“Unclear whether something had gone awry or it was a weird joke, I determined to get out. I got down on my hands and knees and began feeling my way to whatever edges might be out there.”
“After years of hand-waving by enthusiasts and detractors, we’re finally getting to the point where we can actually measure what’s going on.”
Adam Blanshay, “born and raised in the affluent Montreal enclave of Westmount, is part a pack of Quebec cultural entrepreneurs who have suddenly and somewhat surprisingly become behind-the-curtain stars of a whole lot of Broadway theatre.”
Hence, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
“Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant. She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player’s games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment, she makes vagina puppets out of colored felt.”
“Wherever he went, he had stacks of onionskin paper with him, and always a cup of coffee or tea by his side, always a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.”
Back in the day, “when the censors thought there was too much violence or sex or swearing in a film they simply made it an Adults Only film.” Not so anymore.
“The latest dancer to head for the door is Dawid Trzensimiech, marked out by critics as one of the company’s most promising soloists. He resigned from the company on Thursday, telling friends he was unhappy at what he felt to be ‘a lack of care and coaching’ at Covent Garden.”