Through Oct. 23

From the Philadelphia City Paper: Can two heady concepts meet for a successful show? Caliban Productions is going to try with Perfection Unspeakable, a play by Tom Minter about angels engaged in a heavenly chess match over free will, in a production using American Sign Language, dance and spoken dialogue. Through Oct. 23, The Adrienne, [Read More...]

They get letters

"A society should be judged not be how it treats its outstanding citizens, but by how it treats its criminals." – Fyodor Dostoevsky "Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was … [Read More...]


Here, unchanged, is a post originally from Sept. 22, 2003, providing a bit of the romantic and financial history of Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who is stepping in for Tom Delay as House Majority Leader. Delay is in legal trouble, partly due to his close ties to lobbyists: In bed with Big Tobacco Altriiiiia — [Read More...]

L.B.: All Apologies

The premiere performance of a new and exciting play, it turns out, makes for a very busy weekend and thus my usual Friday schedule was, er, left behind. Please stay tuned for a special make-up installment of "Left Behind Mondays Tuesdays," in which our hero, Rayford Steele, is reunited with his daughter, Chloe. It's a [Read More...]

Editor’s Pick

From Philadelphia Weekly: In his new work Perfection Unspeakable, Tom Minter questions man's relationship with a divine being. The first production from the new company Caliban Productions, the show focuses on two angels debating their power to interfere in men's lives. As the language of heaven is silence, they employ humans to act out their [Read More...]

There are many copies

(And they have a plan.) Atrios points us to this U.S. News "Whispers" item, which helps to explain the precise process that leads to all those GOP pundits uttering the same, exact talking points. They're just following orders. It's called the "Friends & Allies" program: The project, started by the Republican National Committee in the [Read More...]


Five recent milestones: 1. Passed the 600,000 visitor mark. This is a big deal because after 600,000 visitors, the 600,001st is half-price. 2. Passed Pg. 150 in Left Behind. At this pace, according to the calculations at If:Book, it will take me roughly another 80 years to work through the rest of the series. I [Read More...]

Perfection Unspeakable

This Friday, Sept. 23, is the debut of Perfection Unspeakable, a new play by Tom Minter, directed by David Garone. Here's the blurb from the promo materials: In the silence of Heaven, two angels use sign language to articulate their debate, manipulating man as chess pieces to enact their thoughts, incorporating the lyricism of American [Read More...]