Author Archives: andrew.anderson

Great Britten!

I thought that one up myself, but that probably won’t hold up in court—it’s no doubt been used before, and as puns go, it’s pretty bad. Yes, pun: there’s a Brittish…errr, a British composer named Benjamin Britten who has been … Continue reading

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William Faulkner’s Favorite TV Show!

I’ve got a tough sell ahead of me. I’m going to recommend a TV series that lasted only two seasons and featured a homely cast, stagey acting, and choppy editing. The show is Car 54, Where Are You?, a half-hour … Continue reading

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Chevalier and His Lubitsch Musicals–Or Maybe Vice Versa

Why do you sink I have ziss out-rrRAGEOUS accent? For a long time, one of the surest ways to get me to roll my eyes was to mention Maurice Chevalier. I only knew the French singer-actor-entertainer from what I had … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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Quilting on the Modern Spectrum: Hot, Loud Fun

Hot, loud fun—sounds like an ad for Six Flags, doesn’t it? Well, forget theme parks, at least for this month. We’re talking about quilts here, but quilts that even the most jaded will call art. These are the wildest, most controversial, … Continue reading

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