Women’s Day, Con-Eire & BitchBuzz

Happy International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate and a day to chastise because there’s a long way to go yet and I’m getting more than a little impatient at fighting the same battles I have fought since childhood. There has been progress, I remind myself, but there’s a long way to go until NO…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Three Plays by Mae West

You think you know Mae West, don’t you? The slightly risqué performer with the voluptuous curves: who asked Cary Grant to come up and see her, told Beulah to peel her a grape? What you may not know is how much she cleaned up her act for the movies. Three Plays includes Sex, The Drag…

NT Live: The Cherry Orchard

“Who cares about Chekhov anyway? A bunch of old women moaning about ducks flying home to Moscow.”  ~ Withnail [Richard E. Grant] in Withnail & I I am always grateful to the Spectrum 8 for hosting the NT Live performances; I’m also grateful that enough people in the Capital region attend them to make it…