Month: August 2012

In Person

Why do we thrill at the sight of celebrities? Why do we feel a bit discomfited afterwards? Or is it just me? Last weekend I saw two star-studded Broadway performances: “The Best Man” at the Schoenfeld Theater and “Nice Work… Read More ›

Ozymandian Melancholy

I didn’t think To Rome with Love was one of Woody’s best, but I kept ruminating about the syndrome–Ozymandian melancholy–  “suffered” by the Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page characters.  “Ozymandias” is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley that my father read to… Read More ›