly lady, [...]

No ‘Glee’ About Virginity

  In Hollywood, the only truly serious sexual disease is virginity. It's a dire and embarrassing condition, desperately in need of elimination. Teenagers that still have "it" are woefully immature. They might as well consider themselves to be walking the school hallways in diapers. Along comes Fox Entertainment to enlighten us. Get ready. It's sick. [...]

‘Glee’ and the Search for Postmodern Innocence

The musical comedy-drama Glee debuted on Fox just over a year ago. The story of a high school Spanish teacher's attempts to resurrect the Lima, Ohio, high school glee club surprised critics by ending its first season ranked at 33 in the Nielsen ratings. Now in its second season, the show's ratings have only gone [...]

A Grand Night for Singing: Why I Love Showtunes

    Over the next few days, three of our writers will offer lighter reflections on why they prefer a given genre of music -- Rock, Showtunes, and Classical.   We continue today with Showtunes.     ♦ ♦ ♦     It is said we love the music of our youth. No doubt we [...]

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