A Poem For Saturday

by Kathaleen
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“The Magi” by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939): Now as at all times I can observe within the mind’s eyesight, inside their hard, colored outfits, the pale unsatisfied kinds Appear and vanish while in the blue depth of the sky With each of their age-old looks like water-beaten gems, And almost all their helms of silver hanging hand and hand, And each of their eyes however fixed, hoping to find yet again, Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied, The uncontrollable puzzle on the bestial floor. (Christmas Songs 2008 New Directions Publishing Corporation. Photograph: James Tissot’s “The Magi Journeying,” circa 1890, via Wikimedia Commons ) http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/a-poem-for-saturday-131/

Waters’ Earth, Ctd

In offering us these immensely distinct persons and unique visages — both psychological and visual — Waters gets one to realize in your bones the more we are element of a massive herd of individuals who idolize someone or something, the more alone and particular we feel inside our idolization. These will be the tribal origins — possibly of most artwork: the mad appreciation and the giving up of self so that you can be more of self that is one’s. In the same way that Hamlet is not indeed shallow that us each has our very own comprehension of Hamlet, Pink Flamingos is not indeed general, if demented, that each we who reveled in it has our own model of Flamingos. Oceans also makes wonderful, telling text- small catalog cards with “to, bits -do lists” comprised of scores of items, all created in then crossed-out in tiny writing in an orderly fashion. This is one hectic, smart, anal-retentive, performer that is powered, sincerely squirrelly. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/waters-world-ctd/

Down And Dirty On Broadway

by Dish Team Laurence Maslon appears back to audio theater’s lurid past: Numbered sources to risqué and erotic issues were catnip to the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter. In the event of Companion Joey, Hart located a soulmate (and drinking pal) inside the book’s writer, the similarly louche John O’Hara. Within the first 15 traces of the exhibit, during which an ambitious club musician is quizzed by a future administrator, you will find referrals to crack, liquor and one-night-stands. In this show, which Richard Rodgers published was the first audio “to deal with the important points of living,” the club singer becomes the stored person of the wealthy socialite, while cheating on his more simple girlfriend. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/down-and-dirty-on-broadway/

Face Of The Afternoon

Some women had a disturbing occurrence in their past that lead them to always have a pistol nearby. One was quickly kidnapped. Others were sick-of experiencing confronted and not invulnerable. Some take now because their significant others required if desired them to be able to safeguard themselves as well as their kids. “Some keep on their bodies everywhere each goes, some in their bags, plus some only inside properties and their automobiles,” affirms Calton. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/face-of-the-day-663/

Blaspheming Dorothy Parker

I am no stranger to long, looping, intricate sentences, and in fact it annoys me that in my work I've to use the shorter ones so frequently. Too much time is here only gone on by the windup. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/blaspheming-dorothy-parker/

Rose Petals

Later in the appointment, Savage shares perfect sense: “Female sexuality is different, whether you believe sexual book and warning are neurological or social or some combo of the 2, that will be what I believe.” Indeed. It’s difficult to contest that whatever mix of hormonal wiring leads and national hope to males expressing more out-there wishes. What I recently can’t acknowledge will be the centrality of flower petals to fantasy life that is feminine. Something about this just doesn’t ring true. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/12/20/rose-petals/

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