mel brooks

I wonder how many other young queer women have erased their own right to safety and respect out of a deep hatred of their own, deep self.
Before people became "brands," there was this quaint notion that the only wealth that matters is the "riches of a good name
President Barack Obama delivers awards at the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal ceremony. Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks and José Andrés are among the recipients.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965 to support art, creativity, and innovation around the nation.
There was--there's no other way to say it--a spiritual quality to the way Wilder's eyes seemed to recognize the humanity
Here's to a man who lived with pure imagination, rest in peace Gene Wilder.
Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.
None of the show's regular characters are on hand but the writing is spirited and fun as we get to hear the publishing staff
What is important to know, albeit disturbing, is that the authoritarian disposition is a psychological potential in each of us. In fact, the research on authoritarianism clearly suggests that under high conditions of threat, the majority of us will act in ways that "mirror the behavior and opinions of authoritarians..."
On March 24, 2016, Garry Shandling died suddenly of a heart attack. The day of his passing, not many television news feeds had mentioned anything substantial about this comic legend. Unfortunately, other world news had overshadowed the death of a true comic genius.
And theater, too. Most memorable for me was seeing him in Edward Albee's Sylvia, or The Goat, in which he has to tell his wife that he is in love with another, eh, female, that is, eh, another species -- eh, a goat.
Randolph, though, does know this: it's not about the highs and lows, it's about the trajectory. Through her shows, her writing