- Next up for WATCH: Beauty and the Beast at Castaways Rep, American Buffalo at Port City, and California Suite at Providence.
Anderson, Heart of a Dog
“When L died, our teacher said, Every time you think of her, give something away, or, do something kind. And I said, Then I’d be giving things away non-stop. And he said, So?”
Author Archives: David Gorsline
Some links, Creepy Parasite Edition: Dodder (Cuscuta sp.), a twining plant parasite, can inject bits of microRNA into its hosts, blocking gene-based plant defense mechanisms. Summary of new research by Saima Shahid et al. at Phys.org. We’re understanding more about … Continue reading
Some links, Coffee and Birds Edition: Jodi Helmer reports on the nascent coffee industry in California. Even in this non-tropical climate, at least one farmer is going the shade-grown route: Andy Mullins of Mullins Family Farm in Temecula… planted 1,000 … Continue reading
Oof! Too much indulgence at Powell’s, the giveaway shelf at work, and book exchange parties (with Vanessa and Anna, and now a Virginia edition hosted with Sally), and not enough reading! Oh, and pulling up Black Tickets (a recommendation by … Continue reading
A lush, ostinato-less “Every Breath You Take,” in the lobby of Navy Federal Credit Union, Reston branch.
The Humans is a routine family comedy/drama, built around the familiar tropes of a Thanksgiving dinner and a new, sketchy apartment in New York. An early telephone call, made by Aimee (Therese Plaehn), to provide some key exposition, is both … Continue reading
Constellation Theatre Company’s production of this quirky mid-century piece demonstrates that it’s still relevant, and that’s to the credit of the performances (like Tonya Beckman’s shape-shifting Sabina) as well as the writing. Consider the passage in the second act where … Continue reading
By chance, I figured out what this peculiar-looking project, spotted just north of the High Line last August, will be: The Shed.
I’ve been trying to keep up with the extensive reporting by the Times on the shabby state of New York’s subway system, and how it got that way. Here’s a nugget from Brian M. Rosenthal et al.’s kickoff (it’s from … Continue reading
Craig Morris and Arne Jungjohann write about strategies for mustering grassroots support for transitions in energy sources. How did the German Energiewende reverse the rise in nuclear energy dependence, replacing nuclear power with other renewable sources? Andy Newman does a … Continue reading
Stephanie Mason and Cathy Stragar led a walk to two locations along the Prince George’s side of Jug Bay. Snow flurries as I arrived at the park; up in the woods, out of the wind, temperatures were tolerable. We focused … Continue reading
Rinker Buck was a pleasant surprise (and a book exchange pickup). Stephen Batchelor appeared on the freebie shelves at work. And I finished two monster-good works: Caro’s The Power Broker and Haskell’s The Forest Unseen. 2016’s list 2015’s list 2014’s … Continue reading
Enh, I need to get out more. The Glade, Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia Sugarloaf Trail loop, Shenandoah National Park, Rappahannock County, Va. Sky Meadows State Park, Fauquier County, Va. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx County, New York Turkey Run Ridge, … Continue reading
A renewed acquaintance with Olney Theatre Center, following their expansion and rebuilds. Discovery Theater, Dillon Ripley Center Olney Theatre Center mainstage Olney Theatre Center Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab Bonus out-of-town venue: Jazz Standard, New York Bonus out-of-town library: Mertz Library, New … Continue reading
Overnight stays in 2017: New York, New York County, New York Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia (and) Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia (Thanks again, Charlie!) 2016’s list 2015’s list 2014’s list 2013’s list 2012’s list 2011’s list 2010’s list 2009’s … Continue reading