A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: King Lear by William Shakespeare, ed. by RA Foakes [I think Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres has forever altered my understanding of the play].
COMING UP: Ben Jonson, Alastair Brotchie.
SAW: Children of Paradise [a gorgeous new print].
THIS WEEK'S MOVIE NIGHT PICKS:
MINE: Being Elmo [about Muppeteer Kevin Clash].
KITO'S: The Grey [so I guess Liam Neeson is done being a serious actor?].
NEXT WEEK'S THEME: Radio.
WATCHING: The Simpsons (Fox), Bob's Burgers (Fox), Glee (Fox), Awake (NBC) [I really hope next week's finale ties up all the loose ends 'cause the network decided not to bring it back next season].
ON DEMANDING: Game of Thrones.
Television, Mitt Romney, the death penalty, theater, the Palins, US history, gay marriage, NPR, Uptown, my new apartment, camp, my family, photography, music, race, Kito, the BFF, comedy, movies, books, AIDS, the Internet, my dog Lucy.
FOUR INTERIOR PAINT COLORS YOU WILL NEVER FIND:
TWO YEARS AGO: "Tomorrow is my last day at the soul-crushing office job I've held for more than six purgatorial years (don't worry: it only felt like 60)."
THREE YEARS AGO: "The First People I Came Out To."
"Rue McClanahan wants to premiere her new one-woman show in Chicago."
FOUR YEARS AGO: "How can he be all that irresistible without a chin?"