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Yale Kramer
by | Apr 27, 2007

Many years ago — before the sixties, when activist reformers discovered the notion that mentally ill patients were an oppressed people, like Negroes (as blacks preferred to be called then), women, and homosexuals (as gay men were identified then), and…

by | Apr 17, 2007

Three or four powerful energic forces collided last week to create a perfect cultural storm that ended in toppling one of the giants of radio entertainment from his current venue. The forces at work were a) the culture of offensive…

by | Feb 8, 2007

During World War II it came to the notice of seven or eight million GIs that their GI world was an imperfect one. Sometimes more and sometimes less but always imperfect. This they expressed in an acronym they made famous…

by | Oct 25, 2006

Some men (and women) whom the gods would destroy, they first raise high for all to see. These men (and women) have been so successful, have amassed such wealth, and have acquired so many playthings — the grand houses on…

by | Aug 22, 2006

Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertold Brecht Produced by the Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight: The Public Theater. NEW YORK — There must be a war on. Every time there’s a war on a gang of actors and producers…

by | May 16, 2006

During the A.M. Rosenthal epoch of the New York Times, the editorials were written by serious, educated people — mostly white, middle-class men — who had transcended their adolescence, concurred in a set of Western values that had stood the…

by | Jan 18, 2006

I confess, I am a “High-Grade Non-Homophobic.” There, done! Out of the closet at last! I took the homophobia test yesterday and achieved a score of 17, thus putting me in the category of “high-grade non-homophobic,” the average score for…

by | Dec 21, 2005

Without the bullwhip and hat, but with his camera, his moviola, and his trusted young sidekick, Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg has set out to do what no great head of government alone or in concert, no statesman, not even Winston…

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