Reviews

Ink by the Carload

I tend to shy away from biographical readings of texts.  But consider: David Mamet’s new play, The Penitent, is about a psychologist, Charles (Chris Bauer), who treats a patient who goes on to murder ten people.  In his manifesto, this patient, frequently referred to as “the Boy,” accuses Charles of homophobia, and a newspaper covering […]

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Nothing Rhymes with America

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes with America is that it is not quite as bad as it should be.  As the title suggests, it is riddled with portentous dialogue; characters ask questions like, “Do you think God has long hair?” and end sentences with the phrase, […]

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