The Wizard of Oz

A talented cast of "Scene-iors" pay tribute to the 1939 classic.
When Ms Robey brought out the knife in our local CVS and started shouting Friday night, she had $5.00 in her pocket. About
"They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small."
The show plays until December 13, giving kids and their parents plenty of time to re watch the movie so they know the characters
It's not hard to see how that shortsightedness has occurred over the years. As the middle class have been pushed out of the playing field and the poor have gotten even poorer, we can't help but feel we've moved far from that vision of equality.
For a little over two years now, everyone who comes to Cuba from where ever will ask the same question: "So, how are things now with all the changes?!"
On an ordinary afternoon during high school, I was hanging out with one of my best friends, in one of those spaces in time when you feel safe enough to allow yourself to think out loud without regret.
Is this a presidential election or a bad version of The Wizard of Oz? The long and perilous journey along the yellow brick campaign trail to the November election is almost over.
One has to admire Donald Trump's huge success in overlaying a reality television template on Republican Party canards. It got him pretty darn far.
He couldn't have known. He wrote it years before Donald Trump was born. But in writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum was prescient. He wrote a story that foretold the rise and fall of Donald Trump.
"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.
If you have watched any of the Republican debates, you are likely to understand why many have called them a three-ring circus. It seems that the more outrageous Donald Trump has appeared in these debates and personal appearances the more votes he has received in the primaries.
Few people realize that the series of children's books by L. Frank Baum, on which the film was based -- most notably The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some 15 subsequent Oz volumes published during the first two decades of the 20th Century -- is riddled with political references and serves as an allegory for American populism in the 1890s. The parallels to Trump's campaign are profound.
Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.
I HAVE changed. It was all a test. To see if I would put myself first. And I did. I've come too far in my health and happiness
Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up--and let's be clear, that's every time I watch that movie--I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical version of that same concept.
According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.
I am giving away my age of course but so what... I will turn 68 soon and I am good with it! Growing up in my row house neighborhood