Midwestern Robot

Co·in·ci·dence?

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Yesterday, when I should have been doing something constructive, I was lying on the couch reading George Gissing’s The Unclassed. Having just seen the amazing tour de force Liza Minelli’s Daughter the night before, where dripping wet with sweat star and writer Mary Fons entreats us, “Work harder if you can, do more if you […]

Midwestern Robot

Hanging on George

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A playwright friend posted on Facebook, “Give me one reason not to hang it up.” As a playwright, he clarified, after someone commented all concerned about his kids. He added that the market for new plays is brutal. This guy is a very fine writer. His plays have eerie humor and oddly vulnerable characters and […]