The Bard, “Untouched”

The Bard, “Untouched”

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my first-ever live production of the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In all my years of studying and performing theatre, specifically Shakespeare, I had never actually seen a stage...
Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Some songs are praised for their wide range of possible interpretations, the many ways in which they speak to different people, while others have a more straight-forward and singular lyrical presentation. The Airborne Toxic Event’s 2008 hit “Sometime...
The Bright Sessions (Podcast Review)

The Bright Sessions (Podcast Review)

The premise of the Bright Sessions is straightforward but refreshingly unique: a psychologist with “atypical” patients records their therapy sessions, but the question arises – is she genuinely trying to help them, or instead use their unique abilities for...
Hold the Dark (Movie Review)

Hold the Dark (Movie Review)

Recently I wrote about the movie Solaris and how George Clooney’s performance was a wonderful study in subtlety and stillness. This evening I had the occasion to watch another film which, while wholly different in most respects, hit many of the same chords....
[HRM] Solaris

[HRM] Solaris

A close friend of mine who is very into theatre and the stage unfortunately can’t stand George Clooney. I say “unfortunately” because I believe there is a lot to be studied and gained from his performance in 2002’s remake of Solaris, first...
[HRM] Dead Poets Society

[HRM] Dead Poets Society

Consistently topping the charts of my favorite movies for more than twenty-five years, Dead Poets Society is a powerful look at the pressures of society and the nature of conformity, of free-expression and individuality in the face of repression. Above all, it’s...